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Resolving A Child’s Injury Case May Need Court Approval

By Stephen M. Barbas |

As a general rule, personal injury law works the same when kids are injured as it does when adults get injured. But there are certain procedural hurdles that exist when a child is injured. The law and the courts seek to protect children, and safeguard their property for them. As such, the law requires… Read More »

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You Need Race-Neutral Reasons To Strike Jurors From The Jury

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We are all entitled to a jury of our peers. But in reality, we are allowed a jury that we think is most inclined to be neutral, and listen to the facts impartially. To do that, parties get the ability to strike jurors from the jury pool, before the trial starts. In some cases,… Read More »

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How And Why Do Workers’ Compensation Cases Settle?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In personal injury lawsuits, there is a beginning of the case, and the end. But that isn’t the case with workers’ compensation. Technically, there doesn’t have to be an end to your case—at least, no end to your treatment with the workers’ compensation doctors. Keep Treating? Legally, injured workers are allowed to continue treating… Read More »

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New Law Makes It Harder To Sue For COVID Related Injury

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A new law has been put into place that will make it harder for those who contract COVID-19 to sue companies and businesses that may have caused or contributed to the spread of the virus. Higher Standards for Victims in Court Any person that sues a business for any injury related to contracting COVID… Read More »

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Constructive Knowledge In Slip And Fall Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In slip and fall accidents, words like notice or foreseeability are often thrown around. But what do those words mean in the context of premises liability—in other words, the standard slip and fall case? Actual Knowledge Florida law makes it tougher to sue a business for a fall than you may think. Under Florida… Read More »

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Proving Future Lost Wages In Injury Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In life, there is both the past and the future. This isn’t just some metaphysical or philosophical statements, it’s also one that lawyers should remember when considering their clients damages in personal injury cases. Many lawyers will give a lot of attention to losses that their client has already sustained, and certainly, this is… Read More »

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What Is The Accident Report Privilege?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When someone is involved in a car accident there will often be a police report written up. That police report is important to your case—but it may not be as important as you may think. That’s because there are restrictions as to how that police report can be used in court, should your personal… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Immunity Is Challenged In Court

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A judge recently declined to dismiss a personal injury lawsuit brought against Publix by a worker who contracted COVID-19. Although the case is in the early stages, it will once again test the limits of workers’ compensation immunity. What is Workers’ Compensation Immunity? Workers’ compensation immunity says that an injured worker cannot sue an… Read More »

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Who Is And Isn’t Required To Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There is a general understanding that almost every employer has to provide workers’ compensation for their employees. But is that true? In fact, there are limited exceptions to what kinds of businesses need to provide workers’ compensation coverage. The Minimum Requirements Any business with more than four employees must provide workers’ compensation to its… Read More »

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Don’t Rush Into Settling Your Injury Case

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we think of an accident case, we usually think about what happens once the lawsuit is filed. Certainly, that’s a large part of your personal injury case. But many people don’t realize that there is a lot that goes on “behind the scenes,” long before your case is filed—in fact, in many cases,… Read More »

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