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Why You Should Care About Jury Instructions

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A personal injury attorney can work tirelessly on your case, getting it ready for trial. Your attorney can have witnesses lined up, evidence prepared, and be ready to cross examine the Defendant’s witnesses. But many attorneys fail to prepare for one of the most important, but overlooked, part of a personal injury trial: jury… Read More »

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Permanent Injuries in Car Accidents: Why They Matter

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Florida law requires drivers to carry insurance. However, the law does not require that drivers carry just any kind of insurance, but requires that they carry what is known as personal injury protection (PIP), sometimes also called “no fault insurance.” No fault insurance has its benefits, but for those injured in a car accident,… Read More »

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Can You Choose Your Own Workers’ Compensation Doctor?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are injured, you go to the doctor—not just any doctor, but the doctor that you want to go to. This seems to be a very well respected concept in the American healthcare system. However, in the world of workers’ compensation, this is not always the case; injured workers often have little or… Read More »

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Trampoline Park Safety Comes Into Question

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Nowadays, anything that is called an “extreme sport” is super popular. These activities have become so popular they have moved indoors, into large retail centers where adults and kids can get exercise and play. One popular activity is the trampoline park. However, these popular businesses have some hidden dangers that consumers should be aware… Read More »

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How Will I Pay My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Immediately after a car accident, you may have a lot of concerns. The least of your worries—at least in the short term—may be the medical expenses that your treatment is costing you. At some point, those expenses will become due, or you will need a procedure that is exorbitantly costly. How does someone in… Read More »

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What Does it Mean to Be Injured While On the Job?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In law, definitions matter, and often, arguments arise over what appear to be even the simplest of words. One such word or phrase that is often argued about in court, is what an on the job injury is, for the purposes of receiving workers’ compensation benefits. This seems like an easy thing to define,… Read More »

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Cancer and Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Although cancer is a horrific disease that affects people’s lives every day, the requirements of workers’ compensation laws can make it difficult to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for a cancer claim. This is because of the requirement that an injury or disease be the result of an employee’s work. Cumulative Disease or Injury When… Read More »

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Expert Testimony Isn’t Always Admissible

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There are almost unlimited fields where expert witnesses are needed in personal injury cases, because of the varied ways that people can get injured. Even a “standard” car accident can call for human factors experts, mechanical experts, or engineers. This is not even counting the medical experts that may be needed to prove a… Read More »

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Why Naming a Fabre Defendant is Important to Recovering Damages

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In a personal injury case, it may seem to make sense to sue each and every party that could be liable for your injuries. However, in many cases, potentially liable defendants are overlooked, and not sued. This can lead to serious consequences for an accident victim. Apportionment of Liability It’s important to first understand… Read More »

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Is “Accident” The Best Way to Describe a Car Crash?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In law, words matter. Entire cases have hinged on the meaning of a single word, and the language used in legal cases can convey a lot of meaning to the public and to juries. That’s why some people are starting to question whether the use of the word “accident” when it comes to car… Read More »

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