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What is Negligent Entrustment and How Can You Establish It?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

People do it all the time. They lend their in-law their car for the week while his or hers is in the shop. They let their teenager take the minivan up the street one mile to grab a slushy. They let an employee take the company van to run an errand before lunch. Are… Read More »

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Soft Tissue Injuries Post Car Accident

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When people think of life altering car accident injuries, they think of brain injuries and fractured skulls, broken spines and crushed vertebrae. They often do not think of soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries are some of the most common types of injuries Tampa car accident victims sustain. Like catastrophic injuries, soft tissue injuries… Read More »

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Minimum Car Insurance Requirements: Is It Enough?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have never been in a car accident before, or if you have only ever been involved in a minor car accident, then you might think to yourself, “the minimum car insurance requirements are more than enough to cover the cost of damages.” However, talk to someone who has been severely injured in… Read More »

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Is It Better to Settle Your Car Accident Case Outside of Court?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are considering whether or not to bring a case to court after a car accident, you may be wondering whether or not it is worth the extra time and legal fees. When it comes to car accidents, most cases never actually reach a courtroom and instead are settled after enough pressure from… Read More »

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Is Fault Automatic in Rear-End Collision Cases?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You may have heard that when there is a rear-end accident, the person doing the rear-ending is always at fault. While this is true in most rear-end collision cases, it is not always the case. If you were involved in a rear-end collision in Tampa or Petersburg, you may be worried about what that… Read More »

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Liability for Teenage Drivers

By Stephen M. Barbas |

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 16,127 accidents involving teen drivers between the ages of 15 and 17 in Florida in 2016. 3,544 teen drivers were injured and 27 were killed. All these numbers are up from previous years. These numbers do not account for the number… Read More »

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Admitting Fault Is Not Always Indicative of a Guilty Verdict to Come

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you were involved in a car accident in which the other driver admitted fault, you may assume that you have your case in the bag. After all, what better evidence is there than the other driver’s word? According to Florida courts, apparently, the at-fault driver’s testimony is not enough to obtain a guilty… Read More »

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Teen Driving Perils

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have a teen who has just acquired a driver’s license, chances are you are experiencing a bit of anxiety. There is good reason for apprehension as you turn over the car keys to a new driver: statistics relate some alarming facts about driving behavior and accident rates. If your teen is involved… Read More »

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Driving Mode: Getting to your Destination Safely

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Distracted driving has long been a source of consternation for first responders, who arrive at the scene of accidents due to cell phone use on a regular basis across the country. But finally, there is an intervention that just may make a difference: driving mode applications on cell phones. The Problem With Cell Phones… Read More »

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Unique Challenges facing Senior Drivers

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have an elderly family member, and have growing concerns about whether or not that person is safe behind the wheel, you may have valid concerns. Being informed about the special challenges facing your senior loved ones is an important step to keeping them safe. If an accident does occur, it may be… Read More »

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