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Tesla Recalls and the Dangerous Use of Autopilot Features

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Tesla cars have become popular, largely based on their advanced technology. Although they are not self driving, and don’t claim to be, they are probably the closest thing out there to self driving cars. The problem is that their self-driving features may be too easy to engage, putting people on the roadway at risk,… Read More »

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Why You Shouldn’t Settle Your Case With the Other Driver at the Scene of the Accident

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In many kinds of car accidents, people who cause those accidents, will make offers, there on the spot, to pay for some or all of the damages of the other driver (the victim). This can be a tempting (and easy) offer to accept. But be wary, because accepting an offer for money at the… Read More »

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Is A New Traffic Signal Color On The Way? Maybe, And Not Soon

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Since we were kids, we were taught to look out for the red, yellow and green traffic signals and learn what they mean. Everywhere you go, in any state in the nation these three colors are there, all meaning the same thing. It seems like these three colors will never change, and nothing will… 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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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 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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