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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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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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Wrongful Death Charges related to DUI

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Driving fatalities occur all too often in this country, with 40,000 deaths predicted for this year alone. The harrowing statistics in Florida are the third worst in the nation, topping 1,500 traffic deaths between the months of January and June of 2016. No collision fatality is easy to accept. But when drugs or alcohol… 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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Running Stop Signs: A Risky Mistake

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Running a stop sign: drivers seem to get away with it unscathed at times. Traffic control devices, such a stop signs, require drivers to come to a complete stop at the limit line, that white line painted on the street to indicate where to stop, or, in the event there is no line, at… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Accidents in Florida

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Driving accidents are always stressful. When there’s been an accident, determining fault is a significant issue for insurance examiners and lawyers alike. While most of us recognize our responsibility following an accident, there are those who, whether in a panic or with full intent, flee the scene. Hit and run drivers add to the… Read More »

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Florida Road Rage

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Miami is known for many things, from Jungle Island to its many museums and animal attractions. It is known as the Cruise Capital of the World, and is home to the famous Coral Castle. But here is a fact that is a bit more nefarious: Miami has been named home to the most aggressive… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Florida DUIs

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Driving under the influence in Florida can carry heavy penalties. How does Florida define driving under the influence, what penalties exactly might an intoxicated driver face, and what happens to drivers of commercial motor vehicle licenses after a DUI charge? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Florida DUIs, along with… Read More »

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Can I File a Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Personal injury claims arise, broadly, from some person acting in an unreasonable manner and a person becoming injured as a result. There are many types of personal injury cases. But how do you know if you’re eligible to file a claim for the injury you sustained? The following includes some of the most common… Read More »

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