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DelDriver

Proposed Law Intended to Stop Delivery Tragedies

By Stephen M. Barbas |

It was just a few months ago that an elderly woman was brutality and ultimately fatally beaten in her home before being set on fire by workers delivering equipment for and on behalf of retailer Best Buy. The crime shocked the nation, and brought to people’s attention how careless businesses can be when reviewing… Read More »

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Are Hold Harmless Agreements Enforceable?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You see them and likely sign them every time you engage in a high risk activity, send your child on a school field trip, or even go to the local indoor park: hold harmless agreements. They are long, seemingly complex documents that we often sign off on in a hurry, without taking much time… Read More »

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Jury

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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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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InjuryComp

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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CraCrash

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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What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In Florida, the statute of limitations, or the period within which you must file any lawsuit related to a claim for personal injuries, is up to four years. However, each case is different and different types of claims may require specific legal actions to be taken at different times. If you or a loved… Read More »

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Bicyclist

Can Warm Weather Increase Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

During the spring and summer months, warmer weather creates more opportunities for people to spend time outdoors. From cycling to running, more people spend more time outside, which may increase the possibilities of pedestrian accidents and injuries. While it is important for cyclists and runners to be constantly vigilant near highways and roads, that… Read More »

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What is Premise Liability and How Does it Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You’ve been in this grocery store hundreds of times. Today you just need to run in for one quick thing, as you approach the refrigerators that hold the gallons of milk, you slip and break your ankle. What do you do now? At the offices of Barbas, Nunez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, we have… Read More »

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