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Nail Salons Can Lead To Serious Injuries

By Stephen M. Barbas |

For many people, getting nails and toes done is a luxury, and perhaps a fun afternoon out with friends. You probably don’t expect an outing to the local salon to be dangerous, but that’s exactly what can happen if you aren’t careful. How Careful is Your Salon? Have you noticed that when you go… Read More »

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Wrongful Death And Survivor Suits: What’s The Difference?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When someone is in an accident, and then passes away, many people believe that there is always a wrongful death lawsuit that can be filed. But many forget that Florida also has a survivor’s statute, which, at least on the surface, appears to do the same thing. So what’s the difference between a wrongful… Read More »

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Do Businesses Need To Have Defibrillators Installed?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When someone has a cardiac event, there is the perception that it’s nature taking its course. There is nothing that anyone (outside of a doctor or hospital) can do when someone dies, or suffers an injury from a cardiac event. But that is not exactly the case, because of the existence of automated external… Read More »

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The Basics Of Personal Injury Protection Insurance

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Many years ago, the Florida legislature realized that when people are in car accidents, they need access to medical attention quickly, and to some extent, they may also need some of the money they are losing by being out of work. That’s why they created personal injury protection insurance, or PIP. What is PIP… Read More »

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What Is Informed Consent?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you go to the doctor, you may notice that you sign an awful lot of forms. One (or more) of them that you may not have paid much attention to is what is known as informed consent. What Are Informed Consent Forms? That’s because Florida law requires that before any doctor performs any… Read More »

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Liability For Foreign Objects In Your Food

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we eat food, we expect that we will only find food in our food. Or at least, the items in your food that are supposed to be there. When something else is in our food that isn’t supposed to be there, the risks can be anywhere from being simply “grossed out,” to being… Read More »

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Another Brightline Accident Calls Train Safety Into Question

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There has been another death involving the railway system Brightline. The recent death begs the question of why, if train on pedestrian accidents are so rare, there seem to be so many occurrences of these kinds of accidents when it comes to Brightline. Woman is Killed by Brightline Train The recent accident involved a… Read More »

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What Are Subsequent Remedial Measures?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When your attorney starts to build your case, he or she will need to get as much evidence as possible. But getting all the information that is needed can sometimes be tougher than it seems–especially trying to get a key piece of evidence that you know will convince the jury that the Defendant is… Read More »

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Summary Judgment Can End Your Injury Case Before It Gets To Trial

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you can’t settle your personal injury case, and you have to go to trial, you will have a neutral jury hear your case, and decide whether you should recover compensation and if so, how much. At least, that’s how it is supposed to work. In fact, there is no guarantee that your case… Read More »

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Things That Should Be Admissible In Trial, But Aren’t

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In a personal injury case, you tend to think that anything that could help prove your case, you should be able to use in trial. But that’s not exactly how it works. Actually, there are a lot of things that aren’t admissible in trial, that you would think are, or should be. Here are… Read More »

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