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Constructive Knowledge In Slip And Fall Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In slip and fall accidents, words like notice or foreseeability are often thrown around. But what do those words mean in the context of premises liability—in other words, the standard slip and fall case? Actual Knowledge Florida law makes it tougher to sue a business for a fall than you may think. Under Florida… Read More »

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Proving Future Lost Wages In Injury Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In life, there is both the past and the future. This isn’t just some metaphysical or philosophical statements, it’s also one that lawyers should remember when considering their clients damages in personal injury cases. Many lawyers will give a lot of attention to losses that their client has already sustained, and certainly, this is… Read More »

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What Is The Accident Report Privilege?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When someone is involved in a car accident there will often be a police report written up. That police report is important to your case—but it may not be as important as you may think. That’s because there are restrictions as to how that police report can be used in court, should your personal… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Immunity Is Challenged In Court

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A judge recently declined to dismiss a personal injury lawsuit brought against Publix by a worker who contracted COVID-19. Although the case is in the early stages, it will once again test the limits of workers’ compensation immunity. What is Workers’ Compensation Immunity? Workers’ compensation immunity says that an injured worker cannot sue an… Read More »

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Don’t Rush Into Settling Your Injury Case

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we think of an accident case, we usually think about what happens once the lawsuit is filed. Certainly, that’s a large part of your personal injury case. But many people don’t realize that there is a lot that goes on “behind the scenes,” long before your case is filed—in fact, in many cases,… Read More »

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All About No-Fault/PIP Insurance

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You may already know that under Florida law, if you drive a car, you have to carry insurance. But the insurance you have to carry legally may not be all the insurance you need if you are in a car accident. What PIP Insurance Covers The insurance you must legally carry is called personal… Read More »

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Court Refuses to Hold FPL Liable for Nursing Home Deaths

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When hurricane Irma struck south Florida, many residents lost power. But the loss of power wasn’t just an inconvenience for some Florida residents—it was a matter of life and death. Those in many nursing homes, including one particular nursing home, were stuck inside the home, in sweltering, oppressive Florida summer heat. Tragedy in a… Read More »

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Statistics Prove It: Boating Can Be Dangerous

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Driving a car is dangerous, and there is a high likelihood of injury. But riding a boat is fun, recreational, and generally harmless. At least, that’s what people tend to think. Because of the fun associated with boating, it’s easy to forget they’re still vehicles, able to do a good amount of damage if… Read More »

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Can a Minor be Liable for Negligence?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are injured, the assumption is usually that it is an adult that injured you. In the cases of slip and falls, or car accidents, that is usually the case. But minors can cause injuries also. Younger children can do reckless things just because of their age, and teenagers are old enough to… Read More »

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Seat Belts Save Lives

By Stephen M. Barbas |

It seems like we hear over and over again about the importance of wearing seat belts, and using safety seats for young children. Yet, it seems like every day, more and more people ignore using such simple devices. Using Seat Belts Saves Lives According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the leading cause… Read More »

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