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Arbitration and Mediation: What’s the Difference?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

The words arbitration and mediation are used a lot when it comes to different kinds of lawsuits, but particularly with personal injury lawsuits. These two dispute resolution processes have some similarities, but also, a lot of differences. The Main Differences The main difference between these two processes is that in arbitration, a neutral arbitrator—a… Read More »

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Can You Sue in Personal Injury for Contracting the Coronavirus?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

As more and more businesses close or limit their operations because of the Coronavirus, people may just assume that they are doing so in the name of public safety. To some extent, that is true—many businesses are voluntarily limiting operations in an effort to avoid spreading the COVID-19 disease. But there also may be… Read More »

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The Signs of Brain Injuries and the Importance of Treatment

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Someone that you love has just been in an accident. They go to the hospital, and although they are shaken up, they seem to be OK. X-Rays and all scans are negative, and they are sent home. But just a few days later, things seem different about your loved one. Your loved one is… Read More »

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Understanding Broken Bones

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When people are in an accident, they often characterize their injuries as being something that has “broken.” For example, they may say “I broke my back” or “I broke my arm.” What they are really talking about is a break or fracture of a bone. And while breaking a bone may seem like a… Read More »

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Do You Have a Claim for Negligent Security?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Crime happens all the time, and it can happen to anyone. When a crime does happen, we know that the criminal is responsible for the injuries that the crime has caused. But can a business be liable as well? In some cases, it can, which is why the law recognizes what are known as… Read More »

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Florida Considering Rule Requiring Preservation of Emails

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are injured in an accident, you may be more than willing to give the other side any information you have about your accident. You may be eager to tell them what they did wrong, how you were injured, and about the disabilities and limitations that you now face because of your accident…. Read More »

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Sometimes You Can’t Sue in Florida

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages for injuries, you probably will give a lot of thought to whether someone else was negligent, and how to prove that they were negligent. You may also be thinking of your injuries, including the monetary losses you have sustained because of the accident…. Read More »

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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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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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