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Help! The Judge in My Case Doesn’t Seem Impartial!

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When judges don’t rule in people’s favor, many victims (litigants) tend to think that the judge must be biased or prejudiced (by prejudiced, we mean prejudiced towards or against one side of a lawsuit or another). Crazy theories can arise about why the judge doesn’t like a party in an injury lawsuit. Parties to… Read More »

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You Can Sue Parties That Aren’t Directly Involved in Your Accident

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When someone injures us out of carelessness or negligence, we often think of suing the party that was directly negligent, as we obviously should. For example, if someone hits you in a car, suing the driver is a pretty obvious legal strategy. However, there are some situations where the driver of a car may… Read More »

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Does a Business Have to Provide Defibrillators?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Heart attacks and cardiac arrest are both conditions that often occur naturally. Other than in extraordinary circumstances, it doesn’t make sense to hold a business liable for someone who has a heart attack on their property. However, there is a growing body of law that allows a victim of a heart attack or his… Read More »

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Coefficient of Friction and Slip and Fall Accidents

By Stephen M. Barbas |

People can slip and fall for many reasons. In typical fall cases, we just assume that there is a substance or material on the floor which causes someone to fall, and that is often the case. But that is not the only way people fall. Often, people fall simply because the floor where they… Read More »

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The Life Care Plan Expert Can Make a Huge Difference in Injury Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we calculate damages in a personal injury case, we give  a lot of attention to the relatively immediate needs of the victim, as we should. These include things like lost wages, medical expenses, or pain and suffering. We also try to make sure the victim is compensated for losses in the future, such… Read More »

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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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