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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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Dram Shop Laws: When a Bar is Responsible for a Drunk Driver’s Behavior

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Florida law punished people who get behind the wheel drunk, and cause accidents, both through criminal law, and civil, personal injury laws. But oftentimes, the responsibility for an accident is not just the person who drove intoxicated, but the business, bar or establishment that served the drink to the person. From a bar or… Read More »

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What is Negligence Per Se?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Many people are under the mistaken belief that to be negligent, and thus liable to pay damages for someone else’s personal injuries, that you must have broken a law, rule, or statute. In fact, negligence does not require that a law be broken—it only requires that someone failed to act as a reasonable and… Read More »

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How and When Are Experts Used in an Injury Case?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We hear a lot about expert witnesses, and what kind of expert witnesses should be used for a given case. But what are expert witnesses, and how and when are they used in actual trials? Knowing how to select, prepare, and hire the right expert witnesses can make or break your case. What Expert… Read More »

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What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Do I Need It?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are in a car accident that is caused by someone else, you just assume that there is someone else to sue—after all, someone else caused the accident. But what if there is nobody to sue? What if you don’t know who caused an accident? This is where your uninsured motorist policy comes… Read More »

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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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