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Expert Testimony Isn’t Always Admissible

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There are almost unlimited fields where expert witnesses are needed in personal injury cases, because of the varied ways that people can get injured. Even a “standard” car accident can call for human factors experts, mechanical experts, or engineers. This is not even counting the medical experts that may be needed to prove a… Read More »

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Why Naming a Fabre Defendant is Important to Recovering Damages

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In a personal injury case, it may seem to make sense to sue each and every party that could be liable for your injuries. However, in many cases, potentially liable defendants are overlooked, and not sued. This can lead to serious consequences for an accident victim. Apportionment of Liability It’s important to first understand… Read More »

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Is “Accident” The Best Way to Describe a Car Crash?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In law, words matter. Entire cases have hinged on the meaning of a single word, and the language used in legal cases can convey a lot of meaning to the public and to juries. That’s why some people are starting to question whether the use of the word “accident” when it comes to car… Read More »

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What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In Florida, the statute of limitations, or the period within which you must file any lawsuit related to a claim for personal injuries, is up to four years. However, each case is different and different types of claims may require specific legal actions to be taken at different times. If you or a loved… Read More »

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Can Warm Weather Increase Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

During the spring and summer months, warmer weather creates more opportunities for people to spend time outdoors. From cycling to running, more people spend more time outside, which may increase the possibilities of pedestrian accidents and injuries. While it is important for cyclists and runners to be constantly vigilant near highways and roads, that… Read More »

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What is Premise Liability and How Does it Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You’ve been in this grocery store hundreds of times. Today you just need to run in for one quick thing, as you approach the refrigerators that hold the gallons of milk, you slip and break your ankle. What do you do now? At the offices of Barbas, Nunez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, we have… Read More »

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Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Personal Injury Claims?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Many personal injury claims begin with the assumption that the plaintiff was in a state of perfect health when he or she was injured. However, that notion is quickly dispelled as medical tests are done and assessments performed. A thorough patient examination and review of a person’s medical history might reveal that a victim… Read More »

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Who is Liable for Swimming Pool Injuries in Tampa?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Summer is a great time to sit out by the pool and enjoy the warm weather, especially in a water-friendly state like Florida. Unfortunately, having a pool in one’s backyard also comes with responsibility for potential dangers. Three children a day lose their lives in swimming pool accidents, and it only takes a few… Read More »

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Youth Violence

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When cell phone video revealed several girls attacking a 14-year-old peer in a Boca Raton park in December 2017, viewers were outraged. Some claim it was a hate crime inspired by Islamophobia; others say it was no more than a tussle over a boyfriend. Whatever the motivation, the images of hair pulling and flying… Read More »

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On the Other Side of Personal Injury: When Burglars Sue You

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We’ve all heard the stories about burglaries gone wrong: the criminal enters a home or business, only to find a property owner unwilling to submit to the criminal and more than willing to take care of business using whatever means necessary. Cases like these happen now and then, and we hear stories of lawsuits… Read More »

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