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Do You Have A Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Every year, millions of people are injured through the negligence or recklessness of other individuals. In cases like those, it is common for there to be a personal injury claim, a request for compensation justified when a victim experiences injury or losses caused by somebody else’s conduct. Personal injury claims are made in auto… Read More »

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Special Issues with Facial Injuries

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Facial injuries can be devastating and traumatic. In the personal injury context, they are different from other types of injuries; the very appearance of a scar, a wound, or disfigurement may need to be compensated. Much more than visible damage to other parts of the body, facial injuries can cause emotional distress, affect quality… Read More »

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Need to Sue the Government?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Not every personal injury case involves suing an individual or a business. For instance, medical malpractice at the hands of a VA doctor, an auto accident in a collision with some federal agents, or slipping and falling on government property could all potentially become personal injury cases against the government. Many people are under… Read More »

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Valuing Personal Injury Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

It may feel insensitive or callous to assign a monetary value to a personal injury, pain, or suffering. But when it comes to preparing to bring a personal injury claim, it may be necessary to at least build a general picture of what kinds of damages and in what amounts can be expected to… Read More »

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Can I File a Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Personal injury claims arise, broadly, from some person acting in an unreasonable manner and a person becoming injured as a result. There are many types of personal injury cases. But how do you know if you’re eligible to file a claim for the injury you sustained? The following includes some of the most common… Read More »

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Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer: What to Expect

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have been injured through someone else’s wrongful conduct, you may have a personal injury claim. If you are considering initiating a personal injury case, your first step should be to meet with a personal injury lawyer. Here is what to expect in your initial meeting with your injury lawyer: Nuts and Bolts… Read More »

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Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Personal injury claims present complications that only a qualified personal injury lawyer will be able to appropriately address. How do you know whether your claim is best handled by a professional? If your claim involves the following elements, it would be wise to consult legal counsel. Severe Injuries Compensation in personal injury cases is… Read More »

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Supreme Court Marriage Ruling Affects Personal Injury Law

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that states were required to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples the same way they issue marriage licenses to heterosexual couples. The ruling has many far-reaching legal implications, including rights under power of lawyer agreements, inheritances and estates and their taxation, implications for divorce, separation, alimony, and child support,… Read More »

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Recent Florida Supreme Court Ruling: What’s a Statutory Cap?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Just recently in Florida, the legislature enacted a waiver of sovereign immunity. Ultimately, while government organizations, the state government, and smaller community governments could not be sued before the ruling, the ban has now been lifted. However, to compensate for the huge increase in the individual citizen’s power in legal suits, the Florida state… Read More »

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