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February 2018 Archives

Hit-and-run crash causes personal injury and death

Hit-and-run accidents are among many drivers' nightmares. Being involved in an accident can be traumatizing, even more so if the driver or a passenger suffered a personal injury. However, knowing that others involved chose to flee can, for some, make everything worse. Police in Florida are currently asking anyone with information about a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Feb. 25 to contact their office. 

Drunk driving alleged against mother

It isn't unusual for people to make poor decisions while under the influence of alcohol. Some become giddy while others become almost violently angry. These emotional reactions can be magnified by stressful situations or poor decisions. A mother in Florida was recently arrested and accused of drunk driving with a child in the car as well as other crimes after she supposedly experienced what some might call an emotional outburst.

Wrong-way collision results in personal injury, fatalities

Even though Florida is known as the Sunshine State, like other states at this time of year, it can get dark very quickly. Many times, auto accidents can be avoided if drivers are reasonably careful and their vehicles are functioning properly. Unfortunately, two young women were killed and two others each suffered a personal injury in a crash that involved a vehicle with possibly malfunctioning headlights. 

Is litigation necessary to get compensation after a car wreck?

If you've suffered injuries in a car wreck, the last thing you probably want to do is go to court to get fair compensation. The idea of a trial can be pretty overwhelming, especially when you are already dealing with a lot of physical, financial and emotional pain. Thankfully, in Florida and elsewhere, people can settle most car accident cases out of court so litigation may not be necessary.

Jury awards $109 million in medical malpractice suit

People who are planning to undergo surgery often worry about what complications might possibly arise, like infection or items being left inside the body after surgery. Often, these problems never arise, but there are times when the complications become so severe that they can cause problems that the patient would never have expected. A woman in Florida was recently awarded more than $100 million in a medical malpractice suit filed after surgical complications ultimately resulted in the loss of her hands and feet.

Awards & Memberships

  1. RATED BY Super Lawyers | Clifford C. Higby | SuperLawyers.com Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  2. AV 1 | PREEMINENT | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence AV Preeminent®AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
  3. RATED BY | Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Kevin D. Barr | SuperLawyers.com Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  4. Florida Justice Association The Florida Justice Association is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.
  5. The Florida Bar 1950 | Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar The Florida Bar is the integrated bar association for the state of Florida. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys. Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar.
  6. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE The American Association for Justice, is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff's lawyers in the United States. AAJ's stated mission is to "promote a fair and effective justice system."
  7. BAR REGISTER PREEMINENT LAWYERS | Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register is widely regarded within the legal profession as a signal honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. The Martindale Hubbell Bar Register has listed lawyers who have earned the respect of the profession.
  8. ABA | AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION The American Bar Association, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which builds the expertise of its members, protects the independence of the legal profession and advocates for justice in the United States and the world.

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