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October 2018 Archives

Seeking appropriate compensation for permanent accident injuries

A serious car accident can change your life. In the moment of a collision, you may be facing expenses that your Florida family cannot manage, as well as injuries that will not ever go away. If you suffered permanent injuries in an accident that was the result of another person's recklessness or negligence, you have options. You could have grounds to seek compensation through an injury claim. 

Police say drunk driver killed 3 men

Following Hurricane Michael, many electricians and other workers traveled to Florida from other locations throughout the country to aid in the recovery efforts in areas that were devastated by the storm. Among the workers were three electricians, two of whom had been away from their families and community for approximately two weeks when tragedy struck. All three were killed when a suspected drunk driver hit them.

Is your Florida doctor liable for medical malpractice?

When a Florida resident is charged with a crime, the court presumes innocence unless prosecutors can prove otherwise. When a medical malpractice claim is filed, the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff, meaning if you accuse your doctor of causing you injury, you must show the court evidence to support your claim. There are several key strategies to help you do so.  

Florida store clerks call cops, leading to a drunk driving arrest

A Florida man is now facing some serious legal problems after his trip to an ice cream shop on a recent Monday evening. Police say they took the man into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. The situation began when workers called police because they noticed the man's vehicle was damaged when he pulled into the store's parking lot.  

Woman says sparkling water caused her personal injury

Florida sparkling water consumers really have no way of knowing what is in the products they drink other than by reading the ingredient list on the label. A class action lawsuit has been filed in another state because a group of consumers believes that they purchased a product that was supposed to have all-natural ingredients. They say not only is that a false statement but the products in question caused personal injury.  

Fatal personal injury was tragic result of recent Florida crash

There are times when driving along scenic Florida roadways can be a pleasant way to spend a day. However, if a negligent or reckless driver is nearby, an otherwise uneventful trip can quickly turn tragic. A recent Tuesday in Lakeland was just such a day when not one personal injury but several fatal ones occurred in a multiple vehicle accident.  

Truck accidents on the rise -- should the government step in?

Because of the larger size and heavy weight of many semitrailers, Florida readers know accidents involving trucks and smaller vehicles often result in grave consequences. The number of accidents involving large trucks is increasing nationwide, and there are many people who believe the government should take measures to fight this troubling trend. Many hope the government will mandate the installation of crash avoidance technology. 

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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