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Drugged drivers threaten the safety of other Florida motorists

When a driver consumes something that affects his or her ability to safely operate a vehicle, it can have devastating consequences. The decision to get behind the wheel after taking drugs or alcohol is both irresponsible and completely preventable, yet it is still a significant problem on Florida roads.

The long reaching effects of a brain injury after an accident

An accident can cause significant damage far beyond what is visible. The internal impact of a traumatic injury can affect your life in many ways, causing pain and complications for years to come. One of the most common car accident injuries that could have a long-term effect on your life is a traumatic brain injury.

Is your child's birth injury valid grounds for a civil claim?

When a child is born into a Florida family, it should be a joyful time for everyone. That excitement may not last in the event the family learns that their brand new bundle of joy experienced a serious injury during the birth process. Birth injuries can leave babies with serious health concerns, some of which will affect them for the rest of their lives.

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.

When dangerous products cause you harm, what can you do?

When you purchase a product, whether it is for your home, your own personal use or your family members, it is with the expectation that you will not suffer unnecessary harm because of it. However, Florida consumers suffer harm every day because of dangerous products, yet many do not realize that they have the right to seek financial compensation.

What damages could apply to your personal injury case?

Though you may try to plan for various emergency events in your life, you may not have the ability to account for everything or every potential outcome. In particular, car accidents are events that happen out of nowhere and can cause considerable damages. Unfortunately, most individuals seriously injured in a car crash lack the financial means to cover damages themselves.

Potential obstacles standing between you and closing on your home

Buying a home can be an exciting prospect for your Florida family, but there are various things that can happen to keep you from ultimately reaching your goal. Effectively preventing and dealing with the various challenges that can arise before closing is important in order to protect your legal and financial interests.

When emergency room errors cause additional health emergencies

When a Florida resident or tourist visits an emergency room, he or she likely assumes that the care received will meet acceptable quality standards. While most emergency rooms do treat patients well and offer accurate diagnoses and treatment plans, there are times that mistakes are made. Emergency room errors can lead to additional health problems and serious effects for victims.

When is a hotel responsible for your injuries?

Many of the visitors who come to the Panama City area stay in hotels while they enjoy the beach and other tourist attractions. While most stays in a hotel are free from incident, there are occasions in which a hotel guest may experience an injury because of circumstances beyond his or her control.

Hands-free devices are not danger-free devices

Distracted driving is a problem not just in Florida, but everywhere across the country. Because almost every driver has a cell phone, many people look for safer ways to use their phones while behind the wheel. Contrary to what many people think, there really is no safe way to use a phone while driving, even with a hands-free device. 

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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