The Most Common Exceptions to Florida’s Impact Rule

Personal Injury Law

When it comes to claiming damages in a personal injury case for emotional or mental distress, different states operate by different rules. Florida follows the Impact Rule, in which a victim can only claim damages for emotional distress if they are the direct cause of a physical injury in a case. Ted Babbitt wrote recently … Read More

Cases of Negligence: Elements To Be Aware Of

Negligence Action, Personal Injury Law

In an article for the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Florida personal injury attorney Theodore Babbitt discusses being aware of the duty of care when handling cases of negligence. A case of negligence requires proof of the following elements: Duty of care towards the person injured Failure to provide that care in a reasonable fashion Damages flowing from … Read More

4 Startling Facts About Child Abuse in the United States

Child Advocacy Attorney

In the United States, thousands of children are at risk every day of abuse from family members, institutions like schools, and even government agencies. Child abuse can mean physical or mental harm to children, including physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect. Within these categories lies a range of acts that constitute abuse, from … Read More

Steps to Take After an Accident With a Defective Product

Defective medical device attorneys, Product Liability Attorney, Product Liability Law

From shoes and toys to household tools and supplies, virtually any product can harm you if it has manufacturing defects or you and your family weren’t adequately warned of potential dangers. Products sold in the U.S. are supposed to meet standards put in place by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). However, those standards only … Read More

Understanding Florida Sexual Assault Statistics

Sexual Abuse

Sexual assault in the State of Florida means any unwanted sexual contact made against another person, whether rape, attempted rape, molestation, harassment, sex trafficking or child sexual abuse. The seriousness of this kind of assault cannot be understated, and its consequences can leave victims and their families grappling with physical and emotional trauma that lasts … Read More

What is Mediation and How Does it Work?

Mediation

For just about any lawsuit filed in the State of Florida, a judge will order the parties to go into a mediation. The mediation process involves a conference in which the two parties in a lawsuit meet with a neutral third party and try to reach a settlement without taking the case all the way … Read More

Attorney Joseph R. Johnson Earns 2019 AV Preeminent Judicial Rating

Awards

Babbitt & Johnson PA Partner, Joseph R. Johnson, earned a Special Judicial Edition AV Preeminent Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell® for 2019. Although Joe has been earning an AV Preeminent Rating® for years, the special Judicial Edition award is noteworthy because it is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions … Read More

Ted Babbitt & Joe Johnson Named to the 2020 Best Lawyers® List

Awards

Ted Babbitt and Joe Johnson have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list. Ted Babbitt has been listed in Best Lawyers® every year since the 1987 edition and Joe Johnson has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2014. Best Lawyers® is considered by many as “the most respected referral list … Read More