Affirmative Defenses in Cases of Negligence

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In an article for the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Florida personal injury attorney, Theodore Babbitt, discusses defenses in negligence actions. It is important for lawyers who handle personal injury cases to be aware of all defenses that can be raised by a defendant. The defendant can allege a number of “affirmative defenses”: Comparative Negligence: “…the jury … Read More

Named Best Real Estate and Car Accident Lawyers in West Palm Beach

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Babbitt & Johnson P.A. has earned a place on two of Expertise.com’s 2019 lists: Best Real Estate Lawyers and Best Car Accident Lawyers serving West Palm Beach. Expertise chose us based on 25 variables across the following six criteria: Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, and Professionalism. Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the best local experts. Every month they … Read More

What to Do When You’re Hurt By Construction Equipment on the Job

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Construction work is much harder than many give it credit for, with workers spending long days using complex machinery and heavy-duty equipment. Whether on the scaffolding, operating machinery, or working on something dangerously high, such as a crane, construction workers are almost always at risk for physical injuries while on the job. The most common … Read More

Stages of a Car Accident Lawsuit

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Car accidents are not uncommon. Accidents that are “fender benders” are often settled between the two parties’ insurance companies. When larger scale accidents happen – where injuries are extensive and/or death is involved – the victim may opt to sue the negligent party for non-economic damages because these are rarely covered by insurance companies. Non-economic … Read More

Construction Accident and Construction Fatality Representation

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Construction workers can find themselves in dangerous or jeopardizing situations. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics, “One in five worker deaths last year (was) in construction.” The report stated that the “leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by struck by object, … Read More

Florida Medical Malpractice

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“Malpractice lawsuits after an error were reported infrequently (by 2 percent of physicians and 6 percent of the public)”. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine) Medical errors are not infrequent, in fact, a report published by the Institute of Medicine estimated medical negligence-caused deaths are as high as 98,000 per year, twice the number of people who … Read More