Barnes Trial Group Creates Skip the Sip Campaign

As we usher in a new year, Barnes Trial Group is continuing its dedication to the Tampa Bay community by creating a new local campaign titled Skip the Sip, a program that works to reduce the usage of single-use plastic straws and raise awareness of plastic waste.

 According to firm founder Steve Barnes, it all starts with changing […]


Volkswagen 3.0 Liter TDI Emissions Fraud Opt-Out Date Approaching

The Volkswagen 3.0 Liter opt-out date is April 14, 2017. Barnes Trial group has teamed with the Law Offices of Michael J. Melkersen to pursue Volkswagen litigation in Virginia courts for clients nationwide.

A homeowner’s duty toward trespassers

Florida homeowners are generally not responsible for injuries to a trespasser on their property. However, they may be liable if there are aware of or should have known that trespassers frequently enter their property. In such a scenario, the danger would have to have been caused by the homeowner and likely to cause death or […]

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1 dead, 1 injured in 5-vehicle accident

On Dec. 7, it was reported that a 25-year-old Florida woman was killed in an accident that occurred in Volusia County. The accident, which took place on Jan. 4 at about 3:30 p.m., involved a total of five vehicles.

Authorities stated that the woman was traveling west on U.S. Highway 92 in her 2005 Ford when […]

Car Accidents|

Mild traumatic brain injuries may encourage Alzheimer’s disease

Many Florida residents suffer from concussions each year. A link has now been found in people who are at risk of Alzheimer’s disease between suffering concussions and developing the disease.

Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine studied 160 veterans who ranged in age from 19 to 58. Many of the subjects had been diagnosed […]

Brain Injuries|

Safety experts worried about aging ski lifts

Florida residents who enjoy winter sports are likely familiar with ski lifts. Accidents involving these ski resort conveyances are quite rare, but they are often deadly when they do occur. Four skiers were killed when a ski lift in Colorado malfunctioned in 1976, and a similar accident in California in 1978 also claimed four lives. […]

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Regulators push for safer roads by targeting cellphones

If the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration gets its way, roads in Florida and around the country may become safer. In late 2016, regulators issued a call asking cellphone manufacturers to help limit distracted driving incidents by giving their products a new driver mode. When turned on, this setting would stop motorists from entering text, […]

Truck Accidents|

Trucking business takes precedence over sleep

Truckers in Tampa, Florida, can expect to be informed about the success that Republican congressmen gained in their efforts to stop the enforcement of a regulation that would prevent truckers from driving when they are sleepy. This safety regulation was promulgated by the Obama administration but shut down after intense lobbying from the American Trucking […]

Truck Accidents|

Warning: Stored lithium ion batteries may ignite, speed up fires

After several instances of unexpected fires during the transit or use of lithium ion batteries, insurance companies became concerned about what risk they may pose.

“When new property hazards emerge, businesses turn to us for answers,” a spokesperson for commercial property insurer FM Global, which just performed a detailed hazard assessment of lithium ion batteries in […]

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Boating accidents and traumatic brain injury

Americans mourned when they learned Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins pitcher, died in a September boating accident. Fernandez’s boat traveled at high speeds when it hit rocks as it came into a channel near a Miami port. He died as a result of the impact from the collision.

As a resident of Tampa, you are probably […]

Brain Injuries|