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Global Warming & Sinkholes

G – Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish activist, has become a global icon.  The teen is one of the most visible faces of the climate activism movement. She has a gift for articulating the seriousness of the climate crisis.  L – Listen now because global warming does affect the development of sinkholes.  Corless Barfield Trial...
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New Florida Driving Laws for the New Year

New Year, New Rules:  “As a new year begins, I am proud to give law enforcement the ability to fully enforce the Wireless Communications While Driving law,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news release. From 2014 through 2018, the Sunshine State saw more than 19,000 crashes involving smartphone use. Distracted driving slows your reaction...
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Shape up or Ship out: Cruise Ship Accidents

Last month, Brian Rice fell four stories from a balcony on the ninth deck of the Carnival Horizon. Rice, a father of two, died as a result of a blunt force trauma injury resulting from the fall. His death is being ruled an accident, though an investigation is still ongoing. Salvatore Anello was charged by...
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Experienced, Dedicated Storm Damage Attorneys

“For millions of Americans, climate change is no longer just a chart or a graph.  It’s the smoke on our tongues from massive wildfires. It’s the floodwater invading our homes and record-breaking hurricanes and heat waves.” – Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington  EYE OF THE STORM.  Washington is thousands of miles away from Florida but...
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Firestorm: An Update on Florida’s Fireworks Law

Florida’s fireworks regulations have repeatedly come under scrutiny by legislators and residents. Currently, “firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles … and any fireworks containing any explosives or flammable compound or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance” are banned for sale, even as such prohibitions haven’t stopped illegal fireworks from being shot off.  In...
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Anatomy of Asbestos Litigation

Ripped from the headlines is important information about asbestos that will have profound impacts on the future of personal injury law and plaintiffs. At Corless Barfield Trial Group, it is always our goal to maximize compensation for those injured by another’s negligence, recklessness or criminal wrongdoing. Corless Barfield is a premier mesothelioma and asbestos exposure...
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Your Community Personal Injury Trial Lawyers

Not every personal injury lawyer is a trial lawyer. At Corless Barfield Trial Group, we don’t recommend settlement unless it’s in our client’s best interests. We offer our clients this unique, tactical benefit: Corless Barfield Trial Group thoroughly and painstakingly prepares cases with the view that they are going to trial. It’s all in the...
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Great Balls of Fire: Fighting Your Insurance Company Over Fire & Smoke Damage

“You couldn’t ask for a worse situation,” Santa Barbara, Calif. Sheriff Bill Brown said at a news conference regarding the fire on the dive-boat Conception, which became fully engulfed in flames as more than 30 passengers slept below deck.  The loss is horrific.  The cause of the Sept. 2 fire, which killed 34 people, is...
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2019 Hurricane Season: How Do I Handle My Hurricane Claim

Living in Florida comes with many benefits such as warm temperatures, access to beautiful beaches, and year-round outdoor activities. Yet Florida is also known for its destructive hurricane season that has the potential to wreck property and cause serious damage, which can have negative impacts long after the storm has passed.  Adding to a property...
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