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Stephanie Vega Graves is an associate with the law firm of Friedman, Rodman and Frank, P.A. handling primarily personal injury cases. Mrs. Vega Graves has represented clients in cases involving injuries as a result of slip and falls at popular supermarkets; severe injuries due to construction accidents; wrongful death claims; negligent security; premises liability; car accidents and bad faith claims handling by insurance companies.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mrs. Vega Graves obtained legal experience at a prominent real estate and personal injury law firm. She also served as a certified legal intern at the State Attorney’s Office in Miami-Dade County for two years. Mrs. Vega Graves is a Miami native and is fluent in Spanish.
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2012
J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida, 2011
B.S., Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 2008
Professional Associations and Memberships
Cuban American Bar Association, Member
Dade County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Coral Gables Bar Association, Member
The Junior League of Miami, Member
Countless civilian contract personnel have been injured in Iraq due to the perils of the job and the environment in which it takes place. You may be wondering if yours qualifies as a DBA injury, and if so, how you might file a claim. Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A. helps clients in Iraq and overseas navigate DBA cases involving bases and other areas of operation.
There are a number of circumstances that have caused civilian contract personnel to be injured in Afghanistan, but all of them can be similarly overwhelming when it comes to filing a DBA injury claim. Even though a contractor who is working on a military base overseas is entitled to certain protections granted by the Defense Base Act, advocating for yourself and ensuring these rights are honored can be a difficult task.
There are many longshore and harbor workers who have been injured in Japan in a variety of circumstances. A DBA injury is a serious matter, and any civilian contract personnel who have sustained such an accident should be afforded the medical care and resources they need. Too often, however, injured contractors are expected to file their claim and navigate the system on their own. This would be a difficult task to require of anybody, but it is even more stressful for a recently hurt person.
Civilian contract personnel who are injured in Qatar are entitled to medical treatment and several other rights that are outlined in the Defense Base Act. Verifying that an incident qualifies as a DBA injury, however, requires that you file a claim and go through a review process. This is not ideal for any contractor who is on the job in Qatar, and it pushes many injured longshore and harbor workers to become frustrated with the process.