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The Impact of Social Media on a Personal Injury Case

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

For most of us, social media is an integral part of our lives. A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center found that more than 60% of American adults are active on some type of social media platform. Sites like Facebook and Instagram allow us to share our experiences, post photos of fun events… Read More »

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5 Things to Do if You are in an Accident with a Commercial Vehicle

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Commercial truck accidents are some of the deadliest events that occur on the roadways. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than 4,000 individuals are killed in trucking accidents each year. 68% of those that are killed are occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, while 17% are occupants of big… Read More »

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What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Florida?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

When someone is injured because of the negligence or reckless actions of another party, they have a legal right to compensation. In most cases, however, compensation will be recovered through the responsible party’s insurance company either through a settlement or a personal injury lawsuit. If you are involved in a personal injury claim, you… Read More »

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Crashes in Parking Lots and Garages during the Holidays

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

One of the most overlooked hazards for drivers is getting into a collision in a parking lot or garage. Parking areas pose some unique dangers, such as heavy traffic congestion, limited space, and limited visibility. Add to that the heavy pedestrian traffic, and you have conditions that are far more dangerous than most people… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Comparative Negligence Laws

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

When someone is injured in an auto accident, the driver who is at fault should compensate the injured party for their losses. These are commonly referred to as “damages”. Damages could include direct monetary losses such as property damage, medical bills, and lost earnings, as well as noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering,… Read More »

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How Many Accidents are Caused by Drowsy Driving?

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Drowsy driving is driving while sleepy, fatigued, or a combination of the two. The main cause is not getting an adequate amount of sleep (generally defined as 6 hours or more each night), although there are other contributing factors as well. Driving while drowsy or fatigued is a major problem in the U.S., and… Read More »

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What Should I Do if I Slip and Fall in a Store?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

If you have been injured as a result of slipping and falling inside a store or any other type of commercial establishment, you may have the right to compensation. But in order to recover compensation, you must prove that the store or property owner was negligent, and that their negligence was the direct cause… Read More »

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Do I need Uninsured Motorist Insurance in Florida?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

In Florida, all drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance. Specifically, they are required to carry at least $10,000 of property damage liability (PDL) and $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP), also known as “Florida no-fault insurance”. Property damage liability pays for damage a driver causes to other people’s property… Read More »

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Preparing for an Independent Medical Exam (IME)

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

When an employee who is injured on the job files a workers’ compensation claim, their employer (or the employer’s insurer) sometimes requests an independent medical exam (IME) in order to verify the injuries sustained and medical conditions the employee has. IMEs are also used commonly with personal injury claims for a similar purpose.  The… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Motorcycle accident fatalities have risen sharply during the past couple decades. As recently as the late 1990s, motorcycle deaths in the United States were averaging less than 2,500 per year.  In 2004, motorcycle accident fatalities topped 4,000 nationally for the first time since 1986. Since then, this number has stayed well above 4,000 each… Read More »

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