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How Many Accidents are Caused by Drowsy Driving?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

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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Valuing the Loss of Life: What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Worth in Florida?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

When someone loses a loved one, it is one of the most devastating and painful events they can ever experience. But when a loved one experiences an untimely death that is caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, the emotional pain and suffering can seem almost impossible to bear. Clearly, no… Read More »

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4 Secrets to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

If you have been injured in an accident or suffered any other type of personal injury that was the fault of another person or party, you deserve to be fully compensated. The process of recovering compensation is not easy, however. In the vast majority of cases, the other party is not likely to freely… Read More »

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Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer if I was in a Motorcycle Accident?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Motorcycle accidents have been increasing during the past couple of decades. Today, there are more than twice as many motorcycle-related fatalities on average each year as there were in the 1990s. And fatalities from motorcycle crashes now account for approximately 15% of all motor vehicle-related deaths. When someone is involved in a motorcycle accident,… Read More »

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The Dangers of Summertime Driving in Florida

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Summer is statistically the deadliest time of the year to be on the roadways. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the highest number of traffic-related fatalities happen between the months of July and September. There is also a sharp increase in accidents with serious injuries during the summer months. The Florida… Read More »

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How to Help a Loved One Cope with Traumatic Brain Injury

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a condition that affects approximately 2.8 million Americans each year. Of those who sustain this type of injury: 2.5 million are treated in the emergency room; Nearly 300,000 are hospitalized; Approximately 50,000 die from their injuries. TBIs are caused by a severe jolt, bump, or blow to the head… Read More »

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