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What you need to do if you’ve been injured on the job

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Following a workplace accident in Florida, an injured worker can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. A common part of the workers’ compensation process is an independent medical examination, which is something that a worker should be expecting and ready for. If you are injured on the job and know that you will need to… Read More »

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Deposition Mistakes in Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Being injured on the job can be a scary experience, and not just because an on-the-job accident causes physical harm to a person. In addition to injuries that may demand medical care and even leave a worker with disabilities, being injured on the job can be nerve-wracking because it may raise questions about how… Read More »

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Claims for Toxic Exposure at Work

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If your job entails working with hazardous chemicals, then you’re probably aware of the risks and the need to exercise caution in your work. However, you may be exposed to chemicals without even realizing it. If you become injured or ill as the result of exposure to dangerous chemicals or compounds at work, you… Read More »

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Why Semi-Trucks Jackknife

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Large commercial trucks, including big rigs, semis, and tractor-trailers, require a great deal of skill and care to drive safely. When these large vehicles lose control on the road, their massive size can cause tremendous damage. One example of a catastrophic loss of control is when trucks jackknife. Read on to learn about why… Read More »

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Representing medical professionals and medical groups in Florida and Alabama

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Over the years, our firm has represented both medical groups and their physicians in Florida and Alabama.  The issues that come up in working with medical groups and doctors really aren’t all that different than what arises in other businesses.  But there are some unique situations that warrant ensuring that your law firm has… Read More »

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Research Shows that Rules Save Lives when it Comes to Teen Drinking and Driving

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We all know that teen drivers can be hazards to themselves and others on the road. New research shows how this risk can be reduced with intervention, not only from lawmakers, but also from parents. An expert in adolescent and addiction medicine at the Boston Medical Center, Dr. Scott Hadland has long been looking… Read More »

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Increase in Roadway Fatalities for Another Straight Year

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

According to data recently released by the nonprofit research group National Safety Council (NSC), the number of fatalities on US roads climbed once again in 2016. One of the factors in this rise is an uptick in fatal car accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. In an effort to get drunk driving under control, the… Read More »

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Three Leading Causes of Rollover Accidents

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Rollover accidents may not happen often, but they do play a big role in the number of fatalities on US roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents are one of the deadliest forms of car accident. Rollover crashes constitute about 3% of all motor vehicle accidents each year, per… Read More »

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New Guidelines Proposed to Keep Drivers Safe from Distraction

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The prevalence of serious accidents caused by distracted drivers continues to rise, despite widespread public understanding of the seriousness of the issue and increasingly stiff penalties in states across the country for violations of laws barring distracted driving. In order to address this growing issue, federal roadway safety legislators have written guidelines for mobile… Read More »

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Self-Driving Cars About to Become Even More Common on Florida Roads

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

The future has arrived—and not everyone is happy about it. After years of hard work by engineers, including many months of on-the-road beta-testing, self-driving cars are on the cusp of becoming widely available to Florida drivers. Whether or not this technology is sufficiently developed to be ready for widespread use is still up for… Read More »