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DUI Laws in Pensacola - Whibbs Stone & Barnett

What Are the DUI Laws in Pensacola, FL?

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Florida considers a driver legally impaired if his or her blood alcohol level (BAC) registers above .08 percent. The legal penalty depends on many factors, including whether the driver has previous convictions, the degree of impairment, and whether he or she caused exceptional risk to others such as driving impaired with a child in… Read More »

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Three Commonly Missed Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

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Florida has over five million adults over the age of 60, and the state’s senior population is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. According to the Florida Health Care Association, there are almost 700 licensed nursing homes in the Sunshine State, representing more than 83,000 beds. There are another 3,000+ licensed assisted… Read More »

Brain Injury and Whiplash Attorneys - Whibbs Stone & Barnett

How Does a Whiplash Brain Injury Occur?

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A whiplash injury is almost universally understood to be a neck and shoulder injury, and when we think of whiplash, we often picture someone wearing a neck brace. Whiplash is caused by a forceful jolt to the neck that results in a rapid and severe back-and-forth motion. This motion is similar to cracking a… Read More »

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Negotiating a Full and Fair Settlement for a Florida Injury Claim

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When someone suffers an injury and it is the fault of another party, they deserve to be fully compensated. In most cases, the injured party must negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company (or their own insurer if the other party was uninsured or underinsured) in order to obtain a fair settlement. This typically… Read More »

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Tactics used by Insurance Companies during an Injury Case

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When someone is injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence or reckless actions of another party, there is a good chance they will have to pursue compensation through the other party’s insurance carrier. This begins by filing a claim with the insurer, which initiates the entire process. After a claim is… Read More »

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Teen Drivers and Distractions

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Florida leads the nation in distracted driving accidents, and according to a Sun Sentinel article from earlier this year, one of the primary reasons there are so many accidents involving distracted drivers is the state’s failure to pass more restrictive laws prohibiting this practice. Although texting while driving is currently prohibited in the Sunshine… Read More »

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Who is Responsible for Accidents with Limousines?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

In upstate New York, an unthinkable tragedy occurred earlier this month that has led to much-needed scrutiny of the limousine service industry. As you may have heard or read by now, 20 people were killed when a limousine carrying 17 passengers barreled through a T-intersection and crashed into an unoccupied vehicle. All 18 occupants… Read More »

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The Role of an Expert in an Injury Case

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Personal injury cases can be complex and challenging to pursue. In order to prove your case, you must show that the party responsible for your injuries owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and that the breach was the proximate cause of your injuries. On top of that, you also need to… Read More »

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5 Common Causes of Industrial Injuries

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In Florida, there were over 300 fatal occupational injuries in 2016. This was 37 more than the year before, and 81 more than in 2014. Nationwide, more than 4,000 individuals are killed each year in workplace accidents. Workers in many industries deal with occupational hazards, and industrial work is among the most dangerous. Florida… Read More »

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How to Avoid Blind Spot Motorcycle Accidents

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Riding a motorcycle is fun and exhilarating, especially here in Florida where the weather is ideal for riding year-round. It can also be very dangerous, however. Bikers are more vulnerable than other motorists on the roadways, and when they crash with other vehicles, they are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed…. Read More »

IMPRESSIVE CASES


Recovery against a regional trucking company for a fatal auto accident
$1,350,000.00

Disabling workers’ compensation head injury sustained by a sanitation worker
$1,250,000.00

Disabling workers’ compensation back injury sustained by an auto body worker
$1,200,000.00

Recovery against insurance carrier for a fatal auto accident
$1,100,000.00