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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 »


Distracted Driving Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

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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 »


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

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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

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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 »


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

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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

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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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How Does the use of a Motorcycle Helmet Impact an Injury Claim after an Accident?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

When a rider is involved in a motorcycle accident, one of the first factors that is looked at by the insurance company is whether or not they were wearing a helmet. Whether it contributes to the motorcyclist’s injury or not, not wearing a helmet is often perceived by the insurance company as a sign… Read More »

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What Do I Need to Know after a Motorcycle Accident?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Motorcycle riding season is in full swing. In Florida, we have great riding weather year-round, but during the spring and summer months, the weather is ideal for long rides on the open roads taking in all the scenic beauty the Sunshine State has to offer. May through September is peak riding season, but it… Read More »

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Spinal Injuries: Important Things to Know after a Spinal Cord Injury

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Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can be devastating and life-altering. SCI’s happen when any part of the spinal cord or the nerves that are situated at the end of the spinal canal are damaged. This damage interferes with the ability of the brain to communicate with various parts of the body.  The end result is… Read More »


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