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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse in Pensacola

Protecting Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

There is a largely unreported crisis in America’s nursing homes. Aging demographics, industry consolidation, and tight labor markets have created substandard conditions in numerous facilities in Florida and throughout the country. This has resulted in countless cases of neglect and abuse among one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. In Florida, there… Read More »

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Test Videos Reveal How Evenflo Booster Seats Put Children at Risk

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

ProPublica obtained videos of Evenflo’s own side-impact tests and never-before-seen testimony of some of the company’s key safety engineers. Evenflo advertised its Big Kid booster seat as “side impact tested,” even though its top car seat engineer admitted that if real children moved the way the test dummies did they could suffer catastrophic injuries… Read More »

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What Percentage of Car Accidents Are Caused by Human Error?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Each year, nearly 40,000 individuals are killed, and millions are injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout the country. We know that there are many reasons for car accidents, and according to a 2015 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) study, 94% of them are caused by driver error. Many people talk about factors beyond… Read More »

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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 »

statute of limitations on personal injury claims in florida

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 »

comparative negligence

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?

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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