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Finding Silver Linings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

The coronavirus outbreak has ravaged the world over the past few months, killing thousands and disrupted everyone’s lives. Here in Florida, a statewide “stay-at-home” order has been implemented, limiting nonessential activities and keeping many Floridians cooped up in their houses. College students have either gone home or they are staying in their dorms and… Read More »

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Who is Responsible for my Workplace Injury?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Every day, millions of Americans go to work to bring home a paycheck and provide for themselves and their household. Most go with the expectation that they will be able to perform their jobs safely and come home in one piece. And while no one expects to be injured on the job, workplace injuries… Read More »

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How Does Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance Work in FL?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Residents of Florida who own vehicles are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. Also referred to as “no-fault” insurance, PIP is the part of your auto insurance policy that pays for injuries from a vehicle accident regardless of who was at fault. Your PIP coverage pays for approved medical bills if you… Read More »

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How to Avoid Accidents with Commercial Trucks in FL

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Every week, thousands of big rig trucks roll through Florida, delivering products and supplies to communities throughout the state. The trucking industry is vital for our economy, and we depend on them to keep us supplied with everything we need to maintain the quality of life we enjoy. All of that said, large commercial… Read More »

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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 »

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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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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