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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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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 »

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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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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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 »

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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 »


Do I need Uninsured Motorist Insurance in Florida?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

In Florida, all drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance. Specifically, they are required to carry at least $10,000 of property damage liability (PDL) and $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP), also known as “Florida no-fault insurance”. Property damage liability pays for damage a driver causes to other people’s property… Read More »


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 »

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The Dangers of Summertime Driving in Florida

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

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 »


Recovery against a regional trucking company for a fatal auto accident

Disabling workers’ compensation head injury sustained by a sanitation worker

Disabling workers’ compensation back injury sustained by an auto body worker

Recovery against insurance carrier for a fatal auto accident