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Left Turn Accidents: Who is Liable?

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Statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that the vast majority of crashes that occur while a vehicle is turning or going through an intersection involve a left turn driver. This most likely comes as little surprise, as most of us realize that making a left turn is riskier than turning… Read More »

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How can a Criminal Record Affect a Personal Injury Case?

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We all make mistakes. And sometimes, good people can end up in trouble with the law. Maybe it was something you did when you are younger – a minor drug possession arrest or getting convicted for drunk driving. Unfortunately, even minor criminal convictions can come back to haunt a person for several years to… Read More »

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Considered Marital Property in a Florida Divorce?

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Personal injury and family law are separate legal areas, but there are some situations in which they intersect. One such instance is when a divorcing spouse received a personal injury settlement award, or they expect to receive one in the near future. This lump sum payment could be one of the couple’s largest assets,… Read More »

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Can my Accident Injury Case be Reopened after it is Settled?

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If you were injured in an auto accident and the injuries were moderate to severe, there is a good chance that you had to seek compensation from the responsible party’s insurer. This would either result in a settlement that is worked out privately between you and the insurer, or a personal injury lawsuit. Sometimes,… Read More »

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COVID-19 Bringing Estate Planning into Focus

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The COVID-19 outbreak has changed our lives in numerous ways, and it has prompted many people to reassess their priorities. A deadly and contagious virus definitely causes us to consider our own mortality, the fact that we all have a limited amount of time on this earth, and that none of us know with… Read More »

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How is the COVID-19 Outbreak Affecting Florida Personal Injury Claims?

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The coronavirus pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down, and every area of our society has been impacted. Florida along with most other states issued a “stay-at-home” order, which was intended to slow the spread of the virus and keep our healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed. Stay-at-home orders are starting to be… Read More »

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Parenting Plans in Florida

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Floridians are no strangers to natural disasters. Destructive hurricanes ravage our state on an almost annual basis. But one thing most of us have never experienced or prepared for is a public health emergency like what is happening with the coronavirus pandemic. This outbreak has resulted in an ongoing situation in which nonessential businesses… Read More »

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Bankruptcies are Likely to Increase because of the Coronavirus

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The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a public health emergency, it is an economic disaster as well. Millions of businesses across the country that are considered non-essential have had to close their doors, including many restaurants, bars, coffee shops, retail stores, hair salons, nail salons, and any other business that involves large groups of… Read More »

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Finding Silver Linings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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?

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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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