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What Is the Difference Between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains two types of disability programs that are designed to provide benefits for those who are unable to provide for themselves. While both programs offer benefits that are payable to those with disabilities, the programs are very different. In this blog we consider the distinctions between Social Security Disability… Read More »

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How Are Damages Calculated in a Motor Vehicle Accident

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

When a motor vehicle accident happens, the severity of the accident depends on many factors, including the point of impact, the force involved in the crash, whether or not seatbelts were used, and even the victims’ own bodies and resiliency. Because car accidents can differ so greatly in severity and the amount of damages that result,… Read More »

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What To Do When You Are Injured By an Aggressive Driver

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

The operation of a motor vehicle is a privilege that few take as seriously as they should. Unfortunately, most drivers neglect the fact that a car is a huge machine that weighs 4,000 pounds or more, and has the power to cause significant damage. Indeed, if individuals were able to comprehend the true risks of… Read More »

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Causes of Trucking Accidents in Florida

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Anyone who has witnessed a trucking accident in Pensacola knows the true devastation caused by these large vehicles. To be sure, while the average car weighs approximately 4,000 pounds, the weight of a semi-truck can exceed 80,000 pounds; as such, the effects of an accident can be exponentially worse, leading to massive property damage,… Read More »

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Who is At Fault in a Railroad Crossing Accident in Florida?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

As motorists, many of us are familiar with the flashing red lights and the checkered gates that descend at railroad crossings. Here, we may count the cars as they fly by, or simply stare out the window, enjoying the few moments of forced rest until the path is clear. Sadly, however, although numerous warning… Read More »

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What you need to do if you’ve been injured on the job

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Following a workplace accident in Florida, an injured worker can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. A common part of the workers’ compensation process is an independent medical examination, which is something that a worker should be expecting and ready for. If you are injured on the job and know that you will need to… Read More »

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Deposition Mistakes in Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Being injured on the job can be a scary experience, and not just because an on-the-job accident causes physical harm to a person. In addition to injuries that may demand medical care and even leave a worker with disabilities, being injured on the job can be nerve-wracking because it may raise questions about how… Read More »

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Claims for Toxic Exposure at Work

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

If your job entails working with hazardous chemicals, then you’re probably aware of the risks and the need to exercise caution in your work. However, you may be exposed to chemicals without even realizing it. If you become injured or ill as the result of exposure to dangerous chemicals or compounds at work, you… Read More »

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Why Semi-Trucks Jackknife

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Large commercial trucks, including big rigs, semis, and tractor-trailers, require a great deal of skill and care to drive safely. When these large vehicles lose control on the road, their massive size can cause tremendous damage. One example of a catastrophic loss of control is when trucks jackknife. Read on to learn about why… Read More »

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Representing medical professionals and medical groups in Florida and Alabama

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Over the years, our firm has represented both medical groups and their physicians in Florida and Alabama.  The issues that come up in working with medical groups and doctors really aren’t all that different than what arises in other businesses.  But there are some unique situations that warrant ensuring that your law firm has… 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