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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 »

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Research Shows that Rules Save Lives when it Comes to Teen Drinking and Driving

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

We all know that teen drivers can be hazards to themselves and others on the road. New research shows how this risk can be reduced with intervention, not only from lawmakers, but also from parents. An expert in adolescent and addiction medicine at the Boston Medical Center, Dr. Scott Hadland has long been looking… Read More »

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Increase in Roadway Fatalities for Another Straight Year

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

According to data recently released by the nonprofit research group National Safety Council (NSC), the number of fatalities on US roads climbed once again in 2016. One of the factors in this rise is an uptick in fatal car accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. In an effort to get drunk driving under control, the… Read More »

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Three Leading Causes of Rollover Accidents

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Rollover accidents may not happen often, but they do play a big role in the number of fatalities on US roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents are one of the deadliest forms of car accident. Rollover crashes constitute about 3% of all motor vehicle accidents each year, per… Read More »

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New Guidelines Proposed to Keep Drivers Safe from Distraction

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The prevalence of serious accidents caused by distracted drivers continues to rise, despite widespread public understanding of the seriousness of the issue and increasingly stiff penalties in states across the country for violations of laws barring distracted driving. In order to address this growing issue, federal roadway safety legislators have written guidelines for mobile… Read More »

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Self-Driving Cars About to Become Even More Common on Florida Roads

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The future has arrived—and not everyone is happy about it. After years of hard work by engineers, including many months of on-the-road beta-testing, self-driving cars are on the cusp of becoming widely available to Florida drivers. Whether or not this technology is sufficiently developed to be ready for widespread use is still up for… Read More »

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Head-On Collision Results in Fatality of Pensacola Resident

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

A recent accident caused the death of an Escambia County woman, along with injuries to her now-widowed husband. The crash is an example of the deadly potential of head-on collisions. On a recent evening, a 71-year-old Pensacola woman was riding as a passenger in a 2011 Nissan Altima, which her husband, 60, drove. The… Read More »

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Fatality Rates on American Roads Experience a Jump

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Each year for the past fifty years, the total number of people killed in traffic accidents has dropped. This pattern seemed attributable to improving vehicle safety technology and driver awareness of the dangers of drunken or distracted driving. However, for the first time since the 1960s, the total number of roadway fatalities went up… Read More »

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Brake Safety Week Brings Truck Brakes Into Compliance with Safety Standards

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Commercial vehicles are generally enormous—20 to 30 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle, in fact. These trucks and buses can do enormous damage in accidents with passenger cars and trucks, making it important that the driver be able to control them at all times. While brake safety is a critical component of… Read More »


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