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Grilling Accidents and Injuries

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Grilling is a favorite activity in the summer, probably because barbecued food just tastes better. Nevertheless, around 5,700 grill fires happen on residential property each year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. These fires cause 10 fatalities and 100 injuries. Many thousands more are injured because they burned themselves while at the grill. To… Read More »

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How to Properly Treat a Burn

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Burn injuries can range from superficial to life-threatening. However, even minor burns can become dangerous if they get infected. Properly treating a burn injury is necessary to prevent complications and to promote healing. Read on to understand what you should—and should not—do after getting burned. Assess the Burn Some burns will require an immediate… Read More »

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Ikea Recalls Hazardous Bicycles

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many bicycle accidents are caused by careless drivers who plow into bicyclists at intersections or on the road. But some accidents are caused by defective bicycles. Recently, Ikea recalled almost 5,000 SLADDA bicycles because they pose a fall hazard as a result of bicycle belt breaks. If you recently purchased one of the bicycles,… Read More »

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What is Loss of Consortium?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

After a devastating physical injury, you might have read that you can receive compensation for “loss of consortium.” But what exactly is loss of consortium, and who can bring a claim? In Florida, spouses and children of injured accident victims can receive compensation, but they should meet with an experienced Delray Beach personal injury… Read More »

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Another Motorcyclist Dies in Delray Beach Crash

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Although motorcycling is a popular hobby, it is not one without risks. As a recent crash in Delray Beach reminds us, motorcyclists must use extra caution on the road, otherwise the results could be fatal. Sunday Morning Smashup According to the Sun Sentinel, the crash happened early Sunday morning, on June 10th. A motorcyclist,… Read More »

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How to Document Emotional Distress

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

It is well known that accident victims can receive compensation for medical expenses incurred to treat their injuries. They can also receive compensation for other economic losses, such as lost wages or damage to their vehicle or other property. But accident victims can also receive money damages for their emotional distress caused by an… Read More »

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