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What if You Can’t Identify a Dog Owner after a Dog Bite?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dog bites can cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage. Fortunately, Florida law allows you to sue the dog owner for compensation to cover your financial and non-financial losses. If you are successful, you should not suffer any financial loss because of the dog bite. But what happens if you can’t identify the… Read More »

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How to Reduce Distracted Driving

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Life only seems to speed up. As a result, many people feel that they need to cram more work into fewer hours each day. Although multi-tasking can often lead to efficiency gains at work, it is rarely a good idea to do two things at once when driving a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, distracted driving… Read More »

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Finding the Safest Car for Your Teen Driver

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The day your child gets his or her driver’s license is an important milestone. Already, your child will have one leg out of the door, even if moving out is a couple years away. Parents definitely want their children to be safe, and for good reason. Collectively, teen drivers have a terrible safety record… Read More »

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Pressure Cooker Injuries

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Pressure cookers have become very popular in recent years, offering a convenient way of cooking food rapidly. Unfortunately, because of their design, pressure cookers can be dangerous. They work by trapping the steam generated by the cooking liquid, which increases the pressure inside the cooker, as well as the temperature. Unfortunately, when a pressure… Read More »

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Is the Trailing Car Always Responsible for a Rear-End Collision?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

At Earnhart Law, we are often asked whether the driver who strikes another car is automatically responsible in a rear-end collision. And we are surprised that many people assume that the answer is always “yes.” In fact, the trailing car is not always responsible for a rear-end collision—though they often are. Instead of assigning… Read More »

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What is a Statute of Limitations?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Regular readers of our blog will recognize that we are constantly encouraging people to “avoid delay” in contacting a lawyer if they have been injured in an accident. There is a very simple reason for that. Florida law does not give you an unlimited amount of time to sue someone for injuries. Instead, the… Read More »

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How to Avoid Tractor-Trailer Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Large commercial trucks like tractor-trailers are some of the most dangerous vehicles on Florida’s highways. Transporting goods around the country, these big rigs are vital to the state’s economy. Unfortunately, they can also cause life-altering injuries when they collide with a passenger vehicle. To protect your safety, remember the following tips for minimizing your… Read More »

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How Much are My Facial Injuries Worth?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

You might be surprised. Facial injuries often warrant more compensation than other injuries because they are so visible. For many people, their identity is tied up in their appearance, in particular the face they present to the world. Injuries that disfigure how a person looks can cause serious emotional distress, which victims can be… Read More »

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida’s wrongful death lawsuit allows family members to hold a person responsible for the death of their loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits are distinct from criminal suits, so the state prosecutor will not file a wrongful death claim. If you prevail, then the defendant must pay compensation but cannot be sent to jail. At… Read More »

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Florida Has Some of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

People flock to Florida for our glorious weather and low taxes. Unfortunately, they are coming to a state that is very dangerous for pedestrians. Although walking is great for a person’s health and completely free, it can lead to devastating injuries—especially in Florida According to the Tampa Bay Times, some cities in Florida are… Read More »

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