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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Car Accidents and Joint Injuries

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Healthy joints are critical for mobility and most of the tasks of daily living. With damaged joints, it is much harder to dress, cook, walk, reach for the remote, or even hug loved ones. Unfortunately, traumatic events like car accidents can lead to a host of joint problems, which can keep many people out… Read More »

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Should You Buy More Insurance?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

To register a motor vehicle in Florida, motorists need to buy personal injury protection insurance, called PIP. These are no-fault benefits that will cover your injuries regardless of who caused a crash. Currently, the minimum PIP coverage is $10,000, which will pay for 80% of your medical bills and a smaller portion of your… Read More »

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Heartwarming Story about a Remarkable Recovery from an Accident

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

As experienced personal injury attorneys, we meet with many clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Many are struggling with serious traumatic brain injuries that dramatically impair their ability to think, walk, or do the tasks of daily living. Some of our clients are rightly worried that their lives will never be the same, dependent… Read More »

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What is a Compound Fracture?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many people involved in traumatic accidents suffer a compound fracture. These fractures are called “compound” because there is accompanying damage to the skin or tissue around the bone. Typically, the broken bone will become exposed through the wound, though this isn’t required. The break in the skin is either caused by the trauma that… Read More »

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Florida’s Dram Shop Law

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Put simply, a dram shop law imposes legal liability on any establishment when it serves alcohol to a person that is visibly intoxicated. These laws force bars, taverns, and restaurants to internalize the costs of damage when one of their intoxicated patrons goes out and injures someone. Many dram shop laws also impose penalties… Read More »

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How to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel of a Car

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

It’s tough being a new driver. Not only is your teen inexperienced, but he or she might face social pressure to take unnecessary risks behind the wheel. Unfortunately, teens cause serious damage on Florida’s roads. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 2,400 teens aged 16-19 were killed in car accidents in… Read More »

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Motorcycle Owner Blames Victim for Her Own Death

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

When Jennifer Amy St. Clair got onto a bike at the end of a date, she probably did not anticipate that anything would go wrong. Unfortunately, St. Clair ended up falling off the motorcycle on I-95 and was run over by multiple vehicles, dying from her injuries. Now the owner of the motorcycle has… Read More »

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DUI Fatalities: What are the Most Dangerous Florida Cities

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The insurance website Value Penguin performed an interesting analysis. They looked at DUI deaths in Florida and ranked the most dangerous cities for a DUI death. As the report notes, Florida saw 515 DUI deaths in 2017, but to judge the deadliest city you need to analyze deaths on a per capita basis. Since… Read More »

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