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Monthly Archives: January 2020

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Amtrak Train Kills Three in Jupiter

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

As reported in a disturbing story published in USA Today, three people have been killed by an Amtrak train in Jupiter, Florida. The victims were a grandmother, Valery Jo Rintamaki, and her two grandsons, who were aged 10 and 8. The accident took place at the railroad crossing located at the entrance of the… Read More »

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Cyclist Safety: Not All Bike Lanes Are the Same

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many advocates for the rights of cyclists want cities to install more bicycle lanes, usually to improve safety. However, a recent study from the Insurance Information Institute (III) has shown that different designs provide dramatically different levels of safety. And the results are somewhat surprising. Protected Bike Lanes Not Always Safest Many proponents of… Read More »

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Travel Safety Tips

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Have Your Car Serviced Now is a great time to pull your car into the service station to have any problems addressed. Has your “Change Oil” light been on for the past month? Have you heard funny noises coming from under the hood? Has a year or more passed since you checked the air… Read More »

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Surprising Insurance Policies You Might Already Have

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Obtaining adequate compensation following an accident can be difficult. For example, you might have suffered devastating spinal cord injuries after a car accident. Unfortunately, the driver who hit you does not carry liability insurance and your own $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) benefits doesn’t nearly begin to cover your full financial losses. As… Read More »

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Florida Prohibits Holding a Cell Phone in a Construction or School Zone

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Distracted driving is a killer, and there is perhaps no greater contributor to distracted driving than cell phone use. Florida continues to crack down on motorists who pull out their phones while driving, and a law that went into effect recently prohibits drivers from holding a cell phone when they are in either a… Read More »

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Unusual Turn Signal Prevents Right-Turn on Green

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

In Florida, motorists can typically make a right-hand turn on a red light, provided that they come to a complete stop. The stop is necessary to give motorists a chance to look and make sure that no traffic is coming in their lane. ABC News in Tampa reports on an intersection where motorists are… Read More »

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