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What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

All physical injuries cause some measure of discomfort. A dog bite, for example, can leave a victim with tender limbs until the wounds heal. However, some injuries cause a disproportionate amount of chronic pain. If so, you might be suffering from complex regional pain syndrome, which is a serious ailment deserving of compensation. Symptoms… Read More »

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Were You Injured in a Driveway Accident?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Not every car accident happens out on the highway. Instead, hundreds of people are injured each year in someone’s driveway, even at low speeds. Although many of these victims are entitled to compensation, they might not know what to do. For example, who can they sue for money damages? And whose insurance do they… Read More »

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Federal Government Suspends Hours of Service Requirements for Some Truckers

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Commercial truck drivers are performing important work during the Covid-19 pandemic. They have hauled goods across the nation, including personal protection equipment (PPE) used on the front lines by medical staff. However, the Trump administration has responded by temporarily suspending the federal hours of service regulations for some commercial drivers. These regulations, put in… Read More »

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Were You Assaulted by a Coworker?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to the federal government, around 1.7 million violent assaults occur at work. These assaults can cause serious injuries to workers, often requiring that they receive medical treatment. In extreme cases, a worker can die. There are many reasons for the assaults, including arguments that escalate uncontrollably or drug or alcohol addiction that causes… Read More »

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Car Technology Aims to Reduce Distracted Driving

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Distracted driving has been called a “silent killer” on America’s roads. According to statistics, thousands of people are injured every day by a distracted driver, and hundreds are killed every week. When a driver fails to give adequate attention to driving, innocent people end up injured. A recent article highlights some of the technology… Read More »

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What is the Seat Belt Defense in Florida?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Car accident victims sometimes contribute to their injuries. This is the legal doctrine of contributory negligence, which is now called “comparative negligence” or “comparative fault.” Florida’s comparative fault law is found at Fla. Stat. § 761.81, which states that a plaintiff’s contributory negligence will not prohibit a lawsuit but “diminishes proportionally” the amount of… Read More »

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