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Documenting Your Physical Pain

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

If you succeed in a personal injury lawsuit, you can receive compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. You might also receive money damages for physical pain and suffering. Because juries are sometimes skeptical that you really are in a lot of pain, you should do your best to document your pain before bringing… Read More »

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Protect Your Children from Defective Highchairs

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Recently, Graco issued a recall for their popular highchair sold exclusively through Walmart. Consumers who have purchased the highchair should immediately stop using it and call 800-345-4109 for a free repair kit. Walmart sold about 36,000 chairs in the United States and an additional 3,000 in Canada. With luck, the chair will not cause… Read More »

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A Dangerous Trend: Older Truck Drivers

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Although the trucking industry is one of the most regulated in the United States, fatal accidents have risen in recent years. After hitting a low in 2009, the number of accidents involving large trucks has risen to 415,000 in 2015. Of those, 3,598 were fatal. One contributing factor to the increase in accidents and… Read More »

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Florida Boating Accidents Can Lead to Wrongful Death

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Boating is one of the most popular hobbies in Florida. With our miles of beaches and beautiful year-round weather, who wouldn’t enjoy relaxing out on the water? Unfortunately, the number of boating deaths continues to rise. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida led the nation in 2015 in the number… Read More »

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Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Florida?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Motorcycle helmets save lives. Studies have shown that wearing a motorcycle helmet reduces the risk of death by 37% and the risk of head injury by 69%. Nevertheless, many riders would prefer not to wear a helmet, finding them inconvenient or a restriction on their field of view. In Florida, motorcyclists must wear helmets… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Motorcycling is a popular hobby in Florida. According to statistics, over half a million motorcycles are registered in the state, and thousands of enthusiasts visit from out of state on their bikes. Because there are so many bikes on the road, you should not be surprised that Florida is one of the states with… Read More »

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What Are Emotional Distress Damages in Florida?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

After an accident, victims can receive money for their injuries called “damages.” In Florida, victims can receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and usually physical pain and suffering. In some situations, emotional distress damages might also be available. What Is Emotional Distress?  Not all injuries are visible. After a serious accident, victims can… Read More »

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Five Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida is a “strict liability” state when it comes to dog bites.  Florida Statute 767.04 provides that subject to certain exceptions, the dog’s owner is liable for damages and injuries suffered by any victim bitten on public property, or when the victim is lawfully on a privately owned property. This applies even if the… Read More »

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