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Your Uber Could Have No Driver

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to the Insurance Journal, Florida’s Senate has recently passed a bill that could open the door for rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber to use driverless vehicles. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on May 1, without any debate. In April, the Florida House had also passed the bill unanimously as well. According… Read More »

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Can You Be Sued if You Lend Your Car to Someone and They Crash It?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many people freely lend their car to people they know. Maybe their sibling needs to go to a dental appointment, or their neighbor needs a vehicle while his is in the shop. No harm, no foul, right? Actually, under Florida law, owners are opening themselves up to legal liability if the person who borrows… Read More »

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Tiger Woods Sued Under Florida’s Dram Shop Law

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Golfer Tiger Woods recently made the news for winning his first major championship in over a decade at The Masters. Now he is in the news for something far less respectable—contributing to the drunk driving death of a former employee. According to the Daily Beast, Woods and his girlfriend are being sued by the… Read More »

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What is the Most Dangerous Equipment on Construction Sites?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

It is no secret that construction jobs are dangerous. According to Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, around 10% of all construction workers are injured every year. For workers under the age of 18, construction is the second most fatal occupation. Safety training is absolutely vital for minimizing risks, but enforcement of training standards is… Read More »

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4 Mistakes to Avoid after a Dog Bite

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dog bites are fairly regular occurrences in Florida, unfortunately. According to Florida Health, about 600 Floridians are hospitalized each year due to dog bites, and about 2 people die. Even normally well-behaved dogs sometimes go off the rails and attack children, neighbors, and complete strangers. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you might… Read More »

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Another Tri-Rail Train Accident

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Tri-Rail system is in the news again, this time for an accident on Friday, April 26. According to WPTV, the accident happened west of I-95, a little before 9:00 am. The vehicle and train collided, leaving the motorist with injuries that were not life-threatening. No one in the train was hurt. Though minor,… Read More »

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Will Delray Beach Ban Dockless Scooters?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dockless scooter companies like Lime and Bird are all the rage right now. Seen as a convenient way to get around town, scooters are unfortunately expensive to own and maintain. This is where dockless scooter companies come in. Using your app, you find a scooter near you, connect to it, and then go on… Read More »

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Want to Negotiate Your Own Settlement? Think Again

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

After an accident, many people hope to negotiate their own settlements with an insurance company. Their reasons vary. For example, some people might not know how to hire an attorney, so they think they’ll just handle all the paperwork themselves. Others are afraid that a lawyer will not be worth the cost. Even worse,… Read More »

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Florida Boating Deaths and Accidents Decline

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Some good news on the boating front in Florida. According to a report from the state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the number of deaths and accidents declined in 2018 compared to 2017. This is welcome news. Boating is a popular hobby in Florida, and we watched with a helpless feeling as the number… Read More »

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What to Do after a Concussion

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Concussions are a fairly common injury. If you were involved in a car accident or slipped and fell inside a store, then you could easily suffer a concussion, which is a relatively mild traumatic brain injury. Recovery is vital, because a second concussion soon after a first will be much more disruptive. WebMD has… Read More »

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