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Defective Brakes and Car Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many accidents are caused by negligent or aggressive drivers. However, some accidents also stem from defective parts of the automobile. These defects either existed when the car was sold to you, or they arise when a mechanic makes an error or otherwise fails to fix your car properly. Nothing is more terrifying than stepping… Read More »

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What are Contingency Fees?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

As a leading Delray Beach personal injury law firm, we meet with many injured people for a free consultation. One of the questions most people have is how we charge fees for our cases. We receive this question so often that we decided to write a post to describe our contingency fee arrangement. Contingency… Read More »

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$1 Million Civil Penalty for Defective Trash Can

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC) has levied a big fine against the manufacturer of a defective trash can. The manufacturer, EKO Development, Ltd., has agreed to the civil penalty, which related to one of its trash cans. According to the CPSC, a defect on these trash cans created a risk of injury that… Read More »

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4 Types of Parking Lot Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

A surprising number of car accidents happen in parking lots, and motorists and pedestrians can suffer serious injuries. Even at low speeds, car are large and heavy objects, which can cause significant damage. You would be best served to avoid any type of collision when pulling in or out of a lot. Here are… Read More »

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Commit to Workplace Safety in 2019

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Far too many workers are injured on the job in Florida each year. They can suffer serious injuries, including death, which could have been prevented with increased workplace safety. At Earnhart Law, we encourage all employers to make 2019 a year in which they commit to improving the safety of each and every employee…. Read More »

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What if You Can’t Identify a Dog Owner after a Dog Bite?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dog bites can cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage. Fortunately, Florida law allows you to sue the dog owner for compensation to cover your financial and non-financial losses. If you are successful, you should not suffer any financial loss because of the dog bite. But what happens if you can’t identify the… Read More »

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How to Reduce Distracted Driving

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Life only seems to speed up. As a result, many people feel that they need to cram more work into fewer hours each day. Although multi-tasking can often lead to efficiency gains at work, it is rarely a good idea to do two things at once when driving a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, distracted driving… Read More »

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Finding the Safest Car for Your Teen Driver

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The day your child gets his or her driver’s license is an important milestone. Already, your child will have one leg out of the door, even if moving out is a couple years away. Parents definitely want their children to be safe, and for good reason. Collectively, teen drivers have a terrible safety record… Read More »

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Pressure Cooker Injuries

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Pressure cookers have become very popular in recent years, offering a convenient way of cooking food rapidly. Unfortunately, because of their design, pressure cookers can be dangerous. They work by trapping the steam generated by the cooking liquid, which increases the pressure inside the cooker, as well as the temperature. Unfortunately, when a pressure… Read More »

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Is the Trailing Car Always Responsible for a Rear-End Collision?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

At Earnhart Law, we are often asked whether the driver who strikes another car is automatically responsible in a rear-end collision. And we are surprised that many people assume that the answer is always “yes.” In fact, the trailing car is not always responsible for a rear-end collision—though they often are. Instead of assigning… Read More »

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