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Florida Traffic Accident Statistics for 2019

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Florida Department for Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has updated its accident statistics for 2019. Although the numbers are preliminary, they are close enough to what the final numbers will be to review in some detail. They show that our state continues to suffer from very high numbers of car accidents. In… Read More »

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Are Waivers of Liability Valid in Florida?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

If you participate in rock climbing or skydiving, you might even be asked to sign a separate document with the title “Waiver of Liability” in big, bold letters. This document states that the participants waive any right to sue if they are injured due to the operator’s negligence. These types of waivers are used… Read More »

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Are Lawyers to Blame for Florida’s Expensive Auto Insurance?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida has some of the highest insurance premiums in the country. Things have gotten so out of control that the legislature is considering abandoning our no-fault insurance scheme, which was originally sold as a way to contain costs. But just what is to blame for our high insurance premiums? The Tampa Bay Times recently… Read More »

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What Are Complications Related to Amputations?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Any time a person loses a limb, they will suffer a serious loss. Amputations are rare injuries, but if you have been involved in a traumatic accident, then your odds go up of needing a limb removed. Some of the more common accidents that involve a relatively high risk of amputations are truck accidents,… Read More »

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Hip Fractures

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

A hip fracture is a fairly common injury after a car accident or slip and fall. The hip plays a critical role in stability and mobility, and any injury can cause incredible pain. Hip injuries have a well-earned reputation for being some of the worst that a person can suffer, and hip fractures might… Read More »

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Impaired Uber Driver Arrested for Crash

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

WFTS Tampa Bay has the news that an Uber driver was arrested recently for his participation in a fatal accident on January 8, 2020. The accident occurred when the Uber crashed into the rear of a semi truck stopped on Shamrock Drive around midnight. The victim was 30-year-old Estevan Pascual, and the driver was… Read More »

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Another Fatal Brightline Train Accident

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to NBC Miami, the Brightline Train has claimed another life. The most recent accident happened on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in the morning. The NBC chopper was on the scene shortly thereafter and reported that the accident took place near the 600 block of Northeast 7th Avenue. The car had been struck on… Read More »

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New Pedestrian Safety Bill Passes the Florida House

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida has terrible pedestrian safety, but a new bill passed in honor of a young accident victim could make the roads a little safer for pedestrians going forward. According to Click Orlando, the Florida House has passed the Sophia Nelson Pedestrian Safety Act by a wide margin. The vote total was 118 for and… Read More »

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Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Your Personal Injury Suit?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many of our clients are concerned about how the coronavirus pandemic will affect their already existing personal injury claims. For example, you might have been injured in a car accident and are worried that the entire court system will shut down. There is good news. The pandemic, in its current form, should not prevent… Read More »

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Update on that Fatal Tesla Crash

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has finally issued a report on what contributed to the fatal crash of a Tesla vehicle in Delray Beach on March 1, 2019. The vehicle was on autopilot when it crashed into a tractor-trailer crossing in its path, causing the roof to be sheared off. The vehicle definitely… Read More »

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