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What is a Statute of Limitations?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Regular readers of our blog will recognize that we are constantly encouraging people to “avoid delay” in contacting a lawyer if they have been injured in an accident. There is a very simple reason for that. Florida law does not give you an unlimited amount of time to sue someone for injuries. Instead, the… Read More »

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How to Avoid Tractor-Trailer Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Large commercial trucks like tractor-trailers are some of the most dangerous vehicles on Florida’s highways. Transporting goods around the country, these big rigs are vital to the state’s economy. Unfortunately, they can also cause life-altering injuries when they collide with a passenger vehicle. To protect your safety, remember the following tips for minimizing your… Read More »

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How Much are My Facial Injuries Worth?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

You might be surprised. Facial injuries often warrant more compensation than other injuries because they are so visible. For many people, their identity is tied up in their appearance, in particular the face they present to the world. Injuries that disfigure how a person looks can cause serious emotional distress, which victims can be… Read More »

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida’s wrongful death lawsuit allows family members to hold a person responsible for the death of their loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits are distinct from criminal suits, so the state prosecutor will not file a wrongful death claim. If you prevail, then the defendant must pay compensation but cannot be sent to jail. At… Read More »

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Florida Has Some of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

People flock to Florida for our glorious weather and low taxes. Unfortunately, they are coming to a state that is very dangerous for pedestrians. Although walking is great for a person’s health and completely free, it can lead to devastating injuries—especially in Florida According to the Tampa Bay Times, some cities in Florida are… Read More »

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Truck Accidents & Black Box Data

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

In an effort to improve trucking safety, more big rigs around the country have black boxes installed. These boxes are really data collection systems, which can go by different names. In many truck accident cases, the black box provides critical evidence. It can help bolster your claim that a driver is to blame for… Read More »

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What if My Health Insurer Pays for Medical Care after an Accident?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Readers of this blog should know by now that injured victims can receive compensation from a negligent defendant to pay past, present, and future medical bills. For example, if you need surgery for a broken arm, then you will need to pay probably more than $10,000 for treatment. If you are partially paralyzed, you… Read More »

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The Importance of Good Records in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

After an accident, you might feel intense pain that makes it hard to sleep or do anything at all. In this frame of mind, the last thing you want to think about is your lawsuit. However, the keys to receiving compensation after an accident is keeping good records and hiring the right Delray Beach… Read More »

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Car Accidents and Catastrophic Injuries

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

A recent story in the Palm Beach Post is a reminder that some car accidents leave their victims with life-altering injuries long after the initial crash. Injured victims and their family members will need additional compensation to cover medical expenses and to make up for the dramatic changes in their lives. July Crash Leaves… Read More »

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Problems Accessing Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Benefits

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

As a no-fault state, Florida requires that motorists carry at least $10,000 in PIP benefits. These benefits are paid out regardless of who is at fault for an accident and can cover a portion of your medical bills as well as lost wages. In theory, no-fault PIP benefits were meant to speed up the… Read More »

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