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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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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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