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Workplace Safety Inspections Decline

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Health and safety regulators play a key role in workplace safety. They can investigate job sites to ensure that a company is complying with safety regulations. They can also investigate when someone dies at a jobsite to ensure that fatal accidents do not occur again. A disturbing report from Public Integrity highlights how workplace… Read More »

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Federal Court Upholds $1.2 Million Jury Verdict in Trip & Fall Case

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a jury verdict in an important case that originated in Florida. The case illustrates the lengths that cruise lines will go to avoid paying compensation when their negligence injures a passenger. Our Delray Beach premises liability attorney breaks down the ruling. Cruise Line Hides Evidence from… Read More »

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Children & Shopping Cart Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Few people think of shopping carts as dangerous, but thousands of accidents occur each year because of them. Young children, in particular, are vulnerable to injury when parents place their children in the cart. Although this might seem like a good idea to restrain a busy and curious child, parents are exposing their children… Read More »

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Are Teenage Commercial Truck Drivers Coming to a Road Near You?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Current federal trucking regulations require that interstate commercial drivers be at least 21 years of age. But a new pilot program established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) could change all that. The Trump administration wants to test whether it can safely lower the age limit for commercial drivers to 18. According… Read More »

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Wrong Way Crashes

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to local media reports, a 39-year-old man was killed in a wrong way crash along State Road 44 a little after midnight on Sunday, September 13, 2020. The driver of the other vehicle was also seriously injured. The deceased was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced… Read More »

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Was Your Child Injured at Daycare?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many people use daycare providers to watch their children as they work or go to school, and parents want to enroll their children in daycares that are safe. Unfortunately, many children can be injured, sometimes quite seriously. At Earnhart Law, we explain to parents their rights following a daycare accident. We can identify whether… Read More »

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Average Dog Bite Settlement Continues to Rise

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), the average dog bite settlement for 2019 was $44,760. This represents nearly a 15% increase over the average settlement from 2018, which was $39.017. III collected information from providers of homeowners’ insurance, which typically pays out settlements in dog bite attacks. At Earnhart Law, we help those… Read More »

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Psychological Injuries at Work

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida’s workers’ compensation system provides medical care and partial job loss replacement benefits to those who are injured on the job. Many of our clients suffer physical injuries in an accident such as a fire, explosion, or fall. But what about psychological injuries? These can be just as disabling as back injuries or fractures…. Read More »

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Congressional Bill Could Improve Trucking Safety

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Trucking regulations remain in flux. The Trump Administration has loosened some rules as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and has proposed other changes that will take effect this fall. Now, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that would strengthen industry regulation to the benefit of the public. According to an article… Read More »

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Jet Ski Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

WCJB published a heart-warming story of a young woman’s recovery from a jet ski accident. Kaitlin Alexander of Delray Beach was injured in June while riding a jet ski, and doctors were initially not optimistic about her chances of recovery. However, the University of Florida Gator was able to make a quick comeback, even… Read More »

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