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I Was Hit by an Uninsured Motorist, What Now?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

It is no secret that many drivers out on the road lack necessary insurance. Even worse, Florida’s no-fault insurance scheme makes it difficult to get the compensation you need when you have suffered serious injuries in your crash. As seasoned Delray Beach car accident lawyers, we often get people calling up to ask, “I… Read More »

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Can a Self-Employed Person Receive Compensation for Lost Income?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Accidents are expensive. In addition to medical bills, many victims are unable to return to work, so they lose out on income. If you have a job, then it is easy to calculate the amount of income you have lost—just look at your pay stub to see how much you are paid every day… Read More »

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5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Palm Beach County

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to statistics kept by the Department of Transportation, about 40% of all car accidents are related to intersections. The reasons are many. For one, intersections bring together a large number of motor vehicles and pedestrians, and you normally find car accidents where there is considerable congestion. For another, many motorists are in a… Read More »

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Miami Dolphin Football Player Loses Arm in Car Accident

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

From CBS Miami comes a grisly story of an accident that caused NFL player Kendrick Norton to lose his arm. The accident occurred on July 4, 2019 on State Road 836, near Miami. According to the police report, Norton was at fault for the collision. He apparently made an improper lane change, causing him… Read More »

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Rollover Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Rollovers are some of the deadliest car accidents on Florida’s roads. According to Consumer Reports, only about 3% of car accidents are rollovers, but they account for around 30% of all fatalities. Although car safety has reduced the number of fatalities recently, rollovers still pose a hazard to motorists and nearby bystanders. At Earnhart… Read More »

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Your Uber Could Have No Driver

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to the Insurance Journal, Florida’s Senate has recently passed a bill that could open the door for rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber to use driverless vehicles. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on May 1, without any debate. In April, the Florida House had also passed the bill unanimously as well. According… Read More »

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Can You Be Sued if You Lend Your Car to Someone and They Crash It?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many people freely lend their car to people they know. Maybe their sibling needs to go to a dental appointment, or their neighbor needs a vehicle while his is in the shop. No harm, no foul, right? Actually, under Florida law, owners are opening themselves up to legal liability if the person who borrows… Read More »

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Tiger Woods Sued Under Florida’s Dram Shop Law

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Golfer Tiger Woods recently made the news for winning his first major championship in over a decade at The Masters. Now he is in the news for something far less respectable—contributing to the drunk driving death of a former employee. According to the Daily Beast, Woods and his girlfriend are being sued by the… Read More »

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Car Accidents and Joint Injuries

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Healthy joints are critical for mobility and most of the tasks of daily living. With damaged joints, it is much harder to dress, cook, walk, reach for the remote, or even hug loved ones. Unfortunately, traumatic events like car accidents can lead to a host of joint problems, which can keep many people out… Read More »

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Should You Buy More Insurance?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

To register a motor vehicle in Florida, motorists need to buy personal injury protection insurance, called PIP. These are no-fault benefits that will cover your injuries regardless of who caused a crash. Currently, the minimum PIP coverage is $10,000, which will pay for 80% of your medical bills and a smaller portion of your… Read More »

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