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Defective Brakes and Car Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many accidents are caused by negligent or aggressive drivers. However, some accidents also stem from defective parts of the automobile. These defects either existed when the car was sold to you, or they arise when a mechanic makes an error or otherwise fails to fix your car properly. Nothing is more terrifying than stepping… 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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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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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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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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How to Defuse a Road Rage Incident

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many road rage incidents happen innocently. You might have pulled onto the freeway, sure that no traffic was approaching, only to have a car suddenly come right up on your fender. No problem, right? You made a simple mistake, or maybe the other vehicle was speeding. In normal circumstances, maybe the driver you accidentally… Read More »

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Huffing is Latest DUI Danger

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Members of the public know that drinking and driving do not mix. Nor does taking drugs such as marijuana or cocaine. But what about huffing Dust-Off house cleaner? A recent DUI crash in Delray Beach has brought out into the open the latest danger to safe driving: inhaling ordinary household chemicals, such as the… Read More »

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The Dangers of Hydroplaning

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

It is no secret that snow storms make driving dangerous. As Floridians, however, we see very little snow, so some drivers gain a false sense of security that they will never lose control of their vehicle in inclement weather. Nevertheless, rainstorms can cause accidents just as easily. In particular, cars can hydroplane, leading to… Read More »

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Stacking Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Policies in Florida

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

If you have been injured in a car accident, you might have catastrophic medical bills and lose out on months of wages. As a result, you will easily exhaust your personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. If the other driver has a basic bodily injury liability policy worth $25,000, you will probably exhaust that, too…. Read More »

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