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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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Florida’s Dram Shop Law

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Put simply, a dram shop law imposes legal liability on any establishment when it serves alcohol to a person that is visibly intoxicated. These laws force bars, taverns, and restaurants to internalize the costs of damage when one of their intoxicated patrons goes out and injures someone. Many dram shop laws also impose penalties… Read More »

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How to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel of a Car

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

It’s tough being a new driver. Not only is your teen inexperienced, but he or she might face social pressure to take unnecessary risks behind the wheel. Unfortunately, teens cause serious damage on Florida’s roads. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 2,400 teens aged 16-19 were killed in car accidents in… Read More »

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Make Work Zone Safety a Priority

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

This April, we celebrate work zone awareness week, which is a time to reflect on how dangerous road construction zones are. In 2017 alone, almost 800 people were killed in a work zone crash. The victims included drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and 132 highway workers, according to the Construction Equipment Guide website. With weather around… Read More »

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Suing More than One Defendant

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many car accidents involve only two vehicles, but others can involve several. In this situation, it might be hard to identify who is to blame, or it might be the fact that several drivers are to blame. As a result, you might need to sue more than one person. But is this difficult? At… Read More »

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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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