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Were You Injured in a Driveway Accident?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Not every car accident happens out on the highway. Instead, hundreds of people are injured each year in someone’s driveway, even at low speeds. Although many of these victims are entitled to compensation, they might not know what to do. For example, who can they sue for money damages? And whose insurance do they… Read More »

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Car Technology Aims to Reduce Distracted Driving

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Distracted driving has been called a “silent killer” on America’s roads. According to statistics, thousands of people are injured every day by a distracted driver, and hundreds are killed every week. When a driver fails to give adequate attention to driving, innocent people end up injured. A recent article highlights some of the technology… Read More »

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What is the Seat Belt Defense in Florida?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Car accident victims sometimes contribute to their injuries. This is the legal doctrine of contributory negligence, which is now called “comparative negligence” or “comparative fault.” Florida’s comparative fault law is found at Fla. Stat. § 761.81, which states that a plaintiff’s contributory negligence will not prohibit a lawsuit but “diminishes proportionally” the amount of… Read More »

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Florida Traffic Accident Statistics for 2019

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Florida Department for Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has updated its accident statistics for 2019. Although the numbers are preliminary, they are close enough to what the final numbers will be to review in some detail. They show that our state continues to suffer from very high numbers of car accidents. In… Read More »

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Are Lawyers to Blame for Florida’s Expensive Auto Insurance?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida has some of the highest insurance premiums in the country. Things have gotten so out of control that the legislature is considering abandoning our no-fault insurance scheme, which was originally sold as a way to contain costs. But just what is to blame for our high insurance premiums? The Tampa Bay Times recently… Read More »

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Impaired Uber Driver Arrested for Crash

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

WFTS Tampa Bay has the news that an Uber driver was arrested recently for his participation in a fatal accident on January 8, 2020. The accident occurred when the Uber crashed into the rear of a semi truck stopped on Shamrock Drive around midnight. The victim was 30-year-old Estevan Pascual, and the driver was… Read More »

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Update on that Fatal Tesla Crash

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has finally issued a report on what contributed to the fatal crash of a Tesla vehicle in Delray Beach on March 1, 2019. The vehicle was on autopilot when it crashed into a tractor-trailer crossing in its path, causing the roof to be sheared off. The vehicle definitely… Read More »

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Seven Injured, One Fatally, in SUV Rollover Crash

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Rollovers are one of the most dangerous car accidents that a person can suffer. And a recent rollover on the Turnpike shows why motorists should take sensible steps to avoid one. According to the Sun Sentinel, 7 teens were injured in a rollover crash on Sunday, January 19, 2020 around 5:00 pm. The accident… Read More »

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Easter Bunny Involved in Hit and Run Has Been Caught

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

He was a viral sensation: a man dressed in an Easter Bunny costume was recorded getting into a fistfight last year. Now, the man has been involved in an equally serious crime—he was involved in a hit and run accident when he ran a stop sign on his motorcycle before crashing into a carport…. Read More »

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Are Teen Drivers More Dangerous than Other Drivers?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Receiving a first driver’s license is a rite of passage for most Floridians. Now, instead of having parents truck them around to school or work, teens can drive themselves. True, Florida places limits on young drivers. For example, parents can rescind a teen’s driver’s license at any point, and six points on a license… Read More »

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