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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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Georgia Couple Dies in Wrong Way Collision in Florida

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Wrong way car collisions are often deadly, as illustrated by a recent news story about a Georgia couple and their child who were killed when a driver going the wrong way struck them in Gainesville. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Christopher and Brittany Hesling of St. Marys, Georgia were riding on the eastbound… Read More »

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Most Popular Stolen Vehicles in the US and Florida

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

According to a report cited by ABC, 2018 saw almost 750,000 motor vehicles stolen in the United States. That number is slightly lower than the number of motor vehicle thefts in 2017, which is good news. Nevertheless, any theft feels like a gigantic loss to those whose car was pinched. Thieves are also a… Read More »

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Surprising Insurance Policies You Might Already Have

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Obtaining adequate compensation following an accident can be difficult. For example, you might have suffered devastating spinal cord injuries after a car accident. Unfortunately, the driver who hit you does not carry liability insurance and your own $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) benefits doesn’t nearly begin to cover your full financial losses. As… Read More »

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Florida Prohibits Holding a Cell Phone in a Construction or School Zone

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Distracted driving is a killer, and there is perhaps no greater contributor to distracted driving than cell phone use. Florida continues to crack down on motorists who pull out their phones while driving, and a law that went into effect recently prohibits drivers from holding a cell phone when they are in either a… Read More »

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Unusual Turn Signal Prevents Right-Turn on Green

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

In Florida, motorists can typically make a right-hand turn on a red light, provided that they come to a complete stop. The stop is necessary to give motorists a chance to look and make sure that no traffic is coming in their lane. ABC News in Tampa reports on an intersection where motorists are… Read More »

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Obtaining a Crash Report in Florida

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Following an accident, you should call the police so that an officer can swing by the scene and write up a crash report. This report will contain critical pieces of information that could prove vital for your claim. Car insurance companies want to see a crash report, and you can order a copy conveniently… Read More »

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Treating a Concussion after an Accident

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Brain injuries are some of the hardest injuries for our clients to make a comeback from. These injuries sometimes take a day or two to manifest, which makes it all the more surprising that their symptoms can linger for months, possibly years. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) stem from any violent shaking of the head,… Read More »

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