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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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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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