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Vice Mayor of Delray Beach Struck while Walking

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida already has a reputation for being a dangerous state for pedestrians. Now comes news that the Deputy Vice-Mayor of Delray Beach, Shirley Johnson, was struck by a motorist as she walked to city hall. Although Johnson is expected to make a recovery, the accident is just one of many that highlight the growing… Read More »

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What are Contingency Fees?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

As a leading Delray Beach personal injury law firm, we meet with many injured people for a free consultation. One of the questions most people have is how we charge fees for our cases. We receive this question so often that we decided to write a post to describe our contingency fee arrangement. Contingency… Read More »

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$1 Million Civil Penalty for Defective Trash Can

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC) has levied a big fine against the manufacturer of a defective trash can. The manufacturer, EKO Development, Ltd., has agreed to the civil penalty, which related to one of its trash cans. According to the CPSC, a defect on these trash cans created a risk of injury that… Read More »

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Pressure Cooker Injuries

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Pressure cookers have become very popular in recent years, offering a convenient way of cooking food rapidly. Unfortunately, because of their design, pressure cookers can be dangerous. They work by trapping the steam generated by the cooking liquid, which increases the pressure inside the cooker, as well as the temperature. Unfortunately, when a pressure… Read More »

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What is a Statute of Limitations?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Regular readers of our blog will recognize that we are constantly encouraging people to “avoid delay” in contacting a lawyer if they have been injured in an accident. There is a very simple reason for that. Florida law does not give you an unlimited amount of time to sue someone for injuries. Instead, the… Read More »

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How to Avoid Tractor-Trailer Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Large commercial trucks like tractor-trailers are some of the most dangerous vehicles on Florida’s highways. Transporting goods around the country, these big rigs are vital to the state’s economy. Unfortunately, they can also cause life-altering injuries when they collide with a passenger vehicle. To protect your safety, remember the following tips for minimizing your… Read More »

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How Much are My Facial Injuries Worth?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

You might be surprised. Facial injuries often warrant more compensation than other injuries because they are so visible. For many people, their identity is tied up in their appearance, in particular the face they present to the world. Injuries that disfigure how a person looks can cause serious emotional distress, which victims can be… Read More »

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida’s wrongful death lawsuit allows family members to hold a person responsible for the death of their loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits are distinct from criminal suits, so the state prosecutor will not file a wrongful death claim. If you prevail, then the defendant must pay compensation but cannot be sent to jail. At… Read More »

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Florida Has Some of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

People flock to Florida for our glorious weather and low taxes. Unfortunately, they are coming to a state that is very dangerous for pedestrians. Although walking is great for a person’s health and completely free, it can lead to devastating injuries—especially in Florida According to the Tampa Bay Times, some cities in Florida are… Read More »

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Truck Accidents & Black Box Data

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

In an effort to improve trucking safety, more big rigs around the country have black boxes installed. These boxes are really data collection systems, which can go by different names. In many truck accident cases, the black box provides critical evidence. It can help bolster your claim that a driver is to blame for… Read More »

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