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Will Your Mental Health Records be Made Public?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Lawsuits are public. Many people are unaware of this fact, but if they went into their nearest court house, they would realize they can ask to see case files. These filed include all kinds of information, such as motions a lawyer filed in the case and deposition transcripts. Other records introduced into evidence are… Read More »

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Should You Wait Before Hiring a Lawyer?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

After an accident, it can be exhausting trying to get all the medical care you need to recover. Many people are already overwhelmed with family responsibilities and work. Throw in a serious injury like a burn, back injury, or a concussion, and few people have the time to look for a Delray Beach personal… Read More »

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How to Stay Safe at the Beach

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Tens of thousands of people flock to Delray Beach each winter to enjoy the surf and sun, and we can’t blame them. With much of the U.S. blanketed by snow and struggling with sub-zero temperatures, we are lucky enough to enjoy sun and 80-degree weather during the winter months. However, many people sustain injuries… Read More »

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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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