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Building A Successful Port St. Lucie Car Crash Case

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First responders nearly always arrive promptly after a serious injury Treasure Coast car crash, but their mission is to secure the scene and attend to injured victims, not to collect evidence of negligence for a future court case. Evidence collection is particularly important in these early stages, because just like most homicides are solved… Read More »


How The Judge Determines Alimony In Florida

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Spousal support is not automatic in a Port St. Lucie divorce, but most judges grant at least some alimony in the vast majority of Treasure Coast marriage dissolution cases. Before making such a move, the judge essentially considers the obligor’s ability to pay and the obligee’s economic need. As these items vary significantly among… Read More »

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PAS And Child Custody Cases

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Once known as “maternal brainwashing,” parental alienation syndrome is a still-controversial condition which affects many divorced families in the Treasure Coast area. All PAS situations essentially involve an emotional triangle between the alienating parent (who is usually the mother), the targeted parent (generally the father), and the children. In extreme cases, the alienating parent… Read More »

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Obtaining Compensation In Large Truck Accidents

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Largely due to a combination of vehicle speed, truck size, and truck driver fatigue, almost 4,000 people died in large truck crashes in 2015. That figure has increased rather steadily since 2009, and nearly all of these victims (97 percent to be exact) are passenger vehicle occupants. At 60mph, fully-loaded large trucks require almost… Read More »

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Elements Of A Bus Driver Negligence Case

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Largely because of an increase in traffic, the number of serious bus crashes has increased 20 percent since 2009. The bulk of these accidents involve intercity tour buses, and as outlined below, some special legal and factual issues often apply in these cases. If they sustain serious injuries, bus crash victims are entitled to… Read More »


Trump FMCSA Pick Endorses ELDs, BASIC

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Lawmakers only asked Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Director-designate Raymond Martinez a few questions during his confirmation hearing, but his answers meant a great deal for truck driver negligence cases in Florida. Mr. Martinez, who has held a similar position in New Jersey since 2010, expressed unequivocal support for the agency’s controversial Electronic Logging… Read More »


Four Common Search Warrant Exceptions

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The warrant requirement in the Fourth Amendment is one of the most cherished American civil rights. However, its prohibition only applies to unreasonable warrantless searches and seizures, as opposed to all warrantless searches and seizures. To separate reasonable searches from unreasonable ones, the Supreme Court compiled a list of recognized search warrant exceptions. Consent… Read More »


Fireball Collision In Port St. Lucie

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Three people were seriously injured when a pickup driver, who may have had a medical episode, rear-ended a van, and the vehicles caught fire. Moments before the flames erupted out of control, several bystanders pulled the injured parties from the wreckage, and according to Port St. Lucie Police spokesperson, the injuries “could have been… Read More »


Some Parenting Plan Modification Basics In Florida

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America is perhaps the most mobile society in the world, as about one in four Floridians relocate at least once every five years. Whether that move is a local one to establish a better commute or an interstate relocation in pursuit of a new opportunity, these relocations often have a significant effect on a… Read More »


Fatal Crash In St. Lucie County

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A 64-year-old Okeechobee man died after a multi-vehicle crash that also seriously injured several other individuals. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Okeechobee and Shinn Roads. According to investigators, the 64-year-old man was eastbound on Okeechobee in a Toyota Tundra when he attempted to make a left turn onto Shinn. At that same… Read More »

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