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Monthly Archives: December 2018

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Evidence In Port St. Lucie Car Crash Cases

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Victim/plaintiffs have the burden of proof in civil cases. They must establish either negligence or negligence per se by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Simple negligence is basically a lack of ordinary care that causes injury. Essentially, the victim/plaintiff must prove that the driver made a lapse in judgement that… Read More »

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Liability In Port St. Lucie Substance Impairment Crashes

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

At the end of 2018, Utah will be the first state to impose a .05 BAC limit on drivers in the state. Other jurisdictions are watching this development very closely, and they may follow suit. Many believe that a lower BAC breath limit may reduce the number of alcohol-related collisions. Right now, alcohol is… Read More »

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Some U.S. Supreme Court Cases Worth Watching This Term

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Roughly forty years ago, the United States Supreme Court routinely considered over a hundred cases a year. The Court’s calendar for 2018-19 contains fewer than half that number of cases. That caseload is fairly typical for the modern era. Furthermore, the docket lacks any groundbreaking cases. Given the Court’s mostly-conservative makeup, there would probably… Read More »

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Making And Breaking Premarital Agreements In Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Aside from infidelity, money is the most common source of marital conflict that leads to divorce. Fundamentally, some people are savers and some people are spenders. There is nothing inherently wrong with either approach, which may be why these types of people are so incompatible. In this light, a premarital agreement is much more… Read More »

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What Is Vicarious Liability And Why Does It Matter?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Vehicle collisions, especially truck, bus, and other large vehicle collisions, often cause wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries. In some cases, the financial loss can be staggering. The good news is that victims are entitled to compensation for all these losses. The bad news is that Florida has one of the lowest auto insurance… Read More »

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Love, Baseball, And Premarital Agreements

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

As another baseball season comes to a close, we pause to remember that magical moment when an ownership dispute turned into an object lesson on the importance of spousal agreements in divorce cases. In the early 2000s, Frank and Jamie McCourt owned the Los Angeles Dodgers. After winning the World Series in 1988, thanks… Read More »

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Loss Of Control Wreck Kills Ft. Pierce Man

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In October 2018, a teenager lost control of her car, careened across traffic, and smacked into an oncoming vehicle. The crash occurred near the intersection of Greenbrier Drive and South COngress Avenue. According to police and witnesses, a 17-year-old woman lost control of her 2007 Toyota and crossed into oncoming traffic. She collided with… Read More »

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Report: Number Of Alcohol-Related Crash Fatalities Essentially Unchanged

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In 2017, the number of alcohol-related fatalities in vehicle collisions declined, but only by 1.1 percent. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services were mostly responsible for the decline. Florida MADD director David Pinsker welcomed the news, but not with open arms. “Certainly any decrease is what… Read More »

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