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Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Scooter Crash Kills Stuart Man

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A rear-end collision on the Kanner Highway ended in tragedy for an 88-year-old Stuart man. According to the Florida Highway patrol, “for unknown reasons,” a Chrysler Pacifica rear-ended a Yamaha scooter as both were eastbound. First responders rushed both drivers to a nearby medical care facility. The Pacifica driver is expected to survive, but… Read More »

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Search Warrant Exceptions Go to the Movies

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

It is hard to believe that the original Dirty Harry movie is now almost forty years old. Things have changed a lot in the ensuing years, and we are not just talking about fashion and hairstyles. This scene indicates how much criminal law has changed since then. The evidence which was clearly inadmissible in… Read More »

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Fatal Commercial Truck Accident in Martin County

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 68-year-old Okeechobee man is dead after a dump truck veered into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup truck.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred near the intersection of State Road 710 and Martin Highway. A 43-year-old man behind the wheel of a dump truck smashed head-on into a pickup truck which… Read More »

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Why is Vicarious Liability Important in St. Lucie County Vehicle Collision Claims?

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After a serious car crash injury, like a spine injury, the medical bills may exceed $1 million in the first year. Florida has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. So, many tortfeasors (negligent drivers) do not have enough coverage to make good on all these losses. Fortunately, Florida also… Read More »

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Challenging the Two Main Components of a Drug Possession Case

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Simple possession cases have long been a staple in the seemingly endless War on Drugs. In fact, these prosecutions account for over 80 percent of all drug cases in St. Lucie County. Except in marijuana cases, drug possession is typically a felony. The exact severity of the offense usually depends on the type and… Read More »

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Deadly Motorcycle Collision in Martin County

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A woman is dead following a harrowing wrong-way crash that also seriously injured several other motorists. The wreck, which occurred near the intersection of Citrus Road and Boatramp Avenue, involved two motorcycles, a Nissan Maxima, and a Ford Ranger. Two westbound motorcyclists passed a vehicle in a no-passing zone. An eastbound Maxima hit the… Read More »

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Getting Around the Graves Amendment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

As we approach the winter holidays, there will probably be lots of rented vehicles on the road. Typically, people who drive these cars are unfamiliar with the roads, so rented vehicle collisions are all too common. Under traditional negligent entrustment doctrine, owners are liable for damages if they allow incompetent drivers to use their… Read More »

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Your Rights and Responsibilities at a DUI Roadblock

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

One of the most fundamental Constitutional rules in criminal law is the reasonable suspicion rule. Generally, officers must have specific, articulable facts which indicate criminal activity before they may detain motorists. The Supreme Court has diluted this rule in recent years, most notably in 2014’s Heien v. North Carolina, but the rule itself remains… Read More »

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