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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Driver error causes about 95 percent of the car crashes in Florida. Frequently, this error is a moving violation, like speeding. In fact, excessive speed causes or contributes to about a third of the fatal vehicle collisions in Florida. For the most part, driver impairment is different. These problems always begin before the driver… Read More »

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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In the United States, driver error causes about 96 percent of all car wrecks. Most of these incidents are not accidents. People accidentally leave the lights on. They do not accidentally drive while fatigued or under the influence of drugs. Since most impairment-related crashes are not accidents, a Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney… Read More »

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Ten Children Injured in School Bus Crash

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Few details were available about a wreck which involved a car and a St. Lucie Public School vehicle loaded with kids. The wreck occurred in Fort Pierce, near the intersection of Avenue O and North U.S. 1, shortly before school began for the day. Ambulances arrived at the scene to transport the victims, according… Read More »

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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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Getting Around the Graves Amendment

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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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Fatal Motorcycle/Police Car Collision in Martin County

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A Port St. Lucie rider is dead after his bike collided with a Lauderhill Police Department officer who was investigating a report of two teens in a stolen car. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the officer and motorcyclist were both northbound on Interstate 95. The 47-year-old rider hit the police car’s rear fender after… Read More »

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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of people every year, and only a few of these incidents are “accidents.” Instead, avoidable driver error causes over 90 percent of these wrecks. Substantial compensation may be available in these situations. That’s especially true if the driver error involved one of the five types of driving… Read More »

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Negligent Driver Sends Elderly Man to Local Hospital

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

An 82-year-old man is in critical condition after a motorist struck his electric scooter as he tried to cross the street. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the man was riding a battery-powered scooter across Indian River Drive when a man operating a Buick Park Avenue collided with the left front portion of the scooter…. Read More »

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Winning Money in Alcohol-Related Crashes

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Despite tougher laws and other aspects of the decades-long DUI crackdown, alcohol still accounts for about a third of the fatal car crashes in Florida. Alcohol-related crashes are among the most violent vehicle collisions. These wrecks often cause spine injuries, head injuries, and other catastrophic wounds. Given the serious nature of the damages, and… Read More »

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Obtaining Compensation in Alcohol-Related Crashes

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Ever since the 1990s, law enforcement, judges, and lawmakers have tried to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes. This crackdown includes things like roadside checkpoints, Ignition Interlock Devices (portable Breathalyzers attached to a vehicle’s ignition), and tough new laws, like the refusal-to-submit law. Yet despite all these efforts, alcohol still causes about a third… Read More »

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