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Category Archives: Car Accident


When Should I Speak to a Lawyer After an Auto Accident?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people do not think they need a lawyer after an auto accident, while others think that they should always speak to an attorney after a crash. Truthfully, while many auto accident cases greatly benefit from the help of a lawyer, others simply do not require one. So, if you have been in a… Read More »


Infant Dead Following Reckless High-Speed Police Chase

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Lakeland Police Department officers apprehended an auto theft suspect after he smashed head-on into an Altima with a 10-month-old baby in the backseat. The pursuit began on Martin Luther King Boulevard, when an officer tried to pull over an allegedly stolen Infiniti. Rather than submit to police authority, the 21-year-old suspect accelerated away. As… Read More »


Box Truck Accident Seriously Injures Two People

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An out of control box truck smacked into a Mazda at the intersection of Port St. Lucie and Morningside. First responders used the Jaws of Life to extricate two crash victims from the mangled Mazda. They were later airlifted to nearby hospitals with serious injuries. Investigators believe the box truck made an illegal turn,… Read More »


Fatal Wreck Involving Children in Okeechobee

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A speeding pickup truck clipped a passenger car, causing the vehicle to overturn. One person was killed and three others were seriously injured. Few details were available about the wreck which occurred near Mile Marker 117 on Highway 70. The driver of the passenger car was killed almost instantly when the car flipped. Three… Read More »


Dual Fatal Crash in Martin County on Interstate 95

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Two people died and several others were seriously injured when a driver lost control of his pickup truck on a rural stretch of I-95. The two individuals were passengers in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. For unknown reasons, the driver “failed to maintain control” of his vehicle, according to the report. The truck tipped over… Read More »


Car Wreck in Fort Pierce Kills Two People

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A driver and a passenger are dead, and another passenger is seriously injured, following a loss-of-control crash in St. Lucie County. Few details were available about the crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a driver left the road and careened into “multiple trees” and a wooden utility pole. The driver and front seat passenger… Read More »


Deadly Vehicle-Moped Accident in Fort Pierce

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Police are still investigating a rear-end crash that killed a moped rider. However, they have few clues as to what happened. The wreck occurred on southbound U.S. Highway 1 near the Tumblin Road intersection. A car rear-ended a moped, and the moped rider died at the scene. Motorcycle Injuries Sophisticated airbags and other advances… Read More »


Head-On Wreck Kills Vero Beach Man

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The head-on collision involved a passenger car and a semi-truck; the passenger car driver was killed almost instantly. The wreck happened on southbound Johnson Road. For unknown reasons, a southbound Grand Marquis crossed the center line into northbound traffic. The semi-truck driver attempted to avoid the crash, but was unable to do so. Florida Highway… Read More »


What is Vicarious Liability and Why is it Important in Car Wreck Claims?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Frequently, personal injury attorneys connect car wreck victims with doctors who charge nothing upfront for their services. However, these bills must be paid eventually. And, many tortfeasors (negligent drivers) do not have enough insurance coverage to pay them in full, especially in catastrophic injury cases. That’s because Florida has one of the highest percentages… Read More »


The Five Types of Driving Impairment

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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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