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Common Traffic Violations in Florida

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It is natural to think that a traffic violation is not very serious. After all, speeding typically only comes with a ticket and a fine, and even texting and driving does not have extremely harsh penalties. However, many traffic violations are actually considered crimes in Florida and they come with serious consequences. Too many… Read More »

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Reckless Driving Defenses in Florida

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Reckless driving is one of the most common offenses in Florida. Due to the fact that this crime is so common, many people think it is not serious and those charged will simply face a minor traffic infraction. This is not true. Reckless driving can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony in… Read More »

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Four Car Accident Injuries You Did Not Know You Had

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Sometimes, injuries after a car accident are obvious. Broken bones, deep lacerations, and facial injuries are just a few of these. However, there are other injuries that are not as easily recognizable. It is important to know what these overlooked injuries are, as you can still hold negligent parties liable for them. Due to… Read More »

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Six Things You Should Never Do After a Car Accident

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After a car accident, it is important to take several steps to protect any future claim you may file. While certain steps are essential, there are also some actions that are just as crucial to avoid. Below are six things you should never do after a car accident. Leave the Scene Under Florida law,… Read More »

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The Five Most Common Distractions Behind the Wheel

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Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous things a motorist can do behind the wheel. When most people think of driving while distracted, they often envision a driver that is using a handheld electronic device. Unfortunately,  this is just one type of distraction. There are many other distractions drivers face when they are… Read More »

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How Long Do You Have to File a Car Accident Claim?

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The weeks and months following a car accident are very stressful, particularly if you have sustained serious injuries. Filing a claim with the insurance company or a lawsuit against the negligent party may not be your priority at this time. However, it is important to know you only have a certain amount of time… Read More »

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How Daylight Savings Contributes to More Car Accidents

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Daylight savings time has become a hotly debated topic. Many people feel as though it is an outdated ritual and would like to see it abolished. However, Florida plans to keep daylight savings time, at least for the time being. As such, it is important that people know how to adjust to it. A… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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