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Category Archives: Personal Injury


Road Debris Causes Fatal Crash

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Investigators say that objects in the road started a chain-reaction crash which ended in the death of a 33-year-old man. Few details were available about the wreck, which occurred on southbound Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach. Several vehicles swerved to avoid debris in the roadway. One of those vehicles struck and killed the victim…. Read More »


Multiple Injuries in Pile-Up Crash

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Emergency responders transported three people to local hospitals following a wrong-way crash in West Palm Beach. The wreck occurred on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard near the Australian Avenue intersection. According to investigators, a vehicle jumped the median and careened into oncoming traffic on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. The chain-reaction wreck involved seven vehicles. One… Read More »


Pedestrian Accidents: What You Should Know Now

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Statistically, pedestrians represent only a tiny fraction of the people who use the roads on the Treasure Coast. But pedestrians represent a significant number of roadway injuries and fatalities. Generally, Port St. Lucie roads have wide lanes and long green lights. Features like these help move vehicle traffic quickly from one place to the… Read More »


Special Issues in 18-Wheeler Wrecks

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Fully-loaded large trucks, like the ones which regularly run through the Treasure Coast, weigh about 80,000 pounds. Additionally, regulators routinely allow even larger vehicles, such as double trailers, to prowl area highways and byways. When these massive vehicles cause crashes, victims often sustain catastrophic injuries. Serious burns are a good example. Most trucks carry… Read More »


The Five Types of Driving Impairment

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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 »


Car Accident Kills Bicycle Rider

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A fatal crash in Martin County serves as a grim reminder that bicyclists in Florida risk serious injury twelve months a year. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, this wreck occurred near the intersection of Southeast 44th and Cove Road. Both the bicyclist and an Expedition driver were westbound on Cove. The driver, who… Read More »


Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Fort Pierce

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There may seem to be no recourse for a motorcycle rider who crossed the centerline and was not wearing a helmet. But these cases are complex, and this man’s family might still have legal options. This wreck occurred on South Indian Drive near the Florida Avenue intersection. According to police, a southbound motorcyclist crossed… Read More »


Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Martin County

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A Stuart man, who was 88 years old, died when a van rear-ended his motorcycle on the Kanner Highway. Investigators state that the motorcycle rider was eastbound on Kanner Highway/State Road 76 when the wreck occurred. First responders rushed the motorcycle rider to a nearby hospital, where he was subsequently declared dead. The victim… Read More »


Fatal Commercial Truck Accident in Martin County

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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 »


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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