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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 »

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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 »

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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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Deadly Motorcycle Collision in Martin County

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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

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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 Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 95 in Martin County

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A Loxahatchee man is dead after a woman driving a Volkswagen struck him as he ran from east to west across the southbound lanes of I-95. The wreck occurred near Palm City shortly after 5 a.m. According to police, the woman hit the man in the southbound entrance lane to the freeway. The force of… Read More »

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Obtaining Compensation in Device Distraction Claims

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Most people multitask their way through each day. A friend once told me she could feed her infant child, cook dinner, talk on the phone, and yell at her older children all at the same time. But behind the wheel, such multitasking is very hazardous. Driving already involves multitasking. Operators must almost simultaneously watch… Read More »

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Deadly Crash on I-75 Involved Multiple Semi-Trucks

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Investigators believe that a mechanical failure on an eighteen-wheeler may have caused a fireball crash near Lake City. The horrific wreck shut down part of Interstate 75 for more than a day. Investigators believe that a northbound semi-truck had problems with a tire or wheel, causing the driver to lose control. That semi veered… Read More »

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High-Speed Police Chase Kills Motorcycle Rider

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After Lauderhill Police officers joined the chase of two juvenile auto theft suspects, one officer hit a Harley Davidson, causing the rider to spin out of control. The chase began when Boca Raton police alerted Lauderhill police to “be on the lookout” for two teenagers who had allegedly stolen a vehicle. Officers eventually located… Read More »

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The Five Kinds of Driving Impairment

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Driver error causes over 90 percent of the car crashes in Florida. Many times, that error involves an operational mistake. Speeding, making an illegal lane change, and tailgating are the three big ones. Typically, however, the errors involves one of the vice types of impairment, as outlined below. Damages in a Port St. Lucie… Read More »

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