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Fireball Christmas Day Crash Kills Four

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A sharp curve may have contributed to a head-on wreck in Highland County. Who may be legally responsible for this tragedy? Florida Highway Patrol troopers shut down much of State Road 70 as they investigated the Christmas Day wreck near County Road 721. Investigators believe that a Buick was travelling westbound in the eastbound… Read More »

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The Parts Of A Car Crash Negligence Claim

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Most car accidents and other such incidents are not really “accidents.” In fact, human error causes about 95 percent of the car crashes in Florida. If that error involved a lack of ordinary care, the victim may be entitled to significant compensation. At least for the time being, Florida is a no-fault state. So,… Read More »

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St. Lucie County Semi-Truck Crash Kills Senior Citizen

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 76-year-old man is dead after a jackknifed double semi-truck apparently forced his 2004 Hyundai Tiburon off the highway. The wreck occurred on the Florida Turnpike south of Okeechobee Road. For unknown reasons, a double semi-truck jackknifed and wound up on the shoulder. That incident caused the 76-year-old man to lose control of his… Read More »

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2018 Road Rage Victim Back In Hospital

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 3-year-old girl who was shot in the head during an October 2018 hit-and-run road rage incident is back in the hospital, according to her family. Doctors say that an exit wound in 3-year-old Preslie Jenkins’ body developed an infection. The toddler was in a truck along with her 7-year-old brother and their mother’s… Read More »

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PSLPD Cracks Down on Crosstown Speeders

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Port St. Lucie Police Department has issued over 2,700 tickets on the Crosstown Parkway since 2015, and speed is still a deadly problem on this stretch of roadway. Officials say they will add two more officers to the Crosstown Parkway beat this year, bringing staffing to its pre-Great Recession level. “It’s a never-ending… Read More »

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Ft. Pierce Man Sentenced In Fatal DUI Crash

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 25-year-old man will spend the next eleven-plus years in prison, and the following eight and a half years on supervised release, after he pleaded guilty to causing an August car wreck. In the August 2018 truck crash, the defendant’s vehicle crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on. The collision killed the… Read More »

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Indian River County Car Wreck Kills One

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

An 89-year-old woman is dead after a complex intersection collision that raises some intricate legal issues. A Buick, which was eastbound on 21st Street, ran the stoplight at the 27th Street intersection. A Corolla, which was northbound on 27th Avenue, collided with the Buick’s passenger side in the intersection. A person in the Corolla… Read More »

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Officials: Port St. Lucie Crash Investigations Take Time

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

According to one analysis, law enforcement investigators look at cases for an average of seventy-seven days before filing charges. How does the criminal law process compare with the civil law process? This study took place in the wake of a five-fatality fireball crash in November 2018. Chief Assistant State Attorney Tom Bakkedahl assigned a… Read More »

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Fatal Pile-Up Crash In Palm Beach County

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Investigators believe that environmental conditions and driver inattention are primarily responsible for a fatal crash on the Florida Turnpike. A southbound driver lost control of his BMW around Mile Marker 101. The vehicle spun around and came to a stop. At that moment, an approaching tractor-trailer swerved to the right to avoid the BMW…. Read More »

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Evidence In Port St. Lucie Car Crash Cases

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Victim/plaintiffs have the burden of proof in civil cases. They must establish either negligence or negligence per se by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Simple negligence is basically a lack of ordinary care that causes injury. Essentially, the victim/plaintiff must prove that the driver made a lapse in judgement that… Read More »

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