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Why is Vicarious Liability Important in St. Lucie County Vehicle Collision Claims?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

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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Getting Around the Graves Amendment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

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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Obtaining Compensation in Device Distraction Claims

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

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

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

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

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

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

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

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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Fatal Motorcycle/Police Car Collision in Martin County

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A Port St. Lucie rider is dead after his bike collided with a Lauderhill Police Department officer who was investigating a report of two teens in a stolen car. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the officer and motorcyclist were both northbound on Interstate 95. The 47-year-old rider hit the police car’s rear fender after… Read More »

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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of people every year, and only a few of these incidents are “accidents.” Instead, avoidable driver error causes over 90 percent of these wrecks. Substantial compensation may be available in these situations. That’s especially true if the driver error involved one of the five types of driving… Read More »

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Negligent Driver Sends Elderly Man to Local Hospital

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

An 82-year-old man is in critical condition after a motorist struck his electric scooter as he tried to cross the street. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the man was riding a battery-powered scooter across Indian River Drive when a man operating a Buick Park Avenue collided with the left front portion of the scooter…. Read More »

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Fatal Wreck on Okeechobee Road

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A Fort Pierce man is dead, and five other people are seriously injured, after a vehicle collision in St. Lucie County. According to police and witnesses, a southbound GMC Sierra and eastbound Chevrolet C-10 collided at the intersection of Shinn Road and State Road 70. The C-10 driver was declared dead at the scene…. Read More »

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