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If a U-Haul Truck Hits Me, Can I Sue the Company?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people ask this question. Over thirty-five million Americans move every year, and many of them rent moving trucks. Normally, people must have commercial drivers’ licenses to operate these heavy trucks. So, when they cause crashes, the injuries are often catastrophic. Normally, the answer to this question is “yes.” The negligent entrustment doctrine allows… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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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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

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

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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

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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