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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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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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Fatal Motorcycle/Police Car Collision in Martin County

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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

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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

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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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Port St. Lucie Crash Seriously Injures Motorcycle Rider

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Emergency responders airlifted an injured rider, who was not wearing a helmet, to a local trauma center following a crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway. Apparently, a southbound driver brushed against the southbound motorcyclist, causing the rider to lose control of his bike. However, no details were immediately available. Motorcycle Crash Injuries in Port St…. Read More »

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Major Verdict in 2018 Wrong-Way Collision

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

After several months of litigation, a federal jury ordered the estate of a 98-year-old man to pay $10 million to the families of two teenagers who were killed in a 2018 car crash. In February 2018, a 98-year-old man driving the wrong way on Okeechobee Road near Midway slammed into a car carrying two… Read More »

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Head-On Fireball Crash Kills One

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A woman is dead after her van drifted over the center line and smashed into a tractor-trailer which was travelling in the opposite direction. The wreck occurred on Glades Cutoff Road just west of Interstate 95. According to police, a northbound Ford cargo van edged over the center line and moved directly into the… Read More »

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Head-On Indian River County Wreck Kills One, Injures Two

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 75-year-old woman is dead after a pickup truck drifted across the center line and slammed into an oncoming vehicle. This wreck occurred near the intersection of 43rd Avenue and 2nd Street. According to police and witnesses, a northbound Dodge Durango briefly crossed over to the southbound side. The Durango smashed into a southbound… Read More »

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