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Deadly Vehicle-Moped Accident in Fort Pierce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Police are still investigating a rear-end crash that killed a moped rider. However, they have few clues as to what happened. The wreck occurred on southbound U.S. Highway 1 near the Tumblin Road intersection. A car rear-ended a moped, and the moped rider died at the scene. Motorcycle Injuries Sophisticated airbags and other advances… Read More »


Feds Suspend Large Truck Safety Rules

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Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not enforce some hours of service restrictions, the agency announced. Additionally, the agency expanded the list of exempted “emergency supplies” to include items like raw materials and fuel. The agency also will not enforce recordkeeping requirements during the pandemic. Other changes include… Read More »


If I Get in a Fight, Will I Be Charged With a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

As the mercury begins rising in Florida, the state will probably file more assault charges in court. Generally, St. Lucie County prosecutors file the most aggressive charges that the facts could possibly support. That usually means felony assault charges. But that’s not always the case. Assault has both direct and collateral consequences. Convictions usually… Read More »


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 »


Reckless Police Officer Faulted in Fatal Crash

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A motorcycle rider is dead because a Lauderhill police officer slammed on his brakes and swerved across the road, according to a Florida Highway Patrol investigation. But the matter is far from open and shut. Investigators state that the police officer saw a stranded motorist on Interstate 95. The officer, who had been pursuing… Read More »


From Green to Grey: Color Changes in Over-55 Divorces

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In ye olden days, many couples over 55 whose marriages fell on hard times obtained “Irish divorces.” They remained legally married but lived separate lives. These separate lives often included separate households, a situation which created the married-filing-separately provision in the tax code. Recently, however, divorce’s moral acceptability reached an all-time high. So, many… Read More »


The Five Types of Spousal Support in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Recently, reformers have tried and failed to change Florida’s alimony laws. These reformers wanted to make spousal support determinations more like guideline-based child support determinations. But, Florida’s spousal support law is still quite subjective. It tries to balance the obligee’s financial need and the obligor’s ability to pay. That’s different from the obligee’s financial… Read More »


Overcoming the Field Sobriety Tests in a DUI

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Fifth Amendment’s right to remain silent gives drivers the absolute right to refuse to perform the three approved Field Sobriety Tests. However, for various reasons, almost no one asserts that right. Instead, almost everyone gives in to police officer pressure and performs at least some FSTs. If the defendant submitted a chemical sample,… Read More »


Head-On Wreck Kills Vero Beach Man

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The head-on collision involved a passenger car and a semi-truck; the passenger car driver was killed almost instantly. The wreck happened on southbound Johnson Road. For unknown reasons, a southbound Grand Marquis crossed the center line into northbound traffic. The semi-truck driver attempted to avoid the crash, but was unable to do so. Florida Highway… Read More »


Where You Get Divorced Matters: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Unless the parties had a premarital agreement, property division is usually the costliest and most time-consuming portion of a divorce. In general, divorce laws vary significantly from state to state. That’s also true with regard to property classification and division. Like most other jurisdictions, Florida is an equitable division state. As outlined below, marital… Read More »

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