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Officials: Port St. Lucie Crash Investigations Take Time

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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

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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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Liability In Port St. Lucie Substance Impairment Crashes

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At the end of 2018, Utah will be the first state to impose a .05 BAC limit on drivers in the state. Other jurisdictions are watching this development very closely, and they may follow suit. Many believe that a lower BAC breath limit may reduce the number of alcohol-related collisions. Right now, alcohol is… Read More »

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What Is Vicarious Liability And Why Does It Matter?

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Vehicle collisions, especially truck, bus, and other large vehicle collisions, often cause wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries. In some cases, the financial loss can be staggering. The good news is that victims are entitled to compensation for all these losses. The bad news is that Florida has one of the lowest auto insurance… Read More »

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Loss Of Control Wreck Kills Ft. Pierce Man

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In October 2018, a teenager lost control of her car, careened across traffic, and smacked into an oncoming vehicle. The crash occurred near the intersection of Greenbrier Drive and South COngress Avenue. According to police and witnesses, a 17-year-old woman lost control of her 2007 Toyota and crossed into oncoming traffic. She collided with… Read More »

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Report: Number Of Alcohol-Related Crash Fatalities Essentially Unchanged

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In 2017, the number of alcohol-related fatalities in vehicle collisions declined, but only by 1.1 percent. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services were mostly responsible for the decline. Florida MADD director David Pinsker welcomed the news, but not with open arms. “Certainly any decrease is what… Read More »

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If A Rented Moving Truck Hits Me, Can I Sue The Company?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In many parts of the country, no one relocates from late fall to early spring. The weather is too bad. But here in Florida, winters are generally very mild. So, the moving season continues unabated. If anything, the relocation numbers might actually increase, because moving in the winter is cheaper than moving in the… Read More »

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Some Dos And Don’ts in Port St. Lucie Car Crash Cases

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Every year, car crashes seriously injure millions of people. Some type of driver impairment, such as alcohol or distraction, causes most of these wrecks. In other words, most Port St. Lucie vehicle collisions involve some type of negligence. In the immediate wake of an accident, most people are not thinking about future damage claims…. Read More »

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How Do Port St. Lucie Personal Injury Attorneys Help Victims Now?

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Every year, car crashes kill or seriously injure about two million Americans. These victims may be entitled to substantial compensation for their economic damages, like medical bills, and noneconomic damages, like pain and suffering. But even fairly straightforward car wreck claims may take several months to resolve. Stingy insurance companies drag their feet whenever… Read More »

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The Five Kinds Of Impaired Driving In Port St. Lucie

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The vast majority of car crashes in Florida — about 95 percent — involve some kind of human error. Sometimes, a one-time lapse causes these crashes. But typically, negligence is the root cause. For example, most jurors would not consider rolling down the window to be a big deal, even though such an act… Read More »

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