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Evidence In Port St. Lucie Car Crash Cases

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Victim/plaintiffs have the burden of proof in civil cases. They must establish either negligence or negligence per se by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Simple negligence is basically a lack of ordinary care that causes injury. Essentially, the victim/plaintiff must prove that the driver made a lapse in judgement that… 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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Teen Driver Kills Irma Evacuee Near Atlanta

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 3-month-old baby fleeing from Hurricane Irma died in her mother’s arms after a car crash in Cherokee County, Georgia. The baby and her family left Port St. Lucie to stay with friends and family in the Peachtree State. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a 17-year-old Jeep driver struck the family near… Read More »

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Third Party Corporate Liability In Car Crash Cases

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In a previous post, we examined some common first party liability theories in car crash cases. Additionally, in many cases, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) isn’t the only responsible party for the victim’s damages. Vicarious liability is important, because Florida has the second-highest number of uninsured drivers in the country. As a result, the tortfeasor… Read More »

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Teen Driver Causes Fatal Crash

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A young motorist crossed a center divider in Palm City, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Witnesses and authorities state that the accident happened on Southwest High Meadows Avenue, not far from Southwest Golden Bear Way. For unknown reasons, a southbound Kia strayed onto the northbound side, striking a Ford Ranger head-on…. Read More »

Reckless Driver Causes Multiple Injuries

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Twelve people were hurt — some of them seriously — after a man crossed the center line and smashed head-on into a van. The wreck occurred on Orange Avenue near Sneed Road in Fort Pierce. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 40-year-old man veered from the eastbound to the westbound side of Orange… Read More »

Comparative Negligence And The Seat Belt Defense

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Insurance companies, like all other business, are really only interested in profits. So, their lawyers will do anything possible to reduce the compensation that car crash victims receive. In a few car crash cases, there is an absolute defense, like last clear chance or sudden emergency, that basically flips liability from the tortfeasor (negligent… Read More »

Proof In Alcohol-Related Car Crashes

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One of the most salient facts in this area is that the standard of proof in civil court is a preponderance of the evidence, which means more likely than not. Picture two equally-full buckets of water sitting side by side. If a person adds an eyedropper-full of water to the bucket on the left,… Read More »

Dual Fatal Crash Raises Fault Questions

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Two people were killed in a Turnpike car crash that bore a striking similarity to an earlier incident in Martin County. The latest wreck occurred on the northbound side of the Florida Turnpike near Osceola Parkway in Orange County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 26-year-old woman from Miami lost control of her… Read More »

Dramatic Rescue After Fireball Multi-Car Crash

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One person was injured, but no one was killed, in a fiery three-car wreck in Indian River County. When first responders arrived at the intersection of 66th and Oslo in Vero Beach, two of the three vehicles were almost entirely engulfed in flames. Investigators believe that a Toyota Camry pulled out in front of… Read More »

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