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Work Zone Safety

By Andrew Sholtes |

Road construction is a fact of life in South Florida. Optimizing safety in road construction areas necessitates the creation of work zones. Ensuring safety within work zones is important for Florida’s roadway workers as well as its drivers and passengers. In order to maximize work zone safety, Florida drivers must be aware of work… Read More »

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Motor Carrier Not Liable for Third Party’s Negligent Trailer Repair Work

By Andrew Sholtes |

Does a transportation company have a duty to ensure that its tractor trailers are properly repaired when a third party does the repairing?  Last December, the District Court of Appeals of Florida, First District, considered this question. In Le v. Colonial Freight Systems, the court found a transportation company’s need to have repair work… Read More »

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Florida Law – Hit and Run Accidents that Lead to Property Damage

By Andrew Sholtes |

For any driver, being involved in a car accident can be extremely upsetting. Immediately after the accident, drivers may be upset and uncertain – about their injuries, their responsibilities, and what to do next. One requirement Florida imposes on drivers who are involved in accidents is that they not leave the scene of the… Read More »

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Florida’s Texting and Driving Law

By Andrew Sholtes |

For many Floridians, driving a car is such a basic fact of life that it is often taken for granted. In addition, text messaging has become a basic fact of life for many if not most cellphone users. As is the case in every state, driving is a legally regulated activity. It is important… Read More »

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Presumption of Negligence in Rear End Auto Collision Cases

By Andrew Sholtes |

In the case of a rear-end car accident, there is a rebuttable presumption of negligence under Florida law. This means that the law presumes that the rear-ending driver was negligent, but that the rear-ending driver can present evidence that shows why the presumption is not applicable in his or her case. What is Necessary… Read More »

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Buckling Up in the Sunshine State – Florida’s State Seatbelt Laws

By Andrew Sholtes |

Americans today are buckling up, whether they are drivers or passengers. Statistics show that in 2018, the national seatbelt use rate was near 90 percent for all vehicle occupants, according to NHTSA reports. In Florida, statistics from 2017 and 2018 show a seatbelt usage rate of just over 90 percent, and an increase in… Read More »

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E-Bike Basics

By Andrew Sholtes |

Have you ever ridden an electric bicycle (commonly known as an e-bike)? Have you seen someone else riding and e-bike on the bicycle path, the bike lane, or even the road? In any of these cases, have you wondered whether there are specific rules and regulations that apply to e-bikes, and whether they are… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Facts and Statistics

By Andrew Sholtes |

According to the CDC, NHTSA statistics compiled within the past five years indicate that more than 1000 people are injured every day in distracted driver crashes every day. In addition to those injured, approximately 9 people are killed each day in distracted driver crashes. NHTSA reports that in 2017, there were over 3000 deaths… Read More »

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Ways to Avoid Personal Injury in the Treasure Coast

By Andrew Sholtes |

Whether the season of thanks puts you on the road to visit family or you decide to stay home in the Treasure Coast, you should take some time to consider and begin thinking about the some of the best ways to avoid personal injury during the holidays. Sholtes Law offers some of the ways… Read More »

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Bicycle Accident Damages in Fort Pierce

By Andrew Sholtes |

The Fort Pierce area is a great location for riding bicycles. With the number of bike riding trails and warm weather all year long, bike riding can bring several opportunities for bicyclists throughout the Treasure Coast and the Sunshine State. Often times, opportunities for bike riding turn into bicycle accidents which are usually caused… Read More »

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