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Distracted Driving: You Text, You Drive, You Get Pulled Over in Fort Pierce

By Andrew Sholtes |

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were almost 50,000 crashes involving distracted driving in Florida in 2016. These distracted driving crashes cause serious injuries and death across the state. Now, as of July 1, 2019, talking and texting, a form of distracted driving, is a primary offense… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Negligent Security

By Andrew Sholtes |

Fourth of July celebrations took place in the Treasure Coast and all over the nation. Families and friends gathered at different parks and event facilities to hear music and watch fireworks. While you’re enjoying summer festivities, park owners and event facility organizers have a responsibility to make these events safe for you and others… Read More »

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Why Your Shoes are the Key to a Slip and Fall Accident

By Andrew Sholtes |

Each day in the United States 25,000 people are victims to slip and fall accidents, according to the National Safety Council. The community of the Treasure Coast sees its fair share of slip and fall accidents and surprisingly, they are more common than you think in the counties of Saint Lucie and Martin. Slip… Read More »

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What Not to Do After a Trucking Accident in Fort Pierce

By Andrew Sholtes |

Despite reports of the slowing trucking industry, more and more trucking accidents are taking place in Florida. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) reports that there were more than 3,000 commercial vehicle crashes just in January 2019. With the rising number of trucking accidents in Florida, the drivers in the… Read More »

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Top 3 Bicycle Accident Myths in Fort Pierce Florida

By Andrew Sholtes |

For recreational purposes, a bicycle is a fun way to get from point A to point B. In Florida, a bicycle is also an additional mode of transportation for many Fort Pierce residents, considering the great weather the Sunshine State brings year-round. But bike riding can be dangerous as well since Florida has the… Read More »

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Types of UM Insurance Coverage for Treasure Coast Drivers

By Andrew Sholtes |

One of the most important types of auto insurance coverage a Treasure Coast driver can have is Uninsured Motorist (UM) insurance coverage. According to the Insurance Research Council (IRC), Florida has one of the highest percentages of uninsured drivers in the U.S. What’s surprising is, many people still choose to drive without UM coverage… Read More »

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Stay Safe to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

By Andrew Sholtes |

On June 17, 2019, residents of Martin County, St. Lucie County and other Floridians rode their motorcycles to work in celebration of Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day. Riding on two wheels is a unique and fun experience, but it can also be a dangerous one when riders fail to do the following —… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Injunction Hearing

By Andrew Sholtes |

Hearing within 15 days Florida Law provides that the Circuit Court must hold a hearing on a Petition for Injunction Against Domestic Violence within 15 days of the Respondent being served. Usually, the paperwork that is served will provide the date and time of the hearing. It is important to be prepared for this hearing… Read More »

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Treasure Coast Drug Arrests

By Andrew Sholtes |

Possession of a Controlled Substance Florida has very strict laws on possession of controlled substances. It is important that a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney analyzes your case and identifies any possible defenses. Constructive Possession When a vehicle is jointly occupied, evidence of mere occupancy is not enough to convict someone of possession of drugs… Read More »

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Slip and Fall Accident – Personal Injury

By Andrew Sholtes |

Slip and Fall – Duty of Care A person has a claim for premises liability if he or she is injured while on the premises that is owned by another person, and the injury is due to a dangerous condition of the premises that was caused by the property owner’s negligence. The duty of… Read More »

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