Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu

Recent Blog Posts

shutterstock_1164153049

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_407327620

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_81310957

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_467575562

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_481926427

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
lady justice

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Bike3

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_481926427

Fort Pierce Distracted Driving and the Holiday Season

By Andrew Sholtes |

Fort Pierce and the entire Sunshine State is a wonderful place to be during the holiday season. This is a time where there’s an increase in traffic as people travel to and from to visit family, go shopping and engage in the holiday festivities. Sholtes Law wants to keep everyone happy and safe this… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1201292983

Negligent Road Design Causes Car Accidents

By Andrew Sholtes |

Fort Pierce is known as the Sunrise City. It’s a great place to be whether during the winter holidays or summer for fun in the sun. But Fort Pierce, the Treasure Coast community, and other cities across the U.S. are not immune to negligent road design and road issues like potholes. This article will… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_422256799

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Obtaining Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Fort Pierce

By Andrew Sholtes |

We live in a state where we have the option to choose or decline uninsured motorist coverage. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute tells us that one in eight drivers were uninsured according to a 2017 study by the Insurance Research Council.  Although uninsured motorist coverage is an important coverage, many people opt out… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Phone: 855-534-2509 / Fax: 754-220-9939
604 Boston Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34950b
2440 SE Federal Hwy. Suite J, Stuart, FL 34994

© 2019 - 2020 Sholtes Law, PLLC. All rights reserved.
This law firm website is managed by MileMark Media.