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Mature Drivers: Some Statistics and Safety Regulations

By Andrew Sholtes |

Driving is an important fact of life in south Florida. Where walkability is not available, driving also allows individuals of all ages to maintain an independent and productive lifestyle. Mature drivers are one group of Florida residents that benefits from the independent lifestyle that driving affords. According to AAA, however, senior drivers are at… Read More »

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Drag Racing in Florida

By Andrew Sholtes |

Earlier this month, the South Florida SunSentinel reported on the death of a driver who, according to police, got caught up in a high-speed street race.  People who were working in the area who heard the crash said it sounded like an explosion and shook building walls, building walls, according to the news report…. 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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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Indicators of Distracted Driving in Fort Pierce

By Andrew Sholtes |

Distracted driving is a leading cause of serious bodily harm, injuries and death. It has become a growing problem within our community and throughout the nation. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reports there were almost 50,000 crashes involving distracted driving in our state alone, in 2016. Because Sholtes Law,… Read More »

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