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Pensacola Jury Finds Against ECUA And Awards Injured Party $802,000.

Pensacola Jury Awards Injured PartyPENSACOLA, Fla. (JUNE 20, 2022) —  A jury in Escambia County Circuit Court awarded $802,000.00 in damages to a 52 year-old man who was left permanently disabled after being hit by a 36,000-pound garbage truck managed by the Escambia County Utilities Authority (ECUA). 

The Accident

The client’s vehicle was hit from behind by an ECUA garbage truck. The clients’ car was totaled as well as causing significant physical trauma and injury to the client’s back. The wreck occurred when the ECUA driver operated his vehicle in a careless/negligent manner, causing the utility truck to slam into the client’s Ford Explorer; the impact caused considerable damage to all vehicles involved.

The Case

Zarzaur Law, P.A. brought suit on behalf of the client, arguing that ECUA’s negligent driver was the cause of his injuries. At the time of the trial, ECUA refused to offer anything more than $30,000.00, arguing that all of the client’s injuries were pre-existing and unrelated to the crash. Zarzaur Law, P.A. knew that the client had never experienced back pain before the wreck, and emphasized that fact to the jury. Counsel for ECUA argued that the injured party was “exaggerating” and paid an expert $11,000.00 to come into court and suggest that fact.

The Evidence And Testimony

The jury heard evidence and testimony about how the wreck had impacted the client, learned about the medical treatment the client received, and about the long lasting and permanent effects of his injuries. The day prior to the verdict, lawyers at Zarzaur Law asked ECUA counsel if they were interested in a settlement in the range of $75,000 to $99,000. ECUA counsel rejected any suggestion for continuing settlement discussions.

The Verdict

The jury, after hearing the evidence and after considering all of the defenses from ECUA and its lawyer, ruled in the plaintiff’s favor and awarded Zarzaur Law’s client $802,000. The $802,000.00 verdict included damages for past medical treatment, future medical treatment, pain and suffering in the past, and pain and suffering in the future. ECUA claims they will appeal.

“THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A JURY PUTTING AN OBSTINATE DEFENDANT IN THEIR PLACE,” SAID ATTORNEY JOE ZARZAUR.

Every time a local jury holds a careless driver responsible, they make our community safer by deterring others from driving carelessly. This is especially true when they drive around 36,000-pound vehicles.”

It is always important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. The team at Zarzaur Law, P.A. know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com for more information.

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About Zarzaur Law, P.A.

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida. www.zarzaurlaw.com

Attorney Joe Zarzaur Achieves Recertification In Civil Trial Law With The National Board Of Civil Trial Advocacy.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (JUNE 8, 2022) —  The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that attorney Joe Zarzaur, founder and lead attorney at Zarzaur Law, P.A., has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.

Joe Zarzaur, is part of a growing number of trial attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel.

The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses and proof of good standing.

Board Certification is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations. The NBTA as well as all board certifying organizations are committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a good attorney.

The National Board of Trial Advocacy originally selected Joe as a member in 2011. This is a group of trial lawyers whose mission it is to preserve the civility in our country’s civil jury system. Members are selected by existing members and must be chosen based upon their competency and professionalism. Joe has been a continuous member of NBTA and has also served as President of the local chapter.  He has also been board certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial since 2010.

Giving back to the community is also an important part of the mission for Zarzaur Law, P.A.. Joe has continuously supported local Escambia and Santa Rosa County charities through the Zarzaur Law Legal Graffiti event as well as direct gifts to the firm’s adopted two main charities, Gulf Coast Kids’ House and Favor House.

Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Joe Zarzaur is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.

For more information on Joe Zarzaur, please visit zarzaurlaw.com and nbtalawyers.org

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About Zarzaur Law, P.A.

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida. www.zarzaurlaw.com

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.

It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.

If you’ve been the victim of an accident, it’s important that you don’t make any rash decisions. Put yourself in the best possible position to receive the justice you deserve. It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe, or by requesting a free case review through our website.

Zarzaur Law, P.A. Partners With YMCA For Developmental “Zarzaur Zingrays” Swim Team.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 1, 2022) — In partnership with Zarzaur Law, P.A., the YMCA of Northwest Florida announced the launch of the Zarzaur Law “Zingrays” Swim Team for its inaugural summer 2022 debut.

This team will provide a developmental opportunity for swimmers who have basic competence in the water but who may not be ready for a competitive school or community team.

Under the direction of Bonnie Steffensmeier, Regional Aquatics Director, the Zarzaur Zingrays program will serve youth ages 4-18.

“Most people are intimidated by swim teams,” Joe Zarzaur, founder, and lead attorney at Zarzaur Law, P.A., said. “This team is the missing ingredient that allows someone to see how to get from here to there. It’s a launching pad that’s available to all abilities and all income levels.”

Zarzaur Law partnership with YMCAThe 30-member team, made up of youth swimmers 4 – 18 years old, will practice at the Hunter Pool and plans to participate in four meets this summer.

Because of the sponsorship of Zarzaur Law, P.A., the cost to families is just $100 for the summer. Additional financial assistance is available from the YMCA on a sliding scale if that fee is still out of financial reach.

The team will also practice and be mentored by members of the Zarzaur Law, P.A. Triathlon “Gavel” team. The mission of the Zarzaur Law triathlon team is to serve as ambassadors for the sport of triathlon and to volunteer in our community for various philanthropic causes.

“Swim teams have a reputation for being very competitive and costly,” Steffensmeier said. “For a new swimmer, this team experience will lay a foundation to improve skills and build confidence. And we’re going to have some fun.”

To apply for one of the limited number of spots on the Zarzaur Zingrays swim team, please contact Bonnie Steffensmeier at the YMCA or call 850 438 4406 ext. 1013.

About Zarzaur Law, P.A.

Joe Zarzaur is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents Cycling Accidents, MedicalMalpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and FallInjuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida. www.zarzaurlaw.com

About YMCA Northwest Florida

Northwest Florida is served by the Bear Levin Studer, Northeast, and Pullum Branches of the Y. Last year, the local Y reached 18,000 children and adults in wellness, childcare, sports, camp, aquatics and community outreachprograms and gave away $414,589 in financial assistance and mission impact activities. www.ymcanwfl.og

Zarzaur Law, P.A. Sponsors Upcoming 305 Triathlon in Key Biscayne

305 Triathlon in Key Biscayne Sponsord by Zarzaur Law

On May 15, 2022, athletes will converge on Key Biscayne for Miami’s Premier Multisport experience, the 305 TRIATHLON!  Proudly brought to you by Integrity Multisport™ with Zarzaur Law, P.A. as a proud sponsor and the official personal injury law firm of the Integrity Multisport™ race series.

Athletes will enjoy a saltwater swim in full view of spectators.  The bike course is set against a Miami city skyline & a pristine view of the turquoise waters of Key Biscayne.  Cyclists will have an added challenge of climbing the highest point in south Florida, with a 700-meter climb on the William Powell Bridge.  The Olympic distance athletes will have 2 opportunities to traverse this test, while the sprint distance will conquer this bridge once.

The run consists of a scenic 5K route through the park.  The sprint athletes will complete 1 lap, while the Olympic distance runners will complete two laps. Spectators will have plenty of opportunities to cheer on athletes as they run down the final finishing chute.

Friends, family & music welcome the athletes through the finish line.  The 305 Triathlon is a multi-faceted event featuring 2 race distances and 3 different races (triathlon, duathlon, and aqua bike).  With the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Rickenbacker climb on the bike, and a flat run, athletes will have a chance to test their limits and make new PRs on this beautiful course.

Learn More About The Race Here! >

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.

It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.

Attorneys Joe Zarzaur and Steve Bolton Achieve Board Recertification in Civil Trial Law By the Florida Bar

Board Recertification in Civil Trial Law By the Florida BarAttorneys Joe Zarzaur and Steve Bolton have received their board recertification in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar.  Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys and helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law.

Mr. Bolton originally earned Board Certification in 1991 and Mr. Zarzaur originally earned Board Certification in 2006. Both Zarzaur and Bolton have achieved recertification every five years since originally achieving Board Certification as Civil Trial Specialists.

The Florida Bar Board Certification – What Is It About?

Board certification is a voluntary program for lawyers. Approved by The Florida Supreme Court and established in 1982 board certification is administered by The Florida Bar to help the public choose a lawyer. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification.

The Florida Bar evaluates all certified lawyers for experience and expertise in a particular area of law as well as for professionalism and peer acknowledgement. After successfully undergoing the certification process and becoming board certified, a board certified lawyer may say that they have been “Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise.”

The Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) of The Florida Bar governs the rules and policies for each of the certification areas and oversees the committees that implement each area’s standards. A lawyer must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and meet the area’s prescribed standards to become board certified. Standards for each area vary but each area maintains common minimum standards including:

– A minimum of five years in law practice.
– Substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought.
– A passing grade on the examination required of all initial applicants.
– Satisfactory peer review assessment of competence in the specialty field as well as character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law.
– Satisfaction of the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements.

Board certification is valid for five years, during which time the attorney must continue to practice law and attend Florida Bar approved continuing education courses. To be re-certified lawyers must meet requirements similar to those for initial certification.

Why Is Board Certification Important? 

Board certification establishes an independent measure of competence, professionalism and peer acknowledgement which helps clients and fellow lawyers set expectations for professional abilities. This level of verifiable expertise can help both prospective clients and counsel seeking to refer legal matters and can help lawyers grow their practice with matters in which they can best utilize their expertise. 

What Does All Of This Mean To Potential Clients?

“Members of the public may feel confident that when they speak with a board certified lawyer, they are speaking with an expert in the field,” said Jack Pelzer, 2013-2015 BLSE Chair. “Board certification not only recognizes past accomplishments and expertise, but provides opportunities for further growth in an area of specialization through interaction with other dedicated and exceptional lawyers.”

Only about one percent of Florida lawyers are board certified and it is the only designation that Florida lawyers can utilize when comparing themselves to other lawyers.

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.

If you’ve been the victim of an auto accident, it’s important that you don’t make any rash decisions. Put yourself in the best possible position to receive the justice you deserve. It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.

January is “Move Over” Month in Florida.

How important The Move Over Law in Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV)

January is Move Over month in Florida, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are reminding motorists to Move Over for emergency or service vehicles stopped along the roadway.

FLHSMV and FHP are partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Association, and AAA – The Auto Club Group to drive the Move Over message home and ensure all law enforcement, first responders, service and utility workers, and Road Rangers Arrive Alive in 2021.


Preliminarily in 2020, there were 159 crashes and over 12,000 citations issued for motorists failing to move over in Florida.


“Each move-over related crash or citation is not simply a statistic, it represents a first responder or service professional – all with family and loved ones – who were carelessly put in danger while trying to serve and protect Floridians along the roadway,” said FLHSMV Executive Director, Terry L. Rhodes. “Please, give law enforcement, first responders, and service and utility professionals space to safely do their jobs by moving over or slowing down – it’s the law, and it could save a life.”

The Move Over Law

The Move Over Law was added to section 316.126, Florida Statutes, in 2002. The statute, which was originally introduced in 1971, requires motorists to move or yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles and in 2014, utility and sanitation vehicles were added to the Move Over Law. The Move Over Law states that drivers must move over as soon as it is safe to do so for any authorized law enforcement, emergency, or service vehicles displaying any visible signals while stopped on the roadside, including Road Rangers, sanitation vehicles, and tow trucks.

“Florida’s Move Over law helps provide a safe work environment for first responders and everyone who delivers critical services along our roadways,” said Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Please do your part while traveling our roadways and abide by the Move Over law to help protect our emergency personnel and their loved ones.”

What If You Can’t Move Over?

When motorists cannot vacate the lane closest to the emergency or service vehicle, they must slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit. Failure to yield or move over puts law enforcement officers, emergency first responders and public service workers in danger while they are on the job protecting and serving the citizens and visitors of Florida.

“Our law enforcement, first responder, service/utility worker, as well as Road Ranger partners, work on the side of the road in service to all of us,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. “Do your part to keep them safe. Slow down or move over so everyone can arrive home safely to their loved ones.”

“Our deputy sheriffs are on the highways day and night providing protection for our citizens that we so honorably serve. While traveling, if you see a first responder vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the roadway please move over to help protect those who protect you. On behalf of our Florida Sheriffs, I fully endorse the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Move Over Campaign,” stated Sheriff Bobby Schultz President of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

Safety First For You And Emergency Responders

“Every driver has a part to play in keeping law enforcement and other first responders safe. When you see law enforcement or another vehicle with flashing lights, please slow down, move over, and give them space to stay safe,” said Chief Jeff Pearson, Satellite Beach Police Department and President of the Florida Police Chiefs Association. “And when you safely move over, you are signaling to the drivers behind you that they should follow your lead. By moving over, you are helping our law enforcement officers return home safely.”

“Our heroes on the roadside need your help,” said Matt Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “They can’t save our lives if we don’t protect theirs. Please do your part to Slow Down and Move Over.”

To Comply With The Move Over Law Drivers Must:

Multi-Lane Roadway:

  • Vacate the lane closest to the stationary emergency vehicle, sanitation vehicle, utility service vehicle, Road Ranger or wrecker and always signal the intention to change lanes.
  • Slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit if a driver cannot move over safely.
  • Be prepared to allow those who are attempting to move over into the next lane.

Two-Lane Roadway:

  • Slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit.
  • Travel at 5 mph if the speed limit is 20 mph or less.

Report Aggressive Drivers

The public is encouraged to report aggressive drivers by dialing *FHP (*347). For more information on the Move Over Law, visit: flhsmv.gov/MoveOver

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education, and enforcement. Florida is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags, and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.

To learn more about FLHSMV and the services offered, visit https://www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram.

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.

If you’ve been the victim of an auto accident, it’s important that you don’t make any rash decisions. Put yourself in the best possible position to receive the justice you deserve. It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.

Zarzaur Law, P.A. To Host 3rd Annual FREE Kids’ 
Halloween Event in Downtown Pensacola.

Zalloween Event on Oct. 29 to Include a Costume Contest For Kids with $100 First Prize.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2021) — Zarzaur Law, P.A., a personal injury law firm based out of Pensacola, Florida, has once again partnered with local downtown businesses to host the 3rd annual “Zalloween” event. “Zalloween” is a FREE, safe and fun-filled  Halloween event for kids on Friday Oct. 29 from 4-6p.m., The event will be held at the intersection of Palafox and Romana Streets in Downtown Pensacola. “Zalloween,” hosted by Zarzaur Law, will include candy, games, a fire truck that kids can explore from the Pensacola Fire Department, FREE snow cones courtesy of Dr. Sno Shaved Ice, Arts and Crafts station with First City Art Center’s Creatisphere, Pensacon, candy and crafts with Pen Air Federal Credit Union, candy and crafts with Blue Morning Gallery, and more! A kids costume contest will kick-off at 5p.m. with four age group categories and a $100 first prize for each age group. The first 250 kids in costume will also receive a reflective trick-or-treat bag and a pumpkin strobe light. 

“I am looking forward to once again hosting and participating in this fun community event.” Joe Zarzaur, owner of Zarzaur Law, P.A.

Participating Businesses Include:

Gulf Coast Kid’s House 

The Tin Cow

Pen Air Federal Credit Union 

Dog House Deli Downtown 

First City Art Center

Pensacola Fire Department

Pensacola Police Department

Blue Morning Gallery

Pensacon

Pensacola Children’s Museum

Dr. Sno Shaved Ice

Event details and updates leading up to the event can be found on Zarzaur Law’s Zalloween event page on Facebook, or call 850-444-9299.

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About Zarzaur Law, P.A.

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida. www.zarzaurlaw.com

Apply Now For The Zarzaur Law Triathlon Team For The 2022 Season

Zarzaur Law is accepting new applications to add a few new members to the Zarzaur Law Triathlon team for next season. The team is looking for new members who exemplify the following characteristics: 

Good Ambassador:

When the word ambassador pops up, many people think we’re looking for people who own the top steps of the podiums. While being fast is a great contributing factor and several of our athletes are incredibly fast, that, in and of itself, is not what it takes. The Zarzaur Law Triathlon Team is looking for triathletes that want to live lifestyles of health, fitness and truly love endurance sports. We’re looking for people who try to give a word of encouragement to others who are on the course, road, and water. And lastly, race to the absolute best of your ability and have the drive to be the best YOU can be but, congratulate others even when things don’t go according to plan on race day. 

Philanthropic and Community Focused:

The Zarzaur Law Tri Team focuses extracurricular time on community events and charities. In addition to volunteering at designated events, the Gavel Team has adopted Favor House and the Gulf Coast Kids House as the two charities to support and represent. This includes some required events and fundraisers for these non-profit organizations each season. 

Experienced Triathletes:

Zarzaur Law Triathlon team is looking for experienced triathletes who excel in representing Zarzaur Law, P.A., our two adopted charities, and being a contributing member of the team. It is extremely important that you have the time to dedicate to be a part of this team, the designated races, and the other events. 

If interested, please submit a letter of interest to apply which includes: 

• Prior triathlon related experience (please include race history) 

• Why you meet the characteristics listed above 

• Why you would be a good team member 

-Please email your letter to info@zarzaurlaw.com by August 25th. All applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made by mid-September. Please know that we receive many applications each year and only add a few new members each season.

We appreciate your interest in the team! 

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.

Zarzaur Law Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Set for Oct. 2, 2021.

Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Pensacola, FLThe 25th Annual Zarzaur Law Santa Rosa Island Triathlon is located on beautiful Pensacola Beach, Florida on October 2nd, 2021. This is a great destination sprint triathlon is for seasoned triathletes and new ones alike. Every athlete will be treated to a custom Headsweats® visor from the premiere sponsor Zarzaur Law as well as cool SWAG from our loyal sponsors.

This is a great destination race for the entire family.  This USAT sanctioned sprint distance triathlon features a flat and fast course.  The 600 yd swim is along the pristine shores of the Gulf of Mexico.  The bike is an out and back that traverses along the shores of the Pensacola Beach and the 5 kilometer run takes you through an idyllic beach neighborhood.

Athletes will be met at the finish line with a custom medal and chocolate milk from our refuel sponsor, The Florida Dairy Farmers. Beverages and post-race food from Sonny’s and complimentary beer from Lewis Bear Company.

For 2021 we are offering a virtual race option for those unsure about in-person racing. The Virtual Zarzaur Law Santa Rosa Island Triathlon powered by Publix can be raced in your own backyard. Athletes will get the same athlete goodies and medal.

Registration is open now! >

The Santa Rosa Island Triathlon could not be more honored to be named by Active.com one of the “Best Races In the World!

Santa Rosa Island Triathlon is produced by Give It A Tri, Inc. (“GIAT”) which manages and executes multi-sport race events. The monies raised through sponsorship and race registration will be used to assist youth athletics with charitable donations and grants in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. GIAT will concentrate its outreach to youth organizations that promote athletics in the area of swimming, biking, running, and multi-sport but not limited to these categories of organizations.

Contact:
Mindi Straw, Race Director
850-341-2207
santarosaislandtriathlon@gmail.com
santarosaislandtriathlon.com

History of the Race

The first race was on October 12, 1996.  Ann said “I hoped for 250 athletes and we had 450!” – this was just the beginning of many years of success as the race grew to over 1,300 athletes..  Despite some tough weather years the event continued to grow and triathletes from all over the United States flocked to Pensacola Beach to compete in one of “America’s 100 must do races”.

From its inception, a large portion of the profits have been donated to many projects on Pensacola Beach which included dune restoration, benches for trolley stops, bike racks around the island, playground equipment for the Beach School, bikes for the Beach Sheriff Department, surfboards and life preservers for the lifeguards, and sponsoring youth triathletes to attend USA Triathlon Training Camp as well as hosting a week-long triathlon program for under-privileged youth within the community.  The generous donations continue today to programs that support youth and adult athletic programs in the community.

Zarzaur Law Files Lawsuits Over Three Mile Bridge Damage

PENSACOLA, Fla. (November 25, 2020) — Zarzaur Law, P.A. filed lawsuits for clients, against Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc. and Eisman and Russo, Inc., for negligence associated with the collapse of the Three Mile Bridge during Hurricane Sally.

Prior to Hurricane Sally’s arrival, the unfinished Three Mile Bridge was operational and had two lanes of traffic going each way. Despite their knowledge of Hurricane Sally’s approach and destructive potential, Skanska and their contractors made the conscious decision to keep working on the bridge instead of securing their equipment, in violation of their contract with the Florida Department of Transportation. As a result, dozens of Skanska’s floating work platforms broke free of their restraints and moved uncontrollably around Pensacola Bay. Some of these platforms crashed repeatedly the Three Mile Bridge, causing a collapse which has rendered the bridge unsuitable for traffic.

Among several others, Zarzaur Law represents The Dock, one of the largest and most recognizable entertainment venues on Pensacola Beach. Prior to the collapse of the Three Mile Bridge, The Dock enjoyed a steady stream of patrons, including many tourists and residents of the greater Pensacola area.

Until the Defendants’ negligence caused the collapse of multiple sections of the Three Mile Bridge, The Dock was a thriving, locally owned bar and entertainment venue. However, the preventable collapse of the Bridge has deterred most of their former patrons. Tourists who would normally vacation at Pensacola Beach have chosen not to come because of the increased travel time. Pensacola residents who like to unwind at the Beach have similarly chosen not to patronize The Dock due to increased fuel costs and the fact that it now takes hours instead of minutes to visit the beach. “We are already at losses of more than $60,000 so far and we have had to lay off many of our employees,” says Justin Smith, General Manager of The Dock. “We have decided to close at 5 p.m. each day since the beach is absolutely a ghost town after that. No one is wanting to drive that far to the beach unless they are staying out here. Even in the off season The Dock always made a profit and was known for live entertainment,” says Smith. “We can’t afford to even have a DJ, let alone make payroll, pay utilities. etc. The businesses on the beach are in big trouble.”

Many of the firm’s clients have experienced huge economic losses, ranging from increased travel time for employees, managers, and patrons along with increased fuel supply and costs, lost profits, and lost business opportunities. Zarzaur’s lawsuits seeks reimbursement for all of the economic losses that the firm’s clients have incurred since the Bridge’s collapse.

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About Zarzaur Law, P.A.
Zarzaur Law, P.A. is a law firm specializing in serious personal injury and death cases, with offices in Pensacola, Destin and Miami.
www.zarzaurlaw.com
(855)hirejoe