FAQ: Car And Motorcycle Accidents

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A HELMET TO RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE OR MOTOR SCOOTER IN FLORIDA LEGALLY?

Florida repealed the universal helmet law in 2000 for riders over the age of 21. So if you are over 21 years of age, you do not have to legally wear a helmet. However, if you choose to not wear a helmet, you are legally required to carry $10,000 of Medical Payment Insurance. Jeffrey Meldon […]

DO I HAVE FULL COVERAGE ON MY CAR INSURANCE POLICY?

As a Gainesville personal injury lawyer, I know that this is a common statement from clients coming to my office for help after being injured in an auto accident. For 9 out of 10 of these accident victims, what they find out is that they had only purchased the required Florida State insurance that allows […]

I LOANED MY CAR TO A FRIEND IN OCALA, AND HE GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT THAT WAS HIS FAULT, AM I RESPONSIBLE?

The short answer is, yes. Many people do not realize that the owner of the at-fault vehicle is first in line and the primary party responsible for legal liability issues regarding damages and injuries caused in an accident; the driver of the vehicle is second. Jeffrey Meldon Tip: Sometimes it is hard to tell a […]