EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES FOR ACCIDENT VICTIMS AND PEOPLE CHARGED WITH DUI IN ALACHUA COUNTY AND NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

This library contains articles that we at Meldon Law hope to be of help to you when dealing with accidents of all types, serious injuries, DUI arrests, and other criminal charges. This library is intended to be a resource for public information and help Florida drivers to protect themselves. Remember, every case is unique and these articles do not intend to give or represent legal advice for any particular case. Please feel free to give me a call at (352) 373-8000 if you have any questions about your case, or contact us. I also value your input and would like to hear from you about what topics YOU would like to have discussed here, you can email me at jmeldon@meldonlaw.com.

TORT AND TORT REFORM: WHAT IT IS AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU IN FLORIDA

What is a tort reform? The term “tort reform” refers to the legislative measures designed to limit potential money damages the injured individuals (plaintiffs) may receive in legal actions and to limit the circumstances under which the injured people may sue. What is a tort? Tort is damage, injury, or a wrongful act, other than […]

KNOW THE LAW: WHAT DO THE STOP LIGHT COLORS REALLY MEAN?

A Guide to Florida Traffic Light Law. It may seem universal, but as an experienced accident attorney in Gainesville, I have met many who do not know the law behind what traffic light colors really mean. The following is a detailed description of Florida Statute 316.075. Green A circular green signal means drivers can drive […]

KNOW THE LAW: RULES FOR DRIVING WITH SCHOOL BUSES IN FLORIDA

You see a school bus traveling toward you on the opposite side of the road. Do you stop when it stops? Does the median mean you do not have to stop? Do you keep going? Florida has strict and clear school bus safety rules. Under Florida Statute 316.172, when approaching a school bus that has […]

NEW PROPOSED BILL COULD VERY WELL EFFECT YOU!

Proposed Florida House Bill 793 will include DUI in the lists of warrentless arrests and could effect you. Most people are not in favor of DUI’s rights but…..Consider this scenario: You’re at a reataurant that serves alcohol but you don’t have any alcoholic drinks. You head home with your spouse. While at the restaurant you […]

CLASSIFICATION OF CRIMES IN FLORIDA

All crimes in Florida are classified into felonies and misdemeanors, here is a basic breakdown of them with their punishments and/or fines. A felony is the most serious crime, punishable by death or by more than one year in prison. Depending on the nature of the alleged crime, a felony may be governed by federal […]

BAD FAITH DENIAL OF CLAIMS BY INSURANCE COMPANIES IN GAINESVILLE AND THROUGHOUT FLORDIA

Bad Faith Denial of Insurance Claims Explained. Imagine, you are driving to the movies for a little relaxation time. However, you never get to relax…. A distracted truck driver runs a red light, and your car is wrapped around a utility pole and you black out. The next thing you know, its two weeks later […]

KNOW THE FLORIDA POINT SYSTEM FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

In this brief article, Gainesville accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, gives a summary of the point system for traffic violations in Florida in honor of Florida Teenage Safe Driving Awareness Week. Here is a summary of them. If a teenage driver receives 6 points in one year, then their license may be restricted to business uses only for one […]

FLORIDA SAFETY LAWS FOR PICK-UP TRUCKS

– – – – – Florida has several safety laws regarding pick-up truck cabs and riding in the bed of the truck. These laws are in place to encourage safe driving on Florida’s roads. CAB SAFETY LAW (F.S. 316.614): Florida Safety Belt Laws require that the driver of a pick up truck and its passengers […]

VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CHARGE IN FLORIDA – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Many people do not realize the severe consequences that their driving might have beyond the potential fatal results of an accident. In this article, Gainesville Personal Injury Attorney, Jeffrey Meldon defines vehicular homicide and reckless driving along with their corresponding punishments. A vehicular homicide, commonly referred to as a vehicular manslaughter, is the killing of […]

COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE IS EXPLAINED AND DISCUSSED, INCLUDING WHY IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LEGAL SYSTEM FOR: CAR, MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK AND SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS.

Comparative Negligence 101: Comparative negligence is explained and discussed including why it is an important part of our Florida legal system today. Accident cases are often not black and white. Commonly there is more than one person at fault. There are some cases where one person is 100% at fault and the other person is […]