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.

CRITERIA FOR THE DEFERRED PROSECUTION PILOT PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN DUI’S IN GAINESVILLE AND ALACHUA COUNTY. PART II

This is part two of a two part series on Alachua County’s new pilot DUI deferred prosecution program. This artilce will describe the criteria for the program and its success so far. Part one explained the pilot program. The criteria for consideration of acceptance into the program are stringent: No significant negative prior history of […]

CMI INTOXILYZER 8000 BREATH TESTING MACHINE INFORMATION & PROBLEMS WITH IT FOR DUI POLICE ARRESTS IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

Information on BreathTesting and Associated Problems. The purpose of a breath test is to measure a person’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in a less invasive way than drawing blood. There are machines that police officers use to do this. The CMI Intoxilyzer 8000 is the breath test machine that is currently used in Florida. Basically, […]

FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING RELIABILITY INFORMATION FOR DUI ARRESTS IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS DURING A DUI ARREST

Information About Field Sobriety Tests That You Should Know About: Field Sobriety Tests (FST) are a set of exercises given on the roadside, such as: walking on a straight line, standing on one leg while counting out loud, and touching your finger to your nose with your eyes closed. The intended purpose of these so […]

TIPS FOR DRIVERS ON HOW TO MANAGE BLIND SPOTS

Blind spots on vehicles cause 826,000 vehicles to be involved in accidents every year and approximately two children to be stuck by vehicles backing up every week. Accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon gives a summary of the recent National Safety Commission’s (NSC) Driver Training alert for managing blind spots in vehicles. Here are some tips on […]

REAR-END COLLISIONS AND RECOVERY OF DAMAGES IN FLORIDA

Personal injury attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, discusses recovery of damages in rear-enders in Florida. Many people assume that they can recover all their damages when someone rear-ends their car. While it is true that in Florida there is a presumption that the driver who rear-ended another vehicle was the sole cause of the accident, the rear-ending […]

“DRIVING DISTRACTIONS 101” (PLUS, AN ADDITIONAL HEADS UP FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS: COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE)

Driving requires our full attention. Driving distracted, or multitasking while driving, has been shown to be a leading cause of most vehicle crashes. In fact, some findings show it to be as high as 80% at fault for accidents on the road today. In this article, accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, has compiled a list of […]

HEADS UP: VEHICLE ACCIDENTS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, A SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION WITH LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES; AND IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO DIAGNOSE

This article discusses some basic information about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a serious medical condition that can cause long term consequences and disabilities, and which vehicle accidents is the leading cause of. In addition, diagnosis of a TBI can be difficult, and many people feel “just fine” after an accident causing bleeding in the brain […]

HEAD-ON COLLISIONS ARE ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS TYPE OF CRASHES; HERE IS WHY:

There are several common types of motor vehicle collisions: rear-end, side-swipe, T-bone, rollover, and head-on crashes to name a few. In this article Gaiinesville and Ocala accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon discusses some basic information about head-on collisions including the common causes for them and explains why they are such a dangerous and potentially fatal crash. […]

TURNING SIGNALS; KNOW THE LAW IN FLORIDA FOR SAFE DRIVING!

Drivers should always use directional signals to indicate their intention to turn, change lanes or pass a vehicle. Not only is it the law in Florida, proper use of turn signals is an important way to prevent road accidents. In this article, personal injury lawyer, Jeffrey Meldon discusses the laws in Florida regarding the use […]

HERE ARE THE RULES OF THE ROAD FOR PEDESTRIANS IN FLORIDA; WHAT EVERY WALKER SHOULD KNOW TO BE SAFE AND LEGAL.

Pedestrian accidents are included in the most fatal type of accidents along with head-on collisions, roll-over crashes and bicycle accidents. Pedestrian accidents can also result in serious injuries. While drivers have a responsibility to pay attention to prevent accidents on the road, pedestrians have equal responsibility to stay alert while walking on sidewalks or crossing […]