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.

11 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR BRAIN – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU PURCHASE A BICYCLE HELMET.

How do you know if your helmet is up to par? It may seem simple and obvious how to wear a helmet, but make sure you don’t fall for any of these safety traps. To protect your brain, it is not only important to wear a helmet, but it must also fit properly and be […]

HOW TO PROPERLY FIT A BICYCLE HELMET – 5 GUIDELINES TO KEEP IN MIND:

Protect your brain from traumatic brain injury! Without a proper fit, a bicycle helmet won’t actually protect much in the event of an accident, collision or fall, even if you go out and spend $200 on a designer model. In this article, accident lawyer, Jeffrey Meldon gives 5 simple guidelines to keep in mind when […]

CAR ACCIDENTS – THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF WHIPLASH

Whiplash is most commonly caused by a motor vehicle accident and the associated neck pain may not be felt immediately. In this article, personal injury lawyer, Jeffrey Meldon, explains: what whiplash is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, and how it can be prevented. What is whiplash? Whiplash, also called cervical strain and sprain, […]

FLORIDA LAW REGARDING CHILD SAFETY SEATS AND ADULT SEAT BELT USE – DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT SAYS?

Thousands of Florida residents die or incur serious injuries in traffic accidents every year. In this article, Gainesville and Ocala accident lawyer, Jeffrey Meldon states the laws regarding seat belt and car seat use in Florida. Remember, not only is it the law but, properly restrained passengers in age appropriate devices can help to reduce […]

THE ABCS OF OFF-ROAD AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE USE: ATVS, ROVS, OHMS, GO-KARTS, AND GOLF CARTS.

– – – – – Florida law distinguishes several types of off-highway and recreational vehicles: ATVs, ROVs, OHMs, low-speed vehicles and golf carts. In this library article, personal injury attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, defines the various categories of off-road vehicles and gives the rules regarding their operation, according to Florida Law. The Definitions: All-terrain vehicle (ATV) […]

TOP 7 TIPS FOR CONSTRUCTION ZONE SAFETY

Florida has one of the highest numbers of deaths in construction zones in the U.S. In this article, Gainesville and Ocala accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, discusses what you can do to do your part to help assure construction zone safety for drivers and workers. Here are his top 7 work zone safety tips: Follow the […]

FOUR FACTORS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE

Tailgating or following too closely is a form of aggressive driving; a group of behaviors that have shown to be a factor in at least half of all car accidents. Many factors come into play when deciding what distance you should maintain between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. In this article, […]

BODILY INJURY LIABILITY INSURANCE 101

In this article, personal injury lawyer, Jeffrey Meldon, discusses the basics about Bodily Injury Liability Insurance – what it is, why he recommends you purchase it and at what amounts, and gives some additional insurance tips. What is Bodily Injury Liability Insurance? Basically, Bodily Injury Liability Insurance (BI) protects the other person(s) if you are […]

FIVE DEADLY MOTORCYCLE SAFETY MYTHS

Certain “facts” about motorcycles may be dangerously wrong. Misconceptions about safety and crashes can lead to bikers increasing their chance of an accident instead of reducing it. Motorcycle accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, discusses some of these potentially dangerous and popular myths. Myth 1: Loud Pipes Decrease The Chance of an Accident Many bikers think that […]

HOW TO SURVIVE A WATER CRASH

Did you know that about 20% of Florida is covered with water? Florida drivers constantly encounter canals, lakes, bays, swamps, sink holes, and other bodies of water that make the state unique as well as hazardous for motorists. What would you do if your car plunged into a roadside canal? The National Safety Commission (NSC) […]