Library: Car And Motorcycle Accidents

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 […]

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OFFENSES: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BUT STAY SAFE!

Knowing the difference between a primary and a secondary offense is important when it comes to the rights of a driver or a motorcyclist during a stop by a law enforcement officer and the reasons behind a stop. This article will define and discuss their differences. What is a primary offense? A primary offense is […]

A MOTORISTS GUIDE TO MOTORCYCLES – SHARE THE ROAD

The best way to avoid a motorist-on-motorcycle crash is to drive defensively. As an experienced personal injury and accident attorney, I am particularly concerned with safety awareness among all road occupants and the consequences of the 2000 repeal of the Florida Helmet Law. As the summer months approach, more motorcycles will be sharing the road […]

HOT TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLISTS – RIDE SAFE THIS SUMMER

As a Gainesville and surrounding areas motorcycle accident attorney; here are some tips for bikers for safe motorcycle riding this summer in Florida: Check your “T-CLOCS”. Before riding, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation recommends completing a “T-CLOCS” inspection: “T” (tires and wheels); “C” (controls; “L” (lights); “O” (oil and fluids); “C” (chassis); and “S” (stand). Road-Ready […]

FLORIDA LAWS ON PASSING OTHER VEHICLES

Passing can be a dangerous task, especially on two-lane, rural roads or at night when visibility is not the best. In this article, accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, summarizes the law on how and when is the best time to pass another vehicle on the road in order to be as safe as possible in Florida. […]

AUTO INSURANCE COVERAGE: LAWS, RECOMMENDATIONS, FACTORS AND TIPS FOR FLORIDA DRIVERS.

Gainesville Accident Attorney, Jeffrey Meldon’s Florida Insurance: Laws, Recommendations, Factors and Tips Having adequate insurance coverage is probably the most important thing you can do to protect yourself in the event of an accident. As a Florida car accident attorney for 37 years, day in and day out people are shocked when I have to […]