Library: Car And Motorcycle Accidents

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 […]

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) […]