Library: Car And Motorcycle Accidents

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) […]

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING DEFINED-HOW TO IDENTIFY IT ON THE ROAD.

It’s not socially acceptable to drive under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol, but how about driving under the influence of “impaired emotions,” like aggression or anger? As an experienced Gainesville auto accident attorney, I know that the first step in increasing public road safety is defining the problem and educating. So, what is […]

U-TURN-OCALA ACCIDENT LAWYER EXPLAINS, HOW TO MISS YOUR TURN, SAFELY

Do you know what the U-Turn laws are in Florida? Ocala accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, discusses U-Turns – the When’s and How’s of doing it legally and safely in Florida. Crashes at intersections are the most deadly type of traffic accident. Not only do red light runners contribute to the ‘zone of fatality,’ but also […]

RESTRAIN YOUR PET-RESTRAINT SYSTEMS EXPLAINED

Are you “driving drunk” with your pet loose in the car? Gainesville and Ocala Accident Attorney explains the various types of pet restrain systems. You probably wouldn’t pound shots of tequila before getting behind the wheel, but would you let Fido sit on your lap? Statistics show that driving with your pet could be as […]

WHEN RUBBER DOES NOT MEET PAVEMENT – HYDROPLANING. 5 WAYS TO AVOID LOSING CONTROL

Do you know what to do if your car begins to hydroplane? Gainesville accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon gives 5 ways to avoid losing control when rubber does not meet the road. The best ways to avoid hydroplaning in wet conditions are to drive slowly and to keep your tires in good condition. The first 30 […]

THE 5 FACTORS OF HYDROPLANING – GAINESVILLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY EXPLAINS.

Drive safe on wet, Florida roadways – avoid hydroplaning. Gainesville accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon explains the 5 factors involved in hydroplaning. Do you know what they are? Motorists should prepare for hydroplaning at any time when wet conditions strike, especially during the rainy season. Florida’s wet season, from June to October, may bring anything from […]