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What is the Penalty for Failing to Stop for a School Bus in Florida and Are There Any Other Consequences?

By Meldon Law |

As an accident attorney, that has seen the devastating effects of school bus accidents involving a child hit by a car, I can say that this is an important topic to be reminded of as school is starting. Below I have given the penalties, however, keep in mind the biggest penalty is not the… Read More

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What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage Insurance and Why Do I Need It?

By Meldon Law |

Insurance is a topic that I feel extremely passionate about based on my 37 years of doing all I can to fight for justice for the injured as an accident attorney! Please read about my full insurance tips and recommendations in this Library Article. Beware, even if you are completely innocent in an accident,… Read More

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What is Viscous Hydroplaning?

By Meldon Law |

As a Gainesville accident attorney I can tell you that this is a very good question for Floridians. With our rainy weather conditions hydroplaning can easily happen resulting in serious accidents such as the recent accident on I-75 that caused a 14 car-pile up and closed the Interstate for 6 hours. Viscous hydroplaning happens… Read More

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What Must Be Proven in Order to Obtain an Award in a Car Accident Case?

By Meldon Law |

To successfully litigate your claims in a personal injury case, you must prove the other driver’s negligence by showing: The driver owed you a duty of care to operate their motor vehicle in a safe manner; The driver breached their duty of care; That breach caused your injuries; and Damages. This is especially important… Read More

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Where is the Safest Place to Ride in a Car While I’m Pregnant?

By Meldon Law |

As an experienced automobile attorney, I’m glad you asked this because the answer is-not behind the wheel. Experts agree that it’s safer to ride as a passenger than to drive while pregnant. If you have the choice, ride as a passenger in the back seat. In tests with “pregnant” crash test dummies, uterine strain… Read More

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Will I Be Able to Recover for My TBI?

By Meldon Law |

Many people who come to us after sustaining a traumatic brain injury in an accident justifiably want to know whether they will be able to recover compensation. The answer to this question depends on whether your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. Examples of negligent conduct that has the potential to result… Read More

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What is the Law in Florida for Using Blinkers When Making a Turn?

By Meldon Law |

Florida law is very clear about this, and violation of failing to use turning signals properly can result in a traffic ticket. Below is a summary of the laws, for more information see, Turning Signals; Know the Law for Safe Driving. As an accident attorney I know how important it is for a driver… Read More

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What Do I Do When an Emergency Vehicle is in My Rear-View Mirror With Its Lights Flashing?

By Meldon Law |

This is good question and one we often need reminding of. First of all it is important to define what an emergency vehicle is. An easy way to remember this is to consider any vehicle flashing red, blue, or amber lights an emergency vehicle, whether it is a police vehicle, ambulance, fire truck, or… Read More

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What Do I Look for When Purchasing a Motorcycle Helmet?

By Meldon Law |

This is an important question because in Florida it is required to wear an approved protective helmet when riding a motorcycle, unless the biker is over 21 and carries $10,000 of medical payments insurance. Here is what the Statute says: “A person may not operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless the person is… Read More

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What Does a No Fault State Mean for Florida Drivers?

By Meldon Law |

Many people are confused about what the no fault law in Florida really means for anyone who is involved in a motor vehicle accident. It does not mean that no one is to blame for causing an accident, or that it doesn’t matter who is to blame. Instead, “no fault” means everyone who owns a motor… Read More

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