Category: Car And Motorcycle Accidents

There is a public health crisis in this country – drugged driving. Gainesville, accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, explains its hazards and which prescription, OTC, and illicit drugs are contributing to it. Why is “drugged driving” so hazardous? It is important to understand how drugged driving affects the body to tackle this public…

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…