Category: Car And Motorcycle Accidents

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 under the…

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…