When you seek medical care from a physician or hospital, you may be asked to sign an “alternative dispute resolution” agreement. These agreements require the patient to waive their right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in the event of the health care provider’s negligence and instead submit any claim to private arbitration. While… Read More »
Due to stereotypes, bikers are often unfairly maligned. Most motorcyclists are sensible, law-abiding drivers who regularly exhibit the immense skill required to ride a complex vehicle and to safely contend with inattentive drivers and road dangers. Bikers have additional reasons to ride cautiously, because the nature of their vehicles contributes to a disproportionately high… Read More »
Given the enhanced risk of motorcycle riding, it is extremely important for motorcyclists to follow basic safety protocols. Wear a helmet Although Florida law permits riders over the age of 21 to ride without a helmet if they carry $10,000 or more in medical benefits insurance, all riders benefit from their use. Motorcycle helmets… Read More »
According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, proper use of motorcycle helmets reduces crash-related fatalities by 37%. Studies clearly show that there are fewer serious head injuries and fatalities among motorcycle enthusiasts in the 19 states that require helmets for all riders. Florida’s helmet law requires only riders under the… Read More »
Codie Ray Barlow, a twenty-year-old Floridian, struck a mailbox with his motorcycle on New Year’s Day and was thrown to his death. Mr. Barlow was not wearing a helmet. The helmet could have saved his life. A motorcycle crash can lead to devastating injuries or even death. Lacking the protective chassis of an automobile… Read More »
According to a June 2010 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Motorcycle Crash Courses and Outcomes: Pilot Study, the number of motorcyclist crash-related fatalities has more than doubled during the past 10 years. Figure 1-1 from the study compares the number of passenger vehicle occupant fatalities with… Read More »
What is it and How Might it Affect Your Motorcycle Accident Case? Every person who under the law has a duty towards others and breaks that duty because of his or her negligence, or lack of care, can be liable to the injured party for damages. Drivers have a duty towards others to drive… Read More »
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