Category: Motorcycle Accidents
Social media is everywhere. Over the past five years, the insurance industry has used social media as a tool in accident investigations, according to Edmunds.com.
February is Hit-and-Run Awareness Month. Motorcycle accidents involving cars and trucks are usually more serious than other types of crashes. When the accident involving the motorcyclist is a hit-and-run accident, being compensated for damages may be complicated.
Vehicle accidents have significant consequences for those injured, and these cases can be complicated. In Florida, state records show that from 2011 to 2015, crashes rose 63 percent from 229,210 to 373,853.
In a December 2016 statement, the AMA demanded that it be included in the discussion, planning and implementation of the policies and regulations governing the rollout of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology.
Motorcyclists – in Florida and in the rest of the country – face a number of unique difficulties when dealing with the legal and insurance ramifications of an accident.
When injuries or damages occur in a motorcycle accident, the motorcyclist would be well advised to hire an attorney for many reasons.
Florida law does not require motorcyclists over the age of 21 to wear a helmet, though it does require that helmetless riders purchase at least $10k in health insurance coverage to account for the heightened risk they subject themselves to as a result.
Stretching from Florida to Michigan and passing through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio, I-75, according to a new study by the financial website ValuePenguin.com, is one of the most dangerous roads in America ranking fifth.
The state of Florida is a rather dangerous place to be a motorcyclist, relatively speaking. Motorcycle accidents contribute to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries in the state every year (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 19% of all motor vehicle fatalities in the state are suffered by motorcyclists, despite making up a much smaller percentage of total motorists), and in fact, Florida leads all other states in motorcycle fatalities.
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident – as in other motor vehicle accidents – the highest priority is ensuring your safety and good health. After you have taken the steps necessary to secure reasonable medical attention, however, you should engage in efforts to gather, protect and preserve useful evidence for your eventual motorcycle accident case.