Category: Motorcycle Accidents
Crash reports and injury statistics have long been important outcome variables in the study of motorcyclists and the success of the training they receive. Yet, for many researchers, these indicators have not been an adequate indicator of success.
The American Traffic Safety Services Association recently announced that National Work Zone Awareness Week 2017 is April 3-7. This work zone awareness week is an annual spring campaign to encourage safe driving through highway work zones.
Since Florida has year-round good weather for outside activities, there is no question it is a Mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts. There are so many motorcyclists on our roads and highways that motor vehicle drivers are reminded to be alert.
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.