Monthly Archives: July 2012

Is a Seatbelt Required Under Florida Law?

Is a seatbelt required under Florida law?  Florida law requires a driver in front seat and passengers to wear an operational seatbelt that is available for use in a motor vehicle. The failure to wear an operational seat may serve as a defense to a claim for injuries pursued by the accident victim. The operative word is “may” because the fact you a seatbelt was not being worn does not always amount to a valid defense or argument to reduce the damages of an injury victim. In a the seatbelt defense case, the testimony of an expert witness would be … Continue reading

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What are the Rights of an Injured Biker / Motorcyclist in Hit and Run Accident Victim in Florida?

In Florida, hit and run automobile accidents happen far too frequently.   When there is a “hit and run” accident, the injuries are often times quite serious.  The reasons for leaving the scene of an accident can vary from “I was drunk” to “I did not know that I hit anything.”  Typically, a driver will flee the scene to attempt to avoid responsibility or liability for the automobile accident.  It is not only against the law to leave the scene of an automobile accident involving injuries – it is also quite dangerous for the injury victim.  Any delay in getting … Continue reading

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