Jacksonville Florida Accident Claims Motorcyclist’s Life

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A Sunday afternoon drive resulted in a fatal accident on Blanding Boulevard in Jacksonville Florida. A 30 year-old motorcyclist, Shawn Nolan, suffered fatal injuries when he crashed his 2008 Honda motorcycle as a result of a 2007 pulling in front of him.
Blanding Boulevard traffic was stopped for over 3 hours as the police investigated the accident scene. The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The accident did not cause any injuries to the driver of the Saturn.
Florida motorcycle helmet laws do not require a motorcyclist to wear a helmet, if the motorcyclist is over the age of 21. Here, the driver of the Honda motorcycle was over the required age, so there was no legal requirement for him to wear a helmet. However, if the driver of the Saturn, Summer Stevens, is found liable for the accident, then she could be responsible for the wrongful death of Nolan.
In Florida, the statute of limitations for a negligence claims is four years. However, a wrongful death claim must be pursued within 2 years. Due to the fatal circumstance, a claim for wrongful death is often led by the estate and/or family of the victim.

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