Category Archives: Motorcycle Accidents

Lane Splitting is Illegal in The State of Florida

Motorcyclists who practice lane splitting or driving between two lanes of stopped or moving traffic are doing so in violation of Florida Law. Lane sharing on the other hand, where there are 2 motorcyclists sharing the same lane while cycling down the road are not in violation of Florida law.  Lane splitting is a dangerous activity that puts the motorcyclist and other drivers at risk. Many things can go wrong because of the distance shared between vehicles and the motorcyclist has limited control over their immediate situation and usually not enough time to anticipate the actions of other drivers. If an … Continue reading

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS OCCUR AT INTERSECTIONS

Everyone who rides a motorcycle knows, the real danger of being injured in a motorcycle accident, is just around every corner, literally. Statistics have shown that most motorcycle accidents occur at intersections, more than at any other place on our streets and highways. The fact is that motorcycle accidents can happen in a variety of places, but intersections are the most dangerous. Florida’s Motorcycle Safety Course-Basis Rider Training Program teaches bikers that they should use “extreme caution” when approaching and proceeding into an intersection, and for very good reasons. What Can Go Wrong at an Intersections Intersections pose a very … 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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What Are the Legal Issues Involved in a Florida Motorcycle Accident?

Leaving the Scene of a Motorcycle Accident Victim Drivers should Watch Out for Motorcycles! – Furthermore, drivers should stop at the scene of an accident involving an injured motorcyclist to render assistance as needed. Fleeing the scene of an accident involving a seriously injured motorcyclist is considered a crime and there can be criminal penalties associated with such conduct. In Flagler Estates Florida, the Florida Times Union reported that a motorcyclist – Michael Daniel Turner – suffered serious personal injuries as a result of a crash with another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle allegedly fled the scene but … Continue reading

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What Are the Rights of the Family in a Florida Wrongful Death Motorcycle Accident?

In Florida, motorcyclists / bikers are the unfortunate victims of motorcycle accident/automobile accidents. When a motorcyclist is injured due to negligence or fault of another driver, the personal injuries can be quite serious and in some accidents even fatal. A Florida motorcyclist has a right to operate his motorcycle on Florida roadways. Unfortunately, motorcyclists lose their lives every year due to driver distraction, speed of the other vehicles, violation of track traffic signals and devices, and other unsafe driving. When a motorcyclist loses his or her life in the State of Florida, the family of the motorcyclist have a right … Continue reading

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Motorcycle / Pedestrian Accident Reported in Suwannee County Florida

In Florida, pedestrians are the unfortunate victims of hit and run accidents. One such incident was reported in Suwannee County Florida. A pedestrian was struck by a motorcyclist on Highway 129 and then fled the scene. The pedestrian suffered personal injuries included a dislocated foot. Thereafter, the motorcyclist fled the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of this pedestrian accident. See Motorcycle – Pedestrian Collide – Motorcyclist Leaves the Scene of the Florida Accident. Florida law requires that a driver of any vehicle involved in an Florida accident that results in personal injury or death to stop … Continue reading

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Motorcycle / Pedestrian Accident Reported in Suwannee County Florida

In Florida, pedestrians are the unfortunate victims of hit and run accidents. One such incident was reported in Suwannee County Florida. A pedestrian was struck by a motorcyclist on Highway 129 and then fled the scene. The pedestrian suffered personal injuries included a dislocated foot. Thereafter, the motorcyclist fled the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of this pedestrian accident. See Motorcycle – Pedestrian Collide – Motorcyclist Leaves the Scene of the Florida Accident. Florida law requires that a driver of any vehicle involved in an Florida accident that results in personal injury or death to stop … Continue reading

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Are Lost Wages Recoverable by an Injured Motorcyclist / Biker?

Are lost wages recoverable to a injured motorcyclist or biker in a Florida motorcycle accident? In Florida, motorcyclists and bikers are the unfortunate victims of motorcycle accidents on Florida highways and roads. Many such accidents or incidents result in serious personal injuries to the motorcyclist / biker to the extent that the injury victim is unable to work for a brief or extended period of time. Can the injured motorcyclist / biker collect or pursue a claim for lost wages when there is a Florida motorcycle accident? The simple answer to this question is yes. The injured biker / motorcyclist … Continue reading

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What Damages Are Recoverable in a Florida Motorcycle Accident for Injury Victims?

In Florida, a motorcyclist / biker, who is injured in a motorcycle accident, will be entitled to seek damages for economic and non-economic losses. What are Economic Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case? Economic damages include the following: *Past Medical Bills; *Future Medical Bills; *Past Wage Loss: *Future Wage Loss; and *Loss of Future Earning Ability. What are Non-Economic Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case? Non-economic damages include the following: *Past Physical Pain and Suffering; *Future Physical Pain and Suffering; *Past Mental Pain and Suffering; and *Future Mental Pain and Suffering. With respect to Economic Damages,there are typical exact numbers … Continue reading

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported in Seminole County, Florida

In Florida, motorcyclists enjoy the roads and scenery throughout the State. On most rides, the motorcyclist and passenger arrive safely at their destination. Unfortunately, on some rides, the motorcyclist and passenger suffer serious personal injuries and, in some accidents, death. The Orlando Sentinel reported on one such Florida motorcycle accident in which a motorcyclist rear ended the back of a vehicle which, in turn, lead to the death of the biker and the passenger. See Two Motorcyclists Die in Rear End Collision With Vehicle in Seminole County. When riding motorcycles or driving vehicles on the roads and highways in the … Continue reading

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