Monthly Archives: November 2011

What Is the Requirement for Health / Medical Insurance Coverage as It Relates to Florida’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws?

Florida does not require that a helmet be worn by a motorcyclist / biker or an occupant of a motorcycle. Technically, a motorcycle owner is required to carry a certain amount of medical coverage to avoid a requirement to wear a helmet. This issue typically comes into play if there is a motorcycle accident and there is an attempt to apportion fault to the motorcyclist who is not wearing a helmet. The issue or argument does not apply if the motorcycle operator had medical insurance or some type of health coverage in place pursuant to Florida Statutes. This can be … Continue reading

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Interstate 95 Accident – Driver Heading Southbound in Northbound Lane – Death Results from Florida Accident

In Florida, Interstate 95 is a major highway that spans the North / South ends of the State. Unfortunately, many Florida automobile accidents take place on Interstate 95. Some are rear end automobile accidents while others are more complicated in the facts and reasons for the automobile accident. The Florida Times Union reported that an automobile accident took place on Interstate when a driver was travelling Southbound in the Northbound lanes. This, in turn, caused a terrible head on collision causing the death of a 73 year old Central Florida resident. See Wrong Way Driving Leads to Death of Central … Continue reading

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School Bus Laws – Children Are In Danger When Drivers Ignore Florida Law

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has issued over 400 citations in the past 3 years to drivers who violate Florida Traffic Laws regarding the passing of school buses. Many laws are in place for the safety and protection of children. The laws regarding the passing of a school bus with its red lights on and stop sign arms extended are among the laws that truly serve to protect children. Unfortunately, drivers in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and other Florida Counties violate these Florida traffic laws. Why are these laws violated? Some are ignorant of the law. Some drivers just lack common … Continue reading

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Rear End Accident in North Florida (Near Flagler County Line) Leads to Death of Two Men from New England

In Florida, Interstate 95 is a major highway that spans the State from South Florida right up to the Georgia Border and beyond. It is a major traffic artery for the State of Florida that unfortunately is also the site of many major automobile accidents and trucking accidents. It was reported that a rear end accident on Interstate 95 lead to the deaths of two men from New England – James Bellerose (age 40) and Gary Kalil (age 39). See Two Dead After Crash on Interstate 95. The State of Florida has specific traffic rules, regulations, and laws in place. … Continue reading

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Fatal Accident Reported on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County, Florida

A fatal automobile accident was reported by First Coast News on Interstate 95. The accident involved two motor vehicles in which one of the vehicles flipped several times. This, in turn, lead to the ejection of two of passengers. One of the passengers was pronounced dead at the scene of this St. Johns county accident while the other victim was airlifted to Shands for further treatment and evaluation. See Fatal Crash on Interstate 95 – Car Flips – Two Occupants Ejected. Automobile accidents frequently occur in North Florida (Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, Baker, and Flagler Counties). Some of these … Continue reading

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What Does Bodily Injury Liability Insurance Cover in a Florida Motorcycle Accident?

What does a bodily injury insurance cover and a Florida motorcycle accident? In Florida, motorcyclist and bikers are injured on border roads and highways. When a biker is injured as a result of the negligence of a another driver, the biker has right to compensation for his or her injuries suffered as a result of the Florida motorcycle accident. The injured motorcyclist in Florida can pursue a claim against the bodily injury insurance coverage of the at fault driver or at fault own. In Florida which is known as a no-fault state , drivers and owners of motor vehicles are … Continue reading

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