What You Need To Know About Florida Motorcycle Accident Injuries
The weather, the atmosphere, and the scenery of Florida make it a popular place for motorcyclists. Motorcycle accidents, however, can result in injuries ranging from the minor to the severe, and not every motorcycle accident injury will be apparent immediately following the crash or fall. After being in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to see a medical professional right away (even if you may not think you need to) in order to make sure your physical condition is properly assessed.
Even a minor motorcycle accident can be frightening and quite traumatic. If you’re able, collect evidence on the scene as quickly as possible after being assessed by medical professionals. Exchange information with any other drivers involved while you’re still on the scene. In terms of injury, it may take some time for medical personnel to arrive at the scene, but don’t get impatient if you’re feeling okay. Due to the stress caused after the accident, you’re like to have your sensed dulled by your body’s production of adrenaline.
PIP Insurance And Motorcycle Accidents
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Poor Security Is Premises Liability Too
The city of Jacksonville experienced a tragedy very recently in the form of another Florida shooting. This time, the incident occurred at the most unexpected of places, a game bar that was hosting a video game tournament for the popular football game series, Madden. David Katz, 24 years old, from Baltimore, Maryland, had been attending the Jacksonville Landing tournament but had lost earlier in the day. He returned in the afternoon, opened fire on the other participants then ended his own life. There were three deaths and 10 injuries.
In the wake of the incident, survivors of the shooting are now moving forward to file premises liability lawsuits. Specifically in this case, for negligent security. But how exactly does this work?
It’s obviously a case-by-case basis in most instances, but all properties, whether they are residential, retail, commercial, industrial or even hospitality/entertainment, have one basic legal responsibility for all visitors.
These spaces must maintain a reasonably safe environment. For homes, this is pretty basic, such as ensuring that stairs remain in good condition, so people don’t lose balance and fall while going up or down. For a retail... ...read full post
How Important Is The Jury In A Lawsuit?
If you’re ever in a position where you or someone close to you is injured—or even dies—and you want the people responsible to be held accountable, you may want to go to court. An injury or death that was deliberately inflicted is a crime, and will go to court as a crime, with criminal punishment, such as a jail sentence or even the death penalty.
However, if an injury or even a death occurs accidentally, that is not always a criminal charge—drunk driving being a major exception—and so there is usually no criminal punishment. In these cases, a financial punishment, in the form of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can be taken to court and resolved. But there’s one thing that both types of punishments require if they go to court and that is the decision of a jury. So what role does the jury play in a lawsuit? How does it differ from a criminal trial?
Half A Dozen Will Do
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Is Florida The Worst State To Experience A Car Accident?
A study released by WalletHub.com in January of 2018 had some pretty interesting findings in regards to being in a car accident in the state of Florida. The study found that Florida may be the worst state to find yourself in a car accident where your budget and finances are concerned, and this is mainly due to uninsured and underinsured motorists on the road. Naturally, the help of a St. Pete’s personal injury attorney will assist you in getting the compensation you deserve if you have been in a Florida car accident, and one should always be sought whether you’ve been in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist or not.
According to information from the Insurance Information Institute, a whopping almost 24% of Florida drivers are uninsured, accounting for the second highest rate of any state in the United States. Additionally, half of Florida motorists only carry the minimum amount of personal injury protection and property damage liability, adding up to $10,000 in coverage for each. Those who have been injured in a car accident know that the cost of injuries... ...read full post
Florida Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accident trends have been going up and down in Florida since the year 2000. In 2000, motorcycle accident fatalities accounted for just 8% of all traffic fatalities within the state, but just a short 8 years later this number increased to 17.8% By 2010, they dropped again to 14.3%, showing that the rate of motorcycle accident fatalities were slowing, but jumped back up to 2008 levels just a year later on 2011.
Motorcycle riding is a popular and common pastime in Florida, and it’s a well-loved way to get around. The weather, the scenery, and the vacation atmosphere seems to make St. Petersburg and residents all across Florida want to get out and get on their bike. Motorcycle accidents, however, can be devastating, and it’s important for those who do wish to ride their bikes to carry proper insurance coverage and be ready to seek the assistance of a skilled St. Petersburg attorney should they find themselves in even a minor accident.
Florida Motorcycle Accidents And Alcohol
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