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National Motorcycle Day

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Many people in Florida safely enjoy riding motorcycles.  However, our many years of experience handling motorcycle accident cases has taught us that motorcycle accidents often occur even though the rider did everything right.  The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are sobering: Motorcycle fatalities are increasing and are near their… Read More »

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When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

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After an accident, you should hire a personal injury attorney immediately. When you, a friend, or a loved one are injured in an accident, there are many important questions to be answered. For many, depending on the severity of the injury, it can be a shocking and even confusing time. Hiring a personal injury… Read More »

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Safely Observing The Holidays

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a statewide stay at home order as the state records more than 12,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, following President Donald Trump’s decision to update the social distancing guidance from “15 Days to Slow the Spread” to “30 Days to Slow the Spread.” “The goal is to reduce contacts… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accidents and the Importance of High-Visibility Gear

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Anyone in South Florida who enjoys motorcycling likely knows that motorcycle accidents can result in injuries that are much more severe and debilitating than injuries that a vehicle occupant might sustain. As the Insurance Information Institute (III) explains, “motorcycles are by their nature far less crashworthy than closed vehicles,” and motorcycles “are also less… Read More »

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Death of NFL Running Back Illustrates The Dangers Of Motorcycles

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Ex-NFL running back Cedric Benson, the number four overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas recently.  He was only 36 years old.  Benson, who was a superstar at the University of Texas from 2001 to 2004, was driving his motorcycle with a passenger when they… Read More »

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Dirt Bikes Are Not Toys

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  By Tony Doris and Chelsea Todaro – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer The mother of a 13-year-old Wellington boy who died in a dirt bike accident last year has sued the mother of the motorcycle driver, who was the boy’s friend. Maria Gonzalez, mother of the late Jonathan Gonzalez, filed a negligence suit Monday in circuit court against Barbara… Read More »

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How Do Motorcycle Helmets Actually Work?

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If you regularly ride a motorcycle to work or on the weekends for recreation in West Palm Beach, should you wear a helmet to prevent brain injuries in the event of a motorcycle accident? As you may know, Florida law does not require riders who are over the age of 21 to wear a… Read More »

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Steps to Reduce Fault in Florida Motorcycle Accidents

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Imagine you are riding your motorcycle down the road in Florida when out of nowhere, a car runs a red light and hits you and sends you flying off your motorcycle. You decide to sue the driver and you think this is a pretty open and shut case. Right? Not necessarily. Pursuant to Florida… Read More »

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Be Careful: Pedestrians Face Special Dangers in Florida

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Pedestrians face special dangers in Florida in terms of car related accidents and injuries.  Naturally, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle is going to be more injured than someone in a car struck by another vehicle. But Florida is a dangerous place for pedestrians for many reasons. With our warm climate, South Floridians enjoy… Read More »

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Florida Leads the Nation in Motorcycle Crashes

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In May 2016, a 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed on Interstate 95 after he rear-ended a car, was thrown from his motorcycle and was then run over by a tractor-trailer, according to The Sun Sentinel.  This young man was only one of many fatalities caused by a motorcycle accident in Florida.  Other sources report that… Read More »

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