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Auto Accident Settlement 31 year old male was involved in rear end collision and sustained back injuries.

$500,000.00
Auto Accident Settlement 44 year old female involved in rear end collision, resulted in shoulder injuries.

$334,000.00
Auto Accident Settlement Osceola County 62 year old female suffered hip injury

$300,000.00
Auto Accident Settlement Kissimme 34 year old female suffered cervical spine injury

$300,000.00
Auto Accident Settlement Pinellas County 40 year old male involved in a rear-end motor vehicle accident resulting in a herniated disc in his cervical spine

$300,000.00
Motor Cycle Accident Settlement Hillsborough County 29 year old male suffered broken clavicle and lower back injury.

Useful Information About Motorcycle Accidents

Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013 | By: George Andriotis
When Spring arrives, it's motorcycle season!

Useful Information About Motorcycle Accidents Devoted riders know the unique thrill of cruising the open road, but at the same time, insurance professionals and personal injury attorneys know that motorcycle riders are ten times more likely than car drivers to die in an accident on the road. That’s a dramatic statistic, but it’s indicative of the increased risk to motorcycle riders in all aspects of road safety, from collisions and property damage, to personal injury and even death.

Rider Fatalities

On July 1st 2000, the State of Florida, which accounts for 9% of all motorcycle rider fatalities in the United States, changed its helmet law, exempting motorcyclist and moped riders over age 21 from wearing helmets provided they have medical insurance of at least $10,000. Coincident with this change to the law, the number of Florida’s motorcycle registrations increased dramatically.

One study found that this change to the law resulted in increased motorcyclist deaths, even after adjusting for concurrent increases in registrations and total miles traveled. This study concluded that exempting adult riders from wearing helmets is detrimental to riders’ health, and unnecessarily increases the cost of insurance and medical care.

Increasing Motorcycle Safety

Increasing Motorcycle Safety Besides wearing a helmet, riders can increase their safety on the road with common-sense behaviors. Being visible to cars, whose drivers may not be as attentive to motorcycle traffic as they are to other cars, is key. Many riders wear high-visibility vests, which typically come in two recognizable colors, “safety yellow” and “international orange” with retro-reflective strips to stand out at night.

Riding safely, of course, is the most important determining factor. Though some states allow riders to cut through heavily congested freeway traffic by splitting lanes (riding in the narrow space between the cars), this practice is considered unsafe because it’s difficult for many drivers to spot riders who are rapidly approaching and transiting a car’s blind spot from the rear.

In conclusion, the principles of defensive driving are especially important to motorcycle riders. You may have bought that sport bike for the sole purpose of doing wheelies at 80 mph, but the laws of physics put riders at a huge disadvantage in most vehicular collisions. Operate your bike prudently and wear that helmet – the law might no longer require you to, but your mother probably would!

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$850,000.00
31 year old male was invoked in rear end collision and sustained back injuries.
$500,000.00
44 year old female was invoked in rear end collision and sustained debilitating shoulder injuries.
$334,000.00
62 year old female was invoked in rear end collision, resulting in severe hip injury.

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