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Category Archives: Motorcycle Accidents

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Preventing Motorcycle Accidents

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The Tampa Bay Times recently reported that a 27-year-old motorcyclist has died in an accident on Interstate 275 after attempting to pass two vehicles. The St. Petersburg resident was riding his 2017 Yamaha southbound in the left lane of the highway near downtown St. Petersburg when he lost control of his motorcycle. He subsequently… Read More »

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All Motorcycle Helmets Are Not Equal

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Riding a motorcycle inherently carries serious risks and motorcycle accidents can lead to some of the most devastating and tragic consequences for a rider. These risks are heightened whenever a rider fails to wear protective headgear such as a helmet. And even when riders attempt to be safe by wearing a helmet, the reality… Read More »

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Why Every Motorcyclist Should Wear a Helmet

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The fresh air. The long, seemingly endless highways with picturesque scenery. The year-round sunshine. Let’s face it, Florida is made for people who love riding motorcycles. However, it is important to never forget the potentially dangerous aspect of this popular sport even while enjoying it as a pastime. An incident in Broward County recently… Read More »

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Florida Ranks Worst in the Country for Motorcycle Fatalities

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Florida roads are a dangerous place for motorcyclists. In fact, the state once again has been ranked the worst in the country for motorcycle fatalities. A recent AAA study found a 30 percent increase in motorcycle deaths between 2014 and 2015. While motorcycles account for 3 percent of vehicles, they are involved in more… Read More »

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How to Prove Fault in a West Palm Beach No Contact Motorcycle Accident

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Florida leads the nation in motorcycle accident fatalities, with 491 recorded deaths in 2012. According to records, motorcycle deaths account for one in every five traffic deaths in Florida each year. Accidents that did not result in fatalities still resulted in injuries that were severe and even debilitating. Despite the outstanding numbers, many motorcycle… Read More »

How To File a Successful Motorcycle Accident Claim

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As a motorcyclist, you have just as much right to the road as any other motor-vehicle operator, yet, when you get into an accident on your motorcycle, all of a sudden you are liable for the simple fact that you were on two wheels instead of four. As a motorcyclist, it is difficult to… Read More »

Tampa Bay Times Goes In Depth On One Victim’s Struggle

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A recent article by The Tampa Bay Times put the spotlight on one auto accident victim’s struggle to recover a record $18 million verdict from the city and the struggles he endured since the accident. The article follows the story of Ramiro Companioni Jr., a man who almost died in a horrific motorcycle crash… Read More »

Accident Causes Motorcyclist Fatality

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An accident in Tampa recently caused the death of one motorcyclist and the serious injury of another. The three vehicle accident took place on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard on a Saturday night. According to the police, Kristopher Graham, 20, and Antoine Jones, 20, were each riding a motorcycle southbound on the boulevard last weekend… Read More »

Motorcycle Accident Caused by Driver with Multiple DUI Convictions

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A man charged with multiple offenses after a hit-and-run accident with a motorcycle in Jacksonville has been arrested at least five other times for driving under the influence and causing accidents. Matthew David Frye, 33, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failing to register as a sex offender in Florida… Read More »

Motorcyclists Killed in Two Separate Accidents in One Day

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Last Friday, two motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes in Brevard County, according to a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol. The first victim was Jessica Nicole Batts, 21, who died in Melbourne when a car turned into her motorcycle’s path on Palm Bay Road. Mr. Batts was wearing a helmet at the time… Read More »

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