Although it is advisable for the motorcyclists to wear helmets and proper safety gear, sometimes the impact of the accident is such that even appropriate safety gear fails to render required protection to the motorcyclist.
Motor vehicle accidents do happen everywhere and Tampa, Florida, is no exception. These car accidents usually occur due to the negligence or recklessness on the part of drivers. Drunk driving is a major contributing factor to reckless driving.
A large number of people become the victims of road accidents in and around Tampa every year. These accidents cause injuries that can range from minor to life threatening. Accidents on highways prove to be more fatal due to the high speed of vehicles. A little mistake on these roads often results in catastrophic auto accidents that seriously endanger people's lives.
Being involved in an accident is a serious event. But, what happens when the driver flees the scene of the accident? Is a victim left without a liable party to hold responsible for their injuries and damages? This is the scenario in hit-and-run incidents. Leaving the scene of an accident could result in civil and criminal penalties for a driver after they are apprehended.
This blog has previously reported on the ongoing problem of distracted driving in Tampa, Florida.
Florida is one of a few states remaining in the country that does not have a law which allows police to pull people over simply because they notice a person texting and driving or otherwise using a cell phone while trying to drive.
Like many other states, Florida allows people to legally smoke marijuana for valid medical reasons, so long as they follow the proper procedures under Florida law. Many people argue that the drug helps people deal with physical pain and other ailments.
A previous post on this blog talked about how, in Florida, a victim may be in a situation in which, although were hurt in a car accident, some of the crash may have seemed like the victim's responsibility.
Under Florida law, you can recover compensation in a personal injury claim even if you partially contributed to the accident. The legal concept is known as comparative negligence, and it comes up often in car accident cases.
It was common knowledge that last Thanksgiving was one of the busiest travel days on record. At least according to the American Automobile Association, or AAA, the trend of busy traveling seasons will continue in to the winter holiday season.