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I Wasn’t Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet. Can I Still Obtain Compensation for My Crash Injuries?

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Like most other states, Florida has a partial motorcycle helmet law. All riders under 21 must wear protective headgear. Riders over 21 must also wear helmets unless they have at least $10,000 in AD&D insurance that applies to motorcycle crash losses. Because of these requirements, many injured victims think they are ineligible for compensation… Read More »

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Land O’ Lakes

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21-year-old Marc McCorkle, of Land O’Lakes, was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle-on-vehicle wreck. The wreck occurred near the intersection of State Highway 54 and Foggy Ridge Parkway. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, McCorkle was westbound on S.H. 54 when 48-year-old Randall West tried to turn left from the westbound side…. Read More »

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Top Three Insurance Company Defenses in Motorcycle Crash Claims

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For the most part, motorcycle riders have no protection against oncoming cars. So, motorcycle-on-vehicle collisions are twenty-eight times deadlier than vehicle-on-vehicle collisions. The truly scary thing about that statistic is that it is significantly lower now than it was a few years ago when the fatality rate used to be even higher. To obtain… Read More »

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Legal and Extra-Legal Defenses That Can Affect Your Motorcycle Crash Claim

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Unlike vehicle occupants, motorcycle riders have no restraint systems or steel cages to protect them during car crashes. So, motorcycle riders are about thirty times more likely to die in vehicle collisions. Even if they survive, their injuries are often much worse, typically because the force of the impact usually throws riders off their… Read More »

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Fatal Left Turn Motorcycle Crash In Town ‘n Country

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Another left turn crash killed another Tampa motorcycle rider and another driver faces no criminal law consequences because of it. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Hillsborough Avenue and Countrywide Boulevard. According to witnesses and emergency responders, a 50-year-old man was eastbound on Hillsborough in a Toyota Sienna. As he turned left onto… Read More »

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Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash In Tampa

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Two people are in the hospital following a serious rear-end crash on the Selmon Expressway’s upper deck. Police and witnesses state that a 52-year-old man was riding eastbound near Mile Marker 10 when he slowed down for traffic. But an 86-year-old man, who was trailing the motorcycle, did not slow down. Instead, he collided… Read More »

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Pizza Delivery Driver Kills Motorcyclist In Tampa

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A 24-year-old man is dead after a large SUV demolished his bike at the intersection of Emma Street and Highland Avenue. According to police and witnesses one man of Valrico, was riding southbound on Highland near Emma. At that moment, another 58-year-old man rolled through a stop sign on Emma in a Ford Expedition… Read More »

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Deadly Three-Vehicle Collision In Seffner

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A motorcycle rider is dead after he was sandwiched between two vehicles. One of these vehicles barrelled across the median and directly into the motorcyclist’s path, According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred near the intersection of Parsons Road and West MLK. For reasons that are still unclear, 81-year-old Hubert Anders, of… Read More »

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Fatal Motorcycle Wreck In St. Petersburg

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Police released very few details after an adult moped rider died in a crash near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and 94th Avenue. They did indicate that there was a collision between a moped and a car, and that the driver remained at the scene. What Causes Florida Motorcycle Crashes? TBFTL, an… Read More »

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Tampa

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Police are still investigating a serious collision between a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle that left the rider dead. The crash occurred near one of the turn lanes on East Busch Boulevard. According to witnesses, 26-year-old Salmane Benjelloun was westbound on East Busch when he collided with 21-year-old Remi Calderoni’s Ford Fusion; the vehicle… Read More »

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