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Retired and a victim of a motorcycle accident? We can help

A previous post on this blog discussed how retirees in the Tampa area who choose to ride a motorcycle are at a greater risk of suffering a serious injury in the event of a motorcycle accident. However, getting compensation after such an accident may be difficult for an older biker for a couple of reasons.

Older motorcyclists getting injured more frequently

All of Florida, including the Tampa area, is known as being a great place for people both originally from Florida, as well as transplants from other parts of the country, to retire. What this means is that Florida has a lot of seniors on the roads, and these could include Baby Boomers who, for the first time, grew up riding motorcycles since they were a fad at that time.

Suing the State of Florida or one of its agents or subdivisions

Traditionally, the State of Florida could not be sued for the actions or omissions of its employees, including those who operate commercial vehicles on behalf of the state government. This traditional rule applies also to all government agencies and subdivisions, such as cities and counties.

Are self-driving trucks a threat to your personal safety?

Trucks have an important role in transporting goods back and forth across the country, yet they can cause great damage when involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle. Due to the larger size and heavier weight of the vehicle, drivers of trucks bear a special responsibility to drive safely and adhere to industry safety standards and regulations. 

Driver sought after hit-and-run

A Tampa woman was fatally injured following a hit and run accident on a major street in the area. Police are currently looking for the driver and are asking the public for any leads. The police are also looking for video of the area around the time of the accident in the hope that they will identify the driver who hit the woman and then left the scene of the accident.

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