People ride bicycles for different reasons. Some people choose to ride them for the exercise they provide, others because they are an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Still, others ride them because they are budget-friendly or much easier to park than a larger motor vehicle. Whatever the reason you ride […]
Whenever there is an accident involving a motorcycle and a four-wheeled vehicle, such as a car or a truck, the rider on the motorcycle is the party most likely to suffer the most injuries. The reason is simple: a motorcycle rider lacks the additional protections the occupants of the other […]
Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is not something everyone is able to do. Before you are able to file, you must pass a means test to see if you qualify. There are two parts to the means test, and income is only one factor. Our Florida bankruptcy attorney explains more […]
What sort of impact does filing for bankruptcy have on my credit report? Filing for bankruptcy will have a negative effect on your credit score. However, if you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you are likely already having trouble paying your bills and late payments, repossessions, collections, and foreclosure actions […]
Going through a divorce is never easy, but when circumstances require you to continue to live with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, it can be a harrowing experience. At Martin Law Firm, P.L., we have represented clients in this situation, and we have learned a thing or two about how it can best […]
Incidents occur on today’s roads that challenge even the most experienced driver, so it’s no wonder parents are wary of allowing their teens to set loose on the highway. The good news is that there are things you, as the parent, can do to help your young driver remain focused […]
Motorcycle enthusiasts abound in the state of Florida, in large part due to our great weather and flat terrain. It really is a great combination for those that love to travel on two wheels. However, safety is a crucial issue at the top of every responsible rider’s mind, and a […]
Many people understand the importance of children being buckled up and the importance of anyone riding in the front seats being buckled up, but for some reason do not put the same emphasis on passengers in the back seat buckling their seat belt. There seems to be some thought that […]
Large trucks, such as tractor-trailers, are responsible for some of the most catastrophic accidents on Florida roadways. The leading cause of death in trucking accidents is due to jackknifing, which occurs when a truck with a cab and a trailer folds in on itself at the point where the two parts join together. It results in the cab and trailer forming a ninety-degree angle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) report, approximately 10% of truck occupant fatalities are related to a jackknifing incident.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2019, there were 58.33 motorcycle occupant fatalities per 100,000 registered vehicles compared to 9.42 fatalities for passenger car occupants. So why is there such a huge discrepancy in the numbers? Some of the reasons may surprise you.