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Our Offices

  • Tavares Office

    Address

    203 N. St. Clair Abrams Avenue
    Tavares, Florida 32778-3259

  • Inverness Office

    Address

    303 Tompkins Street
    Suite 180
    Inverness, Florida 34450

    Phone

    352-344-1882

  • Clermont Office

    Address

    481 E. Highway 50
    #201
    Clermont, Florida 34711

    Phone

    352-242-1933

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
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    — Steve Jones

  • 5.0/5.0

    As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.

    — Marc Lovric

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    — Dinnie Gottschalk-Meeker

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Motorcycle Fatalities, Though Preventable, Are on the Rise in Florida

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Fatal motorcycle accidents continue to mount in Florida, outpacing deadly crashes involving other vehicles. Fatalities on bikes in 2018 were more than double those in 2001, the year after Florida repealed its original mandatory helmet law. Although a new law has been put in place, it is far less restrictive and has not served to reduce the accident rate.

While the pre-2001 law required all motorcycle drivers and riders in Florida to wear helmets, the replacement legislation enacted in 2010 makes several exceptions. A person over 21 who is covered by an insurance policy providing for at least $10,000 in medical benefits may operate or ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Eye protection is still required. The law also does not apply to a person who is 16 years of age or older who is driving or riding a motorcycle that meets specific engine requirements and is not capable of driving over 30 miles per hour.

Wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to prevent a motorcycle accident from becoming fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets saved 174 lives in Florida in 2017. If all motorcyclists that year had worn helmets, 110 more lives could have been saved. Other causes for motorcycle fatalities cited by the NHTSA were impaired driving and speeding.

Although these safety measures can be life-saving, even the most careful riders can suffer bodily injuries that require compensation. Medical bills and rehabilitation expenses can cost thousands of dollars and riders may be out of work for several months or years. Motorcyclists should obtain comprehensive insurance and review their coverage periodically. Insurance is needed not only for out-of-pocket costs where there is no other vehicle involved in the crash but also to indemnify the motorcyclist if found at fault for causing an accident.

Largey Law includes experienced attorneys who are riders themselves. We understand Florida motorcycle law and will fight to win you just compensation if you or a loved one were in an accident. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 352-253-0456 or contact us online. We have offices in Tavares, Clermont and Inverness.