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I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my ...
I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my family, children, and career were maliciously attacked and deceitfully threatened. Mr. Largey is respected by our judges, other attorneys, and the community at large, and as a result he is routinely hired by lawyers who need to be represented fully. He never backs down, he is never pushed, and he is compassionate. He absolutely understood the gravity of the family dynamic that he had to protect in my case. Whenever a lie was told, he would immediately and aggressively confront it head-on, exposing the same. His skillful use of courtroom practice and his knowledge of the evidence code brought the truth to light. The result was a resounding legal victory that protected my children, as well as the complete vindication of my character and my career. Though Chris is not even a family law lawyer, I knew he was the right attorney for this challenge. He stood there for me, and I will never regret hiring him for as long as I live.
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...
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 insurance companies. He was not only concerned about my case but also about my physical condition. Chris referred me to health care workers that were a great asset to my healing process. Chris handled everything for me which allowed me to concentrate on healing. I would highly recommend the Largey Law Firm to anyone who needs someone to get justice for them.
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 ...
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 is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.
Florida Motorcycle Helmet Laws Exist to Protect You, Not to Restrict Your Rights
- posted: May 29, 2015
The state of Florida has motorcycle helmet laws, but allows most adults to choose for themselves whether to wear a helmet. Under Florida law, riders who are at least 21 years old do not need to wear a helmet as long as they are covered by a medical insurance policy with a minimum of $10,000 in coverage. This means that riders under 21 years old and riders without the appropriate insurance coverage are required to wear motorcycle helmets. Violations of state motorcycle helmet laws are considered noncriminal traffic infractions.
For riders who are required to wear a helmet, their helmets must comply with federal standards. Consumers can make sure these standards are met by looking for a DOT sticker on their helmet. In recent years, many riders have begun to wear decorative or novelty helmets. While these helmets do cover the head, they can actually be more dangerous during a Florida motorcycle accident than wearing no helmet at all. Bikers over 21 years of age and with the required insurance coverage are allowed to wear novelty helmets, but younger riders and others required to wear helmets cannot wear these unapproved novelty helmets.
In addition to helmets, all Florida motorcyclists must have eye protection at all times, regardless of age. Eye protection ranges from windshield affixed to the motorcycle to goggles or glasses worn by the rider.
Rules are different for mopeds and bikes with smaller engines. Helmets are not required for adult riders on bikes with engines smaller than 40 cubic centimeters or when the vehicle has less than three brake horsepower and cannot exceed 30 miles per hour. Riders under 16 years old must wear helmets even on mopeds.
Wearing a safe, approved helmet every time you ride can help prevent serious injury. While many riders like the feeling of freedom that comes with a bike, it is important to remember that accidents happen to even the most experienced riders.
As both an attorney and a life-long motorcycle rider, Chris Largey, founder of Largey Law, encourages you to always wear a helmet. We are here to help all injured riders and passengers, whether they were wearing a helmet or not. If you have been injured in an accident involving a motorcycle, contact an experienced Citrus County motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your rights. Contact us online or call us at 352-253-0456.