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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 Ranks First for Motorcycle Fatalities
- posted: Nov. 30, 2017
Last year, WCTV.tv stirred up a bit of controversy when it reported Florida was the worst state in the nation for motorcycle fatalities. That story contained a press release from the American Automobile Association, more commonly known as AAA, which relied on statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make its assertion. According to NHTSA’s full report, there were 467 riders killed in Florida, the most in the nation, ahead of even more populous warm-weather states like California (435) and Texas (457). NHTSA also reported that 29 percent of the motorcycle operators killed had blood alcohol content, or BAC, over the legal limit, just slightly above the national average of 28 percent. Helmet use was also an issue: 49 percent of those killed were known not to have been wearing a helmet, exceeding the national average of 40 percent.
However, the story, though published in 2016, relied on 2013 data. We naturally wondered where Florida stood with the most up-to-date data available, so we recently visited NHTSA’s website and drew the latest report with data from 2015.
What we found, unfortunately, was not encouraging. In 2015, 577 motorcycle riders were killed in Florida, a staggering increase of 24 percent. The state pulled even farther away from California (449) and Texas (422). The percentage of riders killed with an illegally high BAC was down only slightly to 27 percent, matching the national average for that year. Riders killed while not wearing a helmet declined slightly to 47 percent, still above the national average, which dropped to 39 percent.
Clearly, Florida has a problem with motorcycle safety, and it’s going to take cooperation from motorists and riders to solve the problem. WCTV’s 2016 article contained AAA safety tips that are worth reprinting here:
seen the devastation these accidents can cause, so we urge all motor vehicle operators to do their part to improve traffic safety throughout Florida. Safety Tips for Motorists:
- Respect motorcycle riders. Motorcycles are vehicles too and have the same privileges as an automobile, so be sure to give them ample room.
- Look and listen. Even if a motorcycle is loud, don’t expect to hear it. Actively look for motorcycles in traffic.
- Leave room. Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the motorcyclist’s. Uneven terrain, wet roads, and heavy traffic often require a motorcycle rider to react and maneuver differently than automobiles.
- Be aware. Take extra caution when making a left-hand turn, because most automobile-versus-motorcycle crashes occur during left-hand turns.
- Don't drive distracted. A driver who takes their eyes off the road for two seconds doubles their risk of getting into a crash.
Safety Tips for Motorcyclists:
- Wear safety gear. Helmets that meet a high protection standard, eyewear, closed-toe footwear and protective clothing reduce your risk of injury or death in a crash. Remember, the only thing between you and the ground is your protective gear.
- Be visible. Keep headlights, marker and taillights on at dusk and dark or rainy weather. Wear bright clothing or put reflective strips on your bike to be more visible to other motorists. Avoid being in the blind spots of cars and trucks by following three to four seconds behind the vehicle in front of you.
- Use sound judgment. Avoid weaving between lanes while riding. Be sure to use your signals and stick to the speed limit.
- Get proper training. Completing a motorcycle safety course can not only make you a better rider, but save you money on your motorcycle insurance.
At Largey Law, we represent victims of motorcycle accidents who have suffered catastrophic injuries. We’ve seen the devastation these accidents can cause, so we urge all motor vehicle operators to do their part to improve traffic safety throughout Florida.
If have been injured in motorcycle accident, trust Largey Law to fight aggressively for justice. To schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer at our firm, call 352-253-0456 or contact our office online.