Common Causes for Motorcycle Accidents

What A Motorcyclist Can Do To Prevent Dangerous Accidents Motorcycles move and respond much quicker than cars do and, in the last decade, have increased in popularity. Unfortunately, this has led to more motorcycle accidents. While the fastest growing demographic of motorcycle riders is over 40, the stereotype of the young and fast motorcyclist may rule the day when assigning blame. Ultimately, even the most … Read More

How to avoid left turn motorcycle accidents

How To Avoid Left Turn Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycles are the most at-risk vehicles on Florida roadways due to their size. It is very easy for drivers in other vehicles to not see a motorcycle, especially during left turns. Left turns are one of the most dangerous maneuvers on the roadway regardless of what type of vehicle is being driven simply because of having to cross … Read More

Increasing awareness of motorcycles on Florida roadways

In Florida, motorcycle safety is taken very seriously. There are a number of agencies and organizations that work towards making sure that awareness is spread and steps are taken to reduce accidents. One such organization is Ride Smart Florida, which is a part of the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition, and is responsible for providing resources and other information to help reduce motorcycle accidents. The organization … Read More

How do I file an insurance claim after a motorcycle accident?

Driving a motorcycle down a sunny Florida highway is an exhilarating experience. However, it can also be dangerous. If you happen to find yourself involved in an accident, one of the first things you need to do is file an insurance claim and go through the claims process. According to Esurance Insurance Services, you may have to get your bike inspected as a part of … Read More

Motorcycle accident figures for Florida

Florida is known for having nice weather all year and avoiding the harsh winters seen in other areas of the country. Due to this, is should be no surprise that motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation all year. The popularity of them, though, leads to concerns about accidents on the roadways. According to WCTV, 19 percent of the accidents in the state involve motorcycles … Read More

Motorcycle licensing and insurance requirements in Florida

To legally operate a two-wheel motor vehicle on Florida roadways, a person must meet specific requirements. Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles states there are two options: a motorcycle only license or a driver’s license that contains an endorsement for motorized bikes with a greater than 50 cc engine size. For either, a person must be at least 16 years old, and complete and pass … Read More

What is the motorcycle helmet law in Florida?

Motorcycle riders in Florida who wear helmets are taking advantage of an important safety measure, but you may also be fulfilling the requirements of state law by wearing one. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles states that if you are over the age of 20 and have at least $10,000 in medical insurance coverage, a motorcycle helmet is not mandatory. On the other hand, … Read More

Motorcycle accidents and who is to blame

With decent year-round weather, it should be no surprise that there are often plenty of motorcycles on Florida roadways. This is quite possibly why motorcycle accidents are a major concern in the state. However, there is an ongoing debate over who is more at fault for accidents: motorcyclists or motorists. The Sun Sentinel reported that in 60 percent of motorcycle accidents, motorists are at fault, … Read More

Brandon crash involving motorcycle leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Motorcycles are small vehicles and this can make it difficult for people in Tampa to see them. According to a study conducted by the University of Florida, it is estimated that the majority of accidents between bikers and motorists are the fault of the motorist. Most drivers simply don’t see the biker until it is too late. Unfortunately for the bikers, they usually end up … Read More

Improve your visibility to other motorists

Over the last few years, motorcycles have become more popular as a way to see Tampa and the surrounding area. However, here at Frank P. Bianco PA, we know that motorcycles are not without risk and if you are hit by a motorist, one of the things you may hear is that the motorist didn’t see you. However, there are ways that you can improve … Read More

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