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Motorcycle Crash in Groveland

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Feb 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Florida trial lawyer and chiropractic physician, Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD discusses a recent motorcycle crash in Groveland.

The Orlando Sentinel reported on a recent motorcycle crash in Groveland, Florida.  The reported facts were that a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on SR 19 when a tractor-trailer that was traveling southbound on SR 19 made a left hand turn in front of the motorcyclist.  I'm not making any comment on the fault of the parties or merits of this case but the facts show a common scenario involving motorcycle and bicycle crashes.  Specifically, motorists look right through bikes when they are making a left hand turn.  Most of the time the driver looking to make a left hand turn looks for a car, truck, or other perceived danger before starting their turn and for some reason do not perceive the motorcyclist as a danger.

Florida crash statistics for 2010, the latest publication available, reported over 7400 motorcycle crashes in which 6,686 were injured and 350 passed away.  Lake County had over 2500 crashes in 2010 in which 40 folks died and 4 of the fatalities were motorcyclists.

Our roads are dangerous.  It is important when on a motorcycle or bike that you attempt to make eye contact when you are coming on a vehicle that is going to make a left hand turn across the biker's path or a right hand turn onto the biker's path.

If you have any questions about a Lake County motorcycle crash, you can always call my cell phone at (352) 267-9168 and I will be more than happy to spend a few minutes answering your questions and concerns.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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