Daytona Beach motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet when he collided with a fire truck.

Florida – August 24, 2022

A Daytona Beach motorcyclist crashed into a fire truck on Clyde Morris Boulevard when the truck was turning on Mayberry Avenue.  According to the fire department, the motorcyclist ran a red light and struck the driver’s side of the Daytona Beach Fire Department truck that had a green arrow at the time of the crash.  The firefighters treated the motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, and he was transported to the Halifax Hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Florida motorcycle law.

Florida law states “a person over 21 years of age may operate or ride upon a motorcycle without wearing protective headgear securely fastened upon his or her head if such person is covered by an insurance policy providing for at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a crash while operating or riding on a motorcycle.” Riders who are in compliance with this part of the law should be able to receive an insurance settlement.  There are always unique events to every case and hiring a lawyer is in a victim’s best interests.

Common reasons for crashes.

The busy roadways and the distracted drivers who appear from all parts of the United States, with their host of reasons for being in Florida make it difficult to safely ride a motorcycle in Daytona Beach Florida.  Motorcycle accidents can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and disruptive to a person’s livelihood as physical injuries can be more severe than automobile accident scenarios.  Alcohol is a big factor in motorcycle accidents, but faulty cycle components and other drivers contribute to the increased risk to riders by failing to: 1) yield the right of way, 2) follow posted signs, 3) follow road rules, 4) inspect and maintain their vehicle and 5) visualize a biker in traffic.

Pure comparative Negligence.

Florida follows the “pure comparative negligence rule” meaning that responsibility for any part of the activities that led to an injury may result in the amount of compensation victims receive as it is adjusted to percentages of fault assigned to accident parties. Because the court systems in Florida follow this rule in injury cases, accident victims may find that the insurance adjuster will also try to assign a degree of fault to decrease the settlement paid out for the accident when a case is moving toward settlement proceedings. Motorcycle accident victims should speak to an experienced attorney who understands Florida laws in injury cases.

Recoverable damage award.

Accident compensation will be based up a review of psychological injuries, bodily injury, liability insurance including uninsured motorist coverage, lost wages, loss of income, medical bills, physical damages to the vehicle, and percentage of fault.

Determining fault is a matter for those who have reviewed the police reports, witness reports, motor vehicle damages, roadway marks and other factors regarding the accident.  Compensation for any loss sustained because of the accident, due to partial or full negligence of another party, is in your reach to assist with payment of the significant medical expenses, loss of wages, or other life-altering events that can negatively affect your livelihood, as well as wrongful death claims not covered by insurance companies. Sometimes settlements can be dragged out due to litigation if there are personal injuries involved.  Call for a legal consultation with a professional experienced lawyer in Daytona Beach to help with your motorcycle accident claim.

Hire a lawyer.

Accident victims involved in a motorcycle crash in the Daytona Beach area should contact an experienced legal professional at the Florida Auto Lawyers Law Offices for assistance with a potential insurance claim and settlement.

Florida Auto Lawyers

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994



  1. Man hospitalized after motorcycle crashes into Daytona Beach fire truck (msn.com)
  2. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.211.html
  3. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0600-0699/0627/Sections/0627.7407.html
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