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Car Accident Law Firm in Orlando Says Careful on I-4

Orlando Car Accident Law Firm Martinez Manglardi PA is reminding drivers to be extra careful on I-4. Often called America's Most Dangerous Highway, Florida's rainy season is making things even worse. According to the Florida Department of Transporation, a drainage pipe recently collapsed after a heavy rain, creating a big hole in the road. Apparently, the crater didn't cause any car accidents, but drivers are concerned. "The number one thing is safety," driver Ray Bazzi told WFTV News Orlando."If they're not safe, I don't feel good about it. I probably won't use I-4 until I feel like it's safer." Officials want...

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Orlando on Self Driving Car Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyers in Orlando Martinez Manglardi PA say not so fast on the trend toward self-driving cars. In the wake of recent legislation that allows "Autonomous Vehicles" (AVs') to roam Florida roads with no one at the wheel, safety experts are raising concerns. The new law, signed last month by Governor Ron DeSantis, says "A fully autonomous vehicle may operate in this state regardless of whether a human operator is physically present in the vehicle.” Other states, specifically Michigan and Texas, allow driverless cars, but Florida's rules are the most AV friendly. According to state law, local governments...

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Ocala Motorcycle Accident Lawyer: Look Twice for Motorcycles

Ocala Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Martinez Manglardi PA joins the Ocala Police Department (OPD) in asking drivers to look twice for bikers. With motorcycle accidents and car accidents in Ocala on the rise, Ocala's public safety and law enforcement are working to promote awareness. In 2018, there were 59 vehicle accidents in Ocala. This year so far, there have been 47 car and motorcycle crashes. So police are putting a $27,000 traffic safety grant to good use. The money will be used mostly for overtime pay so officers can patrol dangerous areas more often. Law enforcement will be paying special attention...

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Orlando Accident Injury Attorneys: Florida 3rd Most Dangerous State

Orlando Accident Injury Attorneys aren't surprised at a new report that Florida can be a dangerous place. A new report from WalletHub found that Florida ranks among the least safe states in America. Owing to the high rate of car accidents, workplace injuries, and general mayhem, Florida ranks 48 out of 50 in personal safety. The only places in which it's riskier to reside are Louisiana and Mississippi. Experts used 52 criteria in their calculations, such as how many workers are injured on the job, the number of people hit by a car, motorcycle accidents, truck collisions, and car accidents. Orlando...

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Personal Injury Law Firms In Orlando Rate Florida Car Accidents

Personal Injury Law Firms in Orlando aren't surprised at a new report that Florida drivers are the worst. Well, almost the worst. According to a study recently released by the financial website Smart Asset, the only drivers more likely to cause car accidents than Floridians are in California, Mississippi and Alabama. WESH Orlando reports that Smart Asset used four metrics to figure out which state had the most derelict driving population. The first measurement, how many people are driving around without insurance, is of great concern to personal injury law firms. It turns out that more drivers risk getting into a car...

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Kissimmee Car Accident Attorneys On Teen Driving Safety

Kissimmee Car Accident Attorneys Martinez Manglardi PA says teen drivers are especially at risk for car crashes. A recent report in The Osceola News-Gazette highlights the particular dangers that young drivers face. The most common causes of car accidents for teenagers are speeding, distracted driving and drunk driving. A spokesman for AAA, Mark Jenkins, told The Gazette that the risks "can make for an unsettling summer for parents of teenage drivers. The combination of inexperience and more time on the road, especially at night, gives teens a higher probability of being in crashes," he said. "AAA urges parents to lead by...

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Orlando on New Texting While Driving Law

Personal Injury Lawyers in Orlando Martinez Manglardi PA want to share some information about Florida's new distracted driving law. First off, it's a texting-while-driving law which does not cover other distracted driving behaviors. Designed to help prevent car accidents in Florida, the new law means that texting while driving is no longer a secondary offense. Previously, police could not pull you over for that alone. Now police in Florida can pull you over and ticket you for the lone violation of texting and driving. However, as News13 reports, the legislation is filled with loopholes.   According to the new rules, you can still...

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Accident Attorneys in Orlando Note New Distracted Driving Law

Accident Attorneys in Orlando are reminding drivers about Florida's new distracted driving law. Lawmakers passed the measure in response to an increase in car accidents and injuries. In Florida, Orange County has the most distracted driving accidents, according to experts. There were nearly 7,000 distracted driving accidents in the Orlando and Kissimmee area last year, an almost 15 percent increase over the year before. Experts say not paying attention behind the wheel is responsible for the rise in car accidents in Florida and throughout the country. According to a report by ValuePenguin research, drivers in the Orlando and Kissimmee area are more than...

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Accident Attorneys in Kissimmee: Easy to Get Hit by a Car

Accident Attorneys in Kissimmee are urging drivers and pedestrians alike to be extra careful this summer. Getting hit by a car in Kissimmee is not so hard to do. South of Orlando, Kissimmee is the Osceola County seat. According to the Osceola News-Gazette, Orlando and Kissimmee lead the country when it comes to getting hit by a car. The Osceola Sheriff's Department is teaming up with the pedestrian accident prevention group Best Foot Forward to help raise safety awareness. Sheriff's deputies have been out and about at Kissimmee area crosswalks reminding drivers that they must yield to pedestrians. It's the law,...

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Apopka Car Accident Attorney Says Drop Bad Driving Habits

Apopka Car Accident Attorney Martinez Manglardi PA says that drivers need to be aware of their bad habits. According to a recent story in the Apopka Voice, distracted driving and other bad habits are taking their toll on American highways. The story reports on a new survey of driving habits. The 2019 Behind-the-Wheel Confessions Report by DriversEd.Com says that surveyed drivers confessed to many bad behaviors behind the wheel, including speeding, running red lights and drunk driving. Laura Adams of DriversEd.com says that while there's good news in the report, there's plenty to be worried about. “The good news is that...

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