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Wrong Way Car Accidents | Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers

The recent death of a father of a former pastor and father of ten who was killed by a wrong-way driver in Orlando has renewed focus on wrong-way car accidents. The Orlando Sentinel reports that driver Nelson-Enrique Molina, 31, somehow drove the wrong way down I-4 east near South Street early Monday morning. Police say Orlando Rivera, 52, died at the scene. In an earlier incident, a Clermont woman tried to warn another driver that he was going the wrong way.  Savanna Fox was driving north on US 27 in Lake County when she saw a man driving parallel to her. He was driving on the wrong...

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

  It's Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a reminder that we can prevent motorcycle accidents. Last year, there were about 9,000 motorcycle crashes in Florida. Florida is the most dangerous state for motorcycle accidents. While only 3 in 100 registered vehicles are motorcycles, deaths from motorcycle crashes account for one in five Florida accident fatalities. Statewide, more than 600 people die in motorcycle crashes every year.   How to Avoid Motorcycle Crashes Motorcyclist site RideApart.com offers some advice for motorcycle drivers. One of the most common dangers for cyclists is a car turning left in from of you. Part of the problem is that most car drivers are...

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Florida Tesla Accident

Another Florida Tesla accident, this one claiming the lives of two teenagers. Fort Lauderdale Police say that two 18-year-old high school students from Aventura were killed and a third critically injured in the car crash.  The Sun-Sentinal reported that witnesses described a horrific scene as the car hit a wall, caught fire, and continued for hundreds of feet. Larry Groshart, who lived in the house next to the crash scene told the Sentinal that "I heard the tires squealing and saw the vehicle hit and sideswipe" a wall. “I saw it hit the second wall, a rounded wall, and saw it immediately burst into flames.”  The...

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Move Over for an Auto Accident

James Savage Jr., of  The Villages, south of Ocala, recently told his hometown paper why giving a wide berth to first responders at a roadside collision is important to him.  Savage's father was a 42-year-old Connecticut State Trooper when an auto collision killed him. He had stopped to help a stranded motorist. "I beg of you to ‘Move Over’ when you see flashing lights,” Savage told Villages-News.com. “It’s been hard, he missed my graduation and prom...

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Drive Like an Orlando Car Accident Lawyer

An Orlando car accident lawyer drives a car with a bit more mindfulness when she gets behind the wheel. That's because a car accident lawyer who works to recover personal injury losses see the results of negligent driving every day. Neck and head injuries, back problems, strains, sprains, lacerations and worse from car accidents cause a lot of pain and suffering. Wrongful death from negligence is devastating. So when a car accident lawyer heads into work, they know to drive with extra care and attention. An Orlando car accident lawyer will also pay special attention to the road conditions unique to Central Florida....

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Driving High Car Accidents

Orlando accident lawyers may be working to recover losses for more people hurt Florida car crashes involving marijuana. Personal injury attorneys are familiar with helping victims of alcohol-related auto accidents. But driving while stoned victims are likely to be on the increase. And it may not be because there are more drivers getting behind the wheel and crashing their cars after a few tokes. There have been reports that driving while stoned car accidents have increased where states relaxed marijuana laws. But other studies suggest that may be because of increased awareness on the part of the police, rather than higher...

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Bad Directions: GPS Car Accidents

  In one of the most horrible Florida car accidents attorneys and officials are dealing with, a British family of four was killed recently in Titusville. The group had been visiting Central Florida from Bristol, England.  Their car crashed on the way back from visiting the Kennedy Space Center. The family was staying in Davenport, a community outside Orlando that is popular with British tourists visiting Florida. Not surprisingly, the driver of the car was using GPS to get around. Authorities say that the device had told him to make a U-turn to avoid traffic from a car accident on the route ahead. That turn put their...

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Car Crashes in Vehicle History?

The rains that came last fall from hurricanes Irma and Harvey flooded many parts of Florida and Texas. According to consumer lawyers, a lot of the cars that got caught in the rising waters are now turning up for sale in used car lots in Central Florida and throughout the country. Most of the hundreds of thousands of waterlogged vehicles wound up in recycling yards, scrapped for parts. But lawyers say some used car dealers purchase these vehicles at auction and put them on their lots. A flood-damaged vehicle will often appear to be in good shape. You may be able to see damage from...

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Distracted Driving Car Accidents Can Wait

Distracted driving car accidents continue to cause a lot of pain and suffering on American roadways. Since cell phone usage has reversed a decades-long decline in the annual number of car accidents, safety advocates have been waging public information campaigns for years. Now, the trade publication Ad Age reports that AT&T has revived its powerful "It Can Wait" public service campaign. The telecom giant launched the program in 2010. AT&T is the country's second-largest wireless provider and spends nearly $4 billion a year on marketing and advertising. By all accounts, the campaign began as a sincere effort to reduce the number...

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Car Accident Attorneys in Orlando: Danger at the Crossroads

Overcrowded roads are dangerous roads, say car accident attorneys in Orlando. Orlando area car accidents contribute to I-4's status as one of the most dangerous highways in America.  It's been a challenge for road designers to keep up with Florida's steadily expanding growth rate. One of the ironies of the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project is that there will be more car accidents on the way to safer driving. The ginormous road construction marathon is meant to finally get ahead of the traffic problems on Central Florida's busiest roadway. In the meantime, construction accidents will take their toll, and a car accident...

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