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Orlando Accident Attorney on Wrong-Way Driving Accident Research

Orlando car accident attorney Martinez Manglardi, PA commends Florida State University (FSU) for exploring ways to prevent wrong way driving accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration, (FHA) these car accidents kill 300 to 400 people a year in America. To help solve the problem, Associate Professor Walter Boot from FSU's psychology department is providing authorities with much-needed research. Professor Boot, an expert on cognition and perception, has produced two reports on wrong way car accidents for the Florida Department of Transportation. His research suggests that applying technology to signs and road markers can save lives.   FSU cognition and perception researcher investigates ‘Smart’ highway signs and detection-triggered countermeasures to...

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Orlando Bicycle Accident Attorney on Avoiding Bike Crashes

Orlando bicycle accident attorney Martinez Manglardi, PA is reminding bike riders to be careful. Florida is the most dangerous place in the country to ride a bicycle. Florida's "recent 10-year cyclist fatality rate was 6.2 deaths per 100,000 residents," according to the Wall Street Journal. That's almost 60% higher than the second most dangerous state, Louisiana. Recent Florida bicycle accidents include a crash in Tampa that injured four cyclists. A SunRail train accident injured a cyclist in Winter Park. In Orange County, a car hit a bicycle rider on Colonial Drive. The biker was killed in that accident. In a recent legal development, a...

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Orlando Truck Accident Attorneys See Increase in Pickup Truck Crashes

Orlando truck accident attorneys are noticing a rise in the number of pickup truck accidents in Central Florida. Lawyers are likely to be seeing more pickup truck accident cases, as the vehicles are highly popular. Generally, after being hit by a truck, people go looking for the best accident lawyer in town. But lately, it's been the other way around in the Orlando area. Judging by local news reports, pickup trucks seem more prone to being hit, as opposed to hitting another vehicle in an accident. For example, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Gloria Boccio failed to stop while...

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Orlando Accident Attorney Notes Central Florida Workplace Injuries

Orlando accident attorney Martinez Manglardi, PA reminds workers to stay safe on the job after a series of Central Florida workplace accident injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics  (BLS) reports that accidents on the job killed 309 workers in Florida in 2016. Across the country, workplace accidents took the lives of more than 5,000 people. In Florida, transportation accidents caused 105 worker deaths, more than a third of occupational deaths.  Slip and fall accidents killed 64 workers. However, BLS doesn't specify exactly what a transportation accident is. They do note that heavy truck accidents and tractor-trailer crashes accounted for a significant portion.  So transportation...

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Orlando Brain Injury Lawyers Discuss Accidents and Concussion

Orlando brain injury lawyers are highlighting a new source of information about traumatic brain injuries. The Harvard Shorenstein Center's Journalist's Resource has released a list of resources for facts about concussions. It's designed to help reporters who cover brain injuries but is useful to anyone interested in the effects of concussion. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability.  The CDC  says that TBI's contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths.  A TBI is a brain injury that results from a "blow, bump or jolt" to the head. For example, a rear...

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Orlando Injury Attorneys Seeing More Distracted Driving Accidents

Orlando injury attorneys note a slight decrease in deaths from car accidents. A new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation says the number of car accident fatalities was down slightly in 2017. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents killed 37,133 in America. Though still an appalling number, it is a decrease of almost 2 percent from the year before. “Dangerous actions such as speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence are still putting many Americans, their families and those they share the road with at risk,” said NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi R. King. “Additionally, we must address the...

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Orlando Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Lawyers on Pedestrian Dangers

Orlando bicycle accident personal injury lawyers are seeing an increase in Florida bicycle accidents. Bicycle riders in Florida have the highest risk in the country of getting injured or killed in an accident, experts say. In fact, according to Orlando Sentinal columnist David Whitley, bicycle accidents have killed 95 Floridians this year. Whitley cites a number of factors, similar to causes of car accidents and injuries in Florida. "In Florida, it’s a combination of elderly drivers, tourists unfamiliar with roads, a relatively densely packed population," he says. Safety advocates at Alert Today Florida work toward more awareness to reduce accidents. Orlando bicycle accident personal injury lawyers...

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Orlando Personal Injury Attorney Car Accident Lawsuit Perspectives

To an Orlando personal injury attorney, accidents are seen from a particular point of view. The very word "accident" implies a mishap void of responsibility. But the fact is that many — if not most — accidents are avoidable occurrences. Insurance companies, on the other hand, may take a somewhat different view. Take car accidents, for example. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recently noted that human error has been a factor in 94% of fatal crashes. Under our system of laws, when negligence or carelessness causes an error, an injured party has the right to sue for damages. When someone is hurt in a car accident...

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Orlando Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Urge Safety at Biketoberfest 2018

Orlando motorcycle injury lawyers note that Florida leads the nation in motorcycle crash fatalities. As we head into Biketoberfest, it's important to remember that unsafe biking habits can be fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),  a motorcyclist is 28 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than a driver of a car. The NHTSA says that in more than a third of motorcycle accident deaths in single-vehicle crashes, the rider was intoxicated. A third of motorcycle riders do not wear a helmet. Motorcycle accidents claim more than 5,000 lives a year.  About 50 of those deaths occur...

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Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Orlando Assess Car Accident Case

  Top personal injury lawyers in Orlando are applauding a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling. In a victory for trial lawyers, the court sided with a plaintiff in a car accident lawsuit who said Geico inadequately represented a customer. The case stems from a car accident nearly 12 years ago in which a Geico insured driver was faulted for hitting a man riding a motorcycle in Palm Beach County.  The accident killed the motorcyclist and led to a personal injury lawsuit alleging wrongful death. A traffic judge found that the driver ignored a flashing red stop signal and drove his Hummer into...

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