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Orlando Auto Accident Lawyers Remind Drivers to Move Over

Once again, Orlando auto accident lawyers are reminding motorists to watch out for roadside service and emergency vehicles. January is "Move Over" month, an awareness campaign designed to help protect those dealing with motorists on the side of busy highways. Florida is one of the many states that mandate such public awareness campaigns. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), "Florida law requires you to Move Over a lane when you can safely do so. This applies to stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles and tow trucks or wreckers." There were 231 Florida car accidents involving vehicles stopped...

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Apopka Car Accident Lawyer: Goodbye Red Light Cameras

Apopka car accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi, PA notes that the city is doing away with red light cameras. Police use cameras throughout Florida to help catch speeders and other traffic law violators, but some question their usefulness. Although proponents say they help reduce car accidents, others say governments use them mainly to raise revenue. One thing for certain, they are not popular with the driving public. That was the case in Apopka, where residents turned out at a city council meeting to support pulling the plug on intersection surveillance. Not surprisingly, a lobbyist for the company that sells the system told the Apopka council...

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Car Accident Lawyers in Orlando on Driver Safety Apps

Car accident lawyers in Orlando are encouraged by new smartphone apps designed to reinforce safe driving habits. For instance, a recently introduced program from a company called Autoliv rates a driver's actions behind the wheel. Their smartphone app, Safety Score, "monitors in real-time acceleration, speed, braking, turning and phone use and compares it against Autoliv’s proprietary data algorithms and known causes of accidents and gives you a personal safe driving score," according to the company. "You can then review your data and learn ways to raise your score, change your habits and become a safer driver." "Today, nearly 1.4 million people die in...

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Orlando Auto Injury Lawyers Note Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Orlando auto injury lawyers are following developments in the wrongful death lawsuit involving a South Florida Tesla crash. The fiery crash near Fort Lauderdale last year killed two Aventura teenagers and seriously injured a third. The parents of 18-year-old Edgar Monserratt Martinez, who was a passenger in the front seat of the car, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Their personal injury claim alleges that the battery in the electric Tesla car was defective. They say the defect caused the fire that burned the car after the accident. The news site Marketwatch reports that "According to a preliminary report by the National Transportation...

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Orlando Rear-End Collision Attorneys See More Personal Injury Lawsuits

Orlando rear-end collision attorneys are seeing more car accident cases involving distracted driving. After a steady, decades-long decline, the number of car accidents in America has begun to rise in recent years. Experts say that technology is providing too many ways to divert driver attention from safely operating a vehicle. It may be obvious, but drivers who don't watch what they are doing tend to crash into other things. There are more cars hitting pedestrians, and more rear-end collision accidents. Teenage drivers are especially prone to distraction. According to studies, more than 75% of rear-end collisions involving teenagers occur because the...

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Orlando Truck Accident Lawyers Note Church Van Crashes

Orlando truck accident lawyers note the involvement of a church van in a Florida turnpike truck accident that killed seven people. Authorities say that a tractor-trailer traveling north on I-75 collided with a car before both vehicles crashed through the median barrier. Another semi and a church van traveling south then crashed into those vehicles. Five children in the van and both truck drivers died in the accident. The fiery accident injured at least eight others. The children in the church van were headed to Disney World. Older 15-passenger vans have become popular with churches, which use them to transport parishioners...

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Orlando Motorcycle Accident Attorney Says Look Twice

Orlando motorcycle accident attorney Martinez Manglardi, PA is reminding drivers that Florida leads the country in motorcycle deaths. Every year, motorcycle accidents kill almost 600 people in Florida and injure nearly 9,000. Incorporating motorcycle awareness into your mindful driving habits can save lives and prevent unnecessary pain and suffering. Since car drivers share the road with motorcyclists, it's important and useful to occasionally see the road from their point of view. When zooming along in an enclosed vehicle weighing about two tons, the driver of a car doesn't worry too much about potholes, minor road debris or a small oil slick. Safely...

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Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer: Move Over Awareness Month

Orlando auto accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi, PA is reminding Florida drivers that it's "Move Over" awareness month. "When you see flashing lights, move over, Florida. It’s the law," says the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). In 2018, failure to give way to first responders and other official vehicles at the side of the road caused more than 200 car accidents in Florida. Statewide, police handed out nearly 17,000 tickets for the violation. According to the law,  drivers have to move over for emergency and law enforcement vehicles stopped on the side of the road. The law also applies to...

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Personal Injury Attorneys in Orlando Eye Vision Related Car Accidents

Personal injury attorneys in Orlando are taking notice of efforts to reduce accidents through better eyesight guidelines. The family of a teenager killed by a legally blind driver in a motorcycle accident is using its recent court victory to raise awareness of vision-related accidents. Edward Parke of Lee county recently won a $5 million wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of his son, Sean Parke. In awarding the settlement, the jury found that 78-year-old Evelyn Miozza was driving her 2008 Dodge Caravan while legally blind. Parke's personal injury attorneys say that Miozza killed the motorcyclist because of her limited vision. The lawyers were able to obtain Miozza’s eyecare records....

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Disney Bus Accident Injures 15 say Orlando Injury Lawyers

Considering the number of people they transport, a Disney bus accident is a pretty rare occurrence. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating a recent bus accident near Epcot Center. Fifteen people were injured in the accident, which happened at the toll plaza on Epcot Center Drive at Walt Disney World. Police say one bus crashed into another at the toll booth, resulting in minor injuries. There were 51 passengers aboard the impacted bus. Disney officials said that all of the accident injuries were minor. "Nothing is more important than the safety of our guests and Cast Members," a spokesman said. While Disney has an...

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