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Orlando Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Gear up for Bike Week

Orlando motorcycle accident lawyers are gearing up for Daytona Bike Week 2019. An estimated 500,000 bikers are descending on Daytona Beach for the annual 10-day rally. Along with races, competitions, concerts and more, motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy plenty of food and drink. Lots of drink. When official attractions include legendary watering holes like the Full Moon Saloon, Dirty Harry’s and the No Name Saloon, abstention is not the order of the day. (There's a handy guide on How to Survive a Biker Bar for the uninitiated.) The confluence of Jack Daniels and Harley Davidson makes for risky riding. As a mode of...

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Florida Car Accident Attorney: Stay at the Scene of an Accident

Orlando, Florida car accident attorney Martinez Manglardi PA is reminding drivers to never leave the scene of an accident. It makes a bad situation much, much worse. The Florida Highway Patrol wages a Stay at the Scene campaign. According to the FHP, about 1-4 car accidents is a hit and run. In 2014, the Florida legislature passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, which mandates at least 4 years in prison for a driver convicted of leaving the scene of a car accident involving a fatality. After that, the legislature passed the law in 2014 in response to the perceived leniency...

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Ocala Car Accident Lawyers See Crashes and Injuries

Ocala car accident lawyers have been busy of late, with a spate of crashes and injuries in town. Recent car accidents in the Ocala area include a three-vehicle crash on County Road 314 near Salt Springs that seriously injured one person and a multi-car crash on State Road 40 which killed an infant and sent five people to the hospital with critical injuries. The latter accident is a grim reminder of the danger of truck accidents. The crash happened when a semi-truck traveling West on the highway struck the family riding in a van traveling East. Semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents are not...

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Palm Bay Car Accident Lawyer Says Slow Down, Drive Safely

Palm Bay car accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi PA says that drivers need to be especially careful in neighborhoods. There have been a number of car accidents in Palm Bay lately and local residents are concerned. Car accident lawyers in Palm Bay and Melbourne have seen an uptick in crashes with increased traffic in the area. A local Palm Bay mother has been working to raise awareness of speeding in local neighborhoods. Palm Bay Daily reports that Amanda Kingsley is posting signs in neighborhoods urging drivers to slow down. “Our community awareness of specific streets and unmarked bus stops can raise caution to...

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Car Accident Lawyers in Kissimmee Cite Traffic Safety Concerns

Car accident lawyers in Kissimmee note that dangerous driving conditions have increased because of road construction. News 6 Orlando recently reported on growing frustration and worry in neighborhoods affected by the Kissimmee Lakefront Park Redevelopment Project. The project, a few blocks from the offices of Kissimmee car accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi PA, is in its last phase.  For the most part, the latest concerns are a result of a traffic detour during construction. With Lake Shore Boulevard closed, authorities are redirecting motorists onto Tohopekaliga Avenue. But it's slow going, sending harried drivers looking for shortcuts. Looking for a shorter route to Neptune...

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Orlando Truck Accident Lawyer Says Big Rig Crashes are Up

Orlando truck accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi PA notes that death and injuries from large truck accidents are on the rise. Specifically, large truck accidents killed nearly 36,000 people between 2009 and 2017, the most recent data period. As a matter of fact, safety advocacy group Road Safe America says that deaths in big-rig truck crashes increased in nearly every state. Consequently, the group is calling for speed limiters on the heaviest trucks.  The non-profit's co-founder, Steve Owings, said that “the sad fact is that many of these deaths could have been avoided if use of existing speed limiting and automatic emergency braking technologies had been...

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Injury Lawyers in Orlando on Avoiding Car Accidents

Injury lawyers in Orlando are reminding drivers that the left lane is for passing only. Driving slowly in the left lane is a leading cause of road rage and a cause of car accidents in Central Florida. According to Florida law, traveling in the passing lane more slowly than prevailing traffic is a violation. Hanging out in the passing lane, or when “the driver knows or reasonably should know that he or she is being overtaken in that lane from the rear by a motor vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed” can get you a ticket. The fine...

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Orlando Motorcycle Accident Attorneys See More Crashes

Orlando motorcycle accident attorneys Martinez Manglardi, PA note the rise in motorcycle and scooter accidents and injuries. Indeed, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association's latest report, Florida leads the nation in fatal motorcycle crashes. Accidents kill more than 500 motorcyclists a year in the state and injure more than 9,000. That means that motorcyclists accounted for 20 percent of all traffic accident fatalities in Florida.   "Without that helmet he wouldn’t have had a chance.” #wearahelmet #protectwhatmatters https://t.co/BYshuBTAx8 — Ride Smart Florida (@RideSmartFL) February 15, 2019 Orlando Motorcycle Attorneys on How to Avoid Accidents AAA recommends some basic safety tips for both cyclists and car and...

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Orlando Auto Accident Law Firm on Automated Car Fleets

Orlando auto accident law firm Martinez Manglardi, PA is gauging the impact of self-driving cars and auto safety legislation. Florida has been carving out a niche as a pioneer proving ground for autonomous vehicles. For example, The Villages, one of the largest over-55 communities in the country, is home to a pilot project for a fleet of autonomous taxis. Also, in a town near Fort Myers, a company called Transdev is working toward developing a self-driving school bus system. Furthermore, Ford recently began testing autonomous vehicles in Miami. In order to be a leader in the future of driving technology, Florida passed a...

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Injury Lawyers in Orlando Cite Car Accident Report

Injury lawyers in Orlando aren't surprised that Florida car accident rates are among the country's highest. For the past 15 years, Advocates for Highway Safety has issued report cards on how states legislate auto safety. Once again, Florida ranks among the worst. Basically, the group looks at safety laws in each state and awards a traffic light symbol as a grade, based on how many of the group's recommended safety laws are in force. The organization recognizes progressively regulated states with a "Green Light." A Yellow Light is for jurisdictions that do fairly well but could use improvement. While states like Florida, which are...

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