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Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer: Distracted Driving Crashes Increase

Orlando auto accident lawyer and personal injury compensation expert Martinez Mangalrdi, PA is reminding motorists of distracted driving dangers. According to experts, Orange County has the most distracted driving accidents in Florida. Last year there were nearly 7,000 distracted driving accidents in the greater Orlando area. That's an increase of almost 15 percent over the previous year. Despite the appalling numbers, as Orlando's News 6 notes, law enforcement issued only 74 tickets for texting and driving in Orange County. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told News 6 that the problem is likely far greater than reported numbers suggest. He says that's likely...

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Orlando Car Accident Lawyer: Don’t Give in to Road Rage

Orlando car accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi, PA is reminding drivers to stay cool while behind the wheel. In yet another dubious driving distinction, Florida ranks #1 in Road Rage accidents. And the scary part is that in Florida, asphalt anger incidents are more likely to involve firearms. In the past three years, there have been nearly 300 cases of road rage were reported in Florida. About 80 of those incidents wound up with shootings, killing 20 people and injuring 60. So the next time you feel like expressing your anger to the driver who just cut you off, remember that he...

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Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers Urge Awareness of First Responders

Orlando personal injury lawyers are urging drivers to pay attention to first responders in the wake of recent tragedy. Authorities say a car struck a Florida state trooper while he was investigating a car accident. According to reports, Trooper Mithil Patel was talking to a witness of a car crash on I-95 near Hobe Sound. Trooper Patel saw that a car was spinning out of control and was heading right for him. Patel had just pushed the witness out of the way when the car hit him. The impact threw the officer into the air and he landed on the grass on the...

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Orlando Bicycle Accident Lawyer Notes Hit and Run Crashes

Orlando bicycle accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi, PA is cautioning cyclists to be extra careful. A series of bicycle accidents has taken several lives in Central Florida lately. The Florida Department of Transportation reports that more people are killed and injured in bicycle accidents in Florida than any other state. According to the Wall Street Journal, even though Florida, California and Texas account for only about 25 percent of the population, about 40 percent of bicyclist deaths in America occur in these three states. The most dangerous cities for cyclists in Florida, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are Tampa/St. Petersburg area, Jacksonville, Orlando, and...

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Injury Attorneys in Orlando Note Rise in Distracted Driving Accidents

Injury attorneys in Orlando are filing more lawsuits involving distracted driving accidents. Car accidents in Orange County are up dramatically over the past few years. Experts say the main culprit is texting while driving and the other electronic distractions that divert attention from the road. "Orange County is a very dangerous place to drive,” ValuePenguin research analyst Bailey Peterson says.  “If you were to just compare large counties in Florida, say those with over a million residents, Orange County would actually come up as the number one worst in our ranking criteria.” Peterson says Central Florida drivers are more than twice as likely to cause distraction-related...

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Personal Injury Lawyer in Orlando: Good Communication is No Accident

As established personal injury lawyers in Orlando, car accident attorneys at Martinez Manglardi, PA work to keep clients informed. Lack of communication is one of the most common complaints about working with lawyers. The best personal injury attorneys work together with a client to secure the best settlement in a negligence lawsuit. With modern communication technology, an effective and reliable lawyer has no excuse for not keeping you fully engaged and informed about your accident lawsuit. As Finsmes.com points out, several excellent options are available to ensure reliable dialogue. First off, if you've been injured in an accident, you may not be able to...

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Accident Songs: Top 5 Tunes That Make You Drive Faster

Accident after car accident, personal injury attorneys in Orlando see the same behavior from negligent drivers. Carelessness in general, speeding in particular. Perhaps not surprisingly, it turns out that listening to fast-paced music can encourage your lead foot. TheDrive.com reports on a new study on how the music we listen to influences the way we drive. Songs that exceed 120 beats per minute, according to the report, subconsciously makes people drive faster. Fast driving leads to car crashes. Researchers looked at road trip playlists on Spotify to see which songs drive the need for speed. The top five hard driving melodies are: The Chainsmokers:...

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Florida Vehicle Accident Attorneys Note Distracted Driving Effort

Florida vehicle accident attorneys are seeing another attempt by lawmakers to reduce distracted driving car accidents.  Orlando Weekly is reporting that a Florida state senator will introduce new legislation in the upcoming session. The proposal, by Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, is called the “Florida Ban on Wireless Communications Devices While Driving Law.” The measure "would prohibit texting, reading data or talking on wireless handheld devices while behind the wheel," according to Fox35Orlando. It marks yet another effort to have Florida join other states in making driving while distracted a primary offense. Currently, driving while texting is a secondary offense, meaning that...

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Auto Accident Attorneys Urge Caution on Car “Auto Pilot” Systems

Orlando auto accident attorneys are reminding drivers that there's really no "Auto Pilot" feature for cars. Despite all the new gadgets called "Driver-Assist Systems," a car's driver is ultimately responsible for safety. A new report from AAA in Orlando says that the names for the new technology gives drivers a false sense of security. New cars equipped with programs with names like Autopilot, Pilot Assist and ProPILOT lead drivers to think they can pay less attention to the road.  As a result, this misunderstanding of driver assist technology can lead to more car accidents. “With today’s exciting advances in vehicle technology, there...

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Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Tips for Avoiding Holiday Accidents

Orlando personal injury lawyer Martinez Manglardi, PA is reminding everyone to stay safe over the holidays. Of course, accidents can happen anytime, but the holiday season brings added risks. As the National Safety Council points out, winter holidays mean extra activity like travel, family gatherings, parties, and gift-giving. All that extra activity means more risk for accident and injury. The biggest safety concern is travel. Transportations accidents occur more frequently during the holidays because there are more people on the road. More people use mass transportation as well, but car accidents occur much more often than bus or train crashes. Safety experts estimate...

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