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Orlando Auto Accident Attorney on Blind Spot Car Crashes

Orlando auto accident attorney Martinez Manglardi, PA notes encouraging news for blind spot car accident prevention. A blind spot is an area of the roadway that a driver can't see in a vehicle's mirrors. They are the reason that tractor trailers and other trucks often have signs that say "If you can't see my mirrors, I can't see you." Motorcycle accident attorneys often seek to recover losses for these kinds of accidents. However, safety experts say that technology may be key to reducing these car accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHAS),  blind spots cause hundreds of thousands...

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Car Accident Lawyers in Orlando Study Self-Driving Accident Liability

Car accident lawyers in Orlando are assessing the impact of self-driving cars on auto accident lawsuits. The first known autonomous vehicle traffic fatality happened in Williston, Florida in 2016. In that crash, a self-driving Telsa car collided with a tractor-trailer, killing the driver of the Tesla. Earlier this year, a self-driving Uber car hit a pedestrian on an Arizona highway. Uber stopped testing autonomous cars on public highways after the crash but now wants to resume. Orlando car accident attorneys are watching to see how these autonomous auto accidents play out in the courts. Orlando would be a prime area for...

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Truck Accident Attorneys Warn of Danger from Unsecured Loads

Truck accident attorneys in Orlando are warning drivers of the risk of injury from unsecured truck cargo. Loose construction material and debris falling from trucks causes many I-4 construction accidents in Central Florida. Generally, however, car accidents injure many people because improperly stowed truck cargo becomes airborne on the highway. The most graphic recent example is that of a driver who was nearly decapitated when a sheet of plywood sliced into her windshield. Police say the only reason the accident didn't kill the driver is that the plywood was wider than the windshield of her car. They say the accident would have...

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Orlando Transportation Accident Attorneys on Florida School Bus Ruling

Orlando Transportation Accident Attorneys are following developing regulation of driverless vehicles, including school buses. It seems a company called Transdev, which bills itself as "the largest private provider of multiple modes of transport in North America," got ahead of itself.  They began toting children to school in a Southwest Florida town before they had permission from federal regulators. While Transdev had permission to test driverless vehicles, they were not authorized to transport children. According to regulators, this put the children at risk for car accidents. Heidi King, of the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), told the News-Press that the company had jumped...

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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 and 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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