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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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Orlando Car Accident Attorney: Stay Alert for Halloween

Orlando car accident attorney law firm Martinez Manglardi, PA is urging drivers to be extra careful for Halloween. Cars hit twice as many children on Halloween night than on any other day of the year. Due to the increase in distracted driving accidents, car accidents on the rise, so it’s important to pay extra special attention. If you are planning to celebrate in Orlando or any of Central Florida’s many Halloween parties, do yourself a favor and think safety when you get behind the wheel. That way, a traumatized parent won't be looking to set the best Orlando car accident attorney against you to recover...

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Orlando Injury Lawyers and Car Accident Lawsuit History

Orlando injury lawyers recently listened with interest to a program about the American Museum of Tort Law. Located in Connecticut, the museum educates Americans about two things: "Trial by jury; and the benefits of tort law." It's more than just car accidents. Tort law is another name for personal injury law. According to museum curators, it is "the law of wrongful injuries, including motor vehicle crashes, defective products, medical malpractice, and environmental disasters, among many others." A recent episode of the Marketplace radio show featured consumer protection activist and attorney Ralph Nader, a founder of the museum. People know Nader as the lawyer who...

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Florida Car Accident Attorneys Note Increased Train Accident Cases

Florida car accident attorneys are taking notice of yet another Brightline train crash.  Recently, there have been a series of train accidents involving the Brightline, with a number of cars and pedestrians being struck by trains. Brightline is a high-speed passenger train running from West Palm Beach to Miami. The latest Brightline train crash happened at a railroad crossing in Hallandale. It appears from first responder's Tweets that a driver made a hasty exit from a car stuck on the tracks. The car, a 2019 Toyota Scion iM, was totally destroyed in the accident, but no one was hurt. It turns out that the car's driver,...

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Looking for the Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Orlando

As new law school graduates are setting up shop, "Best personal injury law firm in Orlando" is a title many Central Florida accident attorneys will be vying for. Because, what's the first thing you Google after been you've been in a car accident that wasn't your fault? If you live in or near the city, it's "Best car accident attorney in Orlando," If you don't happen to have your own personal counselor on retainer, you look for a lawyer after an accident. You just know you want the best. But the description "the best lawyer in" town is kind of a subjective phrase. ...

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Central Florida Car Accident Lawyers Note $220M X-Ray Lawsuit

Central Florida car accident lawyers work to get reimbursements for money that car crash injury victims spend on immediate medical expenses like X-rays and CT  scans. Generally, most car accident injury assessments include imaging for pain from neck and back injuries. Also spinal cord damage, compression fractures, and herniated discs. And, of course, they can be expensive. Orlando personal injury lawyers are used to seeing standard charges close to Medicare rates for certain procedures. According to a class action lawsuit against HCA Corporation hospitals in Florida, the average price for a brain CT scan is around $164. A lumbar spine x-ray goes...

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Orlando Car Accident Attorney on Pedestrian, Bike Accidents

 The best car accident attorneys in Orlando have a lot of experience recovering losses for injured pedestrians and bicycle riders. That's because, in addition to experiencing more than its share of car accidents, Orlando can be a risky place for walkers and cyclists. According to estimates by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, getting hit by a car in Central Florida is not a rare event. Statewide, so far this year, there have been more than 5,700 car accidents involving pedestrians. More than 400 people have died. Moreover, bicycle accidents involving riders being hit by a car are almost as...

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