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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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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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