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Drive Like an Orlando Car Accident Lawyer

An Orlando car accident lawyer drives a car with a bit more mindfulness when she gets behind the wheel. That's because a car accident lawyer who works to recover personal injury losses see the results of negligent driving every day. Neck and head injuries, back problems, strains, sprains, lacerations and worse from car accidents cause a lot of pain and suffering. Wrongful death from negligence is devastating. So when a car accident lawyer heads into work, they know to drive with extra care and attention. An Orlando car accident lawyer will also pay special attention to the road conditions unique to Central Florida....

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Driving High Car Accidents

Orlando accident lawyers may be working to recover losses for more people hurt Florida car crashes involving marijuana. Personal injury attorneys are familiar with helping victims of alcohol-related auto accidents. But driving while stoned victims are likely to be on the increase. And it may not be because there are more drivers getting behind the wheel and crashing their cars after a few tokes. There have been reports that driving while stoned car accidents have increased where states relaxed marijuana laws. But other studies suggest that may be because of increased awareness on the part of the police, rather than higher...

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Bad Directions: GPS Car Accidents

  In one of the most horrible Florida car accidents attorneys and officials are dealing with, a British family of four was killed recently in Titusville. The group had been visiting Central Florida from Bristol, England.  Their car crashed on the way back from visiting the Kennedy Space Center. The family was staying in Davenport, a community outside Orlando that is popular with British tourists visiting Florida. Not surprisingly, the driver of the car was using GPS to get around. Authorities say that the device had told him to make a U-turn to avoid traffic from a car accident on the route ahead. That turn put their...

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Car Crashes in Vehicle History?

The rains that came last fall from hurricanes Irma and Harvey flooded many parts of Florida and Texas. According to consumer lawyers, a lot of the cars that got caught in the rising waters are now turning up for sale in used car lots in Central Florida and throughout the country. Most of the hundreds of thousands of waterlogged vehicles wound up in recycling yards, scrapped for parts. But lawyers say some used car dealers purchase these vehicles at auction and put them on their lots. A flood-damaged vehicle will often appear to be in good shape. You may be able to see damage from...

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Distracted Driving Car Accidents Can Wait

Distracted driving car accidents continue to cause a lot of pain and suffering on American roadways. Since cell phone usage has reversed a decades-long decline in the annual number of car accidents, safety advocates have been waging public information campaigns for years. Now, the trade publication Ad Age reports that AT&T has revived its powerful "It Can Wait" public service campaign. The telecom giant launched the program in 2010. AT&T is the country's second-largest wireless provider and spends nearly $4 billion a year on marketing and advertising. By all accounts, the campaign began as a sincere effort to reduce the number...

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Danger at the Crossroads

Overcrowded roads are dangerous roads, ask any car accident lawyer. Orlando area car accidents contribute to I-4's status as one of the most dangerous highways in America.  It's been a challenge for road designers to keep up with Florida's steadily expanding growth rate. One of the ironies of the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project is that there will be more car accidents on the way to safer driving. The ginormous road construction marathon is meant to finally get ahead of the traffic problems on Central Florida's busiest roadway. In the meantime, construction accidents will take their toll, and a car accident...

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Car Accident Lawyers: Watch Your Step

Florida's the place to be if you want to get hit by a car.  Pedestrian accident attorneys get more business here than anywhere else in the country. According to the safety group Smart Growth America, 9 cities in Florida are among the top 20 most dangerous places to walk. In a new report, the organization puts Florida at the top of its “Pedestrian Danger Index,” or PDI. The "Dangerous by Design" report list 8 Florida cities as being in the top 10. The cities where you'll be most likely to need a personal injury lawyer because of a pedestrian accident are:   Cape Coral-Fort...

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When Angry Drivers Collide: A Road Rage Tale

It was the road rage accident waiting to happen. Florida police are on the lookout for have arrested the driver of a Silver Mazda hatchback that had a literal run-in with a motorcycle. Police describe the incident in Sarasota as a road rage accident. And given the motorists involved it seems like a perfect description. Another traveler captured the roadway altercation on video from a safe distance.  In the video, the rider of the motorcycle is traveling alongside the car on a busy street. According to the Herald Tribune, the motorcycle rider said that someone in the car had thrown coins out the window, which...

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Change Your Mind TBI Awareness

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) wants to Change Your Mind. Actually, the advocacy organization wants to direct your attention to a condition that affects millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2.5 million people suffer traumatic injuries to the brain every year. In order to raise awareness of the problem and highlight support for victims, the BIAA has kicked off a two-year awareness campaign called Change Your Mind .    Types of Brain Injuries According to the CDC, TBIs contribute to about 30% of yearly injury-related deaths in America. Experts say that in addition to...

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Takata Airbag Recall – What You Should Know

Orlando car accident attorneys note that the Takata airbag recall has become the "largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history" according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An estimated 42 million cars have been recalled so far in a 10-year-old saga of defective manufacturing, auto accidents, injuries and deaths, lawsuits and criminal convictions. Takata is a Japanese-based auto parts manufacturer with factories around the world that supply airbags to every major car maker. In 1988, Honda was the first to recall cars because of a potentially dangerous defect in the design of the airbags. Takata designed the airbags to deploy in...

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