Orlando: Crossroads of Florida
At the center of Central Florida, Orlando is the number one tourist destination in America. More than 50 million people visit every year, making Orlando International Airport one of the busiest in the country. Downtown Orlando, at the intersection of Interstate 4 and the East-West Expressway, is home to more than 1,000 businesses employing almost 150,000 people.
Although the locals call it “O-Town,” the official nickname for Orlando is “The City Beautiful.” The city began as a town called Jernigan, named after Aaron Jernigan, the first white settler. Orlando incorporated in 1857, but no one knows where the name came from. The area was the center of Florida’s citrus industry until a series of major freezes in the late 1890’s forced orange growers south. After that, cattle and cotton were the main businesses. When Disney came to town in 1971, the city began the change to one of the world’s premier tourist destinations.
As big as the tourism industry is, only one-third of the area’s jobs are in hospitality and tourism. The other top industries include banking, healthcare, technology, and communication. The city also hosts a vibrant legal community, including the offices of Martinez Manglardi, whose partners are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.
Orlando on the Move
More than 150,000 people work downtown and the bus service through the central business district handles more than 1 million riders a year. However, all this travel, commuting and commerce comes at a cost. Interstate 4 has been called the most dangerous highway in the United States. There are nearly 30,000 car accidents in Orange County every year, causing more than 13,000 injuries and over 150 deaths.
The car accident attorneys at Martinez Manglardi have been fighting for Orlando car crash victims for nearly 30 years. Our firm’s transportation lawyers specialize in helping people who get hurt while using public transportation, like buses, trains, and taxis. Motorcyclists know that Martinez Manglardi’s motorcycle accident attorneys have the experience and determination to win the fight against insurance companies.
Orlando is an exciting city on the move, and there is a lot to enjoy. But accidents happen, and when they do you can count on Martinez Manglardi to fight for your rights. Orlando and Martinez Manglardi: “Together, We Can.”
If you’ve been in an accident, call now for a free consultation: 407-846-2240.