Vehicle Accident Attorneys for a World that’s Always on the Move
Modern life involves constant motion. We use cars, motorcycles, trains and buses to get around. There are countless delvery trucks and vans on our roads and highways every minute of every day. Unfortunately, with all of this activity there are bound to be accidents. Many accidents are due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence — and they do a lot of damage. People who are seriously injured or lose a loved one because of another person’s unsafe actions have a right to be compensated. Having the right vehicle accident attorney can make all the difference.
Your Florida Transportation Accident Lawyers, Martinez Manglardi
The Florida transportation accident lawyers at Martinez Manglardi have the knowledge and the compassion to help those whose lives have been affected by a serious transportation accident. We have been helping Florida’s families since 1988, including Orlando, Apopka, Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Polk County, Kissimmee, Osceola County, Palm Bay, Brevard County, Ocala as well as other cities and counties throughout Florida.
Types of Transportation Accidents
Car accidents are common occurrences that claim the lives of thousands of people nationwide every year. Nearly 40,000 died in car accidents nationwide last year, and more than 4.5 million people were injured. Car accidents also result in untold injuries and billions of dollars in property damage. A majority of automobile accidents are caused by negligent driving. The Orlando car accident attorneys at Martinez Manglardi are experts at making sure that you get maximum compensation.
Trucking accidents often result in injuries and deaths to the drivers or passengers of the automobiles with which they collide. Nearly a half-million large trucks are involved in accidents annually and one out of every eight traffic fatalities is caused by a collision with a large truck. In 2015, there were 3,852 U.S. deaths from tractor trailer accidents and more than 100,000 injuries. Causes of trucking accidents include speeding, unrealistic schedules, truck driver fatigue and 18 wheeler safety issues.
Motorcycle accidents are on the rise, and Florida leads the nation in motorcycle deaths. A 2015 study by AAA showed that motorcycles are involved in 20 percent of vehicle fatalities in the state, even though they account for only three percent of registered vehicles. Many motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcyclist and are often caused by inattentive drivers who fail to see the motorcycle and pull out from a side road, or turn into a motorcyclist at an intersection. Some fatal accidents result from alcohol impairment by motorcycle riders.
Public transportation injuries are becoming more common as an increasing number of people seek alternative ways to get around in the wake of rising gas prices. From buses to vanpools, commuter trains to light rails, as well as passenger ferries, Americans took 10.6 billion trips in 2015 using public transportation. Since 1995, public transportation ridership in the U.S. has increased by more than 32 percent. Public transportation providers are legally required to use the highest degree of care to ensure the safety of their passengers. Nevertheless, public transportation accidents happen all too often, resulting in about 250 fatalities each year — and roughly 19,000 injuries.
Drunk driving fatalities have held steady for the past 10 years. Although it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content that is 0.08 percent or higher, people continue to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. In 2015, more than 10,000 people were killed in drunk driving crashes. Those impaired drivers need to be held accountable for the injuries and deaths they cause to innocent third parties. In certain instances, laws may be used to establish liability against the facility that served alcohol to the drunk driver.
We are Here to Help You
At Martinez Manglardi, our Florida transportation accident attorneys are on your side, and we can help you make informed decisions about your accident claim. Our cases are handled by a team of professionals, including nurses, doctors, engineers and transportation accident lawyers. We offer free consultations in your home, at the hospital or in our offices. There are no fees or costs unless we win. Contact us today at one of our convenient Florida locations in Orlando, Kissimmee, Apopka, Palm Bay or Ocala by calling (800) 741-2243 or via our online contact form.