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  • Auto Fatalities Up in Central Florida

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 22-Sep-2016

    The Orlando Sentinel has reported that traffic deaths have dramatically increased in Central Florida and throughout the nation since 2015, which saw more than 35,000 fatal crashes. This reflects a more than seven percent increase in auto accident deaths since 2014, breaking a fifty-year trend of declining traffic fatalities. This month alone, seven people have already been killed in auto ...
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  • Why You Should Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 19-Sep-2016

    Every year, tens of thousands of drivers are involved in preventable car accidents caused by negligent and reckless driving behavior, costing hundreds of billions of dollars in losses. At Todd Miner Law, we believe that innocent drivers should not have to suffer – financially or personally – for the irresponsible driving behaviors of others. This is why we work hard to protect the ...
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  • Can I Receive Workers' Compensation if My Injury Was My Fault?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 16-Sep-2016

    Most people are aware that they can obtain workers’ compensation benefits for an injury that happened during the course of their employment. For example, if you fell from a height and fractured your leg at a construction site, or if you cut yourself with a box cutter while stocking merchandise at a retail store, you can expect that workers’ compensation will take care of your expenses. ...
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  • Elder Abuse: Know How to Recognize the Warning Signs

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 31-Aug-2016

    If you are thinking about placing a loved one in a nursing home facility, you’ve probably thought of all of the advantages and disadvantages of that decision. Nursing homes can be a great option to provide care for people whose medical needs require the attention of licensed nurses, but not the more intensive care of a hospital. Although nursing homes strive to provide a high level of care ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for a Workplace Injury?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 18-Aug-2016

    If you have been injured during the course of your employment, you may be wondering about what happens next. Who will pay for your medical bills? Are you entitled to take action against your employer? How can you get the money you need to cover your losses? In this blog, we will address some common questions associated with workers’ compensation law and civil lawsuits against employers. ...
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  • Types of Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 17-Aug-2016

    Who Is Eligible to Seek Damages? A typical personal injury claim is filed by someone who has been harmed by another party’s negligence. What happens, though, when an accident victim dies as a result of their injuries? The negligent party who caused their death can still face penalties and bear responsibility for their actions. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim’s surviving ...
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  • Is Pokémon Go Leading to an Increase in Accidents?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 21-Jul-2016

    If you haven’t yet heard about the global phenomenon that is Pokémon Go, one look at the news will tell you that it is already causing quite a stir. The Nintendo smartphone game has met with huge success (it is estimated that between 5 million and 25 million people have been playing since its launch earlier this month), but it has also received attention for unintended consequences, ...
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  • "DUI Experience" Program Reveals Dangers of Drunk Driving

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 13-Jun-2016

    Students at Lake Nona High School were recently given the chance to see and feel what it’s like to drive while drunk. In a “DUI experience” program organized by Orlando and University of Central Florida police, students got to drive modified go-karts with delayed responses and brakes that simulate driving while intoxicated. The students were instructed to complete two laps around ...
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  • Is Florida's Texting and Driving Law Too Weak?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 6-Jun-2016

    Florida enacted a texting and driving ban nearly three years ago, but critics say the law is ineffective. According to preliminary data from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, distracted Florida drivers caused roughly 46,000 accidents in 2015 – a significant increase since 2012, when 33,511 distracted driving crashes occurred. Since then, the number of distraction-related ...
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  • How to Get a Strong Settlement in Your Car Accident Injury Case

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 6-Apr-2016

    If you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, contacting an experienced Orlando car accident attorney is the first step towards getting a strong settlement. Follow the steps listed below to maximize your settlement offer. 1. Contact a car accident personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney will be an incredible asset. Most attorneys work on a contingency ...
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  • Todd Miner Speaks at UCF Legal Studies Class

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 5-Apr-2016

    Last week on March 31, 2016, Attorney Todd Miner spoke to students in a Law Office Management class at the University of Florida (UCF). This was a great opportunity to share some wisdom and inspiration with the next generation of up-and-coming attorneys. The Law Office Management class teaches students how to manage their own law practice after graduation from law school. During the presentation, ...
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  • Truck Accidents Result in Thousands of Fatalities Annually

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 2-Apr-2016

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that truck accidents result in approximately 4,000 fatalities and over 100,000 injuries in the U.S. each year. Tractor trailers cruise our roads and highways each day, carrying heavy loads of products and supplies across the country. These semis can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds – enough to easily crush passenger vehicles. Worse, ...
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  • What NOT to Do After a Car Accident

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 1-Apr-2016

    Most of us will be in a few car accidents during our lifetime, so it’s important to know what NOT to do after an accident. We’ve all heard what we should do: call the police, exchange insurance information, and follow up with our insurance company. But knowing what NOT to do after an Orlando car accident is just as important. Do NOT admit fault or apologize. We are trained from any ...
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  • Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Florida

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 23-Mar-2016

    Pedestrian accidents are on the rise nationwide, but a new study has concluded that Florida is among the worst in the country for preventable pedestrian accidents for the first half of 2015. In the first six months of the year, nearly 2,400 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents, reflecting a six percent increase over the previous year. Even as total traffic deaths have been on a downward ...
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  • 5 Road Safety Tips You Have Never Heard Before

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 24-Feb-2016

    As an Orlando personal injury lawyer, I often help car accident victims receive compensation for their injuries. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been avoided through careful driving. Residents of Orlando are well aware of the dangers of flash flooding and sudden storms, but other dangers lurk! Consider these 5 road safety tips you have never heard before: Do not swerve to avoid hitting ...
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