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  • Falls are Leading Injury-Related Cause of Emergency Room Visits

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

    According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional falls are the leading injury-related reason for emergency room visits, with nearly 9 million visits occurring annually. The two highest risk age groups for falls are children under five and adults over 70. For older adults, falls are typically the result of problems with balance and walking, ...
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  • Amusement Park Injuries in Florida

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 30-Nov-2016

    Theme park injuries happen more often than many people may think. An Orlando Sentinel article reveals that there have been more than 400 reports of illness and injury linked with Florida amusement park rides in the 10-year period between 2006 and 2016. During this time, there were 14 fatalities, all of which occurred at Disney theme parks. Click here to access a searchable database of theme park ...
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  • Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Florida?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 7-Nov-2016

    If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may have questions about your legal rights. In this blog, we’ll discuss who can bring a wrongful death claim in Florida as well as what types of damages may be recoverable in these cases. Pursuant to Florida Statutes section 768.16, the estate of a deceased person may bring a civil lawsuit ...
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  • Interstate 4 Called "Most Dangerous Interstate" in the Country

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

    A new study by Ever Drive has found that the stretch of Interstate 4 between Daytona Beach and Tampa, Florida is the most dangerous interstate in the country. The company used data from 2010 to 2015 from the Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s fatality analysis report, which revealed that there were 1.41 fatalities per mile during the last six years along the 132-mile stretch of highway. ...
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  • 6 Halloween Safety Tips to Protect Your Trick-or-Treater

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 28-Oct-2016

    Halloween is nearly here! If you have children who will be trick-or-treating this year, then safety is, of course, your top priority. Pedestrian accidents significantly increase on Halloween night, and unfortunately, many of the victims are young children who are out trick-or-treating. Emergency room visits also tend to increase on Halloween night involving everything from trip-and-fall injuries, ...
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  • Todd Miner Interviewed by Media in Ocoee Police Shooting Case

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 25-Oct-2016

    Orlando attorney Todd Miner was recently interviewed by WESH and WFTV regarding the indictment of an Ocoee police officer who fired shots into an occupied home in the Belhaven Falls subdivision last February. Mr. Miner is representing the family. "The Ocoee police responded to the wrong home, let’s make that very clear," Mr. Miner told WESH. "They were asleep when this [the ...
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  • Truck Accidents Caused by Improper Cargo Loading

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

    It is extremely important for trailers to be properly loaded in order to avoid an accident. Every year, hundreds of truck accidents result when cargo is not properly loaded or is overloaded. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the proper way to secure loads, but unfortunately, many drivers and truck companies ignore these rules in an effort to move more cargo faster. ...
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  • Todd Miner Law Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 4-Oct-2016

    Todd Miner Law is passionate about fighting for the rights of his clients. This year, he’s also joining the fight against breast cancer. October has been designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month by the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States other than skin cancer. In fact, one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point ...
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  • Florida Ranked #1 in Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 3-Oct-2016

    Florida is one of the most popular states for motorcycle travel, but unfortunately, it is also the U.S. state with the most motorcycle accident deaths. A WCTV report from earlier this year revealed that Florida leads the nation in motorcycle accident fatalities. Although motorcycle riders account for only seven percent of Florida motorists, motorcycles are involved in nineteen percent of fatal ...
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  • How to Recognize the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 27-Sep-2016

    The decision to entrust a loved one to the care of a nursing home is already difficult enough without the added worry that they may not receive the level of care that you are expecting. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a huge problem in the United States, with many facilities struggling with a lack of qualified staffing. In fact, the Senate Special Committee on Aging states that elder abuse ...
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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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