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  • Todd Miner Speaks at UCF Torts Class

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 13-Mar-2017

    Last Wednesday, attorney Todd Miner spoke to some bright aspiring attorneys at a University of Central Florida Legal Studies Tort class. Active in his community, Todd frequently shares his knowledge with local pre-law students through lectures and other speaking engagements. A tort is intentional or negligent conduct leading to civil legal liability. Tort law is a fundamental part of a ...
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  • Florida Highway Patrol Launches Hit & Run Campaign Due to an Increase in Crashes

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 10-Mar-2017

    Last month, the Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) Orlando office hosted an event for a new statewide awareness campaign about the dangers of hit-and-run collisions. Families of hit-and-run victims were invited to share their stories, shining light to the dangers of this type of car accident. The campaign was created a few days after two teenagers were injured in a hit-and-run crash in eastern ...
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  • Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 27-Feb-2017

    A personal injury case can be anything from an automobile accident to a medical malpractice case, or even a dog bite. At the heart of this type of claim are three main elements – duty, breach of duty, and cause. In addition to these elements, each state follows its own set of laws and regulations regarding how and when personal claims may be filed. Duty, Breach of Duty, and Cause Duty: In a ...
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  • How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 24-Feb-2017

    How long your personal injury case takes depends entirely on the circumstances of your particular case, and whether or not you decide to quickly accept a settlement offer rather than fight for maximum compensation. Settling quickly or without an attorney may ultimately be an unwise decision, especially if it turns out that surgery or additional medical treatment is necessary. So beware, once the ...
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  • Attorney Todd Miner Named to American Society of Legal Advocates "Top 100 Lawyers" List

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 22-Feb-2017

    Our firm is pleased to announce that Founding Attorney Todd Miner has been selected to the American Society of Legal Advocates 2017 “Top 100 Lawyers” list for the state of Florida. This distinction is a significant achievement for practicing attorneys in the U.S., and it speaks volumes about Attorney Miner’s proven record of success representing victims and families in a wide ...
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  • Common Types of Injuries Caused by Defective Playground Equipment

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 21-Feb-2017

    The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) estimates that over 200,000 children under 14 years old are injured every year in playground accidents. More than half of these injuries are the result of defective or poorly designed equipment. Injuries sustained range from minor to severe, including muscle sprains, scrapes, cuts and bruises, bone fractures, head and neck trauma, internal ...
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  • Dangers of Handling Your Personal Injury Case without a Lawyer

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 16-Feb-2017

    Even if an accident is minor, handling your own personal injury case without a lawyer could be risky, particularly because the extent of your injuries might not yet be apparent. If you fall prey to the at-fault person’s insurance company and accept a quick settlement, you will likely end up with a low offer that will not cover any future medical expenses if your seemingly small injury ...
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  • 5 Tips to Keep Your Teenage Driver Safe

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 6-Jan-2017

    Well, the dreaded day has finally come: your teen has earned their driver’s license. While they are sure to be excited about cruising around town and enjoying their newfound freedom, it comes as no surprise if you as a parent are worried; nearly one in four teen drivers will be involved in a car accident during their first six months of driving. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic ...
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  • Aggressive Driving Accounts for Half of all Traffic Deaths

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 20-Dec-2016

    According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities. In a AAA study, eight out of 10 drivers agree that aggressive driving is a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk that jeopardizes their safety, and yet aggressive driving is something that most drivers have exhibited themselves at least once. ...
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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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