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  • Are You Sitting too Close to the Steering Wheel?

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

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the steering wheel should sit 10 inches away from the driver’s chest for optimal safety. However, many drivers don’t abide by this rule, and because of the way drivers’ airbags are designed, sitting too close can be very dangerous. Usually drivers sit too close to the steering wheel because of their height. Sitting ...
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  • Are You Sitting too Close to the Steering Wheel?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 9-Jun-2017

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the steering wheel should sit 10 inches away from the driver’s chest for optimal safety. However, many drivers don’t abide by this rule, and because of the way drivers’ airbags are designed, sitting too close can be very dangerous. Usually drivers sit too close to the steering wheel because of their height. Sitting ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reducing the Risk of Tire-Related Car Accidents

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 21-Oct-2015

    Todd Miner Law Cares About Your Safety Many of us here in Orlando remember Sam Behr, who became widely recognized in the Central Florida television market from Allied Discount Tires commercials and his signature “Tires Ain’t Pretty” line. Born in 1927 in Talladega, Ala., Behr starred in commercials for the tire store for 20 years. Although some younger drivers and automobile ...
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  • Quick Tips for Driving in the Rain

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 31-Aug-2015

    With the summer season in full swing, many of Orlando’s residents are taking full advantage of the hot weather that Florida has to offer. While this weather is usually fairly sunny, making beach trips and theme park visits rather enjoyable, those who have lived in Orlando for some time will know that with this sunshine comes rain, and lots of it! A quick glance at any Orlando weekly weather ...
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  • Think Twice Before Texting and Driving

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 29-Aug-2015

    The advent of the cellular phone has not only changed how we communicate with others, but also the frequency at which we do so. The development of smartphones such as the iPhone has further revolutionized how we stay in touch with friends, family, and co-workers. We are now able to talk, text, e-mail, and surf the web at will from almost any location in the world, a feat that would have been ...
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  • Red-Light Running: Is It Worth It?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 18-Aug-2015

    Like many others, one of the first things I remember learning as a child was the difference between the three colors of a traffic light. “Green means go, Yellow means slow down, Red means stop.” Parents drill these concepts into their children not only so that they are not hit by a car when crossing the street walking to-and-from school, but so these concepts can be ingrained in the ...
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  • A Total Loss After a Car Accident

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 23-Jun-2015

    How to Get the Most Money for Your Car If It’s Declared a Total Loss We’ve all heard the terms “totaled” or “total loss.” If someone said to you, “Henry was in a car accident and his car was totaled!” you would probably think the worst. You would probably think to yourself Henry’s condition is serious because he was in a car accident and his ...
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  • Stacking Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 8-Jun-2015

    In my previous blog post, I talked about Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage. This coverage is frequently referred to as UM, or UIM. I’m going to refer to it as UM. What I did not talk about in my previous post was the option to “stack” your UM coverage. Stacking your UM coverage is a relatively economical way to increase the amount to UM coverage available to you if you own ...
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  • What Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 22-May-2015

    When someone hires me to represent them for their car, truck or motorcycle accident, they hire me to recover money to compensate them for medical bills, lost wages and other “damages” caused by the fault of another. In a typical car accident situation for instance, it is not the other person I am fighting as much as it is their insurance company. But what if the other person has no ...
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  • What to Do After an Auto Accident

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 14-Oct-2014

    Florida is a “no-fault” auto insurance state, which requires most car owners to carry a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection. If you are involved in an automobile accident, your insurance company is supposed to pay for 80% of your medical bills and 60% of lost wages up to $10,000. While your insurance company is required to pay 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost ...
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  • Orlando Is the Most Dangerous Driving City in the U.S.

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 8-Aug-2014

    Orlando, Florida, one of the top family vacation locations in the world, is the number one unsafe city in the United States for drivers. In 2011, reported fatal accidents in Orlando numbered 27 and involved 39 cars. The total fatality count reached 31. Three of the drivers causing a fatal accident were driving while drunk. Fifty-three people were involved in the fatalities, of which 12 were ...
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  • Car Accidents Caused By Elderly Drivers

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 13-Mar-2014

    Elderly drivers are common throughout Florida, which is home to more drivers over the age of 65 than any other state. It is a popular destination for retirees and others looking to enjoy all the Sunshine State has to offer. This means there is an increased chance of those drivers causing an accident. For example, recently an elderly woman backed her van up and got it wedged between an incoming car ...
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  • Red Light Cameras Are Smart Move for Central Florida

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || 28-Dec-2013

    It is getting harder for drivers to get away with running red lights in Central Florida with the approval of red light cameras in Orlando’s neighboring city, Clermont – a move Todd Miner said will save lives. “As a car and motorcycle accident lawyer in Orlando, I have been representing families who have sustained injuries and damages from automobiles, motorcycles and truck ...
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