Recent Posts in Safety Tips Category Blog Home Holiday Safety Tips Posted By Todd Miner Law || 21-Nov-2017 As the holiday season rolls around, many people grow excited at the prospect of enjoying time with loved ones, travelling, or celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year’s Eve. While it is an incredibly happy time, the sad reality is the occurrence of accidents spikes drastically during the holiday season. With the sudden increase in travel, driving, and drinking, also comes ... Share This Post: Continue Reading The Hidden Threat: Drowsy Driving Posted By Todd Miner Law || 24-Oct-2017 When most people think of car crashes, their minds jump to thoughts of the big killers, like texting and driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, driving while fatigued is just as dangerous as any of the more notable bad driving habits, and can be equally deadly. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there are an average of 56,000 motor ... Share This Post: Continue Reading Protecting Yourself in a Motorcycle Accident at Biketoberfest Posted By Todd Miner Law || 24-Oct-2017 This past weekend, tens of thousands of bikers, motorcycle enthusiasts and curious visitors descended on Daytona Beach to celebrate the 25 th anniversary of Biketoberfest. Despite cloudy skies and a bit of rain, event-goers were able to enjoy live music, motorcycle races, and scenic ride-alongs the entire weekend. Unfortunately, with the sheer amount of bikers on the road, accidents were bound to ... Share This Post: Continue Reading How to Avoid Common Pool Accidents Posted By Todd Miner Law || 23-Oct-2017 Hanging out by the pool can be a great way to beat the heat, but pools come with a high number or risks all pool-goers should be aware of. If pool owners fail to take proper care of the pool or surrounding area it can be easier to sustain injury, or if it isn’t gated off properly it can pose a high risk for young children. Knowing the risks and how to avoid them is key to keep you and your ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 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 ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 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, ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 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, ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 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 ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 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 ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 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, ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 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, ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 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 ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 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 ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 13 results found. Viewing page 1 of 1.