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  • Florida Continues Tough Stance on Texting While Driving

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Apr 17, 2019

    In Florida, a proposal will be heard by the House regarding texting and driving, which could potentially turn it into a primary offense. Today, texting while driving is still treated as a secondary offense and police officers cannot pull you over if they see you texting while driving. However, if an officer pulls you over for a primary offense, such as speeding, and sees that you were texting ...
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  • Opioid Epidemic Has an Impact on Roadway Safety, Researchers Say

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Apr 9, 2019

    America’s opioid epidemic is one of massive proportions. Numbers from the National Safety Council make that clear: For the first time in history, Americans are more likely to die from accidental opioid overdoses than from fatal auto accidents; Opioids cause over 100 deaths each day, and tens of thousands of deaths each year. Statistics like these send a sobering reminder about how powerful and ...
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  • Staffing Shortages in Florida Highway Patrol, Trucking Industry Could Impact Motorists

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Apr 2, 2019

    Across the nation, there are more jobs available than there are workers who can fill them. Though the U.S. unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in nearly two decades, many businesses are struggling to overcome the challenges of worker shortages. Consistently flat wages, less bargaining power, and increased productivity and market concentration (i.e. fewer companies own a greater share ...
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  • Personal Injury Lawsuits Over E-Scooter Accidents & Injuries on the Rise

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Feb 11, 2019

    Electric rental scooters are the latest transportation craze, with companies like Bird, Lime, and other e-scooter start-ups driving demand for the convenience, cost-efficiency, and fun sharable scooters offer. Although e-scooters have made their way into numerous cities across the country, concerns about their safety are growing, as are the number of accidents and injuries being suffered by riders ...
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  • Injury Claims: Why Trucking Accident and Car Accident Cases Are Different

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Feb 8, 2019

    Motor vehicle accidents can involve all types of situations and all types of vehicles, but those involving commercial trucks often stand apart from the rest. As civil trial lawyers who represent injured victims and families in personal injury and wrongful death claims across Orlando and the state of Florida, our team at Todd Miner Law knows wrecks involving tractor-trailers and other large ...
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  • Staying Safe in 2019: New Year’s Resolutions Done Right

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Feb 6, 2019

    Whether you’re big on making New Year’s resolutions or not, you’re probably aware they don’t always work. In fact, statistics from sources like U.S. News suggest an estimated 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. That’s not a pretty picture, and it speaks to the difficultly of consistent and committed effort – whether it’s a pledge to eat healthy, save money, or many other plans for ...
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  • Florida Law Permits Workers’ Comp Benefits for First Responders with PTSD: Pulse Shooting Responder is Proof

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Feb 5, 2019

    In early January , a former Eatonville police officer who responded to the tragic mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando was granted disability benefits after providing testimony about how he suffers from PTSD as his experience. Prior to the Eatonville Pension Board voting in favor of granting 46-year-old Omar Delgado benefits in the first days of 2019, his future had been hanging in the ...
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  • New Report Shows Florida’s Need for Better, More Robust Highway Safety Laws

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Feb 4, 2019

    Florida motorists are all too familiar with the risks they face when it comes to car accidents , as well as some of the less-than-stellar statistics that make Florida roads and highways more dangerous than those in other states. In previous blogs, we’ve discussed Florida’s traffic safety problems, increased roadway risks , and local drivers’ bad reputation regarding: The lowest rate of insured ...
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