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  • Florida Drivers Named Among Worst in America

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Oct 11, 2018

    Florida roads and highways see their fair share of accidents, and according to studies published by personal finance company SmartAsset, that may be due to the fact that Florida drivers are among the worst in the nation. As noted in the latest edition of States with the Worst Drivers , Florida again ranked atop the list of the worst drivers in America. Although it came in at number 8 in the ...
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  • GM Accident Lawsuit Raises Important Questions About Who's to Blame for Self-Driving Car Accidents

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Aug 22, 2018

    In late May, General Motors settled a lawsuit filed by a California motorcyclist who was injured in an accident involving one of the automaker’s autonomous vehicles. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in January in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, the rider claimed he was struck by a Cruise AV that aborted a lane change, swerved into his lane, and knocked him to the ground, causing ...
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  • Safe Driving Habits for Summer

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jun 29, 2018

    During summer, more people are on the road than at any other time of year. Families go on vacation, teenagers take road trips, and traffic in cities and suburbs generally becomes heavier. This means a greater risk of accidents. Especially on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and 4 th of July, the accident rate skyrockets. That is why it is important to practice safe driving habits to keep you and the ones ...
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  • Car Accident Claims from a former Assistant State Attorney's Perspective

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Mar 23, 2018

    When push comes to shove and an insurance company refuses to offer enough money to compensate our clients after a car, truck or motorcycle accident, we at Todd Miner Law are not afraid to take the case to trial. For many attorneys, the thought of going to court and proving liability following a car accident is intimidating. But not for our team of Orlando personal injury lawyers led by Attorney ...
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  • Underride Truck Accidents

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jan 26, 2018

    Dedicated Truck Accident Lawyer in Orlando At Todd Miner Law, we provide passionate representation to clients who have been injured in a variety of commercial truck crashes. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in an underride accident, our firm can help. We have guided hundreds of clients to successful resolutions, and we can discuss your options and represent you before the insurance ...
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  • Are You Sitting too Close to the Steering Wheel?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Dec 6, 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 closer may allow ...
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  • Are You Sitting too Close to the Steering Wheel?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jun 9, 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 closer may allow ...
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  • 5 Tips to Keep Your Teenage Driver Safe

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jan 6, 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 Safety, ...
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  • Aggressive Driving Accounts for Half of all Traffic Deaths

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Dec 20, 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. Examples of aggressive driving ...
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  • Interstate 4 Called "Most Dangerous Interstate" in the Country

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Oct 31, 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 || Oct 17, 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 || Sep 22, 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 || Sep 19, 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 rights of our ...
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  • Is Pokémon Go Leading to an Increase in Accidents?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jul 21, 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, including a ...
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  • "DUI Experience" Program Reveals Dangers of Drunk Driving

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jun 13, 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 an obstacle ...
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  • Is Florida's Texting and Driving Law Too Weak?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jun 6, 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 crashes ...
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  • How to Get a Strong Settlement in Your Car Accident Injury Case

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Apr 6, 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 || Apr 1, 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 early age to ...
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  • 5 Road Safety Tips You Have Never Heard Before

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Feb 24, 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 || Oct 21, 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 aficionados may ...
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  • Quick Tips for Driving in the Rain

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Aug 31, 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 || Aug 29, 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 || Aug 18, 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 minds of these ...
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  • A Total Loss After a Car Accident

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jun 23, 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 car was “totaled.” But what does “totaled” actually ...
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  • Stacking Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jun 8, 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 more than one ...
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