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  • How Do I Avoid Injuries at a Summer Barbecue?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jun 15, 2018

    Summer is the perfect time for backyard barbecues. Whether your friends are planning an event for Labor Day, or you want to get together and hang out with family, barbecues offer an experience of good food with the ones you love. However, they also pose a safety risk. It is important to take precautions to keep everyone safe at your summer backyard barbecue. Charcoal Safety Tips When using a ...
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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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  • 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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  • The Hidden Threat: Drowsy Driving

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Oct 24, 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 ...
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  • How to Avoid Common Pool Accidents

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Oct 23, 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 family ...
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  • 3 Ways to Improve the Safety of Your Pool Before Summer

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Oct 17, 2017

    With months of warm Florida weather, it’s always a good idea to take a few extra steps to ensure that your pool is always safe. Pools are a great source of fun and entertainment for adults and children alike, but if the right precautions aren’t taken, it can lead to serious consequences. Take measures to ensure that your pool and the surrounding area are safe for your family and others year-round. ...
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  • What is Premises Liability?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jun 7, 2017

    You’ve probably heard the term premises liability thrown around quite a bit, especially if you watch the news. The “slip and fall” cases you hear about, where someone is injured at a shop or restaurant and sues the property owner—that is one form of premises liability. While it may seem like these cases are quite straightforward, there are many details and technicalities to know. Responsibility of ...
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  • Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Feb 27, 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 || Feb 24, 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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  • Common Types of Injuries Caused by Defective Playground Equipment

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Feb 21, 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 || Feb 16, 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 escalates ...
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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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  • Falls are Leading Injury-Related Cause of Emergency Room Visits

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Dec 6, 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 || Nov 30, 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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  • 6 Halloween Safety Tips to Protect Your Trick-or-Treater

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Oct 28, 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 || Oct 25, 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 arrival of the Ocoee ...
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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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  • Florida Ranked #1 in Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Oct 3, 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 ...
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  • How to Recognize the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Sep 27, 2016

    The decision to entrust a loved one to the care of a nursing home is already difficult enough without the added worry that they may not receive the level of care that you are expecting. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a huge problem in the United States, with many facilities struggling with a lack of qualified staffing. In fact, the Senate Special Committee on Aging states that elder abuse ...
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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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  • Elder Abuse: Know How to Recognize the Warning Signs

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Aug 31, 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 for ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for a Workplace Injury?

    Posted By Todd Miner Law || Aug 18, 2016

    If you have been injured during the course of your employment, you may be wondering about what happens next. Who will pay for your medical bills? Are you entitled to take action against your employer? How can you get the money you need to cover your losses? In this blog, we will address some common questions associated with workers’ compensation law and civil lawsuits against employers. Typically, ...
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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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