At Badgley Law Group, our Orlando auto accident attorneys have seen many types of injuries and damages from a car crash sustained over the holiday season. The season shows a spike in road fatalities due to more cars on the road and an increase in alcohol related accidents involving drunk driving.
Truck crashes can be caused by many factors and circumstances. Statistics from the National Highway traffic Safety Administration show trucking fatalities reached their highest level in three decades.
Truck drivers can make driving errors such as tail gating, changing lanes, speeding not yielding to the right of way, although the main cause of trucking accidents is speeding.
Choosing the right Orlando personal injury law firm is one of the most important decisions you will make. When you have been involved in an accident involving a commercial truck, call the Orlando trucking accident attorney at Badgley Law Group.
Orlando attorney Jeffrey Badgley is board certified as a civil trial lawyer, the highest recognition by the Florida bar as a specialist in the area of trial law.
Millennials and Generation Z seem glued to smartphones. They won’t eat until they’ve broadcasted a picture of their meal to all of their friends. They won’t buy something until they’ve checked for a better price on Amazon. They won’t believe something until they’ve verified it on the always-correct Internet. This pandemic is benign until it spreads into moving vehicles. In 2017, the majority (53%) of U.S. distracted drivers using cell phones when involved in a fatal car crash were under 30 years old. To discourage distracted driving, Florida lawmakers strengthened the 2019 Florida Driving While Distracted Law.
Bicycles have increasingly become a primary mode of transportation. And with that an increase in the number of people injured in bicycle accidents has increased.
In Florida a bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle, and the rider considered a driver. While a bicyclist has the same rights as a driver, they are also expected to obey the same laws as drivers. These include stopping for red lights, at stop signs, using lights at night, riding with the flow of traffic and yielding to pedestrians and yielding the right of way when entering roadways.