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There's been an uptick in fatal crashes in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic

A Florida car accident lawyer weighs in on the increase in fatal crashes during 2020. It's been nearly one year since the COVID-19 pandemic began rapidly spreading across the U.S., resulting in businesses closing their doors. Some workers were laid off while others were forced to work from home. Students continued their education remotely, and...

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Lockheed Martin Corp. accused of releasing harmful toxins into Orlando's soil and groundwater

The Lockheed Martin Corporation is an aerospace, defense, arms, security and advanced technology company with a facility located here in the greater Orlando area. The company is also responsible for storing and disposing of hazardous waste such as: Metals Oils and greases Sludges from electroplating solutions and metallic hydroxide Acid and alkali solutions Cyanide Chromate...

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Crash related nerve damage: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Crash-related injuries can sometimes go beyond broken bones, head trauma, or neck and back injuries. The consequences of nerve damage can be painful and permanent. According to WebMD, there are several causes of nerve damage. One cause that particularly relates to traffic collisions is compression and trauma to the nerves. This occurs when nerves get...

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Why should drivers avoid becoming too comfortable with ADAS technology?

Active driver assistance systems (ADAS) are autonomous and semi-autonomous features that control acceleration, braking and steering. These features now come standard on many new cars, yet some drivers tend to overlook their limitations. ADAS systems are touted as safe and effective technology that can reduce the likelihood of a crash linked to human error. According...

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AAA study finds that some drivers ignore the dangers of risky driving behavior

The consequences of distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving and driving impaired are well known to many drivers. We hear about devastating and fatal crashes in the news all the time. We hear the warnings from transportation officials and safety advocates. Yet, the message doesn't seem to get across to some drivers. The AAA Foundation for...

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What you need to know about Florida’s dram shop law

People are injured and killed every year in greater Orlando and throughout Florida in car accidents involving drunk drivers. Drunk driving is against the law. It is also negligent behavior and the victims of drunk drivers can file suit to recover financial compensation for their injuries. What about the bars, restaurants and liquor stores that...

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