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Pedestrian Accidents

What Kinds of Accidents Does Driving Under the Influence Cause? Driving under the influence is one of the most well-known causes of car accidents and regularly kills thousands of people every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that drunk driving accidents kill more than 10,000 lives every…

Liability for Nighttime Pedestrian Accidents The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration1 (NHSTA) has estimated that a pedestrian is killed every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes.  The majority (approximately 78%) of fatalities occurred in urban areas.  The majority (approximately 72% of these incidents occurred while it…

No one out for a stroll or crossing the street ever expects a car to hit them, but it happens. When it does, a pedestrian accident throws the victim’s and victim’s family’s lives into utter turmoil. Suddenly, they confront the daunting prospect of lengthy hospital stays, intensive medical care, and…

Getting Compensation For Pedestrian Accidents Walking across or along a street should never put someone’s life in danger. In Florida, however, that is not always the case. According to official data, 9,628 motor vehicle crashes involving a pedestrian happened on Florida roads. 708 people died as a result of these…

Steps to Follow in a Pedestrian Accidents Aftermath Florida is not known for pedestrian friendliness and ranks amongst the states with the highest number of pedestrian accidents per capita. In fact, nine of the 20 U.S. cities with the most annual pedestrian crashes are in Florida. Overall, as a state,…

2018 Data Indicates Rising Pedestrian Death Rate Sometimes the most reliable way to get from point A to point B is to travel by foot. Unfortunately even this most basic form of transportation has become even more dangerous over time. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the total…

Florida Cities Most Dangerous for Pedestrians Florida is well known for its sandy beaches, theme parks, and generally pleasant climate that draws millions every year from around the world. On the other hand, Florida has recently become known as the worst state for pedestrian safety. Nine of the 20 deadliest…

Few traffic accidents inflict more consistently life-threatening injuries than those in which a car strikes a pedestrian. Nothing protects the pedestrian from the initial collision with the vehicle, and the equally-devastating impact with other objects or the road surface that follows. Many pedestrians do not survive these accidents. Those that…