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Pedestrian Accidents

Suffered an Accident During the Super Bowl? When events such as the Super Bowl occur here in Florida’s Tampa Bay, the roads typically suffer an influx of accidents that severely injure not just drivers/passengers but pedestrians as well. Events such as the Super Bowl significantly increase risk factors that contribute…

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,…

Pedestrian Accidents can Cause Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLDSMV) estimates more than 9,200 pedestrian crashes occurred on Florida roads in 2018, resulting in 674 pedestrian fatalities. About 500 of those crashes and 36 fatalities occurred in Pinellas County. Combined totals in…

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…