Did you know that the state of Florida has the second highest fatality rate for pedestrians involved in traffic accidents? Preliminary data from 2017 on pedestrian traffic fatalities estimates the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide in was 5,984. That is about 16% of all traffic deaths in the country. Florida’s average was around 3.22 per 100,000 people. Miami-Dade is actually in the top 5 counties in the entire country for pedestrian traffic deaths. Despite motorists being responsible for adhering to road safety regulations designed to protect pedestrians, the data reminds us just how many drivers make dangerous mistakes that put others at risk. Sometimes, these incidents even involve other vehicles, putting even more people in harm’s way. Pedestrian accidents are a common cause of severe injury or even death.
If you or someone you love are ever the victims of pedestrian accidents, it is important that you do everything you can to protect your rights. By contacting a lowercase personal injury attorney, you are securing experienced and effective legal representation that will evaluate your case and guide you through the best course of action to receive compensation for your damages.