Pedestrian Accidents On The Rise

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, pedestrian accidents are on the rise. In 2006, there were 61,000 pedestrians injured in automobile accidents in the U.S. and almost 5,000 pedestrian deaths. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration says that it was an increase in both pedestrian and motorcycle deaths that led to an overall rise in highway fatalities in 2005. The total number of fatalities rose to over 43,000 in 2005. Pedestrian deaths reached a 10 year high in 2007 in Washington, D.C. according to the Washington Post. According to the National Center for Statistics & Analysis, Florida most recently ranked second in the nation in pedestrian traffic deaths. Orlando ranked 9th worst city in the nation for pedestrian fatalities in their 2004 study. Miami and Tampa were even worse, ranking 1st and 2nd.

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, whether as a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, or worse, if a loved one has died as a result of such an accident, call CGWC for a free consultation. Your family has legal rights that can and should be protected. Early investigation by your attorneys and independent team of experts is critical to the protection of your family and your legal rights.

 

 

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