ORLANDO, Fla. — A new report suggests that pedestrians in Orlando, FL are most likely to be involved in an Orlando automobile/pedestrian accident. The report ranked Orlando as the most dangerous metropolitan area in the nation for pedestrians. Three other Florida cities ranked close behind.
The National Complete Streets Coalition’s report listed Tampa, Jacksonville and South Florida right behind Orlando with Memphis TN coming in at number five.
The safest cities for pedestrians according to the report are Boston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, New York and San Francisco.
The Florida Department of Transportation is believed to be working to improve pedestrian safety since so many Florida cities were ranked among the most dangerous.
The coalition is a program of Smart Growth America, a research and advocacy group
With no protection, pedestrians are significantly more vulnerable to catastrophic and even fatal injuries when they are hit by a car or truck. Lawsuits against the owners and operators of the offending vehicle may recover damages to help pay for expensive hospital bills and wage loss but often times there are others whose negligence contributed to the occurrence of the accident
Power companies who fail to maintain street lights and land owners whose neglected landscaping obstructs stop signs are just two examples.
An experienced Florida injury lawyer working with an accident reconstruction engineer and a good private investigator can reconstruct the accident and find witnesses to help ascertain where the fault lies, prove negligence and maximize your recovery.
If you or someone you know has been hit by a motor vehicle and seriously injured or killed, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. The Miami injury lawyers at Hannon Legal Group represent injured victims and their families throughout the state. Call (866) 835-6872 to speak with a lawyer today.