Florida is the most dangerous state for pedestrians.
With 292 pedestrian deaths in the first half of 2014 the GHSA found Florida had the highest number of pedestrians fatalities in the nation.
When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or even a bicycle, the consequences can be devastating, often resulting in serious injuries or death. Our pedestrian accident attorneys are knowledgeable in the laws and regulations that apply to pedestrian accidents and experienced in representing injured pedestrians and their families. If you or a loved one was injured or killed while traveling on foot in Florida, call us.
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Roads are often unsafe for pedestrians
Pedestrian accidents are commonplace because pedestrians share space with motor vehicles in many settings, such as when crossing or traveling alongside the street or sidewalk. In these circumstances, pedestrians are vulnerable to being injured or even killed. University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research tells us:
21% of deaths due to car accidents are pedestrians
20% required hospitalization for serious injuries
75% required ER visits
Streets are primarily designed for use by cars and trucks and in some instances have layouts that are very unsafe for pedestrians. These factors, combined with the many drivers who are speeding, texting, or otherwise distracted, creates an extremely hazardous environment for pedestrians.
Who is most at risk?
Based on 2012 CDC data, pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and 9% of pedestrian injuries.
According to the CDC, in 2012 more than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
Rubenstein Law’s caring and experienced pedestrian accident attorneys can help you:
Identify all potential defendants and finding all insurance coverage;
Gather evidence such as accident reports, medical records, and other information;
Document all of your damages and medical treatment;
Build your case to prove that the defendant(s) was at fault;
Involve appropriate experts when needed:
Deal with the insurance companies;
Advise you so that you can make informed decisions about your case.
The insurance companies have lawyers working on their side. You are going to need a pedestrian accident lawyer working on your team. Let our accident attorneys fight for you! We are available 24/7 including nights and weekends and have offices in Broward, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Call 1-800-FL-LEGAL or visit and office near you today.
No one can promise you a certain amount of money, but we can promise you that at Rubenstein Law it is our priority to provide our clients with the best legal representation and win you the most money possible to compensate you and your family for your injuries. There is no way to know how much money you will get for your case, and you should be wary of anyone who claims they can guarantee a certain amount. Many factors affect how much you will receive, such as:
How badly you are injured
How long you receive medical treatment
The amount of your bills
Whether your earning capacity is reduced
How much insurance the party who is at fault has
Whether there is any extra insurance (such as an umbrella policy or uninsured motorist coverage)
Whether the employer of the party who is at fault is also liable
Whether the party who is at fault has any large assets
Whether the party who is at fault has any defenses
Dade City, FL - 13-Year-Old Boy Killed in ATV Crash on State Road 52
A 13-year-old boy from Lane O'Lakes was killed in an ATV crash that took place on Wednesday near Dade City. The crash happened on a ranch property near State Road 52 and US 41.
According to a report, the accident happened around 1:45 p.m when the victim was driving an ATV westbound through a trail on the property. At the same time, an 11-year-old boy was driving an ATV northbound near the first ATV. The two vehicles entered a crossing area simultaneously and collided with one another. The 13-year-old boy suffered critical injuries and died at the crash scene after being thrown from the ATV. The 11-year-old was not injured in the accident. No one else was hurt in the accident. Read More
Broward County, FL - Injury Crash Reported Wednesday on I-75
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol were called to the scene of an injury crash on Wednesday, November 25th. The crash took place along Interstate 75 near Sheridan Street.
Troopers first received a call regarding the accident around 9:50 p.m. and responded to the scene by 10:00 p.m. The crash took place in the southbound lanes of the roadway. According to an initial report, at least one person was injured in the accident. There are few details on how the crash took place at this time. There was a roadblock at the scene as one of the vehicles involved was blocking traffic. Motorists in the area were advised to use caution and to find alternate routes of travel if possible. Read More