Category: Pedestrian Accidents
The Brain Injury Association recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. Because of this, we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. would like to discuss pedestrian brain injuries that are caused by reckless driving and how we can assist pedestrian victims.
Recently, there have been a few news stories involving the tragedies of an individual walking along Colonial Boulevard, a man attempting to cross US-41 north of Evergreen Road and another man in his 40s walking on Palm Beach Boulevard. These incidents are just a few examples of victims of fatal pedestrian accidents in the Fort Myers area. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are far too common. While there are steps pedestrians can take to reduce their risk of being hit, it is becoming much...
2021 was one of the deadliest years since 2017 for Lee County, Florida. What should you do if you have an accident?
Vulnerable road users are usually defined as those who are not protected by being in a car, truck, or bus because they have no metal covering if they are in an accident.
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that more than 50 percent of the combined total of fatal and injury crashes occur at or near intersections. Here are 5 tips for driving safely in intersections to protect pedestrians.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reported in 2021 that pedestrian motor vehicle crash deaths increased 51 percent since their low point in 2009.
The Move Over for People Act adds clarity to existing Florida statutes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates U.S. roads were more dangerous in the second quarter of 2020 than they have been in years.
The number of pedestrians struck and killed by drivers across the nation increased by 45 percent from 2010 – 2019. Florida ranked number one in the 2021 report with the most pedestrian fatalities.
Pedestrians are at risk of being struck by a vehicle every time they walk in Southwest Florida. The NIH says the most vulnerable pedestrians are children, the elderly, and those of lower socioeconomic status.