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Category: Pedestrian Accidents

U. S. Government Issues Call to Action to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

September 16, 2016 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, on August 29, 2016 issued the following comment in a press release, "Despite decades of safety improvements, far too many people are killed on our nation’s roads every year. Solving this problem will take teamwork, so we're issuing a call to action and asking researchers, safety experts, data scientists, and the public to analyze the fatality data and help find ways to prevent these tragedies.”  

Pedestrian Safety: The Right of Way

July 12, 2016 | Category: Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

Florida can be a dangerous place for those who chose to travel by foot. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2014, there were 4,884 (including 588 in Florida) pedestrians killed and an estimated 65,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States. Roads, intersections and even parking areas in Florida tend not to be designed with pedestrian safety as a primary concern. Traffic moves fast in Florida and tragically, pedestrians can often be left in unsafe...

Two Die in Dirt Bike, Pedestrian Collision

March 31, 2016 | Category: Bike Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

It is not uncommon to see people of all ages riding bicycles, motorcycles and dirt bikes all throughout Florida. The warm, sunny weather often makes riding a bike an attractive transportation option for many individuals. Along with bike riding comes some risks, and unfortunately, two individuals recently lost their lives in a dirt bike vs. pedestrian crash.

Traumatic Brain Injuries - Leading Cause of Death and Disability

March 30, 2016 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Bike Accidents, Brain Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Truck Accidents

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for the disability of an estimated 5.3 million Americans with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 and 24. Those under the age of 5 and over the age of 75 are also at high risk, according to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).      

Why are Kids at Greater Risk of Pedestrian Accidents?

February 23, 2016 | Category: Pedestrian Accidents

Children are taught to look both ways before crossing the street, but this common instruction is not enough to prevent kids from being at greater risk than adults of getting into a car crash.  Pedestrian accident victims are most likely to be either children or the elderly, and kids face a high rate of both serious injuries and death when they are struck by vehicles. 

Reducing the Risk of Pedestrian Injuries

October 29, 2015 | Category: Pedestrian Accidents

Throughout the United States, pedestrians face significant risk of injury on the roadways. In 2011, the Tampa Tribune warned that studies had revealed Florida to be the worst state in the country when it comes to pedestrian safety. By 2014, Florida had last this undesirable title, but WTSP reported that Florida was still the fifth most dangerous location for walkers.  The rankings of which locations are the highest risk are determined by comparing the rate of fatalities among pedestrians per...

Make Halloween Safety A Priority

October 23, 2015 | Category: Pedestrian Accidents

Halloween is an exciting time when most children and teens are thinking about costumes, parties, and how much candy they will get. Adults may also be excited about the parties they will attend; parties where alcohol will be served and consumed. However, the most important thing to think about this Halloween is pedestrian safety.  

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