Crosswalks and Pedestrians - What is the responsibility of the driver and the pedestrianMarch 11, 2013 | Category: Pedestrian Accidents | Share
"A pedestrian versus an automobile is a devastating mix. Pedestrians do not stand a chance when drivers of cars do not watch out for them and strike them." says Florida Pedestrian Accident Lawyer, Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
According to the West Orlando News: Pedestrian Safety Comes Under Spotlight February 13, 2013, Florida was designated as the most dangerous state in the nation for pedestrians in 2011. Because of this ranking, local and state traffic planners gathered in Orlando, February 1, 2013 for a day-long workshop to reduce pedestrian deaths and injuries by 50% over the next 5 years.
The NHSTA (National Highway Safety Traffic Association) reports that in 2010 (last reported figures) on average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.
"Crosswalks are designed to help pedestrians stay safe when crossing the street. This can only happen when both drivers and pedestrians know the rules and follow them. As a Florida Personal Injury Attorney, I have first-hand experience dealing with victims and their devastated families. Please click on the links above and stay safe." says Attorney Spivey.
Florida Pedestrian Accidents Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by less than 2 percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 1,500 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239. 337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.