Pedestrian Deaths Highest Since 1990

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on February 28, 2019 a disturbing finding as to pedestrian related deaths. The article reported 6,227 people died in the U.S. on foot from motor vehicle collisions in 2018. This is the largest number of pedestrian related motor vehicle deaths since 1990. Sadly, Florida is among the 25 states which reported an increase in pedestrian deaths. The reasons for the increase are attributed to several factors according to safety experts which include: roadways designed to maximize speed; the increase in the number of SUV's and light trucks which generally cause greater injury to pedestrians; and distractions such as smart phones. The largest single factor in the death of pedestrians by far was attributed to alcohol impairment. In 2017 essentially half of all pedestrian deaths involved alcohol impairment by the driver or pedestrian and sometimes both.

Pedestrian injuries and deaths are sadly preventable by simply following traffic laws, using reasonable care in the operation of motor vehicles and taking extra caution when driving in heavily trafficked pedestrian areas. Shapiro Law Firm, P.A. has been helping injured pedestrians obtain recoveries since 1997. If you or a loved one has been wrongfully injured while a pedestrian. Let us fight to obtain the full, fair and just recovery you deserve! There is no charge to meet with the attorney and we will never charge a fee unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery.

Our Tallahassee personal injury attorney is here, ready to stand by your side. We offer small firm attention with large firm results. Trust that you can rest assured in your choice of our firm to represent you following an accident.

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