Florida residents are able to enjoy the outdoors year round due to the tropical and pleasant climate of the State. With such nice year round temperatures, it generally means Florida residents, as well as numerous vacationers, are enjoying outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, biking and fitness training. While bicycle fatalities have slightly decreased in Florida over the past couple of years, pedestrian fatalities have increased. Unfortunately, Florida leads the nation in pedestrian deaths. In fact, a fairly recent survey found that the top four (4) cities for pedestrian accidents in the nation were all in Florida. The Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater area ranked second among the nation's most dangerous cities for pedestrian accidents. Our Tampa Pedestrian Accident Attorneys have litigated numerous personal injury cases that have involved pedestrian related injuries.
During 2009-2010, there were 16,142 reported pedestrian accidents with 14,966 resulting in an injury in Florida. During that same time, 981 pedestrian fatalities were reported. There were 9,699 reported bicycle accidents with 8,976 resulting in an injury. During the same time, 175 bicycle fatalities were reported.
Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, Tampa Bicycle Accident Attorneys, continue to dedicate a significant portion of their practice to representing individuals who have been injured and/or killed in pedestrian/bicycle accidents. Our attorneys litigate cases throughout Florida including Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, Orange and Sarasota County. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a pedestrian or bicycle accident, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.