Florida continues to lead the nation in pedestrian related accidents and injuries, many of which include fatalities. Our Tampa Pedestrian Lawyers routinely handle cases that involve pedestrian and bicycle related accidents. Because of the climate Floridians are able to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, and bicycling. However, the number of injuries being reported while enjoying those activities has continued to increase in recent years. Our attorneys remain dedicated to protecting individuals who have injured as a pedestrian or as a bicyclist whether it was caused by another bicyclist or a motor vehicle.
It appears there are several factors that support the growing number of pedestrian related injuries in Florida. Some of the biggest factors include Florida's massive population growth which has increased more than any other state in the last few years. One of the other big factors is the significant number of tourists that visit Florida each and every year; nearly 80,000,000 during the past year alone.
The number one city in the nation with pedestrian related injuries was Orlando, followed by the Tampa St. Petersburg Clearwater area. With such a large number of individuals injured each year, it is important to remember to wear bright colored clothing with reflective strips while walking, jogging or biking.
Our attorneys litigate numerous cases each year involving injured pedestrians and bicyclists throughout Florida, including Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Manatee County, Polk County, Orange County and Sarasota County. Should you have any questions regarding a pedestrian or bicycle related accident, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.