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Accidentes de peatones

Accidentes de peatones

– por el abogado de lesiones personales de Tampa, Martin J. Hernández

Las muertes en accidentes de peatones están en un máximo de 25 años. Cerca de 6,000 peatones murieron en 2017, según estimaciones de la Governors Highway Safety Association.

Las muertes de peatones aumentaron en un 27 por ciento de 2007 a 2016, mientras que otros tipos de muertes en el tráfico disminuyeron en un 14 por ciento. Como resultado, las muertes de peatones constituyen una proporción creciente de las muertes en general de vehículos de motor.

Cinco estados, California, Florida, Texas, Nueva York y Arizona, representaron el 43 por ciento de las muertes de peatones durante el primer semestre de 2017, a pesar de ser el hogar de solo el 30 por ciento de la población de los EE. UU. Según un estudio realizado por Smart Growth America, ocho de las 10 áreas más peligrosas se encontraban en Florida. Caminar es peligroso, especialmente en Florida. Los niños y los ancianos son especialmente vulnerables.

Los peatones suelen tener derecho de paso al cruzar la calle. Incluso si no hay señales de cruce en una intersección, se espera que los conductores cedan a los peatones una vez que hayan ingresado al cruce peatonal. El Estatuto de Florida 316.003 (28) define a un peatón y a cualquier persona que esté a pie.

Los peatones son los más vulnerables debido a la completa falta de protección. Como resultado, es mucho más probable que un peatón sufra lesiones fatales o mortales que los ocupantes de un vehículo.

¿Por qué han aumentado las tasas de mortalidad de peatones?

Una tormenta perfecta de factores impulsó el aumento:

  • Una economía más fuerte y los bajos precios de la gasolina han puesto más autos en la carretera;
  • Decenas de peatones están cruzando intersecciones concurridas;
  • Conductores distraídos; y
  • Uso de alcohol y drogas.

Después de la aceleración y la falta de rendimiento, las distracciones son la causa número uno de muertes de peatones, especialmente por dispositivos electrónicos. Los conductores distraídos por sus dispositivos son una causa creciente y bien documentada de accidentes de tráfico. Otros factores incluyen el consumo de alcohol. Otras drogas también pueden jugar un papel.

¿Por qué contratar a un abogado de accidentes de peatones?

Determinar la responsabilidad en un accidente peatonal es a menudo complicado. El tratamiento de las lesiones sostenidas puede ser costoso, doloroso y puede llevar meses o incluso años. Un abogado con experiencia en accidentes de peatones puede investigar agresivamente la responsabilidad y buscar la compensación financiera que merece por su dolor y sufrimiento y por el tratamiento médico y la atención necesaria. Un abogado con experiencia en accidentes de peatones analizará a fondo su caso y le explicará las opciones que tiene para obtener una compensación justa.

Si usted o un ser querido ha sido lesionado en un accidente peatonal debido a la negligencia de un conductor en la carretera, tiene derecho a una indemnización. Un abogado experimentado en accidentes de peatones puede ayudarlo a presentar una demanda por lesiones personales que solicite esta compensación.

¿Por qué Fernández y Hernández?

Los abogados con experiencia en lesiones personales en Fernandez & Hernandez pueden investigar y determinar la responsabilidad y ayudar a determinar qué daños y gastos compensatorios son justos para su tratamiento médico, pérdida de ingresos, daños a la propiedad, dolor y sufrimiento, y angustia mental. Si se determina que la parte responsable de sus lesiones es especialmente negligente y descuidada, se pueden otorgar daños punitivos.

El abogado Martin J. Hernández de Fernández y Hernández proporciona representación legal para víctimas y familias en casos de accidentes de peatones y muertes injustas. Nuestros abogados de lesiones personales en Tampa agradecen la oportunidad de entrevistarnos con usted y sus seres queridos. Lo invitamos a revisar nuestros resultados recientes de acuerdos a veredictos de prueba. Nuestras calificaciones y antecedentes también están disponibles para usted. Recomendamos también leer sus comentarios en Google Reviews, Avvo y Yelp. Nuestros abogados de Tampa, Martin Hernández y Daniel Fernández también son bilingües.

Los abogados de lesiones personales de Fernández y Hernández en Tampa sirven a las comunidades de Florida, incluyendo Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland y muchos otros vecindarios en el área de Tampa Bay.

No importa cuán graves o mínimas sean sus lesiones, lucharemos duramente para compensar sus facturas médicas, el dolor y el sufrimiento y la pérdida de salarios. El abogado de accidentes peatonales Martin J. Hernández puede ayudarlo a guiarlo a través del proceso. En Fernandez & Hernandez sabemos qué hacer para ayudarlo a usted y a su familia después de cualquier tipo de accidente. Nuestros abogados de lesiones personales ayudan a los clientes en todas las fases de lesiones y demandas de muerte por negligencia desde la investigación inicial hasta el juicio y los procedimientos de apelación.

Si ha estado involucrado en un Accidente de peatones en el área de Tampa Bay, llame al abogado de lesiones personales de Tampa, Martin J. Hernandez de Fernandez & Hernandez al 813-229-5353

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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

– by Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez

Pedestrian accident fatalities are at a 25-year high. Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2017, according to estimates from the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Pedestrian deaths rose by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016, while other types of traffic deaths dropped by 14 percent. As a result, pedestrian deaths make up a growing proportion of overall motor vehicle fatalities.

Five states, California, Florida, Texas, New York and Arizona, accounted for 43 percent of pedestrian deaths during the first half of 2017, despite being home to just 30 percent of the U.S. population. Eight of the top 10 most dangerous areas were in Florida, according to a study by Smart Growth America. Walking is dangerous, especially in Florida. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable.

Pedestrians usually have the right of way when crossing the street. Even if there are no crossing signals at an intersection, drivers are expected to yield to pedestrians once they have stepped into the crosswalk. Florida Statute 316.003(28) defines a pedestrian and anyone who is on foot.

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable because of the complete lack of protection. As a result, a pedestrian is far more likely to suffer from fatal or life-threatening injuries than the occupants in a vehicle.

Why Have the Pedestrian Death Rates Risen?

A perfect storm of factors spurred the increase:

  • A stronger economy and low gas prices have put more cars on the road;
  • Scores of pedestrians are crossing busy intersections;
  • Distracted drivers; and
  • Alcohol and drug use.

After speeding and failure to yield, distractions are the number one cause of pedestrian fatalities, particularly by electronic devices. Drivers distracted by their devices are a well-documented, rising cause of traffic crashes. Other factors include alcohol use. Other drugs may also play a role.

Why Hire a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

Determining liability in a pedestrian accident is often complicated. Treatment of sustained injuries may be costly, painful and may take months, or even years. An experienced Pedestrian Accident attorney can aggressively investigate liability and seek the financial compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering and for medical treatment and needed care. An experienced Pedestrian Accident lawyer will thoroughly analyze your case and explain the options you have for pursuing fair compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of a driver on the roadway, you are entitled to compensation. An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can assist you in filing a personal injury lawsuit seeking this compensation.

Why Fernandez & Hernandez?

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez can investigate and determine liability and help determine what compensatory damages and expenses are fair for your medical treatment, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. If the party responsible for your injuries is found to be especially negligent and careless, punitive damages may be awarded.

Attorney Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez provides legal representation for victims and families in pedestrian accident and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results from settlements to trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. We recommend also reading his reviews on Google Reviews, Avvo and Yelp. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Daniel Fernandez are bilingual as well.

The Tampa personal injury lawyers of Fernandez & Hernandez serve Florida communities including Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland and many other neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area.

No matter how serious or minimal your injuries, we will fight hard for compensation of your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Pedestrian Accident attorney Martin J. Hernandez can help guide you through the process. At Fernandez & Hernandez we know what to do to help you and your family following any kind of accident. Our personal injury lawyers help clients in all phases of injury and wrongful death claims from initial investigation through trial and appellate proceedings.

If you have been involved in a Pedestrian Accident in the Tampa Bay area call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813-229-5353

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A Tampa Pedestrian was Struck While Crossing the Street by a Car - Video

A Tampa pedestrian was struck while crossing the street by a car. Who’s at fault?  You will see that the car was definitely speeding and that the pedestrian was not using a crosswalk.  Both are culpable.

If you are a pedestrian that was struck by a car and injured, call Tampa Injury Attorney Martin J. Hernandez at 813-229-5353 or click to read more on our website.

Tampa Bay area and pedestrian accidents.

For some reason, Tampa Bay is one of the most dangerous places to be a pedestrian.  For example, according to Florida’s Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Department, nearly 500 pedestrians are killed and 7,500 seriously injured each year in Florida alone.  The number of pedestrian traffic accidents increases every year, perhaps partly because of the increased number of people who are taking public transportation and then having to walk the rest of the way to work, school, or home.

Pedestrians are subject to Florida Statute Section 316.130 and its 19 subsections.  Driving around Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater I see things that are not only dangerous but also potentially illegal.

Here are eight interesting “highlights” found in Florida’s pedestrian law. Some may seem obvious, but others may surprise you:

1. If there is a sidewalk, you must use it and cannot walk or run in the street. 316.130(3).

2. You cannot stand in the road to hitch hike, or sell things like water, fruit, or chewing gum–all things one sees frequently at busy intersections in Tampa Bay.  316.130 (6).  County and city ordinances did not need to be passed to avoid this, only enforcement of the law.

3. Drivers must stop for a pedestrian entering the roadway using a crosswalk.  316.130 (7).

4. Drivers cannot pass or overtake a vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian. 316.130 (9).

5. Drivers have the right of way over a pedestrian who is crossing the road at a place other than at a crosswalk.  In other words, pedestrians DO NOT always have the right of way in Florida. 316.130 (10).

6. It is illegal to cross a road between adjacent intersections and not use a crosswalk.  316.130 (11).

7. One must cross the road using the shortest and most direct route (except at crosswalks) from curb to curb.

8. Jumping off these bridges is not only dangerous but also violates 316.130 (17).

Our personal injury attorneys in Florida are passionate about protecting the legal rights of those who have been hurt or killed in traffic accidents.  Many people do not realize that a pedestrian hit by a car, truck, bus, or motorcycle in Florida is entitled to special insurance benefits that will pay up to $10,000 for lost wages and medical expenses and an additional $5,000 for funeral expenses.

With law offices in Tampa, we accept cases across the State on a contingency fee basis.  In other words, we do not get paid unless we are successful in getting our clients money for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

With more than 45 years of combined legal experience in representing people–and fighting against insurance companies like State Farm, All State, and Geico–we can help you if you have been injured as a pedestrian.  Please call 813-229-5353 or email us today.

I was a pedestrian in a parking lot and I was hit by a car. What do I do now?

Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accident

First thing is to check for injuries and call 911 for medical aid, if necessary.  Frequently, pictures will aid, so take some of those also with your camera or phone.  Obtain insurance information from all parties involved.  Call us at 813-229-5353 for further assistance.  We can help in getting your medical bills and lost wages compensated and pursue a claim against the at-fault party for pain and suffering, outstanding medical bills, lost wages, etc.

Call us at 813-229-5353 today for a free consultation.

If you have been injured in an pedestrian accident, call the law office of  Tampa lawyer Daniel Fernandez and Tampa lawyer Martin Hernandez –  813.229.5353