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Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

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Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

How Safe Are Pedestrians in a Crosswalk?

While Florida law favors pedestrians in a crosswalk, pedestrians have the most to lose. It’s interesting to me when I tell people ‘watch out for the car’ when they are crossing the street and they respond: ‘But it would have been the car’s fault!’ Really? Who cares? You’re the one

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Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Which Direction Do Bicycles Need to Travel on the Road?

Under Florida Statutes § 316.2065, bicycles must travel with the flow of traffic (with traffic). This means that if the lane of travel that the bicycle occupies is meant for vehicles to go south, the bicyclist needs to be traveling southbound also. Why Should a Bicycle Travel With Traffic? Bicyclists

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Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

How Prevalent Are Pedestrian Deaths?

More walkers are dying in Florida than anywhere else in the U.S. It pays to be alert and know how to stay safe. If you live in the Tampa Bay area, your risk of being hit while walking is frighteningly high. When it comes to pedestrian deaths, this area tops

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Bicycle and helmet laying in the street after an accident
Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Dispelling the Myths About Bicycle vs. Car Accidents

As bicycles and automobiles share the road in increasing numbers, it’s essential to make sure there are room and respect for everyone. Talk to almost anyone who road bikes today, and they’ll tell you most car drivers are sometimes inconsiderate. Discuss cyclists with non-bike-riding car drivers, and they’ll complain bicyclists

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Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Can I Get a Scooter This Weekend for Gasparilla?

With Gasparilla this weekend, it’s not just pirates invading the streets of Tampa Bay; motorized scooters for rent have popped up all over the Tampa Bay area over the last year. These aren’t just your average razor scooters like the one you had in 7th grade. No, these are electric

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Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

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

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Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

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

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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,

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