A woman was killed on Florida Avenue in Tampa last week, while walking in the outer/bicycle lane, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities have said that the driver did not see the woman before hitting her. The woman was transferred to Tampa General Hospital, and died shortly after because of her injuries.
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in Florida. In fact, Florida is the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians. The United States Census Bureau reported that the number of people biking to work increased by 60.8 percent from 2008-2012, and the number of people walking increased by 2.8 percent. While it’s a good thing that people are getting more exercise, it is important to know the risks involved. Dangerous by Design, a 2014 study from Smart Growth America, found an increase in pedestrian crashes, injuries, and deaths in Florida.
If you are involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident in Florida, you should call an attorney immediately. Since 1977, Orlando pedestrian accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping victims of pedestrian accidents receive the compensation they deserve to expedite their recovery and help pay for medical costs.
In more than three decades of helping pedestrians receive the help they need, Mr. Cunningham has helped pedestrian accident victims from all over the country and around the world. Florida is a tourist mecca, and therefore tourists often fall victim to accidents as well. This can be scary, as you’re not with your regular doctor or surrounded by family and friends, but James Cunningham will make the process easier by recommending reputable and trustworthy doctors and specialists in the area.
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, you could suffer spinal cord injury, concussions, torn ligaments, back injuries, broken hips, traumatic brain injury, broken bones & compound fractures, and a variety of other injuries. These can be expensive and require ongoing treatment. Make sure you’re compensated fairly with competent and aggressive legal representation.
Call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) to schedule your free consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).
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