The Tampa Bay Times recently reported that Tampa Bay ranks second-worst nationally in pedestrian deaths. The results published by the National Complete Streets Coalition, ranked pedestrian safety within major metropolitan areas by assessing the rate of pedestrian deaths relative to the number of people that walk to work from 2008 to 2012.
In September 2013, two bicyclists were killed in a car accident on Memorial Causeway.
On May 7, 2014 tampabay.com reported that the driver in this accident pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident involving death and is expected to be sentenced later this month. The report also includes surveillance video that shows the driver consuming large amounts of alcohol at the hotel bar where he works, shortly before the fatal accident that morning. The video is expected to be used as evidence in a civil lawsuit against the hotel.
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may not know where to turn or who to trust. You may wonder how you’ll pay your medical bills or other expenses if you cannot return to work. You may also be curious about your legal rights and how to hold the negligence party accountable for their actions. If this sounds like you, you need an experienced accident lawyer by your side to explain your legal rights and fight for the justice and peace of mind that you deserve.