Experienced Pedestrian Injury Attorneys
Pedestrian accidents remain a major safety concern. About one in every five traffic-related fatalities involves a pedestrian. When the accidents are not fatal, they typically result in serious bodily injuries because pedestrians do not have any protection against the moving vehicle. The Tampa personal injury lawyers at Capaz Law Firm represent and protect pedestrians and other personal injury victims throughout Tampa Bay.
Hotspots for Pedestrian Accidents
With the goal of improving pedestrian safety, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is now tracking pedestrian crash hotspots in the Tampa Bay area. Some of the top pedestrian accident locations (identified by an overwhelming amount of accidents resulting in serious or fatal injuries to pedestrians) include Ybor City, Downtown St. Petersburg, and on Fletcher Avenue near the USF area.
More specifically, the following intersections have been identified as top pedestrian accident locations:
- E. Fletcher Ave & N. Florida Ave.
- W. Waters Ave & N. Florida Ave.
- E. Fowler Ave & N. 15th Street
- E. Hillsborough Ave & N. 22nd Street
- W. Hillsborough Ave & Hanley Road
- Gulf to Bay Boulevard & Belcher (Clearwater)
- Gulf Boulevard (Treasure Island)
Both drivers and pedestrians must be alert, cautious and aware of their surroundings. To better protect themselves and to avoid accidents, pedestrians should do the following:
- Refrain from walking along highway or interstate roads.
- If provided, walk on the sidewalk.
- If there is no sidewalk, use discretion and walk along the shoulder of the road (moving against the direction of oncoming traffic).
- Be alert of any motorcycles and bicycles.
- Observe and obey traffic signals.
- Use caution and make eye contact with nearby cars when using crosswalks.
- Do not text and walk–Avoid the distractions!
- Be mindful of potential distracted drivers.
Injured by Negligent Driver? Contact the Capaz Law Firm in Tampa
If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident in the Tampa area, contact the accident injury attorneys at Capaz Law Firm today. Call 813-440-2700 for a free consultation.