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Factors Contributing to Pedestrian Accidents

Collisions between pedestrians and motorists are a serious problem in the U.S. For instance, in 2020, an estimated 104,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries in emergency departments across the country. Many more thousands were injured, but didn’t require emergency treatment and for more than 7,000 people, such treatment… Continue reading Factors Contributing to Pedestrian Accidents

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Common Crosswalk Injuries in Florida

Florida is a beautiful state to get out, walk around, and enjoy the sunshine. Unfortunately, it is not always safe for walkers to do so. According to one study which broke down the 20 most dangerous states for pedestrians, Florida ranked first, making the Sunshine State the most hazardous for… Continue reading Common Crosswalk Injuries in Florida

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Mid-Block Crosswalk Accidents

Although many people assume that the majority of pedestrian accidents occur in intersections, the reality is that 70 percent of the most serious pedestrian accidents, those resulting in a pedestrian fatality, take place in non-intersection locations. Often, these accidents occur in what are referred to as mid-block crossings, or marked… Continue reading Mid-Block Crosswalk Accidents

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Who is Liable for Crosswalk Injuries?

In Miami, as in many other major South Florida cities, there are both marked and unmarked crosswalks. A marked crosswalk has painted lines, indicating the boundaries for pedestrians. Marked crosswalks typically have signs and signals indicating when pedestrians can walk, and when they should stop. Under Florida law, any pedestrian… Continue reading Who is Liable for Crosswalk Injuries?

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Pedestrian Deaths Increased Nationwide During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic led to fewer people commuting to work, which should have led to a corresponding drop in pedestrian accidents. However, a report by the nonprofit Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) actually showed the opposite. As reported by CBS Miami, pedestrian fatalities were up across the nation in the… Continue reading Pedestrian Deaths Increased Nationwide During the Pandemic

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Elderly Man Fatally Struck in Hialeah

According to 7 News Miami, an elderly pedestrian was struck and killed when walking along 65th Street between East Fourth and Fifth Avenues. The accident happened Friday, September 18, 2020, at about 7:00 am. The man was 85-years-old and happened to be walking along the crosswalk when he was struck… Continue reading Elderly Man Fatally Struck in Hialeah

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What Are the Pedestrian Laws in Miami?

A recent pedestrian accident in Miami is a timely reminder that motorists must exercise caution when driving. Pedestrians have rights, too, and failing to observe the law can get a motorist in hot water. According to Local 10, the accident occurred in April 2019 when a mother pushing a stroller… Continue reading What Are the Pedestrian Laws in Miami?

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