Government Statistics Reveal Increase in Pedestrian & Bicyclist FatalitiesTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. January 08, 2013
The NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) reported some revealing statistics regarding pedestrian accidents that illustrate just how common serious injuries to pedestrians have become. Most of us are not aware that two pedestrians are killed nearly every hour on the roadways in the United States. The number of injuries is even more staggering: one every eight minutes.
Pedestrians and bicyclists have a responsibility to travel safely on the roadways and sidewalks of Tampa or any other city they are traveling in. Unfortunately, even when you are obeying all the rules of the road, you can still be a victim. Too often, distracted drivers, poor road conditions and intoxicated drivers can abruptly change the life of a person who finds themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
You don’t have to suffer in silence if you are a victim of an accident. While you certainly have a responsibility to obey the rules that apply to pedestrians and bike riders, if you’ve done everything right and are still a victim, you should consider contacting a Tampa personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights.
After you have received proper medical attention after an accident, consider reaching out to a Tampa personal injury attorney. Government statistics aside, if you are injured as a pedestrian or as a bicyclist, you have rights that need protecting.
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If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident in our area, contact the experienced Tampa injury lawyers of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today at 1-800-538-4878 for a free initial consultation.