Florida is not a safe place for pedestrians, ranking as one of the most dangerous states in America.
Tampa and St. Pete are among the most dangerous cities in Florida. And as we all know, when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, the results can be grim.
There can be many reasons as to why these accidents occur, but driver negligence is often a core cause. No one wants to get hit by a car, especially because someone decided to check a text. Martinez Law believes drivers need to be held accountable in such situations and will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents frequently result in child injury.
Children are small and less visible, and because they are more likely to dart into the street, children are at a higher risk of becoming involved in pedestrian accidents. Drivers are expected to exercise the utmost care around children, especially while driving near a school or park, but this isn’t always the case.
The US Department of Transportation notes that traffic speed is often the most critical aspect to street walkability and pedestrian safety. Streets that post faster speeds are more likely to have pedestrian safety problems. At high speeds, motorists may not be able to spot pedestrians or stop in time to avoid a crash.
Martinez Law is committed to representing our clients expertly, intelligently, and aggressively.
We know how difficult recovery can be when your life has been turned upside down; that is why we fight to secure the compensation you deserve – so you can focus on putting your life back together.
If you or your loved one have been injured as a pedestrian, call Martinez Law now for your free consultation.