As gas prices continue to rise and Floridians become more conscious of the environment, many are looking for alternative forms of transportation. This may include public transportation, bicycling and walking short distances instead of driving. In fact, it is even recommended that each individual walk 30- 60 minutes a day to improve and maintain good personal fitness. However if you choose to walk please use caution as the Tampa Bay area is one of the deadliest metropolitan areas to walk in and leads the country in pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents are a growing problem in Florida. The Tampa Bay area is ranked second by ABC News as the worst area for pedestrians, beat only by Orlando/Kissimmee area.
In fact, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami hold the top four spots for the worst areas for pedestrians. This makes pedestrian accidents a major concern for all of us.
According to a Traffic Crash Statistics Report done by the Florida department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in 2010, there were approximately 8,000 pedestrian accidents in Florida, which resulted in over 500 deaths.
This should be very upsetting for all of us, and the Law Office of Michael Meksraitis, takes pedestrian accidents very seriously.
Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is a terrible tragedy. It is difficult to overcome your family member’s wrongful death because of another’s carelessness. Tampa Pedestrian Accident Attorney Michael Meksraitis cannot undue the pain caused to your family, however he can help you hold the party responsible accountable for their actions.
Although Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the country, the majority of people involved in pedestrian accidents usually survive.
What might follow the victim of a Tampa pedestrian accident is a lifetime of pain, suffering, and anguish. Imagine walking or biking on a beautiful fall day and all of the sudden being hit by a car, bus, or truck. The lives of you and your family are forever changed while the driver often goes unscathed in pedestrian accidents.
Victims of pedestrian accidents often have serious, long-term injuries that can impede on a person’s ability to continue their current lifestyle. Head injuries, back injuries, and spinal cord injuries are common for victims of pedestrian accidents. You may experience shoulder pain or a clicking in your jaw after a pedestrian accident. This may be a sign of TMJ or perhaps something worse.
What Can You Do As A Pedestrian if You Have Been Hit By A Motor Vehicle?
Michael Meksraitis understands the pain that is caused by pedestrian accidents. Our office will work diligently to return your life to normal as quickly as possible. Michael Meksraitis works with only the best doctors and specialists in Florida and consistently stays in direct communication with doctors. This results in you receiving quality medical attention and ensures the highest recovery possible.