Thousands Injured in Florida Pedestrian Accidents Each Year
Each year, thousands of people are injured and hundreds are killed in pedestrian accidents across the state. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are considered vulnerable road users and account for a large portion of those seriously injured or killed in traffic accidents.
At Mase Mebane Seitz, we represent accident and injury victims in Miami and throughout South Florida. We are singularly focused on obtaining the largest possible recovery for each of our clients. If you have been injured in a pedestrian or bus accident, contact our office to speak with an experienced lawyer. All consultations are free and without obligation to retain our services.
Pedestrians Injured in Miami Bus Accident
As reported by Local 10 News, two elderly people were struck by a bus last month. The accident occurred on Northwest 20th Street and closed Eastbound and Westbound lanes. Police were called to investigate the collision, which happened at approximately 7:15 AM. The elderly pedestrians were injured and taken to a local hospital.
The accident is one of the latest involving pedestrians in the Miami area. In January of this year, two people were injured when a car slammed into a Miami Gardens bus stop. It is unclear whether the individuals injured in the accident were waiting for the bus or they were simply walking nearby. The crash occurred near Northwest 27th Avenue, according to Local 10 reporting.
High Rate of Pedestrian Deaths in Florida
Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in the country. A recent ABC Action News article discusses the rise of fatal pedestrian accidents. A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that five states (Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas) account for nearly half of all pedestrian deaths in the country.
Nearly 370 people were killed in pedestrian crashes in Florida in the first six months of 2019 alone. Totals for the year were expected to represent a 5% increase from the previous year.
Pedestrian Accidents Involving Public Transportation
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents involving public transportation occur all too often. If you are injured by a bus, taxi, train, or another form of public transportation, you deserve compensation. The attorneys at Mase Mebane Seitz are well-versed in handling the complex litigation involved in mass transit injury lawsuits. Learn more about how we can help from our “Public Transportation” resource page.
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If you have been involved in a pedestrian or bus accident in Miami, contact our office for a free consultation. Our legal team is comprised of dedicated trial lawyers that have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. Get over 100 years of combined legal experience on your side.
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