Being hit by a car is the leading cause of bicycle accidents and injuries, but a roadway in disrepair is another major cause as well. It is important to have your bicycle accident investigated by an experienced personal injury attorney who knows the proper steps to take to hold all responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
In Dangerous by Design, a 2011 report prepared by the civic alliance Transportation for America, Tampa was listed among the four most dangerous metropolitan areas in the nation for pedestrians. Statewide Florida consistently ranks in the top four states for pedestrian fatalities.
Surprisingly, most auto versus pedestrian collisions occur at intersections and other places where there are designated crosswalks. In most instances, pedestrians are legally required to use crosswalks and have the right of way when using them appropriately. Nevertheless, they can prove dangerous and even fatal due to cars running a red light or trying to beat a yellow, or making a left or right turn without scanning ahead for pedestrians. Even when cars do slow or stop for crossing pedestrians, the walker may still be in danger when a trailing car suddenly decides to whip around the car in front without considering that the car was yielding to a passing pedestrian.
Help for Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents from An Experienced, Board-Certified Injury Attorney
If you or an immediate family member have been seriously injured or worse in a Clearwater bicycle or pedestrian accident, contact Nicoletti Walker Trial Firm to speak with an able and experienced Clearwater bicycle & pedestrian accident attorney today.