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Please Use a Crosswalk and Watch Your Children Play!!
When you are crossing the street, please use crosswalks and wait for the signal indicating you have the right of way. There is also safety in numbers, so please try walking in areas where there are a lot of other pedestrians. When walking, avoid distractions such as texting and talking on your cell phone. Please use sidewalks whenever they are available, and avoid walking on the side of the road as much as possible. Finally Parents, please watch your children. A tragic amount of accidents involve children playing on dark streets, or darting onto streets without looking to chase balls that rolled away.
When Walking, Don’t Be Distracted, Please Use Crosswalks and Watch Your Children!
Sadly, in the United States alone, nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed annually, and 10% (500 Fatalities) are in Florida alone. Also alarming, is that nearly 78,000 pedestrians are injured as a result of traffic accidents. (See reference.) Pedestrian accidents are usually the most severe type of accidents, since it involves an unprotected person being struck by a heavy moving vehicle. Pedestrian accidents are so severe that twenty-two percent (22%) of all car accident fatalities involve a pedestrian. Due to the number of people on the streets, and the increase in technological distractions, the numbers of Pedestrian accidents is unfortunately growing each year, with a 6% increase in 2012 alone. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811888.pdf
The statistics are quite tragic. These accidents can destroy families, rob dreams and leave someone severely injured or forever limited in their abilities. Sadly, an injured person can lose their jobs, lose wages, incur significant medical bills, undergo extreme pain and suffering as well as emotional distress, need further costly medical treatment, and undergo risky surgeries as a result of the negligence of another.
At the Law Office of Rima C. Bardawil, P.A. we may be able to help you. If you or your loved one is a victim of a Pedestrian Accident, please call our office at 305-403-2203 so that we can guide you and protect your rights from the very beginning. Don’t delay as there are many rights and responsibilities that a seasoned Attorney such as Rima C. Bardawil, Esq., can protect, preserve and make sure that you understand.
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