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Why Are Florida Cities Not Safe For Pedestrians?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Each year, the urban planning think tank SmartGrowth America puts out its Dangerous By Design report, which ranks U.S. metropolitan areas according to how dangerous they are to pedestrians, as well as analyzing the reasons for the high rate of injuries and fatalities. In the 2021 report, 7 of the 10 most dangerous metropolitan… Read More »

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Florida Tightens Bicycle & Pedestrian Regulations

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In July 2021, several new regulations related to bicyclist and pedestrian safety became law in Florida, after being passed in the previous year. Some of them include clarifying the definition of a “bicycle lane,” tightening the specific requirements for how to safely pass a bicyclist or a pedestrian on the road, and allows bicyclists… Read More »

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Have You Been In A Florida Pedestrian Accident?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk road users in Florida, simply because they lack the protection of automobile drivers. If you are struck by a car or motorcycle while out on Florida’s roads, your injuries are likely severe, and you may need experienced legal help to get through the legal process of seeking… Read More »

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Pedestrian Struck In Gulf Boulevard Crash

By Rinaldo Law Group |

An October weekend crash caused “life-threatening” injuries for a pedestrian after they were struck by a vehicle while crossing Gulf Boulevard in Clearwater. The crash occurred at approximately 6pm on a Saturday, and shut down traffic on the street in both directions. While as of this writing, no further word is available on the… Read More »

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Accidents On Foot In Florida

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Florida has a notorious reputation for traffic accidents, given the volume of cars and trucks on state roads at any given moment. However, what is often overlooked is that many people outside vehicles – pedestrians, bicyclists, and others using non-powered vehicles – wind up getting injured in accidents as well. Pedestrians are more likely… Read More »

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Florida Auto Accidents Involving Pedestrians

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With its year-round pleasant weather, Florida is a pedestrian-heavy state, with countless Floridians choosing to walk or cycle around their hometowns to enjoy free time. However, as the state’s population rises and falls, this can lead to increased road accidents, injuries and fatalities. If you are involved in an auto accident as a pedestrian,… Read More »

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Have You Been In A Pedestrian Accident In Florida?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Florida’s weather makes it an environment in which pedestrians can spend lots of time outside. However, this also increases the chance of being injured in a pedestrian accident, simply because of the heightened traffic. If you have been in an accident with a vehicle, it is important to be aware of all your options… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics Show Disturbing Trends

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Florida’s beautiful weather leads to people out and about at almost all points of the year. However, this does mean that the likelihood of accidents is higher than it might be in other states, simply because there are more people on the roads. Many Florida metro areas, Tampa included, are markedly dangerous for pedestrians,… Read More »

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Florida Leads U.S. In Unsafe Metro Areas For Pedestrians

By Rinaldo Law Group |

There are a lot of pedestrians in Florida, given its tourism numbers and its beautiful weather year-round. However, multiple studies have ranked Florida as a decidedly unsafe place to be a pedestrian. Whether due to the volume of traffic, to poor urban planning or something else, statistics have consistently ranked Florida as a less… Read More »

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Pedestrian Struck & Killed On State Road 60

By Rinaldo Law Group |

On October 20, a 70-year old woman was struck by an SUV on State Road 60, near Mount Carmel Road in Brandon. She later died at Brandon Regional Hospital, having sustained serious injuries in the crash. While a sad number of these accidents occur in Florida daily, it is worth noting that there are… Read More »

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