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July 2015 Archives

Florida Pedestrian Accidents Finally Decreasing!

many-pedestrians.jpgA recent study by the Governor's Highway safety Association (GHSA) has found that Florida is no longer the worst state for pedestrian accidents. The rate of pedestrian accidents may be decreasing due to better lighting at intersections and on roadways, new bike lanes, sidewalk crosswalks and foot bridges. This is really good news for Florida! The pedestrian accident rate is the lowest it has been in nearly 20 years. The situation is nowhere near perfect and Florida is still an extremely dangerous state for pedestrians. The most dangerous states for pedestrians determined by the number of fatalities per 100,000 people are:

Motorcycle Accident Attorney In Sarasota and Bradenton Florida

motorcycle-accident.pngFlorida has a very high number of motorcycle accidents. In 2010, there were 7,703 motorcycle accidents in Florida and 6,884 resulted in injuries. In the same year, there were 394 motorcycle accident fatalities. Sometimes, the accident is the fault of the motorcycle rider, but more often, the accident occurs due to the negligence of a motor vehicle driver. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents occur for the following reasons:

Florida Traffic Fatalities Up 12% This Year

car-accident-2.jpgFlorida traffic fatalities have increased all over the state this year. In Lee County, Florida, traffic accident fatalities are up 32% compared to this time last year. So far this year, there have been 43 people fatally injured in Lee County traffic accidents. Part of the increase in traffic deaths relates to the increase in population. But there are other factors involved. Many recent Florida fatal accidents have involved the following issues:

Common Injuries After a Sarasota or Bradenton Car Accident

42961-chronic-low-back-pain.jpgA Sarasota or Bradenton car accident can result in a variety of different injuries. The severity of the injury often depends on the severity of the accident. A head injury can be one of the most serious injuries an accident victim can sustain. A driver or passenger can strike their head on dashboards, steering wheels or windows. Head injuries can lead to hearing or vision loss, a fractured skull or a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can be mild (concussion) or more serious leading to problems with memory or cognition. A victim of a serious traumatic brain injury can face a lifetime of extensive medical treatments at a very high cost. 

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