Is Florida a dangerous state in terms of pedestrian accidents?

Research shows that Florida is one of the country’s most unsafe states for pedestrians. The National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America found that there were 5,433 pedestrian deaths in the state from 2008 to 2017. Additionally, the state is home to nine of the 20 deadliest cities for pedestrians.

There are many different factors that make Florida roads dangerous for pedestrians. They include high speed limits, inadequate sidewalks and infrastructure that is more suited to cars. SUVs and trucks are popular in the state, and they are more likely to result in fatal pedestrian accidents. There is also a lack of safe crossing places and designated crosswalks.

Both pedestrians and drivers are responsible for taking precautionary measures to stay safe on the road. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident through the fault of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Joyce & Reyes to obtain a free consultation and discuss your case.

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