Is there a high rate of pedestrian fatalities from car accidents in Florida?

Based on preliminary data, in 2015 Florida was the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians.

According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, in 2014, the most recent year for which complete information is available, there were 2.96 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 population in Florida, which was the second-highest rate in the nation, after New Mexico. It was also far higher than the national average of 1.53 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 population. Based on an analysis of preliminary data from 2015, the safety association said that Florida was believed to have the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country that year.

There is no doubt that Florida has a need for improvements in public safety measures to protect pedestrians. However, driver negligence is often the reason for accidents involving pedestrians. If you were injured or lost a loved one as a result of a car accident that was the fault of another driver, contact Joyce & Reyes for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your loss.

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