Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Reckless drivers pose a serious threat to pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2015 that there were an estimated 70,000 pedestrians injured in crashes in 2015, compared to 61,000 in 2006 – that’s a 12 percent increase over ten years. In a recent study done by Smart Growth America, Tampa/St. Petersburg ranked 7th highest out of the nation’s 104 most populated cities on a danger index for pedestrians, surpassed by six other Florida metro areas.
Being hit by a car while you are walking can be absolutely devastating, and if you or a loved one has become injured as a result, you may be eligible for compensation. A pedestrian injury lawyer can help you. Christine Franco is a pedestrian injury attorney in Tampa, Florida that is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of each client she meets. With a team of highly trained attorneys at her side, you can be sure that your case will be managed effectively.
Florida is no stranger to car accidents with over 400,000 crashes in 2019. A portion of those accidents involves vehicles which are classified as “low speed vehicles” (LSV). Low speed vehicles are defined as four wheeled vehicles that do not reach above 25 miles per hour, and their total weight does not exceed 3,000 pounds.
COVID-19 has reached Tampa at perhaps a greater speed than many could have anticipated. It is paramount to slow the spread and reduce potential overloading of local hospitals. While the danger may be low for a majority of the population, the lack of any vaccine makes COVID-19 significantly more contagious than the common flu.
The sting of the loss seems worse when their death was the result of a wrongful act or negligence, such as, by a person driving under the influence or a car manufacturer defect.
Per the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report on “Prevalence of Self-Reported Aggressive Driving Behavior: the United States, 2014,” nearly 2 out of 3 drivers in the U.S believe aggressive driving is a growing problem when compared to the previous 3 years.
Our Personal Injury Legal Team
Christine Franco and her experienced personal injury team have been practicing law in Tampa, Florida since 1997. Franco Law Group represents only the injured and disabled. Our firm consists of personal injury lawyers, case managers, paralegals, and assistants that are all committed to managing your case efficiently and to protecting your legal rights. Christine Franco, Esq. has been practicing law ever since she received her J.D. from Stetson College of Law in 1995.