As Florida increases in numbers and increases in tourism, there are more pedestrians walking around. Even though there are more cars, we are becoming a state of living, work, and play. Especially, in the Tampa Bay area. This means, live, work and play are that you live and you work and you play all within the same distance around your home. It’s creating a subculture of people growing up and enjoying their community of people growing up and enjoying their community and commute to and from work, to and from home, and enjoy activities that are not too far from either the job or their home.
However, with this being said, there are more people walking, there are more people riding scooters, there’s more people on the sidewalks and on the bike lanes. There are cyclists, there are scooter riders, there are pedestrians and moped riders. and moped riders. The issue with that is that a lot of times car drivers are not paying attention to pedestrians or micro-mobility. Meaning scooters, mopeds, skates, skateboards, things of that nature. So it’s dangerous. Many times cars pull out in front of you or they pass the crossroads. or they pass the crossroads. The problem with that is that when many people are walking the street a car is going much faster and a lot of times, they can’t stop in time and they end up colliding with that person.
So if you’re a pedestrian, please be careful when crossing the road. Please pay attention, do not look at your cell phones, please whenever you cross the road, look both ways. However, if you are involved in an accident, and you are a pedestrian, a cyclist, a scooter rider, many times it’s not your fault. Cars have a higher duty to look out for pedestrians other sorts. So if you are involved in an accident and you are a pedestrian, if you do not own a car in your name, and you do not live in a household with somebody that has a car in their name, that person’s insurance, the person that collided with you, that car driver, the at-fault driver, their insurance will cover you for your medical and your lost wages. In addition, there’s a claim to be made for their bodily injury, or your pain and suffering.
So if you are a pedestrian and you do not have a car and you do not live in a house that somebody has a car. This is something that can help you recover and get treated for your current injuries. If you have any questions about this, please give us a call at 813-421-3411.
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