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After I was involved in a serious not-at-fault auto accident, and in checking reviews on many local attorneys, we made an appointment with Largey Law. During the initial meeting, I had no doubt we had chose correctly and signed with their ...
After I was involved in a serious not-at-fault auto accident, and in checking reviews on many local attorneys, we made an appointment with Largey Law. During the initial meeting, I had no doubt we had chose correctly and signed with their firm to represent me. Chris Largey represented me and he along with his associate Kim Reno, well what can I say, they always had my best interest at heart. They not only made every step of the way as easy as possible, but always looked out for my best interest. They also made certain I received all the medical care I needed and handled all the paperwork involved with my claim. They were ALWAYS on top of every thing, every step of the way through to the claim settlement. They really cared about me, and on multiple occasions went above and beyond to help me through this this difficult situation, as during this my husband passed away from leukemia. It was nice to know they were there for me and handling this. I so appreciate everything Chris and Kim and staff have done for me through this and in finalizing my settlement, thank you so much! All I can say is I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Largey Law, they are professional, knowledgeable, responsive and most of all, a caring group of folks.
What a great law firm! Very compassionate and understanding. Always got back with me in a timely manner. I definitely recommend!
Very thorough and professional... Will use them again if the need arises.
Good law group, and has been in n communication with my husband and I, throughout the case... Thank you for your services...
Central Florida Roads Have a Reputation for Poor Pedestrian Safety
- posted: Jan. 15, 2019
- Pedestrian Accidents
According to a variety of studies, Central Florida roads are among the most dangerous in the United States for pedestrians. Hundreds of pedestrians are injured and dozens are killed each year in this area.
From 2014 to 2015, the number of pedestrian fatalities increased in five counties in Central Florida. Now, drivers are killing pedestrians in triple-digit figures each year in the region, with 124 pedestrians being killed in 2015 alone, according to statistics from Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
There are some roads in the region that have been especially dangerous for pedestrians. U.S. Highway 441, for example, saw 14 pedestrian deaths in 2015, and there were seven more on U.S. 192 and six on U.S. 436.
What’s causing the problem?
The National Complete Streets Coalition’s “Dangerous by Design” report hypothesizes that the roads in Central Florida are the issue. For example, wide roads like U.S. 441 make it easy for cars to go fast, but they are not designed for pedestrian safety. In many cases, crosswalks are so far apart that pedestrians will take their chances jaywalking rather than take the time to go to the nearest crosswalk.
Some areas in Central Florida have started implementing new pedestrian-friendly road features, such as crosswalks, wider sidewalks and additional lighting. The state’s Department of Transportation has also introduced a new advertising campaign called “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow.” This campaign focuses on making drivers more aware of pedestrians and pedestrian safety issues.
Pedestrians and drivers alike should be alert and careful while out on the road, as one moment of inattentiveness could result in a serious crash. For more information about your legal options if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced Florida personal injury attorney at Largey Law.