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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 Sees Increase in Pedestrian Deaths
- posted: May 15, 2018
- Pedestrian Accidents
The year 2017 was a deadly one for Central Florida pedestrians. In the first few months alone, 24 pedestrians were killed in Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Orange counties, according to data from the Florida Highway Patrol. This was up from 18 for the same timeframe in 2016.
Orange County in particular has a long history of being among the country’s deadliest locations for pedestrians, largely because many tourists and locals are constantly on the streets as they walk to and from public transportation access points.
What’s interesting about the circumstances in Central Florida is that it’s the pedestrians who tend to be at fault for many accidents. Many fail to cross the street in crosswalks or to look both ways before crossing. It doesn’t help that they often are not wearing bright or reflective clothing at night.
There are, of course, incidents in which drivers make poor decisions, but by and large, pedestrians are placing themselves in dangerous and potentially deadly situations. With more drivers out on the road because of lower gas prices, pedestrians must exercise even greater caution now than in years past.
Safety initiatives on the rise
County officials in Central Florida are well aware of the increased pedestrian fatality figures and are implementing new initiatives to curb the trends. Orange County, for example, has been making a variety of road improvements designed to benefit pedestrians. The county, in conjunction with the University of Central Florida, is spending nearly $9 million to install better lighting on roads around the campus and will also be adding more crosswalks and widening sidewalks. The county is also studying Oak Ridge and Pine Hills roads with the idea of making similar improvements in those spots.
In addition, the Florida Highway Patrol started the Arrive Alive campaign, which provides increased law enforcement presence in areas known to have high rates of traffic deaths, and upped its public education and outreach efforts.
Still, it’s clear that state and local governments still have a long way to go to combat what has been a growing problem in the region.