Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
Florida Bicycle Accidents
Brandon Bicycle & Pedestrian Lawyer
It’s not a record Florida is proud to hold, but a 2021 report by Smart Growing America puts the Sunshine State at the top of the list of most dangerous states for pedestrians. Florida had nine of the 13 deadliest metropolitan areas in the country for people on foot out and about. South Florida alone reported 1,675 pedestrian deaths between 2010 and 2019. Part of the reason is that cars often go too fast on city streets, and drivers are often distracted. Distracted, reckless drivers pose a risk to pedestrians.
Many bicycling accidents are caused by the pure negligence of others. Any cyclist knows that the main traffic risks come from three sources: reckless, belligerent, or blindsided motorists; swinging car doors, and jaywalking pedestrians.
Cyclists must somehow be alert to these dangers while simultaneously keeping a close eye on the pavement for potholes, metal plates, and other ground-level hazards. Because of the detailed nature of bicycle accident claims, seek the assistance of the experienced bicycle accident attorneys of Holland & Lamoureux as soon as possible to immediately begin protecting your rights.
The most common type of serious pedestrian accident is that involving a negligent motorist. Well over 5,000 pedestrians perish at the hands of negligent automobile drivers. Another 78,000 victims are seriously injured in car or truck accidents—often the fault of the automobile driver.
Countless pedestrians are seriously injured in non-vehicular accidents each year. These may be attributed to defects in sidewalks or parking lots, poor property maintenance, construction-related accidents, or harmful debris or materials on public walkways.
If a loved one or you have been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits up to $10,000 from the vehicle that injured them or from any vehicle owned in their household.
In order to get the full Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits you may be entitled to, it is important to speak to the qualified Florida attorneys of Holland & Lamoureux who have experience dealing with bicycle and pedestrian injury cases.
If you have been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to the following benefits:
- Medical bills
- Wage loss
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and disfigurement
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident or pedestrian accident, your first step should be to contact the experienced lawyers of Holland & Lamoureux at 813-655-9069 for a free case evaluation.
Whether you have broken bones, scratches & scrapes or you have been seriously injured or worse, you should know your rights.
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A glimpse in the past
A view of Kings Avenue in the 1930s shows how little Brandon changed during the early twentieth century.
Historical Homes in the Brandon area
James Henry Brandon, son of early settler John Brandon and his wife Martha, became a prosperous citrus grove owner. In 1876 James built this large, two-story frame home for his wife Johanna Cavacevich Brandon and their seven children.
Preserving Brandon's History
A present-day view of the old Brandon house which still stands on Brandon Boulevard (State Road 60). In 1960 Dick Stowers purchased the residence and converted it into a funeral home, preserving the original facade and basic floor plan.
Discovering Brandon's Earliest Settlers
Pioneer settler Joseph Brooker came to Brandon from Georgia. He is shown here in 1880 at the age of twenty-one in a new buggy on what is believed to be Hopewell Road, today’s Brandon Boulevard.
Brandon's Earliest Citrus Groves
A citrus grove owner in the 1890s posed with his seedlings on newly cleared land which had a wooden fence, shown in the background, to keep out cattle.
Limona's First General Store & Post Office
The general store at Limona also served as a post office. Shown here in 1915 is Robert Delbridge, storekeeper and postmaster.
Brandon's Grade School from the Early 1900's
The Brandon Grade School was built during World War I and was expanded to the twelfth grade in 1923, when four seniors graduated. The north building on the right had an auditorium on the second floor which was used for school and community events.
Brandon's First Library & Woman's Club
Shown here on opening day in 1928, the Brandon Woman’s Club was built in 1927 and has served many purposes. It was Brandon’s first library, staffed by club members from 1960 until 1968. Located at 129 Moon Avenue, it is still in use.
Brandon's First Masonic Lodge History
The Brandon Masonic Lodge No. 114, F. & A. M., as it looked in the 1920s. Chartered on January 22,1890, the lodge was first organized in Seffner, but it moved in 1924 to the Brandon site on land donated by Mrs. E. B. Linsley at the corner of Morgan and Moon Avenue. This two-story structure served as a center for community activities until 1974 when the present building replaced it at the same location.
The Tragic Train Crash From 1931
A memorable 1931 train crash in Brandon wrecked several boxcars loaded with canned goods. The Brandon depot, shown in the upper center, was located north of the tracks on Moon Avenue and Victoria Street.
Valrico's First Garage Between Tampa and Plant City
Weber’s Tavern in Valrico, shown in the 1930s, was originally built in 1915 as the first garage between Tampa and Plant City.
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