Automobile accidents occur all around the country, but the way they happen and the statistics surrounding them may vary from state to state and even from city to city. In Tampa, we have our own traffic problems that lead to a less than optimistic look at traffic accident fatalities and other facts regarding our city. Here are some of the standout statistics regarding traffic accidents in Tampa and Hillsborough County overall.
The most alarming fact about traffic accidents in Tampa is that we are above the national average for traffic-related fatalities by 1.5%. This translates to a little over 150 traffic related accidents every year. While this may not seem like a huge number, it is certainly something that should be improved upon in the future.
For non-fatal traffic accidents in Tampa, there have over 18,400 injuries caused last year across over 6,700 accidents. Of these accidents, alcohol played a role in roughly 480 of them. Additionally, 401 injuries were inflicted to bicyclists, with roughly 10 deaths. Similarly, 514 pedestrians were injured with a total of 40 pedestrian fatalities.
If you have been involved in a traffic accident in Tampa Bay, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the at-fault party through a personal injury case. When you are seeking this kind of lawsuit, it is always best to work with an attorney who will help you every step of the way. To learn about how we at the Franco Law Firm can serve you in this way and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call us at (813) 872-0929.