In what comes as no surprise, Florida in the 2nd deadliest state for pedestrians. Consistent therewith, Miami Dade is the 14th most dangerous city in the country for pedestrians.
Attis point, walking in Florida is hazardous to your health.
Miami-Dade and Broward counties are among the most dangerous places to be a pedestrian in the United States. According to the 2022 “Dangerous By Design” report from Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach ranked No. 14 as the metropolis where a pedestrian is most likely to be struck and killed by a driver. Not to be outdone, Daytona Beach-Deltona-Ormond Beach earned the No. 1 ranking as the deadliest place to walk.
So which state is the deadliest, you ask? That prestigious title goes to New Mexico.
While distracted driving and reckless behavior is a problem, the real culprit is poor road design. Pedestrian friendly states design their roads for safety, we design ours for speed.
Florida averaged 3.22 pedestrian deaths per year per 100,000 residents for a total of 3,420 from 2016 through 2020.
Please see the interactive Smart Growth America report.
Our office has written about the dangers pedestrians face and has represented pedestrians throughout the state of Florida. If you were injured as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation for both past and future economic damages caused by pedestrian accident injuries. These include:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Nursing care
- Home health care services
- Loss of current wages, benefits, and retirement contributions
- Lost future earning capacity
- Property damage
Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Physical impairment
- Loss of consortium
Mark Kaire has been practicing law in Miami for nearly 30 years. He is dedicated to helping the injured people of Miami receive compensation. Mr. Kaire has been blogging on Miami’s legal issues for many years.