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New Improvements to Orlando Crosswalks

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 1, 2015

A new program in Orange County will bring improvements to the areas sidewalks and roads. The county is home to many hazardous areas for walkers and bicyclists, and metro Orlando is one of the most dangerous areas in the nation for pedestrians. Even in areas where there are existing crosswalks, officials say the safety measures are outdated.

Near University of Central Florida, there is a dangerous spot near Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard. A student died here last year after being hit by a car, and students told Channel 2 that they are afraid to walk to class for fear of putting their lives at risk.

There have been 4,700 pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Orange County since 2006. These accidents resulted in 256 fatalities and more than 4,000 injuries.

Now, the county will spend $15 million to improve safety in danger areas. Improvements include a mid-block crosswalk with crossing lights, audible crosswalk signals, ADA compatible crosswalks and sidewalks, and improved lighting. Officials say the improvements will make pedestrians feel safer, and make drivers more aware.

While this is a welcome change to Orlando’s roads, and will hopefully result in an increase in pedestrian deaths, the changes could take time to come into effect, and there are still victims of previous pedestrian accidents.

Orlando pedestrian accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping victims of pedestrian accidents for more than 30 years. If you were hit by a car while walking or biking, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and medical bills, as well as additional compensation. No matter what injuries you incurred, attorney Cunningham is here to help. Not only could you receive compensation for your hospital stays or medical procedures, but also for medication, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and more.

Often, even if you have health insurance, it doesn’t cover all of the expenses associated with a pedestrian accident. If you or someone you love has been victim of a pedestrian accident in Orlando, call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to set up your free consultation.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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