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Charlotte Among Nation's Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to a new report from Transportation for America, Charlotte is the seventeenth most dangerous area for pedestrians. Transportation for America studied traffic patterns for 52 metropolitan areas with more than one million people from 2000-2009. The report indicates that 208 pedestrians were killed during this nine year period in Charlotte, accounting for 17 percent of all traffic fatalities in Mecklenburg County.

The report also indicated that Raleigh is the 13th most dangerous city for pedestrians. Charlotte and Raleigh are more dangerous than larger cities and more notorious cities with higher traffic such as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York City. The report further indicated that pedestrian safety has declined over the past decade for many metropolitan areas and pedestrian deaths have risen. Transportation for American attributes these trends to the fact that pedestrian safety is not high on the priority list of many municipalities' concerns.

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Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice

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