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Florida Highest in Boating Accident Rates

In April, Bill Jefferson, the former commander of the Cape Coral Sail and Power Squadron, wrote an editorial for News-Press detailing boating accidents in Florida. He said that Florida has more boating accidents than any other state in the U.S., and also more fatal boating accidents.

Drowning is the cause of most boating fatalities, and most of the accidents are caused by boaters crashing into docks or other boats. Shockingly, in most of the accidents recorded, the boat operators had not taken a boat safety course.

Boating is a fun activity, and Florida’s beautiful weather and long coastlines make it a great place for it, but it can also be dangerous. Boat safety courses are important, but not always taken seriously, and the result is inexperienced people on the water.

Since 1977, attorney James Cunningham has been working with people who have been injured in boating accidents by representing them and helping obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. In more than 30 years of helping accident victims, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham have represented people injured in a range of boating accidents, including on boats, jet skis, wave runners, and other recreational watercraft.

Those operating watercraft should always act in a safe manner and avoid putting the lives of others at risk. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and innocent people are often injured as the result of others driving at excessive speed, drinking while boating, and letting inexperienced drivers take the wheel. Owning a boat is a serious commitment, and one that comes with extreme responsibility. If someone is not careful and causes an accident, they should have to pay for their actions.

If you are involved in an accident, attorney Cunningham can help bring you justice, and receive compensation for your medical bills and recovery. Our offices can also work with you to receive compensation for damages to your watercraft, as well as loss of wages, loss of spousal support, and other issues.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a Florida boating accident, contact us 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today for 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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Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
Fax: 407-843-8274

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Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

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Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373