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Florida is the Deadliest State for Boaters

Florida is the deadliest state for boat accidents in the country, and as summer is just around the corner accidents are more frequent than ever. Last year in the United States there were 581 boat crashes, and one in seven of those took place in Florida. Fatalities from these crashes equaled 70, with 12 of them due to drunk boaters.

In a boat, there are looser open container laws than while driving a car, so drunk driving accidents can happen often. Florida has such a high crash rate partly because it is surrounded by water and a destination for boaters around the country, but that doesn’t make it any less scary for those just hoping to enjoy the warm weather safely.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a boating accident, call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham today. Attorney Cunningham has been working in Florida for more than 30 years, and has helped boat accident victims recoup thousands of dollars in compensation.

Just because drunk boating laws are more lenient than drunk driving laws doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. For more than three decades James O. Cunningham has been representing people who have been injured or families who have lost loved ones due to a drunk boating accident.

Florida’s miles and miles of gorgeous coastline make it the perfect location for boating, and you should be able to enjoy your time on the water. You should always wear a life jacket as a safety precaution, and have a designated driver. Of course, not all situations can be planned for, and in the event of an accident you will need an experienced boating attorney to help you gain compensation to cover health care costs, recovery fees, lost wages, loss of spousal support, medication, and more.

The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham represent people who are injured on a variety of watercraft, from jet skis to large boats. We seek justice on behalf of injured people while also taking into account the future implications of their current injuries as we pursue compensation. For reliable representation that will fight for what you deserve, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham 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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Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

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

Seminole County

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

Osceola County

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