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Florida Law Enforcement Urges Residents to be Safe This Holiday Weekend

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, law enforcement in the Orlando area urge holiday revelers to use caution while celebrating, and to always buckle up when they get behind the wheel. The Eustis Police Department and several other municipalities will be participating in a Nationwide focus on seat belt and child safety restraint enforcement during the long weekend. Lake residents who are travelling on Florida roads should take heed – the base fine for not wearing a belt is $16. Fines for unrestrained children can be much higher.

In addition, the Sheriff’s Office will have extra officers out from its Marine Unit, checking on boaters and skiers through the weekend. Drinking and operating a boat or jet ski is viewed the same as drinking and driving under Florida law. Officials will be checking to make sure all boat operators are safe to drive and working to keep people safe, both on and off the beach.

While some may find the stepped up presence of law enforcement to present a damper to their otherwise good time, the statistics show that the Memorial Day holiday is one of the deadliest, not only in Florida but Nationwide. The National Highway Safety and Transportation Administration estimates that approximately 400 people will lose their lives over Memorial Day weekend and that the rate of boating accidents will be triple that of a normal weekend. Sadly, those that are injured or killed in these accidents are not always the ones at fault.

It only takes a split second for some else’s poor judgment to affect your life forever. A decision to have a few beers and get behind the wheel or to go speeding through shallow water where kids are playing nearby can have disastrous consequences. The victims of such horrific accidents are often merely at the wrong place at the wrong time. For these victims, sometimes justice is neither swift nor fair.

At the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., our team of legal professionals re experienced in dealing with personal injury ligation. We can help you navigate the complex legal system and will work tirelessly to get you the closure that you deserve. For a free initial consultation, call us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).

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