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FHP asks for Public’s Help in Fatal Hit-and-Run Orlando Pedestrian Accident

Orlando pedestrian accident attorneys are growing increasingly concerned that recent efforts to protect pedestrians and bicyclists from being struck and injured or killed are falling short of their goals. In February 2013, the Florida Department of Transportation released their Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan, which provided a framework for reducing fatalities and injuries on Florida roadways. State safety officials began the study after data showed that Florida pedestrian accident fatality rates were nearly double the national average and bicycle accident fatality rates were nearly triple the national average.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, our state had the highest pedestrian fatality rate among all states in 2011 at 2.60 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 persons. Data from the NHTSA “Dangerous by Design” report indicates that Florida has the top four most dangerous metropolitan areas for walking in the country. As has been well documented in local, state and federal media outlets, the most dangerous metro areas are, in order:

  1. Orlando-Kissimmee
  2. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
  3. Jacksonville
  4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach

Clearly, there is plenty of room for improvement in making Florida roadways safer. State and federal safety officials need everyone’s help in implementing their strategic safety plan, especially people who drive, walk, bicycle and otherwise use Florida roadways.

If you or a member of your family is injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident and you’d like to speak with an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights and legal options, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. 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