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Child Struck and Killed in Pedestrian Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 21, 2011

A six-year-old Palatka boy was struck by a car and killed on March 11 while attempting to cross a street near his home. Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say that the child was trying to cross the street at the intersection of St. Johns and Wells Avenues when he was struck and killed by a 2002 Toyota driven by a 36-year-old Palatka woman. Police say the child died at the accident scene. It is unknown whether or not the driver of the car is facing criminal charges. More pedestrian accidents occur in Florida than any other state. These accidents take a terrible toll on victims and their families, and many seek the counsel of an Orlando personal injury attorney such as James O. Cunningham.

Mr. Cunningham is an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who has been helping injured people and their families since 1977. Over the years, he has helped countless clients receive fair and just compensation for their injuries. He has earned the reputation of an attorney who works hard for clients, steadfastly protects their rights. Mr. Cunningham is a strong advocate for pedestrian safety. Pedestrians are no match for a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds traveling at any speed. If the victim isn’t fatally injured, he or she often suffers catastrophic injuries such as the following:

•    Paralysis
•    Compound bone fractures
•    Severed limbs
•    Brain injuries
•    Ruptured internal organs
•    Blindness
•    Back injuries
•    Other serious and debilitating injuries

These injuries result in long hospital stays for victims and medical bills that quickly climb into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, compounding the difficulties that victims and their families face by adding financial trauma to their physical trauma. If you are one of the thousands of people injured in Florida pedestrian accidents each year and have questions about your rights and legal options, call 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule a free consultation with Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham. He has a long and verifiable record of success helping pedestrian accident victims and believes in giving each client and case the individual attention they deserve. Call today!

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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