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Pedestrian Accident in Gainesville

On the first Friday in April, emergency crews were called to Waldo Road in Gainesville after a vehicle hit two people. One of the victims died at the scene, and the other was taken to the UF Health Shands Hospital with critical injuries.

Sadly, pedestrian accidents like this are not uncommon in Florida. In 2011, Florida had 2.6 pedestrian traffic deaths per 100,000 residents. Compared to the national average of 1.46 deaths, Florida has the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the nation. The transportation committee is working to improve pedestrian safety, but it could be years before real results are seen, and in the meantime Florida holds 10 of the most dangerous urban areas for pedestrians in the country. Orlando, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, and Miami-Fort Lauderdale all make the list.

If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, a good attorney can make a huge difference in the rest of your life. Medical bills, compensation for missed work, medications, stress, and more can all add up to thousands of dollars. Florida pedestrian accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been working with pedestrian accident victims for more than 30 years, and can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Since 1977, attorney James Cunningham has been working with both locals and visitors involved in pedestrian accidents, helping them receive compensation for hospital stays, rehabilitative regimens, expensive medication, psychological treatment, missed work pay, and more. Even if you have health insurance, your policy might not cover the mounting costs, so it’s smart to have a strong attorney with experience in the area.

Often, victims of pedestrian accidents are tourists in Florida for the winter. If you’re not in your hometown, it can be overwhelming to find a doctor or specialist. The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham are happy to recommend doctors and specialists for all needs, ensuring you get the best care possible while working on your case.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident, call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today for a 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
                 (877-354-6587)
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