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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