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Florida Truck Accidents on the Rise

Vehicle safety is constantly scrutinized and improved upon, but less talked about is truck safety, which is not as safe as you might think. In 2013, the number of people who died in large truck crashes was 14 percent higher than in 2009. While other types of highway accidents decrease, truck accidents are increasing.

This increase is partly due to a shortage of truck drivers in the U.S., and current drivers routinely driving more than the 77 hours permitted each week, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute.

If a truck is involved in an accident with a passenger car, the passenger car has a slim chance of coming out unscathed, as a large truck can weigh 20 to 30 times as much as the car. In a tractor-trailer wreck with a car, there are often multiple serious injuries and fatalities. If you or someone you know is injured in one of these accidents, you should call an accident injury attorney immediately. Major trucking companies carry more than a million dollars in liability insurance because accidents are so frequent, and an experienced attorney will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries or loss.

The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham have been helping car accident victims recover losses for more than 30 years. In a serious accident, your medical bills could climb to the tens of thousands of dollars. Not to mention ambulance fees, ongoing treatment, medication, physical therapy, lost wages, and possible loss of spousal support. Since 1977 attorney James Cunningham has been aggressively representing accident victims and their families to make sure they’re covered in every aspect.

Often, aside from overworked drivers, there are other accident causes like distraction and dangerous driving. An experienced attorney will help you bring up these defenses, and will make sure you walk away with a claim that covers all damages and medical bills. Call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to set up your 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
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