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Common Personal Injury Claims

Although there are a wide range of different types of personal injury claims recognized by Florida law, some of them are regrettably far more common than others. Most of these common Florida personal injury claims are directly related to transportation in some way and the variety of different ways to get from one place to another. Here are some of the most common personal injury claims in Florida and some statistics which illustrate the scope and severity of the problems.

Car Accidents

In 2006, there were almost 250,000 car accidents in Florida, which resulted in 3,357 deaths and tens of thousands of people who suffered injuries. Some of the most common injuries that people suffer in Florida auto accidents include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, concussions and whiplash.

Motorcycle Accidents

Florida’s famously sunny climate makes motorcycle riding a popular recreation every month of the year. Unfortunately, this also means that the state’s deaths and injuries from motorcycle accidents are greater than most other states in the country. In 2005, 469 people lost their lives in Florida motorcycle accidents and several thousand were injured. Sadly, both numbers have steadily climbed since Florida repealed its helmet law in 2000.

Boating Accidents

Boating is a favorite recreation for residents and the millions of people who each year visit Florida’s countless lakes, swamps, and deep ocean water on either side. Unfortunately, that also means that Florida leads the nation in deaths and injuries from boating accidents each year. According to figures from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 48% of all Florida boating accidents are caused by either carelessness/inattention or violation of a navigation rule.

Premises Liability

As a sizable percentage of Florida’s population is elderly, they are especially vulnerable to death and injury from premises liability cases where a property owner was negligent or failed to adequately maintain and secure their property. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common premises liability cases.

These are the most common personal injury claims in Florida, but this list is by no means complete. In over three decades of practicing law, Florida personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has recovered many millions of dollars in compensation for clients who have suffered these and other types of personal injuries. If you or someone you care for has suffered a personal injury of some kind, call experienced Florida personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY to schedule a free consultation.

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