Although we have made great progress in our battle against drunk driving and drunk driver accidents in Florida, there are far too many injuries and deaths on our streets and highways. Florida ranks third behind Texas and California every year in total number of drunk driving accidents, and Orlando drunk driving accident attorney James O. Cunningham sees firsthand the damage that drunk drivers inflict on innocent people. While helping people is central to his law practice, he and other Central Florida drunk driving accident lawyers are far busier than they would like to be with these types of cases. Drunk drivers know that what they are doing is illegal, morally wrong and that it needlessly puts others at risk. Yet, they continue to engage in this egregiously negligent behavior by drinking and driving.
Florida Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Helping Victims and Families
In 2008, 1,041 people died and thousands more experienced injuries in alcohol-related auto accidents in Florida. While tragic, these fatalities don’t effectively illustrate the scope of Florida’s drunk driving problems. Consider that there were 34,638 drunk driving convictions in Florida in 2006. That number represented an eight percent drop from convictions in 2005. However, when you consider that not all drunk driving arrests result in convictions, it is easy to see that drunk driving is a very serious problem in Florida. When a drunk driver kills another person, the victim’s family must contend with the following:
- Burial expenses
- Loss of companionship and support
- Loss of income
- Medical bills
- The anguish of knowing that the death was completely preventable
- Many other types of emotional and financial hardship
In addition, people injured in drunk driving accidents must endure hardships such as lost wages, catastrophic medical bills, diminished function and quality of life, disabilities and many other physical, emotional and financial injuries.
Aggressive, Experienced Central Florida Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Since 1977, Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping drunk driving accident victims and their families receive fair and just compensation. He gives each client and his or her case the individual attention they deserve and uses his decades of experience to build effective cases. He has earned the reputation of an aggressive Orlando drunk driving accident lawyer who works hard for each client and isn’t afraid to take on the legal teams of big insurance companies. If a drunk driver has injured you or a close family member, call 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today to schedule a free consultation with Central Florida drunk driving accident attorney James O. Cunningham.
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