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Polk County Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you’ve recently lost a loved one and think another person, employer, company, organization, or healthcare facility, might be to blame, you may have found yourself scrolling through Florida statute 768.16 on the Wrongful Death Act. The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have been serving Polk County and Florida visitors and residents since 1977. We understand that bereavement is a confusing and heartbreaking time, and that every person and family grieves in their own unique ways. Please allow us to help. We have a commitment to compassionate client services and aggressive representation.


Many Floridians know that is it possible to sue for funeral and burial costs. In Florida, these fees often amount to more than $10,000.00, which is not a negligible amount. You might have the following questions:

  • How will I keep my home?
  • How will I create a stable environment for my children?
  • Will I need to get a second job?
  • How will I afford childcare?
  • Am I going to lose my health insurance?
  • What should I do about these ambulance bills?
  • What if my loved one didn’t have a will?

These are only a few of the questions that we’ve been asked. The survivors of victims of Wrongful Death may also be eligible to seek compensation for the following:

  • lost future earnings, health insurance, and pension plans
  • lost inheritance
  • lost household maintenance, childcare, and other services
  • ambulance and hospital fees incurred prior to death
  • funeral and burial costs
  • loss of companionship
  • loss of consortium

Whether you’re well versed in legal matters or terms such as “loss of consortium” are foreign to you, we’re here to help you during this difficult time. If you’re concerned that court proceedings might be traumatic, please know that many cases are settled before court. We work together with reliable medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and others pertinent professionals to ensure the future of you and your loved ones. Especially due to statutes of limitations, or legal deadlines, it is important that we file in a timely manner. How we proceed during the days, weeks, and months to come can affect your quality of life for decades.

If you aren’t sure whether or not you might qualify for the above compensation, please call us at 877-345-6587. We offer free consultations, and they are, of course, obligation free.

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