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Florida is the Deadliest State for Bikers

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on April 1, 2015

In Central Florida, an estimated 1,300 people use a bicycle to get to work each day, and Orlando is no exception. Still, even as more and more people use their bike as their main means of transportation, road planning and safety has not caught up, and Florida has the highest per capita rate of bicycle accidents in the country.

Many of these accidents occur in Orlando, a large city with a growing number of cyclists and an aging population. The city is working to become more bike friendly, but in the meantime, accidents can happen, and the results can range from minor scratches to life threatening injuries.

If you are involved in a bike accident in Orlando, call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham immediately. With more than 30 years of experience representing bicyclists and pedestrians, attorney James Cunningham can help get you the compensation you deserve.

In Orlando, the problem stems from streets designed for automobiles and urban sprawl, not pedestrians or cyclists. Other factors, like inattentive drivers, slow reaction times, cell phone use, and limited sight lines also contribute to the rising number of bicycle accidents.

Some of the most common injuries from bicycle accidents include:

Attorney James O. Cunningham has been working with bicycle accident victims since 1977, and has an excellent track record in helping clients receive compensation for medical bills, medications, recovery costs, emotional trauma, and more.

Millions of tourists visit Florida each year, and they are also often involved in bicycle accidents while sightseeing. Whether you’re a Florida resident or visiting from another state, the Law Offices of James Cunningham can help. If you’re on vacation in Florida, Mr. Cunningham can even recommend a doctor or specialist to help you recover from your injuries.

Attorney James Cunningham has helped countless Orlando bicycle accident victims recover financially from their injuries. If you or someone you know has been involved in a bicycle accident, call us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) 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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