Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers
Orlando Style Magazine Selects James O. Cunningham as the Orlando Personal Injury Attorney of the Year
On September 1st, 2020, personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham was honored to be recognized as one of “Orlando’s Attorneys of the Year 2020” by Orlando Style magazine. This elite collection of attorneys are from various backgrounds of law practice, and are voted on by a community of their esteemed colleagues, peers, and Orlando Style subscribers. These outstanding individuals are considered to be experts in their field of law and have exemplified “a standard of excellence in their profession,” according to a description of the award from the magazine’s website.
On Monday, September 28th, 2020, a personal injury lawsuit and a class-action lawsuit were filed against the Lockheed Martin Corporation alleging that their Orlando manufacturing facility violated both local and federal laws by mismanaging the disposal of toxic waste products, which has led to the contamination of soil and groundwater. Additionally, employees of the company along with nearby Orange County residents, are now suffering from serious life-threatening illnesses which they believe have stemmed from the exposure to dangerous levels of chemicals and pollutants.
In an effort to combat the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 virus and following bold moves by the governors of New York, California, New Jersey, and Illinois, Florida now joins the small group of states attempting to slow the curve.
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Tragedy struck in Osteen during the end of October when a 4-year-old child went missing only to be found shortly afterwards floating in a pond. The drowning accident was reported on by deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department. According to the initial statements on the subject, the 4-year-old was in the garage with his father and several siblings shortly before they were discovered in the pond. It was a Saturday, and the family was gathered in the garage. It is not clear how many people were in the garage at the time, but the wording of the report made it clear that the father of the 4-year-old as well as several siblings were all together.
As Hurricane Dorian swings closer and closer to Florida, millions of people throughout the state have been putting tremendous time and energy into making their homes and properties as safe as possible. Included in this are activities such as boarding up windows, securing vehicles, and trimming up trees. It was this last activity specifically that killed a 55-year-old individual from Ocoee sometime during the evening of Monday, September 2nd.
Two women within Orange County nearly died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was left running inside of a garage throughout the entire night. The garage in question is attached to a home located along the 10000 block of Orlando’s Creekwater Boulevard. It is believed that at least one of the people involved in the incident is the owner of the home.
A half-dozen employees of the Florida State Fire College inside of Ocala have banded together in order to try and win a legal battle against the companies that make a certain type of fire retardant foam. According to the legal filing, the Florida State Fire College employees stated that they had each suffered from tremendous injury and health problems as a result of prolonged consumption of the drinking water used by the college.
A car fire in the city of Orlando resulted in one person being hospitalized on Friday, September 14th. It was around 4:40 in the afternoon when the first reports of a car fire began to reach the emergency response crews working within this part of Orange County. Fittingly, the Orlando Fire Department was first to reach the scene, and it is believed that this crew began to battle the flames shortly after the call reached them regarding the emergency. It is not, however, known just how long after the fire started that the emergency services were first contacted.
A new program in Orange County will bring improvements to the areas sidewalks and roads. The county is home to many hazardous areas for walkers and bicyclists, and metro Orlando is one of the most dangerous areas in the nation for pedestrians. Even in areas where there are existing crosswalks, officials say the safety measures are outdated.