Fighting for Florida Car Accident Victims Since 1977

Home Practice Areas

Internal injuries tend to be some of the most serious injuries caused by auto accidents as they cannot be seen and immediately diagnosed by emergency response personnel. Making matters worse, injury victims often don’t know and can’t feel the severity of injuries due to shock. While each auto accident victim’s internal injuries are different, they all do have at least one thing in common, and that is how terribly expensive it is to treat these injuries. In Florida, there were 125,675 auto accidents that resulted in injuries in 2009, and many of these victims suffered serious, life-threatening internal injuries. When they contact the at-fault driver’s insurance company for information and help with medical costs, they often got the runaround. They were put on hold for long periods of time, transferred to different departments and subjected to other ploys to discourage them from seeking the compensation they need to pay medical bills. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, don’t deal with the insurance company yourself. Call an experienced Orlando auto accident lawyer, and get the results and compensation you need!

Getting the runaround from an insurance company? Call 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) today to schedule a free consultation with Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham!

Different Types of Internal Injuries

As previously mentioned, the internal injuries that auto accident victims often suffer are unique. However, there are some discernable patterns of injuries caused by the blunt force trauma that occurs when one vehicle strikes another, even at seemingly minor speeds. These patterns include the following:

  • Puncture wounds
    In an auto accident, the ribs that protect internal organs can be broken and puncture internal organs, severely impairing function and threatening the life of the victim. For example, punctured lungs cause an opening in the diaphragm and can prevent victims from breathing.
  • Crushing wounds
    Blunt force trauma from contact with a steering wheel, dashboard and other objects, even seatbelts, can cause internal organs to become crushed, compromising function and seriously threatening the victim’s life. In many cases, the damage is so severe that the damaged tissue and sometimes the whole organ have to be removed.
  • Internal bleeding
    The trauma from an auto accident can cause blood vessels to tear and blood to begin filling the abdominal cavity. Internal bleeding injuries are especially dangerous as the tears are often so severe that the victim “bleeds out” and dies before he or she can receive treatment.

Contact an Orlando Auto Accident Attorney

If you or someone in your immediate family has suffered internal injuries in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, you need and deserve an experienced, aggressive Orlando car accident attorney by your side. James O. Cunningham has been helping injured people receive damages from negligent drivers and their insurance companies since 1977. He has a proven record of success in these matters through negotiated settlements and court awards that help injured people pay medical bills, replace lost wages, get physical rehabilitation and other ongoing care and provide for their families. Call Mr. Cunningham today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a driven Orlando auto accident lawyer who always puts the needs of his clients first!

Free Consultation

If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Rear End Car Accident:
    $3.75 Million Recovery
  • Semi-Truck Accident:
    $1.5 Million Recovery
  • Van Rollover:
    $1.2 Million Wrongful Death Recovery
  • Rear End Bus Accident:
    $775,000.00 Recovery
  • Truck Collides with Cow:
    $500,000.00 Recovery

Our Florida Offices

We have 15 convenient office locations around Central Florida to better serve our auto accident clients.

15 Florida Locations

Orange County:
Orlando, FL

236 South Lucerne Circle East
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

1001 Heathrow Park Lane, Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County:
Kissimmee, FL

17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

Volusia County:
DeBary, FL

465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Volusia County:
Deland, FL

120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County:
Inverness, FL

110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County:
Lakeland, FL

1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Polk County:
Winter Haven, FL

325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County:
Tampa, FL

100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties:
The Villages, FL

3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County:
Mt. Dora, FL

602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Lake County:
Clermont, FL

900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County:
Titusville, FL

506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Brevard County:
Cocoa, FL

96 Willard Street, Suite 206
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373

Client Reviews

  • I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver ran a red light and my car was a total loss. I was referred to James Cunningham due to the fact that our attorney’s have been very impressed with James Cunningham’s work. This fact turned out to be very true… A Personal Injury Client
  • My car accident case was handled by Mr Cunningham and I was very pleased with how everything was done. He handles his own cases and his staff is top notch. He got me a very nice settlement without going to court. Derek
  • We contacted Jim Cunningham to help guide us through the "maize" of possible outcomes in settling with insurance companies, medical bills, and even police investigation with the accident. David
  • Cunningham worked hard was professional, supportive, diligent and always maintained contact. I am very satisfied with the service that him and his team provided. Mr Cunningham is a lawyer that will work for you. Dezhaun
  • I consulted with several attorneys, but as soon as I met James Cunningham, I knew he was the right attorney for me. He immediately expressed concern for my well-being, and his compassionate, professional manner put me at ease. Diane