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May 20, 2015

As summer approaches, more and more people will take advantage of the warmer weather, and will walk instead of drive. There will also be more people out enjoying outdoor events in Florida. From the Farmers’ Market to music festivals, there are plenty of reasons to spend time outdoors.

However, this uptick in pedestrian traffic could also mean an increase in injuries and fatalities involving vehicles and pedestrians. Florida is one of the worst states in the country for pedestrians, and deaths have increased in recent years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4.743 pedestrian deaths due to traffic accidents in the US last year.

Last April, for instance, there was an art event, car show, and farmer’s market in Shelby, and hundreds of people were out enjoying the day. Then, a police chase in the area ended in the vehicle being chased crashing into another car, and killing two adults.

As the state gears up for a season of outdoor activity, officials are reinforcing the notion that safety is the responsibility of both drivers and pedestrians. Drivers should be more alert and look out for pedestrians, and those walking should use sidewalks when possible, or walk on the shoulder facing traffic.

If you are involved in a pedestrian accident this summer, you will want to call an attorney immediately. The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham have been working with pedestrian accident victims since 1977, helping hundreds of clients gain millions of dollars in compensation. If you are involved in an accident, you might be entitled to more compensation than you think, and you’ll want to make sure your compensation covers everything from initial medical bills to ongoing treatment, medication, lost wages, loss of spousal support, and more.

Pedestrian accidents are far too common in Florida due to distractions, drunk drivers, and other causes. If you or someone you care for has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact Florida pedestrian accident attorney James O. Cunningham today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) to schedule 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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Deland, FL 32720
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Inverness, FL 34453
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Lakeland, FL 33803
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Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Cocoa, FL 32922
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