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Speeding Driver Unable to Stop, Hits Vehicle in Orlando

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 26, 2018

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating an Orlando area automobile crash that happened late Friday night. The two-vehicle accident left one person, a 56-year-old Orlando woman, dead. According to the FHP, a 31-year-old male was driving south on Rio Grande Avenue when he hit the car driven by the 56-year-old female as she was trying to make a left turn. Police believe that the 31-year-old male was speeding and therefore unable to stop. The female driver was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she died. The male driver suffered minor injuries.

Although the crash remains under investigation, based on the information provided, it can be assumed that the male driver was at fault. This is because driving over the posted speed limit is not only illegal, it is also a type of reckless driving. According to Florida law, if one is injured due to the negligent or reckless act of another, then the victim can seek compensation for their injuries by filing a Florida personal injury lawsuit.

However, when such a reckless or negligent act leaves the victim dead, then the right to compensation passes to the deceased’s surviving family. If the surviving family members depended on the deceased for financial and emotional support, then they can seek compensation for their loss by filing a claim under Florida’s Wrongful Death statute. Thus, if the victim had a husband and/or child, these survivors will likely qualify to seek compensation for their loss. However, they must do so within two years of the date of the accident. Failure to do so could result in having their right to compensation denied due to Florida’s strict statute of limitations on wrongful death suits.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an Orlando automobile accident, you have the right to be compensated for your loss. The first step in doing so is to speak to an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today and schedule your free initial 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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