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Reckless Driver Flees After Crashing Car Into Gas Station

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 18, 2013

Casselberry police have arrested the driver of a car who lost control and crashed into a gas station, starting a potentially deadly fire. They report that the accident occurred around 2 a.m. one recent morning at a Circle K gas station as the driver was speeding down State Road 436 and attempted to make a turn at Howell Branch Road. Police report that the driver lost control of his car while making the turn and crashed into the gas station. Officers say that the quick actions of the gas station attendant prevented a much larger fire, as he assessed the situation and hit the station’s emergency gas shutoff valve.

Police report that the driver attempted to flee from the scene on foot but was quickly apprehended. They have not yet released the name of the man, the make and model of vehicle he was driving at the time of the accident or the charges the man will face in connection with the incident. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.

This driver’s negligence and the accident he caused bring up an important point. When we think of injuries, we usually think of the physical injuries that people suffer when reckless drivers lose control of their vehicles and cause accidents. While no one suffered any physical injuries in this accident, the owner of the gas station certainly suffered financial injuries that affected his or her facility and ability to conduct business until the damage is corrected. With the assistance of an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer, the owner could seek damages against the driver and his or her insurance company for damage to the property, loss of income, the costs of repair and other damages.

If you have suffered property damage due to the negligence of others and have questions about your rights and legal options, there is no substitute for experience, and James O. Cunningham is one of the most experienced Orlando personal injury attorneys in the area. He has a proven record of success helping clients since 1977 and has a sterling reputation for professionalism and getting results for clients. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation, call him today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).

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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