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DWI Wreck Causes Two Deaths in Tampa Neighborhood

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on December 2, 2015

A motorist is under arrest after an accident killed two people, and injured two others, in a two-vehicle accident in the neighborhood of Forest Hills, near Tampa, Florida. The accident occurred on Sunday, November 1st. Police said a suspected drunken driver crashed an SUV into a sedan with four people inside, at the intersection of Richard Street and Hartman Road. The two backseat passengers in the sedan, George Moon, 76, and Beverly Moon, 63, were killed at the scene. The front seat passenger’s included Moon’s 45-year-old niece, and the driver was the niece’s daughter. They were both taken to John Peter Smith Hospital with minor injuries.

Police arrested the driver of the SUV, Jose Salinas-Gomez, 23, of Florida at the scene of the accident. He’s been charged with two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter and two counts of Intoxication Assault.

Florida ranks third in the nation, behind California and Texas, for having the most drunk driver accidents per year. Orlando drunk driving accident attorney James O. Cunningham sees firsthand the damage that drunk drivers inflict on innocent people. While helping people is central to his law practice, he and other Central Florida lawyers are far busier than they would like to be with these types of cases. Drunk drivers know that what they are doing is illegal, morally wrong, and that it needlessly puts innocent drivers at risk. Yet, they continue to engage in this negligent behavior. When a drunk driver kills another person, the victim’s family must contend with the following:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship and support
  • Loss of income
  • Medical bills
  • The anguish of knowing that the death was completely preventable
  • Many other types of emotional and financial hardship

In addition, people injured in drunk driving accidents must endure hardships such as lost wages, catastrophic medical bills, diminished function and quality of life, disabilities and many other physical, emotional and financial injuries. Aggressive, experienced, Florida drunk driving accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping victims and their families receive fair and just compensation. He gives each client and his or her case the individual attention they deserve and uses his decades of experience to build effective cases. If a drunk driver has injured you or a close family member, call 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today 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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