The family of a Eustis man who was killed in a 2010 hit-and-run pedestrian accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando wrongful death attorneys are following developments in this case closely, as this pedestrian accident is one of many that have claimed the lives of Central Florida residents over the last couple of years. The civil lawsuit filed this month against the driver seeks more than $15,000 in damages for the December 2010 accident that killed a man walking his dog.
The fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on Dec. 11, 2010, when blue pickup truck drifted onto the shoulder of Deal Drive, striking and killing the victim and his dog as they walked along the grass. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that the driver then stopped his truck, backed up to inspect the accident scene and then drove away. Troopers received a tip shortly after the accident that led to the arrest of the driver. He was sentenced to serve eight years in prison and three years of probation in connection with the fatal pedestrian accident.
Under Florida law, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of death. If a member of your immediate family has been killed due to another person’s recklessness and/or negligence, you may be entitled to seek damages against him or her. As you might guess, there are many important facets to each wrongful death case that must be considered before filing a wrongful death lawsuit. If you believe that you have a right to seek wrongful death damages, it is a very good idea to schedule a consultation with an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer such as Mr. Cunningham.
Mr. Cunningham has a proven record of success helping clients in wrongful death cases dating back to the beginning of his law practice in 1977. If you call him at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) and schedule a free consultation, Mr. Cunningham can answer all your questions and help you determine whether or not filing a wrongful death lawsuit is the best course of action for you and your family. Call today for effective and experienced legal representation.
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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