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Lake City Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 19, 2011

A motorcycle accident on the afternoon of March 11 has claimed the life of a Lake City man. Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators say the man was riding his motorcycle northbound on U.S. 441 when the driver of a Ford Escort made an illegal U-turn directly in front of him. The 59-year-old victim was rushed to Shands at Lake Shore shortly after the accident where he died of his injuries. Police say the accident occurred around 5:15 p.m. when the southbound Escort driven by a 40-year-old Lake City man attempted the U-turn to head north. In attempting the turn, the driver pulled off the shoulder of the road and turned right into the path of the victim’s 2009 Yamaha. The victim had no time to take evasive action and collided with the side of the car, which caused him to be thrown from his motorcycle. Charges are pending against the driver of the Escort.

Sadly, this accident is all too typical of the types of accidents that kill and injure motorcycle riders in our state. In the majority of cases, a negligent motorist fails to notice a rider and subsequently violates his or her right-of-way. As a result, riders frequently have little time to react and collide with the vehicle, suffering critical, even fatal, injuries through no fault of their own. With the Florida motorcycle rally season officially getting underway, the sad fact of the matter is that we can expect to see more motorcycle accidents in the coming months that result in serious, life-changing injuries for riders.

If you’re a motorcycle rider who has been injured in an accident, you need an experienced, aggressive Orlando personal injury attorney by your side protecting your rights and working hard to help you receive the compensation you deserve. James O. Cunningham has been helping injured riders and their families since 1977 and has a proven record of success helping riders receive fair and just compensation. Don’t let insurance companies or their legal teams intimidate you and prevent you from getting the help you need! Call Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham today at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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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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