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Two Injured in Florida Motorcycle Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 7, 2009

A late September article on nwfdailynews.com describes a Florida motorcycle accident that resulted in two people suffering injuries. The article claims that the motorcycle accident occurred on US Highway 98 around 3 pm on September 27 when two motorcyclists were traveling eastbound and one changed lanes at the same time as the driver of a Honda Accord to pass a truck. The motorcycle that changed lanes was driven by a 53-year-old Georgia woman who immediately had to take evasive action when the driver of the Accord braked to avoid hitting the motorcyclist. Florida Highway Patrol officers investigating the accident say that the Georgia woman lost control of her 2004 Harley Davidson, which overturned and slid more than 300 feet.

The woman was ejected from her bike and came to rest face down on the southern shoulder of US Highway 98. She suffered serious injuries in the motorcycle accident and was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola for treatment. Another motorcyclist riding in the same lane as the injured woman before the accident-a 60-year-old Georgia man-saw the woman get ejected from her bike and attempted to stop to help her. When he applied the brakes to his 2007 Harley Davidson, he was ejected from his bike as well and suffered injuries described as minor.

The driver of the Accord-a 67-year-old woman, also from Georgia, claims that she saw the woman motorcycle rider in distress in her rearview mirror and pulled over. Witnesses who saw the accident claims that the car and the first motorcycle collided but the Accord’s driver disputed this saying that it wasn’t true. A press release provided by the Florida Highway Patrol said that there was no physical evidence of a collision between the Accord and the 2004 Harley Davidson. It did not indicate whether any charges were pending.

Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer James O. Cunningham has been helping Florida motorcycle accident victims recover from their injuries since 1977. No charges had been filed in relation to the accident by the time the article was published but in many cases, motorcycle accidents are caused by the drivers of other vehicles failing to notice or recognize a motorcyclist’s right-of-way. Riders have little protection when an accident occurs and often suffer catastrophic injuries that result in their death or change the course of their life forever.

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, call Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer James O. Cunningham today to schedule a free consultation. He will hold those responsible for causing the accident accountable for their actions, and help you and your family receive the compensation you deserve to offset the steep costs of medical care, rehabilitative care, lost wages and other costs.

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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