A woman was struck and fatally injured on the morning of Friday, May 13 while crossing Orange Blossom Trail in south Orange County. Florida Highway Patrol officers are still investigating the accident, but they say that the 41-year-old victim was walking along Orange Blossom Trail around 5:14 a.m. when she stepped in front of a 2011 Ford F-250 that was heading southbound on Orange Blossom Trail near La Quinta Drive. Police say the truck was driven by a 38-year-old Orlando man, and charges are pending against the man during investigation. The woman died at the scene from her injuries.
It is now well known that Florida leads the nation in the number of people injured and killed in pedestrian accidents each year. It is also well known that when a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds strikes a person, his or her injuries are often catastrophic. If the pedestrian accident victim survives, he or she faces a long and often grueling road to recovery from injuries such as these:
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Back injuries
• Ruptured internal organs
• Compound bone fractures
• Severe concussions
• Other severe injuries that change the course of a life forever
For victims, the trauma of their physical injuries is compounded by the financial and psychological trauma of hospital bills that quickly climb into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Making matters worse, pedestrian accident victims are often unable to work and support themselves or their families, adding emotional trauma to their list of problems.
Many pedestrian accident victims seek help from Orlando personal injury lawyers such as James O. Cunningham to answer their questions, protect their rights, look out for their interests and work hard to help them receive the damages they deserve. This compensation can make the difference between getting the care they need to recover from their injuries and not getting the quality of care they need to regain their independence.
If you or a close family member has been struck and injured in a pedestrian accident and you have questions about your legal options, call Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham today at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Since 1977, he has been helping injured people get the care they need by working hard on their cases and helping them receive the best possible outcome. Call today to get his experience and skills on your side.
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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