A 41-year-old Mount Dora man killed in a recent trucking accident was a physician known for his exceptional warmth and skill putting patients at ease. According to police investigators, the man was killed on a busy stretch of U.S, Highway 441 in Leesburg around 6:38 in the evening. Police say that the man was driving his Hummer H3 southbound on U.S. 441 when he crashed into a tractor-trailer driven by 53-year-old Wisconsin man. Investigators report that the truck driver pulled out of the Family Furniture Galleries lot and into the path of oncoming southbound traffic on the highway, cutting off the victim and giving him little time to react.
The trucking accident closed the left and center lanes of U.S. 441 for eight hours while police conducted their investigation and debris was cleared from the roadway. Leesburg police say that they expect to file charges against the truck driver when their investigation is completed.
A Hummer H3 is a sport utility vehicle which is much larger and heavier than most SUVs and significantly larger than passenger cars. Yet despite its size and sturdy construction, it still offered little protection in a collision with a tractor-trailer weighing tens of thousands of pounds. Typically, collisions between big rigs and passenger vehicles result in fatal or catastrophic injuries for the occupants of the smaller vehicle(s) and little or no injuries for the truck driver. Trucking accident survivors often face a very difficult and expensive road to recovery and many suffer lifelong impairments that prevent them from working and providing for their families.
If you are injured in a trucking accident caused by a negligent truck driver or trucking company, it is very important to speak with an Orlando personal injury lawyer before signing any documents offered by the at-fault driver’s employer or insurer. In many cases where a truck company or driver is at fault for causing an accident, they will offer a modest settlement in exchange for the victim’s signature on some documents. Invariably, signing these documents prevents accident victims from seeking the damages they need and deserve in a personal injury lawsuit.
Before you sign anything, have it examined by experienced Orlando trucking accident attorney James O. Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham has been helping accident victims since 1977 and has a proven record of success helping clients receive the maximum possible compensation for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Cunningham, call him today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
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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