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Truck Crosses Center Line, Hits Florida Teen

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on December 13, 2016

A 19 year old teenage female was seriously injured in a Florida automobile accident near Pensacola. The accident happened at the intersection of US Highway 98 and Paradise Beach Circle in Escambia County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an oncoming commercial truck driven by a 49 year old male was travelling southbound on US 98 when it crossed the center line. As it crossed the line, the left side of the truck collided with the left tire of a trailer being pulled by a Ford E100 pickup truck driven by a 46 year old male from Gulf Shores Alabama. This initial impact caused the truck to fully cross into the oncoming lane of traffic, where it hit the front of the teen’s 2009 Ford Focus. Learn more about head-on collisions.

After the impact, the two vehicles continued to travel in a northerly direction before leaving the roadway and coming to a stop on the highway’s east shoulder. As it slid onto the shoulder, the Ford Focus collided first with a utility box before hitting a tree line and coming to a stop.

The teenage female was taken to Baptist Hospital where she is being treated for serious injuries. The driver of the pickup truck did not suffer any injuries, while the driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol has charged the truck driver with failure to maintain his lane. This means he and his negligent or reckless actions, were the cause of the teenager’s injuries. This is important as it serves as the basis of a potential Florida personal injury claim by the teenager against the truck driver. In such a lawsuit, the teen can seek compensation for her injuries, including (but not limited to), her medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income and future loss of income.

If you or a loved one are the victim of a Florida car accident, you have the legal right to compensation. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve, it is highly advised that you seek the services of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. Contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today to schedule your free initial consultation.    

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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