Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a recent fatal motorcycle accident near Apopka that killed a 52-year-old man. Troopers say that the man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Orange Blossom Trail near Overland Road when a car turned left in front of him and cut him off. They say that the accident occurred around 11 p.m. at the intersection of S. Orange Blossom Trail and Overland Road when a northbound Nissan Sentra attempted to make a left turn onto Overland Road from S. Orange Blossom Trail.
Troopers say that the rider had no time to take evasive action and struck the side of the car, causing him to be ejected from his bike. Troopers say that the impact threw the victim an undisclosed distance from the point of impact, and he was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries. The occupants of the Nissan at the time of the accident, a 51-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman, gave troopers conflicting reports on who was driving the car at the time of the accident.
When troopers determine who was behind the wheel at the time of the accident and finish their investigation, the driver could be liable for wrongful death charges in addition to any criminal charges in connection with the accident. In many cases, the survivors of accident victims seek the counsel of an experienced Orlando wrongful death attorney, such as James O. Cunningham, to learn more about the law, their rights and which course of legal action will be best for them and their situation. Depending on the specifics of an accident, survivors can pursue several different types of damages in a wrongful death suit, such as these:
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of employment benefits
- Loss of inheritance
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Loss of the care, protection, guidance, advice, training and nurturing from the deceased
- Other damages, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident
Pursuing a wrongful death claim against a negligent party is not about getting even, as no compensation can replace a life. However, it is about helping survivors through their ordeal and ensuring that they do not suffer additional hardship. If you have lost a close family member due to the negligence of others and want to learn more about the law, your rights and your legal options, call Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to schedule a free consultation. Mr. Cunningham has law offices located throughout Central Florida and can meet with you at the office nearest your location. You may be entitled to seek damages against those responsible for your loss. Call Mr. Cunningham today to get his skills, resources and experience 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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