Construction Vehicle Causes Crash on Florida Turnpike
A construction vehicle left one person dead and two seriously injured Monday evening. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened in the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike, near mile marker 250. At approximately 9:45 p.m., a construction vehicle with a hydraulic lift bucket drove into the path of a Ford Edge. Upon impact, the Ford, which was being driven by a 62-year-old female, rotated and hit a nearby concrete barrier.
While the driver of the Ford died at the scene, her passenger, another 62-year-old female was transported to Osceola County Regional Medical Center. She was treated for serious injuries. The driver of the construction vehicle, a 41-year-old-male, was also taken to Osceola County Regional Medical Center after being ejected from his vehicle. He is said to be in critical condition.
The crash remains under investigation.
Because this Orlando car accident involves a construction vehicle, liability for all injuries will likely fall on the company that owned and/or operated the construction vehicle. Thus, the deceased and the injured passenger will be able to seek compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim against the construction company. If they can show that their injuries were caused by their employee’s negligence, then they should be successful at receiving damages. In the case of the passenger, this could include compensation for past and future medical bills, past and future loss of earnings and pain and suffering. For the deceased, her surviving heirs could file a wrongful death claim against the construction company for any loss of support that they suffer as a result of the death of their family member. The driver of the construction vehicle could also make a claim for compensation, although this would be done through Florida’s workers’ compensation system.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Orlando automobile accident, you have the right to be compensated. However, personal injury lawsuits are complex, which is why you need the support of an experienced Florida car accident attorney. To learn more, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today.
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.