Orlando Car Accident Victim Files Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit
On May 12, 2017, a female from Windermere, Florida was driving her vehicle on Challenger Tech Court. As she approached the intersection with Challenger Parkway, she was hit by a vehicle driven by a male from Sanford, Florida. As a result of this Orlando car accident, the female driver suffered a range of injuries that have caused her ongoing pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish and substantial expenses for medical treatment.
Recently, the female driver has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the male driver. In her lawsuit, she is claiming that the male driver had acted negligently, which is what caused the accident and the resulting injuries. Specifically, she is claiming that the other driver’s breach of his duty to operate his vehicle in a careful and prudent manner resulted in her suffering over $15,000.00 in damages.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an Orlando car accident, this case highlights the process for getting the compensation you deserve. According to Florida law, victims of car accidents have the right to be compensated for their injuries. However, to be compensated, you first have to file a lawsuit against the other driver. As in the case at hand, your lawsuit must set out how the other driver (called the defendant) had acted negligently and how his or her negligence caused the accident and your injuries. Common examples of negligent driving include speeding, drunk driving, driving while distracted, failure to yield and any disobedience of a traffic rule.
Victims who can meet this burden of proof have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. Doing so often times requires negotiating and settling with the defendant’s attorney. Other times it will require you go to trial and present evidence as to how the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries and what your injuries are. Regardless, it is always highly advisable that you seek the advice and help of an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney.
For nearly three decades, the attorneys at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have been helping Orlando accident victims get the compensation they deserve. To learn how we can help you, contact us today and 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.