SUV vs Motorcycle Crash Near Orlando Leaves One Dead
A 24-year-old male died following a head-on collision Saturday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened on Oakridge Road and Texas Avenue in Orange County, Florida. Although the car accident remains under investigation, we do know that it involved a Chevy Suburban and a motorcycle. The Suburban, driven by a 26-year-old female, was traveling eastbound on Oakridge Road when she attempted to turn left onto Texas Avenue – putting her directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle hit the right side of the Suburban. The motorcyclist was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries.
As is made abundantly clear by this Orlando accident, car versus motorcycle accidents are always dangerous – typically resulting in either severe injuries or, as in the case at hand, death. In the case at hand, although the motorcyclist died, the driver of the SUV didn’t suffer any injuries at all. This is because a motorcyclist is unprotected – when they collide into a large car like a Suburban, the force of the impact is much greater for the motorcycle. As there is no enclosure or airbags, the motorcyclist is often ejected from the bike with little to no protection except for a helmet.
When such tragic accidents happen, motorcyclist do have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. To do this, they must file a personal injury lawsuit. In the case at hand where the victim dies, such as in the case at hand, surviving family members (spouse, children, parents…) can file a wrongful death claim. Regardless, both types of lawsuits must prove that the other driver acted negligently and that this negligence caused the accident and resulting injuries/wrongful death. In the case at hand, the Suburban driver’s failure to yield to the oncoming motorcycle will likely be considered a negligent act. Thus, the surviving family members, if any, could file a wrongful death suit seeking compensation for loss of financial and emotional support, along with funeral expenses and any outstanding medical expenses.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Orlando motorcycle accident, you have the right to be compensated. 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.