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Two Riders Critically Injured in Motorcycle Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 2, 2011

Two motorcyclists were critically injured after a motorcycle accident recently near Cocoa. Accident investigators say that the accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. near the intersection of State Road 524 and State Road 520. Florida Highway Patrol officers say one victim is a 43-year-old Merritt Island woman who went to Orlando Regional Medical Center and is in critical condition. The other victim is a 47-year-old Titusville man who is receiving treatment for undisclosed critical injuries at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.

Officers say that shortly before the accident occurred, the man had stopped his 2006 Honda on the south side of the roadway along the shoulder of S.R. 520 for reasons not yet known. Accident investigators say that the female victim was riding a 2006 Honda eastbound on S.R. 520 in the inside lane when the Titusville man attempted to turn left from the shoulder onto S.R. 524.  The man moved directly into the path of the woman’s motorcycle, causing her to collide with the left side of the man’s motorcycle.

When we hear about motorcycle accidents, we generally assume that it is a collision between a motorcycle and a car, truck or other kind of automobile, and we’re often right. Drivers of cars who either don’t see a rider or violate his or her right-of-way, or both, cause most motorcycle accidents, and riders have little to protect them in collisions with vehicles weighing many thousands of pounds. This motorcycle accident is still under investigation, but the Titusville man could be found negligent for turning directly into the path of the other rider, causing her injuries.

When Florida motorcycle riders are injured, they need an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer in their corner to protect their rights and help them receive fair and just compensation to help pay medical expenses and other bills. They need a fierce advocate who will look out for their interests while they are recovering, explain Florida laws and outline their options so that they can make informed decisions.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, call Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham today at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. He’s been helping injured riders and their families since 1977, and his detail-oriented approach to practicing law has earned him a wide range of professional awards and a proven record of success. Call him today and put his experience to work for you.

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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