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Woman Killed in Lake County Florida Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 17, 2009

As reported in the Miami Herald, a 50-year-old London woman died from injuries she suffered in a central Florida hit-and-run motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 192 in Lake County in August. She was a passenger on a motorcycle and she and the driver were both thrown from the motorcycle when struck by the car.

Officials from the Florida Highway Patrol say that the driver who caused the accident and fled from the scene dragged the victim along the road for more than a quarter of a mile before she became dislodged. There was no indication that the driver attempted to stop after the collision occurred. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the motorcycle’s driver was taken to a hospital with injuries described as serious but stable.

Florida motorcycle accidents claim more than two hundred lives every year and change the course of thousands more. Statistics suggest that around half involve excessive speeds by the motorcycle rider, but a sizable percentage also are caused by the drivers of cars and trucks who fail to notice a motorcycle or recognize their right of way.

The article did not mention how the accident occurred, but if the driver fled from the scene, it is reasonable to think that he or she may have been responsible for causing the accident. Along with causing the death of one person, that driver is also responsible for the injuries and damages sustained by survivor of the motorcycle accident, who probably faces a long recovery and very expensive medical bills through no fault of his own.

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer James Cunningham may be able to help. Since 1977, he has helped countless riders injured in motorcycle accidents receive the financial compensation they deserve from the negligent party to help with medical and other expenses related to the accident. He offers free consultations and works on a contingency-fee basis so if he accepts your case, you are not billed for his services unless he makes a financial recovery on your behalf.

James O. Cunningham

James O. CunninghamSince 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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