Wrongful Death | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
A Florida motorcyclist was killed Friday morning when he crashed into a pick-up truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Lake County crash happened at 6:10 am at the intersection of Wolf Branch Road and Round Lake Road in Mount Dora.
St. Cloud police officers are asking for help from anyone who may have witnessed a four-vehicle accident on Highway 192 that killed a motorcyclist. Police say that the accident occurred on Oct. 15 around 3:20 p.m. and involved two sport utility vehicles and two motorcycles. The accident killed a 54-year-old Barefoot Bay man who was operating one of the motorcycles when the accident occurred. The accident closed Highway 192 near Oregon Avenue for nearly nine hours as police conducted their investigation and debris was cleared from the crash site.
A woman in her 20s was struck and killed by a car after getting out of her wrecked car and trying to get to the side of Interstate 4 after a large auto accident involving several vehicles. Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that the victim was killed in the westbound lanes of I-4 during the morning rush hour. The multi-car crash and pedestrian accident closed all lanes of I-4 while officers reconstructed the events that led to the accidents and workers cleared debris from the roadway.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigating a fatal hit-and-run bicycle accident in Avalon Park say that the 18-year-old man they arrested in connection with the accident was under the influence of synthetic marijuana when he struck and killed the 53-year-old victim. Troopers recently arrested the man on charges of fleeing the scene of a fatal accident, and he was booked into the Orange County Jail after submitting blood for testing at Florida Hospital. They say that the man was under the influence of drugs, possibly synthetic marijuana, when he struck and killed the bicyclist on Avalon Park Boulevard, near Tea Rose Drive.
New patients in a doctor’s office or outpatient clinic understand that they will have to fill out several different forms in order to receive treatment, but few truly understand the potential ramifications of signing one of the forms often included in the pile of papers. In most cases, one of the forms will be a type of contract called an arbitration agreement, which limits a patient’s right to a jury trial and also limits damages if the patient is a victim of medical malpractice. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury attorneys have fought against the legality of these contracts for years, as most people do not understand that they are essentially signing away their rights to fair and just compensation if they suffer an injury due to malpractice.
A driver traveling the wrong way down a one-way street in downtown Orlando who had to be cut out of his automobile after an accident may now face DUI charges, according to Orlando police. Police say the recent accident closed the intersection of Garland Avenue and Amelia Street for an hour after the man rolled his Toyota with such force that firefighters had to cut the roof off the car to extract the man and treat him for injuries. If blood tests indicate that the man was legally drunk at the time, the accident scene is especially ironic to Orlando police. The location was the site of a press conference earlier that day where they announced a campaign to step up enforcement of drivers driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Fortunately, no other people or vehicles were involved in the accident. The man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
A woman suffered fatal injuries in a recent motorcycle accident when she fell off the back of the motorcycle after the rider lost control. Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say that the accident occurred on State Road 434 near the intersection with Lake Underhill Road. Troopers report that the victim, a 46-year-old Orlando woman, was riding on the back of a Honda motorcycle operated by a 39-year-old Orlando man traveling southbound on S.R. 434 around 10:40 p.m. one recent evening when the man tried to change lanes. As the man attempted to pass a nearby sedan to move from the right lane to the right turn lane, he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a curb.
An Orlando man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer recently in yet another Central Florida pedestrian accident. The accident occurred around 10:15 a.m. one recent morning on Interstate 4 near Polk Parkway. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that the 26-year-old victim was standing in the eastbound lanes of I-4 when the 48-year-old driver of the semi saw him and tried to avoid striking the man. After being stuck by the semi, the man was thrown into the next lane, where he was struck by a Ford Fusion and a Ford Focus that were unable to avoid striking the victim. He was pronounced dead from his injuries at the accident scene. Troopers are still investigating the accident but say that charges are pending against the driver of the tractor-trailer.
One man was killed and other seriously injured when the truck they were driving collided with the back of another truck on State Road 528 in Orange County. Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators are still conducting their investigation into the accident but report that the accident involved a U-Haul truck pulling a trailer and a pickup truck that was also hauling a trailer. Officers say that a 22-year-old passenger was killed and the 58-year-old driver of the U-Haul truck was seriously injured because they were following the pickup truck and trailer too closely when the accident occurred.
A recent motorcycle accident in Brooksville has claimed the life of a Largo woman and seriously injured a Clearwater man, according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) accident investigators. They say that the 72-year-old victim, who was a passenger on the motorcycle and the 75-year-old male owner were going southbound on Highway 41 when their BMW motorcycle was struck by a Lincoln Towncar driven by an 88-year-old Istachatta man. The accident occurred around 5:30. p.m. near the intersection of Highway 41 and Lake Lindsay Road.