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Truck Accident Kills Lake County Man

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 16, 2011

A rear-end truck accident has claimed the life of a Lake County man. The accident occurred at 5:30 a.m. on the morning of March 3 on U.S. Highway 27 and resulted in the closure of the highway for several hours. Florida Highway Patrol investigators say the victim was a 46-year-old Clermont man who was driving his car to work. A semi truck that left a private driveway off Frank Jarrell Road and attempted to turn onto U.S. 27 pulled in front of the victim’s car, causing the victim to strike the rear of the truck. Police say the truck was attempting to travel south on U.S. 27 when the driver crossed the northbound lanes and pulled directly into the path of the victim.

Police say the victim had little time to react, and he drove right into the back of the truck where his car lodged beneath the rear of the truck. The 59-year-old truck driver was not injured in the crash, but the accident investigation is ongoing. Police expect to file charges against the truck driver.

When people think of an Orlando personal injury attorney, they often think of how they help injured people and their families, but few consider how an attorney can also help the families of people killed in accidents caused by negligent drivers. Since 1977, Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has been helping the families of accident victims receive the fair and just compensation they deserve. Of course, no damages awarded in a court award or settlement can replace a life, but it can help the victim’s family pay for funeral expenses, replace the deceased’s future earnings and compensate them for other hardship caused by the wrongful death of a loved one.

If your family has lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party and you have questions about your legal options, call Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham today at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule a free consultation. Before you sign anything offered by the at-fault driver’s insurance company or their legal team, call Mr. Cunningham. Put his experience, work ethic and expertise to work for you and your family

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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