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Fatal Car vs Motorcycle Crash in Hillsborough County

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on August 18, 2017

A Florida man died this week from injuries sustained during a motorcycle versus car accident in Hillsborough County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 23 year old motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, died at Brandon Regional Hospital.

The accident happened in the early evening at the intersection of Kings Avenue and Southview Drive. The driver of the other vehicle, a 2006 Volvo XC90, was a 31 year old female, She was driving southbound on Kings Avenue when she slowed and turned on her left turn signal in order to make a left turn onto eastbound Southview Drive. However, as she turned, she failed to see the motorcyclist, who was driving his Kawasaki ZX1000-J northbound on Kings Avenue. The motorcycle struck the rear passenger side of the Volvo.

Motorcycle versus car accidents are particularly dangerous and, as seen in this case, deadly. With less protection than other drivers on the road, a crash for someone on the back of a motorcycle often means serious injuries or death. In fact, statistics show that motorcyclists are approximately 26 times more likely than drivers in a vehicle to suffer a fatal injury. Because motorcycles offer minimal protection when they collide with a car, truck or barrier, riders end up absorbing the impact of the crash with their bodies. This results in a range of injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Bruises
  • Loss of limbs
  • Burns

If a motorcyclist’s injuries were the result of the other driver’s negligence, recklessness or intentional behavior (i.e., drunk driving, etc.), then, according to Florida law, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Compensation can be awarded to cover:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Damage to the motorcycle
  • Pain, suffering and emotional distress
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of normal life
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement

If you or a loved one have been injured in a Florida motorcycle versus car accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your loss. To learn more, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today.

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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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