At approximately 3:20pm Saturday afternoon, a Cadillac driven by an elderly Brevard woman was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of State Road 520 and Lake Poinsett Road according to authorities. The driver, 77-year-old Jene Hollard then proceeded through the intersection directly in front of an oncoming pickup truck. The truck struck Cadillac, causing the vehicle to rollover. Mrs. Hollard was killed and the two occupants of the pickup truck were sent to Wuesthoff Medical Center with injuries.
Thousands of these types of accidents happen every day across the United States. The scant details given in newspaper accounts often leave readers with many lingering questions, however, some of the most common causes of auto accidents are:
- Distracted Driving – i.e. texting, eating, or talking on a cell phone; and
- Drivers Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs
Vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of severe injury and death among adults in our country. They are so common that everyone knows someone that has been permanently injured or killed in an automobile accident. Though we may be acquainted with these victims, we can never truly know their pain or suffering first hand. The unpaid medical bills, potential job loss, and strain on the family combined with the pain of an injury can be overwhelming for these men and women. Fortunately, there is help available.
If you have been the victim of an auto accident, please contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) for a free initial consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.
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.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).
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