A four-car auto accident on December 22 sent three Orlando residents to area hospitals for treatment for undisclosed injuries. Orlando Police investigators say that two men who were fleeing from a reported home invasion caused the accident on Colonial Drive and Orange Avenue near the I-4 interchange. Police say the armed robbery suspects were weaving through traffic at speeds up to 70 mph when they caused the accident.
"They fled of their own volition, at high rates of speed," said Orange County Officer Jeff Williamson. "Our feeling is that what they were fleeing from what they thought was a law enforcement aircraft [they believed was following them]."
Thankfully, the accidents victims were not seriously injured in this multi-car accident, but lots of Orlando-area residents involved in auto accidents are not so lucky. They often suffer serious, life-changing injuries such as these:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Ruptured internal organs
- Crushed limbs
- Crushed vertebrae
- Severed limbs
- Other serious injuries that change the course of their lives forever
When someone is injured by a negligent driver, the victim has a right to seek damages against the at-fault party and his or her insurance company for compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Hospital bills that can quickly climb into the hundreds of thousands of dollars
- Lost time at work
- The inability to enjoy favorite activities
- Necessary modifications to the home
- The costs of home health care or an assisted living facility
- The inability to work and provide for his or her family
- Diminished quality of life
- Other hardships caused by the at-fault party’s negligence
If you or someone you love is injured by a negligent driver or is injured in another kind of accident due to negligence, you have a right to seek damages. Sadly, many accident victims are approached by the negligent party or their insurer shortly after the accident and offered a modest check in exchange for signatures on some documents. In most cases, signing these documents results in the injured person waiving the right to seek damages, potentially leaving him or her in a very difficult position to pay hospital bills and other expenses. If you have been injured in an accident, contact an experienced Florida auto accident attorney such as James O. Cunningham before you sign any documents. Schedule a consultation with Mr. Cunningham by calling 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000, and have him review any documents and advise you of your rights. Call today to be represented by an Orlando personal injury lawyer with more than 35 years of experience helping injured people.
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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