Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a recent multi-vehicle Orlando auto accident involving a Lynx bus and two other vehicles that sent ten people to area hospitals. Troopers say the accident occurred on south Rio Grande Avenue when a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am driven by an 18-year-old Orlando woman drove onto Rio Grande Avenue from 42nd Avenue. Troopers report that the driver of the Grand Am was westbound on 42nd Avenue when she sped out from a stop sign and drove into the path of the Lynx bus. They say that the driver of the bus tried to take evasive action but had no time to stop. Her bus collided with the Grand Am and pushed it into a 2002 Pontiac driven by a 61-year-old Orlando woman.
Paramedics treated an 11th victim for minor injuries at the scene, but the victim refused additional medical attention. The ten victims, including the bus driver and the drivers of both cars, were sent to three Central Florida hospitals with undisclosed injuries. The accident closed Rio Grande Avenue near 42nd Avenue for around two hours while troopers conducted their investigation and accident debris was cleared from the roadway. The driver of the Grand Am received a citation for failing to yield the right of way and may face additional charges when troopers complete their investigation.
A traffic citation could be the least of this young lady’s problems. She could also be held liable for damages in connection with the ten people she injured when she pulled out in front of the bus. With an emergency room visit costing many thousands of dollars and extended medical care costing tens and hundreds of thousands, she and her insurance company could be liable for a variety of damages.
It’s important to note that not all damage claims and personal injury lawsuits are resolved in a court of law. Many accident victims receive the fair and just compensation they deserve through negotiated settlements that save a great deal of time and money. Whether a case goes to trial or is settled out of court, the help of an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer is essential in order for accident victims to be successful. Orlando car accident attorney James O. Cunningham has nearly four decades of experience helping accident victims receive the compensation they need to pay medical bills and other expenses. If you have been injured in an accident and want to learn more about the law, your rights and which course of legal action will be best for you and your family, call Mr. Cunningham today at 800-425-2004 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
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.
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