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July 2, 2012

A Volusia County van rollover accident has claimed the lives of three people and injured several more, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). FHP troopers say the victims were riding in a large passenger van near the Flagler County line when the crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. The victims were Haitian immigrants from West Palm Beach on their way to jobs in New Jersey when the driver lost control of the van. Accident investigators say that the driver lost control of the 1997 Dodge van when a tire separated from one of the wheels. The van rolled violently several times, ejecting the victims and injuring the other occupants.

Large passenger vans may be an economical and convenient way to move medium-sized groups of people, but they are also prone to deadly rollover accidents. Orlando van rollover accident attorneys can name several high-profile rollover accidents in Central Florida in recent years that claimed the lives of dozens of victims. Automakers are well aware of these accidents here and elsewhere and have made changes in the design and construction of newer vans, but older passenger vans are still dangerous, particularly when transporting 12 or more passengers.

The problems largely stem from the vans’ higher center of gravity when loaded with passengers. When a driver has to make an evasive maneuver or experiences a blown tire or other tire problems, the weight of the passengers combined with the sudden change in direction can cause the van to rollover. In many cases, the speed of the van and the weight of the passengers result in the van rolling over several times, causing serious and often fatal injuries.

Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has successfully represented victims of van rollover accidents since 1977 and has won many millions of dollars for victims through court awards and negotiated settlements. The damages he helps victims receive are used to pay medical bills, replace lost wages and compensate them for pain and suffering and other damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a van rollover accident and you have questions about your rights and legal options, call 888-425-2004 to schedule a free consultation. Mr. Cunningham gives each client and case the individual attention they deserve and personally handles every aspect of his clients’ cases. Call today to get an experienced and aggressive Orlando personal injury attorney on your side!

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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