The driver of a Disney World bus whose legs were crushed in an accident near Epcot in 2010 was awarded $970,000 by an Orange County jury in a recent ruling. The 47-year-old driver had been a Disney employee for 10 years when he was critically injured in the accident on March 23, 2010. He was driving his bus that day when he collided with the back of a tour bus, which had stopped on Epcot Center Drive. Florida Highway Patrol troopers gave the man a ticket for careless driving in connection with the accident, but his personal injury attorney persuaded the jury that the driver of the tour bus was also at fault for parking her bus in the middle of the road.
The driver of the tour bus was not in the bus at the time the accident occurred. She was standing outside the bus waiting for help to arrive when the Disney bus collided with the back of her bus. She testified during the trial that she had stopped in the middle of the road because she thought her bus was having mechanical problems. The injured driver’s attorney told the jury that if she was having problems but the bus was still somewhat drivable, she should have parked in one of the many nearby parking lots and gotten it off the road before checking on any mechanical problems.
After listening to seven days of testimony in the case, the jury deliberated for three days. They awarded the injured man $970,000 in damages, even though they found him partly to blame for the accident.
This case illustrates the importance of injured workers hiring an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney, as the accident critically injured the man and has prevented him from working since he was injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident and you’d like to speak with an Orlando auto accident injury attorney, call James O. Cunningham today at 1-888-FLA-AUTO (1-888-352-2886). He has nearly 40 years of experience helping injured people receive the compensation they need through court awards and negotiated settlements and works hard to provide the best possible outcome for each client.
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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