A local man who often works as an emcee at clubs and parties is facing charges in Osceola County for reporting a fake robbery to police in order to cover up his involvement with a hit-and-run accident. Sheriff’s deputies report that they were called recently to interview a man at Osceola Regional Medical Center who claimed he had been assaulted and robbed the night before. The man told the deputies that he had been working as an emcee at a party on Kimberlee Lane in Kissimmee the previous evening when he drank too much and passed out.
He told deputies that he awoke some time later to discover that people were “messing with his car” in front of the house. When he went out to confront several men damaging his car, he claimed that they attacked him, causing him to lose consciousness again. While interviewing the man, deputies noticed that one of his teeth was chipped and his left eye was swollen and cut. However, the alleged victim was unable to describe any of his attackers and told police that they had taken his wallet but not his iPhone. Upon further investigation, deputies found that the man’s car had been involved in a hit-and-run accident around 1:20 a.m. that morning.
Their investigation found that the man had been driving his car when the accident occurred and had fled from the scene on foot. They believe that alcohol was a factor in the accident and the man now faces numerous charges for his role in the accident, filing a false police report and other charges. The condition, age, location or any other information about the person the suspect struck with his car has not been released while the investigation continues.
It is not uncommon for drivers who cause hit-and-run accidents to fabricate a story to try to cover up their role and attempt to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has seen this happen many times over the years and has won many cases against these negligent individuals. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a driver who fled the scene, you have a right to seek damages against that person to defray the costs of medical care, lost time at work and other costs. For more information about Florida law, your rights and your legal options, schedule a free consultation with Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham today by calling 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000.
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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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