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September 12, 2011

An Orlando woman riding her motorcycle on the morning of August 25 died from injuries she suffered when her motorcycle was struck from behind. Accident investigators say the victim was riding her 2003 Yamaha motorcycle westbound on Clarcona Ocoee Road near Shale Ridge Trail shortly after 8 a.m. and had slowed for traffic in front of her when she was struck by a 2004 Nissan pickup truck. Witnesses say the 24-year-old man driving the truck made no effort to stop before striking the victim and the impact caused the victim to become trapped in the wreckage. She was reportedly dragged hundreds of feet before the truck came to a stop.

The victim was transported to Health Central Hospital, where she died from her injuries. Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol say charges against the truck driver are pending while they wait for toxicology test results. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has seen tragic motorcycle accidents like this far too many times in the nearly 35 years he has represented injured people in cases against negligent motorists. Even when properly equipped, riders have little to protect them when they are struck by vehicles weighing thousands of pounds and often suffer catastrophic injuries such as the following:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Disfigurement
  • Compound fractures
  • Crushing internal injuries
  • Severed limbs
  • Other severe injuries that change the course of the victim’s life forever

Making matters worse, insurance companies representing the negligent drivers who cause these accidents use their legal teams, resources and other means to discredit injured persons’ claims to reduce their exposure to damages. This is one of the many reasons why injured people need an experienced, aggressive Orlando personal injury attorney like Mr. Cunningham to protect their rights, look out for their interests while they recover from their injuries and help them receive the damages they deserve.

These damages can help accident victims provide for their families while they recover from their injuries, pay medical bills, replace lost wages and compensate them for pain and suffering. If you or a close family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident or another kind of accident caused by the negligent actions of another person and you want to learn more about your legal options, contact Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer James O. Cunningham today. He has law offices conveniently located throughout Central Florida, and you can schedule your free consultation by calling 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000.

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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Orange County:
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500 Delaney Avenue #404
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

300 International Parkway #100
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County:
Kissimmee, FL

17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

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DeBary, FL

465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

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Deland, FL

120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County:
Inverness, FL

110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County:
Lakeland, FL

1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

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Winter Haven, FL

325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

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Tampa, FL

100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

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The Villages, FL

3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

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Mt. Dora, FL
Phone: 352-436-4696

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Clermont, FL

3721 S Hwy 27, Suite A
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

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Titusville, FL

506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

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Cocoa, FL

96 Willard Street, Suite 206
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373

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  • I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver ran a red light and my car was a total loss. I was referred to James Cunningham due to the fact that our attorney’s have been very impressed with James Cunningham’s work. This fact turned out to be very true… A Personal Injury Client
  • My car accident case was handled by Mr Cunningham and I was very pleased with how everything was done. He handles his own cases and his staff is top notch. He got me a very nice settlement without going to court. Derek
  • We contacted Jim Cunningham to help guide us through the "maize" of possible outcomes in settling with insurance companies, medical bills, and even police investigation with the accident. David
  • Cunningham worked hard was professional, supportive, diligent and always maintained contact. I am very satisfied with the service that him and his team provided. Mr Cunningham is a lawyer that will work for you. Dezhaun
  • I consulted with several attorneys, but as soon as I met James Cunningham, I knew he was the right attorney for me. He immediately expressed concern for my well-being, and his compassionate, professional manner put me at ease. Diane