What caused your car accident?
Auto accidents in Central Florida happen for any number of reasons. Whether it's a distracted driver or a speeding driver, serious car accidents often happen when reckless drivers make irresponsible mistakes. That's why it's important that you have an experienced Florida accident attorney on your side that understands the law and knows how to get results. That's why you need the Richard Troutman Law Firm, a hands-on, detail-oriented firm that puts accident victims' needs first.
Even if your accident might seem straightforward, don't be so sure. Car accidents frequently become very complicated and very expensive very fast. Some of the most common causes of auto accidents in Florida we routinely investigate at the Richard Troutman Law Firm include:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Automobile defects
- Road defects
Each of these accidents has special circumstances that demand careful attention. What might seem like a minor detail could turn out to be a key piece of evidence. That's why we work so hard to investigate every car accident case we handle. It takes a tenacious lawyer to uncover the truth about a serious car accident.
Do I need a lawyer if the cause of my car accident seems obvious?
Don't simply assume that you will receive the money you need to cover the true cost of your accident. Often, insurance companies will make low ball offers and do everything they can to pay injury victims as little as possible.
Don't let insurance companies push your around. Fight back. Contact a Florida law firm that puts injury victims' rights first. Contact the Richard Troutman Law Firm. Call 866-434-5770 for a free case evaluation. Best of all, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay fees if we win. It's that simple.
The dangers of drunk driving have been well documented for decades. Even so, drunk driving remains one of the most common causes of Florida car accidents. That's why police take such an aggressive stance against drunk driving in Central Florida. We do the same thing at the Richard Troutman Law Firm. When you hire us to represent you, we vigorously fight for your rights and work to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions.
Drunk driving accidents turn people's lives upside down. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a serious or even fatal injury. Florida has strict laws and penalties for drunk driving. As your attorney, Richard Troutman will work aggressively to make sure authorities respect these laws and your rights. Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. Why should you be punished for someone else's mistakes?
Knowing what to do after a drunk driving accident can be confusing. You probably have a lot of important legal questions. But finding honest, reliable answers can be hard. That's why we want to help you. We have years of experience and know how to find the facts you need now.
Evidence builds strong cases. Our accident attorneys take an aggressive approach toward every drunk driving accident. We routinely search for evidence, analyze accident reports and consult with experts. We then use that information to build rock-solid legal cases. If necessary, we can help you file a personal injury lawsuit in Orlando to resolve your case. We leave nothing unexamined in pursuit of justice.
Speeding remains one of the most common causes of Florida car accidents. Vehicles traveling at high speeds often cause serious accidents involving other cars, pedestrians and cyclists. When these accidents happen, the damage and injuries can often be severe. The faster a car is traveling at the time of an accident, the more force there is involved in the crash.
Your accident might be a result of drag racing, unskilled drivers, impairment by drugs or alcohol and even being asleep at the wheel. Too often, too many people don't take their case seriously right from the start. Often, it's because many speeding accidents seem so straightforward. Someone broke the law. They were driving too fast. They caused an accident. They should be held responsible.
Don't be so sure your case will be straightforward. Many speeding accidents end up being extremely complicated. Sometimes, it's because the person who caused the accident denies any wrongdoing. Other times, insurance companies do everything they can to avoid paying injury victims the money they rightfully deserve. In most cases, most insurance companies are focused on one thing: paying injury victims as little as possible.
That's why you need a detail-oriented, results-driven attorney who knows what evidence to look for and who knows how to get results. Not only will we scour police reports, but we can use an independent accident reconstructionist to help us prove that the other driver was speeding.
Distracted driving accidents have become one of the most common causes of Florida car accidents. In many cases, the distraction can be traced back to someone who was texting while driving. But driver distraction was a problem long before cellphones became popular.
Distracted driving accidents can be linked to any number of poor decisions by a driver. Anything that diverts a driver's attention away from the road around them is considered distracted driving. Common distracting activities include:
- Talking on a cellphone while driving
- Eating and driving
- Personal grooming
- Changing a radio station
- Checking a GPS device
- Using a smartphone while driving
These are just some of the activities that often distract drivers. There are many more. That's why you need an aggressive attorney with a sharp eye who can spot the cause of your accident and put experience and resources to work for you. Orlando-native Richard Troutman has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of injury victims throughout Florida. He knows how to investigate distracted driving accidents and knows what evidence to look for, no matter how complicated your case.
Texting while driving is against the law in Florida for all drivers, but that doesn't stop some people from engaging in this extremely dangerous activity. When drivers text, they might as well be driving with their eyes closed for a few seconds. They're not looking or focusing on the road or the other cars, pedestrians and bicycles around them. That's why texting while driving accidents are among the most dangerous forms of distracted driving.
Study after study has found that texting while driving is extremely dangerous. In one famous study, researchers found that texting while driving was 23 times more dangerous than driving while not texting. Other studies have found that texting while driving is more dangerous than drunk driving. That's why Florida and most other states nationwide have laws banning texting while driving.
Don't be caught off guard after your texting while driving accident. Be prepared. Contact an experienced Orlando texting while driving accident attorney who will vigorously fight for your rights. Whether you live in the Orlando area or come from out of state, contact attorney Troutman.
Asleep at the wheel accidents in Central Florida might seem like victimless crimes. The driver simply fell asleep and caused an auto accident. What many people fail to realize is that the driver who fell asleep chose to continue driving, even though that driver knew he was too tired to operate a motor vehicle. Like drunk driving, tired driving is a choice. As a result, people who cause tired driving accidents should be held accountable for their actions.
Asleep at the wheel accidents are among the most common cause of Florida car accidents. They can also often be extremely severe since the driver who caused your accident most likely didn't slow down before crashing into your vehicle. That's why fatigued driving accidents often go hand in hand with speeding accidents. As your accident attorney, Richard Troutman will carefully sort through the evidence to build a strong case on your behalf. One tell-tale sign of asleep at the wheel accidents is the absence of skid marks. We'll look for this telling detail and other important facts as part of our investigation.