What type of car accident were you in?
Auto accidents might seem the same to people who haven't been in one. But our experience has taught us that every accident in Central Florida is unique. That's why we work closely with accident victims and help build strong cases designed to address their specific needs. This approach requires a broad understanding of car accidents in Florida. Our accident attorneys have acquired this knowledge through our in-depth investigations of car accidents in Orlando, Winter Park and other cities throughout Central Florida. Attorney Richard Troutman has over 30 years' experience in motor vehicle law, having personally handled 10,000 auto accident cases during his career.
What types of auto accidents does attorney Troutman handle?
- Rear-End Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Hit-and-Run Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Fatal Car Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
Any of these accidents can result in severe auto accident injuries. In addition, the reckless behavior of another driver can result in long-term health and financial problems. You have a right to recover financially after a severe car accident due to negligence. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other possible damages.
No matter what type of accident you're dealing with, it's important to take strong, legal action as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it can often be to get the compensation your rightfully deserve. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to pursue compensation because of the statute of limitations. Don't wait another minute to get justice.
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You have so many things to worry about after your accident. Whether you hired the right accident attorney should not be one of them. We earned our reputation through our case results. And there's a reason why we have been so successful. We work tirelessly on every single case we handle. We routinely review accident reports, medical records, interview witnesses and ask tough questions to uncover the truth. We often visit the scene of the accident. We leave nothing unexamined in pursuit of the truth.
Make sure your case gets the attention it deserves. Contact us today. Call 866-434-5770 for a free case evaluation. We're here to help you. We're on your side.
Rear-end accidents in Orlando and other cities in Central Florida happen more often than you might realize. But just because they're common doesn't mean there's anything routine about them. Rear-end car accidents often cause serious injuries that can dramatically change a person's life.
Whiplash and other neck injuries commonly associated with rear-end accidents can often result in serious pain and suffering. That's why we investigate every rear-end accident we handle in great detail. There's no such thing as a "minor" accident at the Law Offices of Richard Troutman. Every case matters here.
Rear-end accidents happen for a wide range of reasons. Some of the most common causes involve distracted drivers not paying attention to the road around them. Specifically, texting while driving accidents have become increasingly common, even though texting while driving is against the law in Florida. Other reasons why rear-end accidents often occur include:
- Tailgating, or following other car too closely.
- Distracted driving
- Driver asleep behind the wheel.
- Driver under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs.
Head-on collisions in Central Florida are among the most serious types of auto accidents we handle at our law firm. When the forces of two vehicles slam head on into each other, such accidents can often be catastrophic or even fatal.
Many head-on collisions can be traced back to driver negligence. Sometimes, speeding drivers or distracted drivers crash into other cars without any warning. Drunk driving also sometimes plays a role in head-on collisions. Whatever the reason, the impact of a head-on accident can wreak havoc on the lives of people injured in such accidents, as well as their family and friends. In an instant, someone's life can change forever due to a serious injury that leaves them unable to move or function normally for the rest of their lives.
Head-on collisions account for roughly 2 percent of all auto accidents but normally result in one out of 10 auto accident fatalities each year nationwide. In recent years, the number of fatalities caused by head-on car accidents has been even higher. That's why it's critical that you take your head-on collision seriously right from the start.
Hit-and-run accidents are among the most frustrating auto accidents, whether they involve a victim in a car, a pedestrian or someone on a bicycle. Whatever the circumstances, another driver clearly caused the accident, and there's no way to contact the driver because he fled the scene. In these types of car accidents in Central Florida, it's easy to feel helpless, like there's nothing you can do.
Nothing could be further from the truth. You have options. If you or a loved one is the victim of a hit and run accident in Florida, your insurance company is required to reimburse you for medical expenses and disability under the no-fault law. In such cases, it does not matter who caused the accident, as long as you can prove that you suffered a permanent injury, scarring, or loss of bodily function. However, you will be unable to receive compensation for pain and suffering or other damages unless you file a lawsuit against the negligent party responsible, which may be difficult in the case of a hit and run accident.
However, if you have invested in uninsured motorist coverage, an option for Florida residents and visitors to the area, you are automatically eligible to receive compensation for damages, including reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.
There are many reasons why people flee the scene of an accident. Sometimes, it's because they don't have insurance. Other times, they might be driving drunk or committing a crime. That's why people should never chase after a hit and run driver. Don't put your safety at risk just because of an irresponsible driver. Simply contact our law firm. We can take care of everything.
Rollover accidents can be extremely serious and even deadly at times. We know because we have years of experience working with people injured in these types of auto accidents, which typically involves SUVs. That's why we work so hard on such severe auto accidents. The stakes are high and people's futures could be on the line.
Whether your accident was due to a careless or reckless driver or a faulty car part such as a defective tire, it's critical you contact us as soon as possible. Rollover accidents are not like other accidents in many ways. What makes them different is often rollover accidents occur because of a design flaw in the vehicle. Specifically, many rollover accidents often involve sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), light trucks and minivans. Some of these vehicles are top heavy, with a high center of gravity. As a result, some of these vehicles have a higher tendency to roll over than passenger vehicles.
Rollover accident injuries can often be very serious, resulting in surgery and other emergency medical procedures and even years of physical therapy. All of these life-saving procedures add up fast, leaving injury victims with thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Some insurance companies only focus on the short-term medical needs of injury victims. We focus on the big picture. We do everything we can to make sure injury victims receive the money they need to continue to live their lives with dignity and respect.
Fatal car accidents in Central Florida can change the lives of entire families in an instant. When a loved one dies in an accident, the loss can affect a family in many ways - emotionally, psychologically and financially. Of course, no amount of money can truly compensate for the death of a loved one, but you and your family should not have to suffer financial losses for the rest of your lives because of someone else's negligence.
At the Richard Troutman Law Firm, we understand what your family must be feeling. We know because our experienced Orlando fatal auto accident attorneys have worked with families throughout Florida for decades dealing with such tragic losses. We can handle all the paperwork involved with such accidents and negotiate directly with insurance companies on your behalf. That way, you can focus on what really matters: your recovery.
A wrongful death claim from a car accident might involve pursuing compensation for economic or non-economic losses. These include:
- Economic losses: Loss of support, loss of inheritance, loss of services, funeral and burial expenses
- Non-economic losses: Loss of society and companionship, grief and anguish and loss of consortium
While it may be hard to believe, many insurance companies know that grieving families don't want to think about things like the financial impact of their loved one's fatal accident. That's why insurance companies routinely make "low ball" offers that don't even begin to cover the true cost of a fatal accident. That's just wrong. That's why we fight so vigorously for the rights of families dealing with the loss of a loved on killed in a car accident caused by a negligent driver or company.
Pedestrian accidents can often be serious, sometimes even fatal in Central Florida. When a car or truck hits someone crossing the street or walking along side a road, many injury victims' lives are instantly changed forever due to the severity of such car accident injuries. These types of auto accidents demand strong legal action. That's why it's critical that injury victims contact Orlando pedestrian accident lawyer Richard Troutman as soon as possible.
Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, under the law of comparative negligence you may still be entitled to recover a portion of your damages. After a comprehensive review of the accident, our attorneys will be able to determine the amount of responsibility the driver had and build a solid case.
Pedestrian accidents happen for many different reasons. Sometimes, distracted drivers not paying attention to the road around them hit pedestrians. Other times, speeding drivers or drunk drivers cause pedestrian accidents. Whatever the reason, our knowledgeable, aggressive accident attorneys can fight for your rights.
Bicycle accidents in Central Florida often result in very serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Cyclists have little protection. A helmet can only do so much when a truck or car crashes into a bicycle. That's why it's critical that victims of these types of accidents and families who lose loved ones take immediate legal action after their accident to protect their rights.
The following are a few typical bicycle accident injuries that can result in significant losses for victims and their families.
- Head injury
- Fractures or broken bones
- Internal injury
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
There are so many factors that need to be considered after a bicycle accident involving a car or truck. Was the driver speeding? Was he texting while driving or talking on his cellphone? Did someone run a red light? All of these potential contributing factors should be investigated after a bicycle accident. Attorney Troutman knows what questions to ask and what evidence to look for to build a compelling case.