How did your motorcycle accident happen?
Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons, from hazardous road conditions to defective equipment. But in most cases, the cause of a motorcycle accident can be traced back to another driver. Many drivers claim they didn't see a motorcyclist before causing the accident. But that's no excuse. Drivers have a responsibility not to cause accidents. And when they do, they need to be held accountable for their actions.
Attorney Richard Troutman has been fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident injury victims in Central Florida for more than 30 years. He has a strong track record of success and knows how to get injury victims the compensation they rightfully deserve.
As your attorney, he and his staff will focus on your accident so you can focus on what really matters - your recovery. As part of our process, we often take a wide range of approaches in search of the truth - from reviewing accident reports and consulting with accident reconstruction experts to interviewing witnesses and carefully examining the evidence ourselves.
"Why should I hire attorney Troutman if I'm hurt in a motorcycle crash?"
Having an experienced Orlando motorcycle accident attorney on your side can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. When you have a lawyer who knows how to investigate accidents involving serious injuries, you can aggressively pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Don't simply assume you will receive the money you need to cover the true cost of your motorcycle accident. Often, insurance companies will make "lowball" offers and do everything they can to pay injury victims as little as possible. In some cases, insurance companies might even try to pin the blame on you and insist that you were the one that caused your crash, not the other driver.
Don't let insurance companies push your around. Contact a law firm that puts motorcycle accident injury victims' rights first. Contact the Richard Troutman Law Firm. We know how to take on insurance companies and win - whether it's negotiating with them or taking them to court. As someone who has owned and operated a motorcycle himself, attorney Troutman knows the risks motorcyclists face every single day. That's why he's eager to work with you.
What was the cause of your motorcycle accident?
Motorcycle accidents happen for many other reasons. A bike might have defective equipment, such as tires, brakes or other parts that may cause a rider to lose control. A rider might take a spill due to hazardous road conditions such as unmarked areas of road construction, slippery roads, dangerous speed limits and unmarked curves.
Whatever the cause of your crash, it's critical to contact us as soon as possible if you or a loved has been injured in a serious motorcycle, moped or scooter accident in Orlando, Daytona or another city in Florida. We can vigorously defend your rights and fight for the money you need to get your life back on track.
Distracted drivers cause far too many motorcycle accidents in Central Florida. Instead of focusing on the road around them, many drivers engage in activities that divert their attention away from driving. Such activities can include:
- Texting while driving (which is against the law in Florida)
- Talking on a cellphone
- Eating while driving
- Changing a radio station
- Operating a GPS
Your distracted driving motorcycle accident might seem straightforward. The other driver wasn't paying attention and crashed into your motorcycle. What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, a lot, especially once insurance companies get involved. Motorcycle riders involved in accidents often get blamed for the crash, even when the evidence supports them. Our Orlando motorcycle accident attorneys know it's unfair, but riders unfortunately are perceived as reckless or careless. That's why insurance companies may deny a claim or offer a low-ball settlement that might not begin to cover the true cost of your losses. Contact our law firm to get the help you need now.
More than a million speeding tickets are issued every year in Florida. That's why it's not surprising that speeding drivers often cause motorcycle accidents in Orlando, Daytona and other cities throughout Florida. In fact, speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of all fatal accidents in the United States.
Speeding accidents involving motorcycles can happen anywhere, any time. Sometimes, they happen to bikers on I-4 in Orlando or heading north on the Florida Turnpike toward I-75. Wherever your speeding accident took place, we can help you.
Many drivers often deny speeding or any wrongdoing. Fortunately, we know how to uncover the truth. Often, speeding drivers leave tell-tale signs - including the length of the skid marks they leave on the road to the amount of damage caused by the crash. We know how to examine such evidence and also often enlist the help of accident reconstruction experts. We interview witnesses and pore over police reports. We leave no stone unturned.
Drunk drivers in Central Florida put everyone sharing the road at risk of a serious injury or fatality. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable, as riders and passengers have little protection other than durable clothing and helmets. Orlando motorcycle accident attorney Richard Troutman believes strongly in holding drunk drivers accountable for their actions. He has over 30 years of experience protecting the rights of those injured in accidents and families who have lost loved ones because of drunk drivers, whether they live in Florida or are visiting from out of state.
Many people don't think they need a lawyer if they've been involved in a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver. These types of motorcycle accidents seem straightforward. The other driver was impaired and caused your accident. What else matters? A lot! The driver might deny being drunk. The insurance company may argue that the motorcycle operator was somehow at fault.
A lawyer also can examine the potential liability of the party that supplied the driver with the alcohol. Was the driver visibly intoxicated when he was served another drink or purchased more alcohol at a liquor store? If so, the restaurant, bar or liquor store must be held accountable. Every motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver is different. The circumstances surrounding every accident are unique. That's why we take the time to learn about your individual drunk driving accident and build you a strong cases.