Orlando Truck Accident Attorney you can trust
Truck accidents often involve serious injuries or even fatalities. Due to the large size of tractor-trailers - up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded - and other large, commercial trucks, people traveling in smaller vehicles often sustain serious truck accident injuries. In no time, victims can face steep medical bills, a loss of income and significant expenses related to physical therapy. Long-term pain and suffering are also common. Plus, there's the emotional and financial toll truck accidents can take on injury victims and their families.
With so much at stake, it's critical that accident victims or families who have lost a loved one in a trucking accident contact an attorney who knows how to handle such complicated cases and knows how to get results. That's why injury victims and their families in Florida routinely rely on Richard Troutman to make things right.
Attorney Troutman has extensive experience effectively resolving cases involving commercial truck accidents in Central Florida. He's a member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), a national association of attorneys who work to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. And he's committed to reducing injuries and fatalities throughout the area. He works to achieve this goal through educating the public and trucking companies about unsafe practices. He also supports legislative efforts to strengthen Florida laws created to protect the public from serious truck accidents.
What we can do to help you after your truck accident
Attorney Troutman and his dedicated legal team have decades of experience handling complicated truck accident cases. We're familiar with many different types of truck accidents as well as the common causes of truck crashes. This knowledge enables us to take an aggressive stance and actively pursue the compensation our clients rightfully deserve. So whether you're dealing with a distracted driving truck accident on Interstate 4 or a speeding truck accident on the Florida Turnpike or Route 408 (East-West Expressway), we can help.
Timing often makes a huge difference after a serious truck accident. Often, there's a limited amount of time when you can obtain the evidence you need to build a strong legal case. That's because evidence often disappears or becomes much harder to obtain. Skid marks left by a truck disappear. Witnesses move away or change their stories. Truck drivers who initially accepted responsibility suddenly deny any wrongdoing. That's why it's critical that you contact us as soon as possible.
The sooner we can start investigating your accident, the stronger we can make your case. There are many legal issues that need to be considered that are unique to truck accidents. You can learn more about these issues on the following pages and by scheduling a free case evaluation with our law firm.
Other legal issues you need to consider after your truck accident
At the Law Offices of Richard Troutman, we handle many different types of truck accident cases, including those in which issues beyond strict driver negligence come into play. We can build cases around the full range of possible causes, including mechanical failures, insufficient driver training, oversized loads, violations of the Motor Carrier Safety Act and other important safety issues.
In addition, we regularly consult with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists to build the strongest possible legal case. If the truck driver fell asleep and caused your crash, we'll review the driver's personal records and company records to verify whether the driver took mandatory breaks or cut corners and continued driving longer than legally allowed under federal trucking laws. In such a case, we would also rigorously research this accident in order to determine if this was an isolated incident or whether the trucking company routinely pressures drivers to work long hours and drive tired.
Many truck accidents might seem similar. But the circumstances surrounding each one are unique. That's why we want to work closely with you to develop a strategy that suits your specific legal needs. This might sound simple. But finding out what strategy works best for each case takes great skill and patience - something we take great pride in doing, one case at a time. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today. We're here for you every step of the way. Call 866-434-5770.