Richard Troutman

Winter Park Car, Pedestrian, Motorcycle, and Trucking Accident Lawyer

Auto accidents occur on city streets and freeways throughout the United States every day, often resulting in serious personal injuries or even wrongful death. If you are the victim of an auto accident, you may be pressured by the responsible party’s insurance company to agree to a settlement even before the full amount of damage has been determined. Often, such settlements are worth much less than you are legally entitled to receive, and once you agree to a settlement you cannot renegotiate. For this reason, Winter Park, Florida residents and visitors involved in a car, pedestrian, motorcycle, or trucking accident should contact an experienced lawyer such as Richard Troutman who is familiar with motor vehicle accidents and can effectively represent your case to help you obtain the compensation to which you are legally entitled.

  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Hit and Run
  • Drunk Driving
  • Manheim and Adesa Automobile Auctions

Car Accidents

Car accidents occur each day, typically due to distracted or negligent drivers. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average driver is involved in one accident every six years, with close calls occurring once or twice a month. If you have been the victim in a head-on collision, a rear-end collision, or other car accident in Central Florida, our attorneys can help you obtain fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, as well as pain and suffering relating to the accident. Our attorneys try to arrange out-of-court settlements for our clients, but if we see that it is in your best interest to take the case to trial, we are prepared to do so. For a case evaluation, contact a Florida car accident attorney today.

Trucking Accidents

Trucking accident cases are often complex, as they typically require an in-depth investigation and extensive knowledge of vehicle codes and regulations. If you or a loved one has been injured in Florida during a trucking accident, it is important to have a lawyer who specializes in trucking accidents handle your case to help you obtain fair compensation.

Large trucks are more likely to be involved in an accident than a smaller vehicle simply because they are more difficult to control. Even though negligence may be the cause of a trucking accident, there are other possibilities that must also be considered, including insufficient driver training, mechanical failures, and poor weather conditions. Trucks typically have poor visibility and braking systems that can fail without warning, even under the best of conditions. Therefore, even with an experienced driver behind the wheel, a trucking accident may occur.

It is important to determine the actual cause of the trucking accident, however, since negligence may have played a major role. Truck drivers, being alone on the road for hours at a time, may begin to fall asleep at the wheel or be functioning under the influence of alcohol or drugs. For this reason, it is important to evaluate all possible evidence, including medical evidence and witness reports, to develop a strong case explaining how and why the accident occurred and determine liability.

For more information on trucking accidents or for a case review, contact our office in Orlando, Florida to speak with an experienced trucking accident lawyer.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists, traveling at high speeds with little to protect them from the hard asphalt or another vehicle in the event of an accident, are vulnerable to severe injuries such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), disfigurement, broken bones, road rash, a spinal cord injury, or even death. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident in Florida or lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s negligence, you may need a motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Motorcycle accidents may result from a number of factors including negligence, defective equipment, and hazardous road conditions. If a motorcyclist is being reckless or not paying attention to the road, this may result in a serious injury accident. Similarly, motorcycles that have defective equipment such as faulty tires or brakes, as well as roads that are not properly marked or do not contain the proper warning signs, may also contribute to an accident.

If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident or lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact our office in Orlando, Florida to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer today.

Pedestrian Accidents

If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed in Florida due to a pedestrian accident, a lawyer can help you obtain compensation from the negligent party for damages. 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 performing a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the accident, our attorneys will be able to determine the amount of responsibility the driver had and build a compelling case. Contact a Florida pedestrian accident lawyer today for a thorough review of your case.

Hit and Run

Hit and run accidents occur every day, causing damage to vehicles and injuring or even killing pedestrians. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit and run accident in the state of 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.

To learn more about uninsured motorist coverage or to find out how a lawyer can help you obtain the best possible results for your case, contact The Law Offices of Richard B. Troutman today.

Drunk Driving

Drunk driving accidents are tragic, resulting in serious injuries or death for many innocent victims. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, an estimated 2,000 people are injured and 70 people are killed each day as a result of an alcohol related accident. If you or someone you love has been the victim of an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, contact our office in Orlando to find out how a lawyer can help you obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.