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Fort Myers Car Accident Attorney

We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients

Car crashes are perhaps the most common cause of accident related injury across the country. In 2018, Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) recorded that Lee County had a total of 12,626 motor vehicle crashes. There were 97 total fatalities from these crashes, and a total of 7,481 injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

As Americans traditionally spend a considerable amount of time in their vehicles, and due to the high volume of vehicles on the Fort Myers streets, country roads, and highways, the risk of suffering injuries in a collision is considerable.

Many drivers are distracted by talking or texting on cell phones, dealing with children in the back seat or adjusting the stereo, while others are fatigued or under the influence of alcohol, street drugs or even prescription medication.

Car accident in Fort Myers? Contact Pittman Law Firm, P.L. for a free consultation!

If the other driver in your accident was distracted, under the influence or otherwise negligent, you may have grounds for legal action. It is important to be prepared when you sit down with a Fort Myers car accident lawyer. For a list of questions to ask your car accident attorney, read our latest blog post.

Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

Looking for a lawyer for a car accident case in Fort Myers? At Pittman Law Firm, P.L., our Fort Myers car accident lawyer has nearly two decades of experience exclusively practicing personal injury law. We are passionate about helping everyday people to seek financial compensation for the significant costs associated with injuries suffered in a collision.

Some of the common types of car accident claims include the following:

  • Multi-Vehicle Accident- When there are multiple cars involved in a car crash, an injury claim can become much more complex. More than one person may share liability in the accident, and this means that multiple victims may be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys will help you navigate this complicated situation to help you receive justice for your injuries.
  • Liability in a Car Accident- Car accidents can be overwhelming when trying to determine who is at-fault for the incident. Florida state law requires that every driver is required to have insurance coverage to provide for damage as well as personal protection. Pittman Law Firm, PL will help you understand how to understand liability after you have been involved in an accident.
  • Uninsured Motorist- Even though the state of Florida requires every driver to have car insurance, there are still those who disregard this law and do not have insurance while they are operating their motor vehicle. When you have been injured by a driver who is uninsured, you can receive compensation for your injuries.
  • Texting and Driving Accidents- Distracted driving is the main cause for over 2,000 accidents in Florida. These types of accidents are the main reason for rear-end accidents, as well. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a distracted driver, you may be able to receive compensation.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents- Drunk driving can cause severe and even fatal car accidents. There are thousands of accidents caused by intoxicated drivers every year, and these drivers deserve to be held liable for the pain and suffering that they cause by their failure to act within the legal limits of operating a motor vehicle.
  • Defective Seatbelts and Tires- There have been recalls in the last several years that are regarding defective tires. These defective tires can lead to tread separation and blowouts while driving. When this occurs, severe and catastrophic accidents may occur, which can cause devastating injuries to you or your loved ones.
  • Defective Airbags and Child Restraints- If you or your loved one has been injured due to a defective airbag or child restraint, you can hold the manufacturer liable for your injuries and suffering.

Our Fort Myers car accident lawyer has built a solid foundation in motor vehicle injury claims, and we are ready to assist you with any type of case. If you have been injured in any type of car accident, at no fault of your own, then you may be able to hold the negligent driver responsible for your injuries. Our firm can do a full investigation into your case and help you prove fault in order to collect the compensation that is rightfully yours.

Can I File A Car Accident Claim After Insurance Pays?

Since most insurance settlements state specifically that the amount disclosed in the settlement will be the only compensation paid to the claimant it can be difficult to recover an further compensation, even if you discover you have more medical expenses that you thought you would. This is why it is so important to speak to an attorney before you sign a settlement agreement. If you have already signed an agreement you may still have options. Call our firm today to learn how we can help you.

When to Hire an Attorney After a Car A+ rated business

You should not try to take on the insurance companies all on your own. Let our law firm explain your rights to you and how they pertain to your case. Our Fort Myers car accident attorney can also list out all of your legal options so that you can make an informed decision of how to move forward.

Our Fort Myers car accident attorney has assisted countless of injury victims and will be here to help you in every stage of your case. Our law firm has been recognized for our high legal capabilities and our diligence in fighting for the best possible outcome for every client. We work to maximize your injury settlement so that you get full reimbursed, because we believe that you deserve the very best. Read our client testimonial page to hear what past clients had to say about us.

Have you been injured in a car accident? Tell us about it! Contact us today for a free case review.

Common Car Accident FAQs

Our firm is a personal injury law firm that provides aggressive legal representation to car accident victims and others in and around the Fort Myers area. If you need legal assistance after a car accident, a Fort Myers car accident attorney from our firm is here to help.

Do I Need to See a Doctor if I Have Been Involved in a Car Accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident and you believe you may have sustained any injuries, seeing a doctor will be an essential part of proving your claim. This should be done regardless of whether you receive emergency medical treatment at the scene of the accident or not. In some cases symptoms and signs of injury will not present themselves until hours or even days after the accident. The moment you experience any pain or discomfort, do not hesitate to see a doctor.

Should I Contact the Police After an Accident?

Yes, one of the first things you should do after being involved in a car accident is contact the police. Even in minor accidents, the police will take your written statement and file an official accident report. You will want to have this report when seeking financial compensation to cover vehicle repairs, medical expenses and other accident-related costs as it could go a long way towards substantiating your claim and proving fault.

What Steps Should I Take After an Accident?

There are a number of steps we advise accident victims take following a car accident, in addition to receiving medical attention and giving a statement to police. You are required by law to exchange contact and insurance information with all involved parties. Take photographs of the damage to your vehicle immediately. You may not have another opportunity to do so. Documenting the exact location of your accident, the time and date it took place, name of all involved parties, contact information for any potential witnesses, a clear description of the vehicles and damage caused, any injuries sustained by either you or other parties, will help us build a solid case on your behalf. Pictures and video can also be extremely valuable when determining liability and fault.

When Should I Consult with an Attorney?

You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible following your accident. When you consult with a car accident attorney from our firm you will be able to get your questions answered, be informed of your rights and gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal options available to you. With this knowledge you will be more equipped to make an informed decision as to what action you may want to pursue against the driver whose negligence was responsible for causing you injury and loss.

What Types of Behavior or Actions Constitute Driver Negligence?

Texting or talking on the phone, failing to take road conditions and weather into consideration, failing to signal properly when turning, speeding, road rage, neglecting to properly maintain your vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are just a few of the actions and types of behaviors that constitute driver negligence.

How Can I Prove Negligence in a Car Accident?

Proving negligence is not always a simple task. If you hire an experienced car accident attorney to represent you, you will dramatically increase your chances of being able to prove negligence and pursue the maximum compensation in your case. We have won countless settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients over the years. Being able to prove negligence is one of the keys to our success.

What Type of Compensation Will I be Entitled to Receive?

The nature of your accident and extent of your injuries will directly determine the types and amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive. In accidents resulting from another person's negligence or carelessness, you could seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages or future earning potential, rehabilitation and therapy costs, pain and suffering you have had to endure, plus much more. In wrongful death cases, immediate family members may be entitled to seek compensation for loss of companionship and financial support as well.

Recovering Compensation for Car Accident Injury Victims

While the insurance companies do usually offer up compensation, they are only looking to pay you the smallest possible amount. We encourage you not to settle for less than you deserve! The insurance companies will often deny or underpay car accident claims in hopes to move on to the next case as quickly as possible. Our Fort Myers car accident lawyer can negotiate with the insurance companies and fight to protect your best interests.

By law, you have the right to seek compensation for the following damages:

  • Loss of Income
  • Hospital Bills
  • Other Medical Expenses
  • Vehicle and Property Damage
  • Rehabilitation Costs and Future Medical Costs
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Other Non-Financial Damages

Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Florida -2013

Searching for a car accident attorney in Fort Myers, FL? Car accident cases are among the most common personal injury and wrongful death cases that you will find in court. Our 25 years of legal experience, we have gained valuable knowledge regarding cases of reckless driving, drunk driving, distracted driving, hit and runs and much more. So let our knowledge work for you!

Here at Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we are on a relentless pursuit for justice for our clients. We are familiar with all of best legal strategies and tactics and we are committed to helping you recover the full amount of restitution that you are legally entitled to. We put a face to every case, so be sure to contact our firm today to get started with a free case evaluation. Our have three offices conveniently located in Bonita Springs, Naples and Fort Myers.

Do you believe you have grounds for legal action against another driver? Contact us for a free consultation to learn how much your case is worth. Call us at (239) 494-8568!

Helpful Car Accident Resource Links

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  2. NHTSA Safety Recalls
  3. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  4. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  5. The Florida Bar

Helpful Car Accident Articles

  • Top 10 - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • AV Preeminent 2019
  • Client Champion 2019
  • Martindale Platinum Client Champion
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • AV Preeminent
  • ASLA
  • BBB
  • Super Lawyers
  • Life Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Our Core Values

  • Attorney David Pittman and Personal Injury Claims Manager Kristin Pittman build trust with clients, so they can make informed decisions.
  • We provide the personal service that many people want, deserve, and expect from their law firm.
  • Every case is unique just as every individual is unique.