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Fort Myers Trucking Accident Lawyer

Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner

A loaded commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. A collision that takes place even at relatively low speeds is exceptionally dangerous, often with the tragic result of innocent people suffering catastrophic or fatal injuries. Searching for an attorney for a truck accident case in Fort Myers, FL?

At Pittman Law Firm, P.L., our Fort Myers truck accident attorney can manage your injury claim professionally. It can be expected that the insurance company representing the trucking firm will have corporate attorneys on the job, in anticipation of legal actions filed to recover compensation. Corporate defense lawyers seek to reduce the amount paid out to victims with serious injuries, and families who have lost a loved one.

Our legal team can work to protect your rights. Call us today for a free case review and find out how we can help you!

Truck Accidents: 18 Wheelers, Semi-trucks, and Other Commercial Trucks

At Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we are very familiar with negotiating with corporate defense lawyers, both in arbitration and in court, and we have achieved great success throughout almost two decades in practice. We have a personal interest in helping our clients recover full financial compensation.

Our founding attorney, David Pittman, was involved in a serious accident as a child, which seriously injured two members of his family. He saw firsthand the monumental stress caused by mounting medical bills and reduced ability to earn a living. His personal concern and commitment to protecting the rights of the injured is the driving force behind every action taken by his firm.

LIABILITY IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT

In every single accident there is usually at least one person to blame, and in some situations, there can be multiple parties responsible for your injuries. At Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we will immediately begin to review your case and ensure that the wrongful party is brought to justice and that you receive the compensation that you are owed.

If one or more of the following parties did not abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's guidelines or other local Florida rules and regulations, we will use their faults to actively pursue the compensation that you deserve.

FAULT OF THE DRIVER

Federal and state guidelines hold commercial truck operators to high standards to ensure that they are safe and other drivers on the road are safe as well. The driver of the rig may be at fault if they did not abide by rest and sleeping regulations or if they were operating with a blood alcohol content of .02% or higher. The driver may also be to blame if they failed to keep a log or maintain proper care of the truck.

FAULT OF THE LOADER

In some situations, an improperly secured load or a load that is too heavy on one side or another may cause a serious accident. On flatbed trucks or produce trucks, improper loading can cause the cargo to slip or move potentially falling off the truck or causing the truck to overturn or jackknife.

FAULT OF THE SHIPPING COMPANY / OWNER

If the truck was rented from a shipping company or owner, the owner or company may be held responsible for any accidents that the rig was involved in. It is up to the owner to ensure that proper maintenance is given to all aspects of the vehicle and that the driver is well-trained and abides by all safety regulations imposed by state and federal governments.

PRODUCT OR PARTS FAILURE

Liability may be placed on the manufacturer of a product or part that fails to operate properly – thus leading to a serious accident. Brakes, steering wheels and tires are some of the most commonly failed products. When you work with Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we will look at all police reports and accident evidence to determine if the manufacturer of the faulty product can be held liable for your injuries.

FAULT OF THE CITY OR COUNTY

When a road is not properly maintained or poorly designed, a major accident may ensue. These accidents are not usually the fault of the driver, but rather the fault of the city or county that failed to properly maintain the road. This is particularly common during winter months or when potholes remain unfixed.

Contact our Fort Myers team today to schedule a consultation and retain the legal counsel you deserve!

Looking for an Attorney for Your Truck Accident Case in Fort Myers?

Truckers are restricted from driving long periods of time due to the danger of exhaustion. They are regulated on which lanes in which to operate the vehicle, and the weight of the loads they are allowed to transport, speed of travel, and are required to be trained in accident avoidance, operating a truck in severe weather and other dangers.

There is zero tolerance for drug and alcohol consumption while operating a semi-truck, 18 wheeler or tractor trailer. Professional drivers are held to a higher standard due to the greater responsibility, and the danger that is posed to others sharing the streets and highways if a driver is negligent.

Contact us immediately if you have been involved in a truck accident in Florida and want a powerful team to take on your case. We will review all of your options after we complete your no-charge case evaluation so you are fully informed about the process.

Working with Pittman Law Firm, P.L.

At our firm, we are dedicated to our client's cases and ensuring that they receive only the best possible representation and highest amount of compensation available after an accident. While all measures will be fully taken to settle outside of court, if it does so happen that your case needs to be tried in a courtroom, you can guarantee that we will aggressively defend your rights.

After an accident, there is no need to fight insurance companies and wrongful parties on your own – when you work with Pittman Law Firm, P.L., you can retain the representation of an experienced and aggressive Fort Myers truck accident attorney.

You are entitled to financial compensation for all of your losses. We will protect your rights and interests. Call our firm today for a free. no-obligation consultation.

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  • AV Preeminent 2019
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Our Core Values

  • We build trust with our clients, so they can make informed decisions.
  • We provide the personal service that many people want, deserve, and expect from their law firm.
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