Pittman Injury Law is dedicated to assisting victims of personal injury in Montgomery and throughout the State of Alabama. Every case is important to us, and we pledge to provide the personal attention that you expect and deserve. Our areas of practice include:
- Automobile, Motorcycle & Bicycle Accidents
We assist clients who have been injured in traffic accidents that were caused by the negligent or wrongful acts of another party. A frequent cause of car, motorcycle and bicycle accidents is the negligence of other drivers, including speeding or driving too fast for road conditions, running red lights, drunk driving, or using cell phones. In addition, motorcycle and bicycle accidents are often caused by drivers who do not see the smaller motorcyclist or bicyclist and make sudden lane changes. Accidents may also be caused by defective auto parts or by negligently maintained or designed roads. We will assist you and/or your family in obtaining the maximum compensation to which you and/or they are entitled.
- Truck & Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Accidents involving large commercial trucks, "big rigs", and/or 18-wheelers are often serious, resulting in catastrophic injuries or even death. Truckers may be more prone to cause accidents than other drivers because of improper driver training, fatigue, speeding, drug or alcohol use, or the difficulty of maneuvering large vehicles weighing thousands of pounds with limited visibility. Improperly loaded or maintained vehicles, defective truck products, and road conditions are also common causes of trucking accidents. Trucking accident cases are particularly complex, often involving a tangle of federal and state motor vehicle regulations and personal injury and wrongful death laws.
- Wrongful Death
When family members lose a loved one because of the negligence or wrongful act of another party, they may be entitled to recover punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and prevent similar harm from occurring to others. Alabama law is unique from other states in regard to the type of recoverable damages in a wrongful death action. If someone you love has been seriously injured and death is imminent, a lawsuit must be filed before they pass away in order to preserve the right to recover compensatory damages, such as loss of future income, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. After a person passes away, recoverable damages will be limited to punitive damages only, therefore it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately if a loved one is gravely injured.
- Dram Shop Litigation (alcohol related injuries & deaths)
Alabama law allows spouses, parents and children of loved ones that are injured, damaged and/or killed by an intoxicated person to bring a lawsuit against a bar or business that illegally serves alcohol to the intoxicated person. Alabama law permits the damaged family member to recover both compensatory and punitive damages against the bar or business in such a situation. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, there may exist a cause of action against not only the intoxicated person who caused the injury, but also the bar or business that furnished the alcohol.
- Dog Bites & Attacks
Dog bites and attacks can be among the most frightening and disfiguring personal injuries, especially when a child is the victim. If you have been injured by a dog bite or attack, you may be entitled to recover money damages to compensate you for your injuries, including medical bills and pain and suffering. Additionally, victims may need treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other effects of experiencing psychological trauma.
- Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
Federal and state law guarantees certain rights and protections to nursing home residents, including but not limited to the right to be treated with dignity and privacy, protection from abuse and chemical and physical restraints, and the right to receive care ensuring safety and good hygiene. If you fear that your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or negligence, contact us for immediate assistance.
Les Pittman has 25 years of trial experience, and has successfully litigated numerous cases throughout the State of Alabama. He is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and served as president of the MCBA for 2007. Les served for nine years as a Bar Commissioner for the 15th Judicial Circuit of Alabama.
Prior to practicing law, Les spent 3 years in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as a corporal. He received his law degree from Jones School of Law while working as a marketing representative for Alabama Gas Corporation.
Les went to work at Beasley Allen in 1993, and became a shareholder in 1999. He left the firm in 2005 to form James & Pittman, P.C., where he remained until 2013. In 2013, Les started Pittman Injury Law.
As a life-long resident of Montgomery, Les has always been active in the community. He has coached junior high basketball; YMCA football and basketball; and little league baseball. He has also served as a tutor in the First Baptist Church tutoring program for inner-city children. In 2002, Les was crowned “Biggest Rat in Town” for raising over $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. In 2013, Les chaired the School Improvement Committee for Bear Exploration Center, which raised $40,000 for school improvements. He also serves on the board for the Jimmy Hitchcock Award, which honors outstanding Christian student-athletes in Montgomery.
Les is married to the former Jessica Dilworth of Birmingham. They have 3 sons, Clyde, Payne and Charlie, and a daughter, Virginia. The Pittmans are members of First Baptist Church of Montgomery, where Les serves as a Deacon.