North Port Car Accident & Personal Injury Attorneys, 24/7 Legal Support Near You
North Port, FL, has many attractions, such as the vast 8,000-acre Myakka State Forest. However, due to the city’s numerous miles of horse trails, mountain bike trails, natural hiking paths, and captivating bird-watching opportunities, you may find yourself in need of a North Port Personal Injury lawyer.
It’s disheartening for us to witness unfortunate events affecting good individuals. Sadly, these occurrences are all too common. In the aftermath of a significant accident, the impact goes beyond experiencing physical pain and shock. Daily, medical expenses pile up, even for those too weakened to leave their hospital beds.
Meanwhile, an extended absence from work can deplete precious sick leave days, and there needs to be an assurance of job security upon recovery.
Indeed, seeking compensation is essential when someone’s negligence has caused you harm. However, navigating the process can be incredibly frustrating, particularly when insurance companies adopt evasive or dismissive tactics, exploiting the vulnerability they perceive in your weakened state.
Could You Use Some Legal Firepower on Your Side?
Abrahamson & Uiterwyk takes a no-nonsense approach when dealing with those accountable for compensating our injured clients. Our specialization lies in providing swift and assertive representation for those who have suffered injuries, aiming to secure complete compensation for both physical and psychological losses as expeditiously as possible. While the majority of our cases find resolution through settlement negotiations, we don’t shy away from taking matters to court if met with stubborn opposition.
With a cumulative century of practice experience and a track record of serving 20,000 previous personal injury clients, we have adeptly navigated through almost every deceptive or manipulative tactic employed by personal injury defendants and insurance companies. Distinguishing ourselves from most law firms, our exclusive focus on personal injury law allows our team of highly experienced personal injury and legal professionals to collaborate seamlessly, enhancing your prospects for a favorable outcome, whether at the negotiation table or in a courtroom.
WE ARE SO CONFIDENT IN OUR ABILITY TO WIN THAT WE WILL WORK WITH YOU ON A “NO WIN, NO PAY” BASIS – MEANING NO FEES OR COSTS UNLESS WE WIN.
Actual Injury Cases We Have Helped Our Clients With
North Port, FL Personal Injury Case Types We Handle Near You
Car Accidents: In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported the most significant rise in road accident fatalities in 50 years. Approximately 40,000 lives were lost during that period, a number substantial enough to fill a small football stadium. Florida holds the rank of fourth in the nation for per-capita traffic accident death risk, with an alarming 50 times as many individuals sustaining injuries each year. Our commitment is to assist you in the process of rebuilding and reclaiming your life in the aftermath of such impactful events.
Drunken Driving Accidents: If you’ve been injured by a driver operating under the influence, it’s crucial to understand that this goes beyond simple negligence, and you have a right to compensation. However, determining the exact amount of compensation can be challenging. In certain situations, you may even be able to seek damages from the establishment, such as a bar or nightclub, that provided alcohol to the responsible driver.
Bicycle Accidents: A bicycle isn’t just a child’s plaything; it’s likely the most vulnerable vehicle on the road, even more so than a motorcycle. Often, motorists regard bicyclists as the “second-class citizens” of the road, sometimes not noticing them at all. Regrettably, an incident that might be considered a minor “fender bender” between two cars can turn into a catastrophic event when it involves a collision between a car and a bicycle.
Brain Injuries: Brain injuries are typically severe, leaving individuals disabled and unable to engage in their day-to-day activities. Moreover, a significant brain injury resulting from an auto accident, for instance, may not become apparent for weeks or even months after the incident. In such cases, connecting the disability to the responsible party might be challenging. Our assistance is aimed at helping you trace the origin of your injury accurately.
Product Liability: When it comes to injuries caused by defective products, a mere refund of the purchase price, such as for a malfunctioning airbag, falls short of addressing the true impact. Fortunately, Florida product liability law offers multiple avenues to pursue compensation for such injuries. However, winning product liability cases can be challenging, particularly when dealing with intricate technical issues.
Birth Injuries: Birth injuries are more common than one might think, and under certain circumstances, linking the injury to medical malpractice can be challenging. Despite the difficulty, justice demands that healthcare providers be held financially accountable when professional negligence results in injuries with lifelong consequences and the need for long-term medical treatment.
Construction Accidents: Construction work stands among the most hazardous occupations. While the workers’ compensation system is designed to provide compensation for occupational injuries regardless of fault, accidents are outside the scope of this program’s workers’ compensation program. Our guidance ensures you navigate the resolution process for both types of claims, ensuring you receive full compensation for your injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian accidents are a significant concern, accounting for about 15 percent of Florida road accident injuries and fatalities, with a concerning upward trend. These accidents, especially tragic as they tend to be serious or fatal, disproportionately affect small children. We are committed to fighting for your right to full compensation under Florida personal injury law.
We also handle the following types of cases:
- truck accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- slip and fall accidents
- medical malpractice
- dog bites
- nursing home abuse
If your injury falls outside the categories mentioned above, rest assured that we are available to help and can proficiently manage almost any type of personal injury claim.
Recent Car Accident Settlement Examples
$1,000,000 / Motorcycle Accident / Fractures / Sarasota County
This tragic accident occurred at the intersection of 10th Street and Cocoanut Ave. in Sarasota, Florida. Our client, a 56-year-old caretaker and carpenter, was proceeding north on Cocoanut Ave. on his motorcycle when the defendant, who was southbound on Cocoanut Ave., violated our client’s right of way by turning left directly into his path. In the violent collision that followed, our client was ejected from his motorcycle and landed on the pavement in the intersection.
It was immediately obvious that our client had suffered serious injuries, and he was rushed to the emergency room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he was admitted. It was determined that he had sustained a compound fracture to both bones in his forearm as well as fractures to the hip, knee, and foot. Multiple surgeries were performed to repair the fractures. In addition to the fractures, out client also suffered a nerve injury in his arm and shoulder injuries which also required surgery.
The insurance company for the defendant driver initially attempted to claim that our client was partially responsible for the accident. Their first offer was only $115,000.00, an amount that didn’t even pay our client’s medical bills, let alone compensate him for his lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Therefore, in order to get our client properly compensated, we filed a lawsuit on his behalf and aggressively prosecuted the case. We attended multiple traffic court hearings and after the court was made aware of the facts we had discovered in our case, the judge found that the defendant was guilty of failure to yield right of way. Thereafter, we took the defendant’s deposition and were able to firmly establish that the accident was entirely his fault.
After the defendant’s insurance company hired new lawyers, the case proceeded to mediation. At that settlement conference, we were able to convince the insurance company to pay the defendant’s $1,000,000.00 policy limit to our client. This was a terrific result for our client, and he was very pleased with the outcome. We have represented victims of motorcycle accidents for over 30 years, and we hold drivers responsible when their carelessness causes injury to riders.
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Personal Injury FAQs
Probably. In Florida, a minor (under 18) cannot file a lawsuit any more than he or she can enter into a binding contract. Normally, a parent would be qualified to file a lawsuit on behalf of his or her minor child. If the parent is unavailable, however, the court might appoint a third party (perhaps an attorney) to file the lawsuit on behalf of the child. You may also settle a claim out of court on behalf of your child; however, you will need the court’s approval for any settlement with a gross value of $20,000 or more.
This question is impossible to answer with any precision without knowing more about the particular facts of your case. Although cases typically take a year or two to resolve, individual results vary greatly. The case is likely to take longer if a lawsuit is filed. Since it is difficult to calculate your medical expenses until you have reached “maximum medical improvement” (i.e., the point at which you aren’t going to improve any more than you already have), if your injuries are serious, resolution of your case may be delayed while you recover.
Not without the approval of your lawyer. In fact, it might be a good idea to allow your lawyer to participate in the drafting of the settlement agreement. Remember that when you file a claim with an insurance company, the insurance company is your adversary, even if it is your own insurance company, because you are asking them for money and they are trying to maximize their own profits by minimizing payouts. Never sign anything presented to you by an insurance company, and never give a recorded statement without your lawyer’s prior approval.
A letter of protection is a document guaranteeing that if you win compensation in a lawsuit judgment or private settlement, your healthcare provider will be paid out of that compensation before you even see the money. A letter of protection is designed to prevent your healthcare provider from instituting collection activity (suing you over your unpaid medical bills, for example) until you resolve your claim.
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Our former clients have provided thousands of positive online reviews. Nevertheless, each case is different and prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results. We always strive for excellent client communication and client satisfaction. We would be honored to have the opportunity to review your case.
Speak With a North Port, Fl Car Accident Attorney Near You Today
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients in our firm’s 30 years of practice. We’re proud of our achievements, including a “Best Law Firm” rating from U.S. News and World Report, the highest “AV” rating on Martindale-Hubbell. The “A” signifies that the firm’s legal ability is “very high to preeminent,” and the “V” denotes that our firm observes “very high” ethical standards. Additionally, we have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, reflecting our commitment to excellence and integrity.
Call us today at 800-538-4878 or contact us online by email or live chat to schedule a cost-free, obligation-free evaluation of your claim. While in most cases, we can conduct an initial evaluation of your case over the telephone, we can also come to meet you in North Port if necessary. If you live or work in North Port and you believe that you might have a valid personal injury claim, contact us 24/7 to schedule an appointment.
North Port, FL Case Types
The highly-experienced Florida personal injury law firm of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk provides:
- Car accident lawyers in Florida
- Guide to Florida Car Accident Law
- Motorcycle accident lawyers in Florida
- Slip & fall lawyers in Florida
- Truck accident lawyers in Florida
- Bicycle accident lawyers in Florida
- Brain injury lawyers in Florida
- Birth injury lawyers in Florida
- Pedestrian accident lawyers in Florida
- Florida Red Light Car Accident Settlement Lawyers
- Construction accident lawyers in Florida
- Wrongful death lawyers in Florida
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- Dog bite lawyers in Florida
- Drunk driving accident lawyers in Florida
- Insurance disputes lawyers in Florida
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…and the surrounding area!