Sarasota Motorcycle Accidents

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Sarasota Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Sarasota and Manatee

When a motorcycle accident occurs, the insurance company typically tries to blame the motorcyclist. This approach reflects that same lack of respect for motorcyclists that often causes crashes in the first place. In many cases, accidents occur because motorists fail to safely share the road with motorcycles.

At Buckman & Buckman, P.A., our Sarasota motorcycle accident lawyers will take your side. We are a family-run law firm that gives close attention to each client we serve. When you hire us, you will work directly with a lawyer – not a paralegal.

We will learn the details about how your motorcycle accident happened and how it has impacted your life. Knowing these details, we will be well-prepared to tell your story at the negotiation table or in court.

You can count on us to treat your case as our top priority and to aggressively seek the compensation you are due. It all starts with a free consultation. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you.

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Why Are Motorcycle Accidents Different?

Unlike car occupants, motorcycle riders and their passengers have very little protection. As a result, motorcycle accidents can result in serious and – all too often – fatal injuries. This is especially true when a collision with a car or truck occurs.

The motorcycle injuries we typically see in Sarasota and Manatee include:

  • Head and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Back and spine injuries (from slipped discs to paralysis)
  • Fractures, particularly broken arms, legs and ribs
  • Amputation of feet, hands, toes, fingers or limbs
  • Cuts, bruises and friction burns, or “road rash.”

Motorcycle accidents are different from other types of accidents in many other ways, including:

  • To obtain any type of settlement or judgment, car accident victims must prove the accident caused permanent injuries. Motorcycle accident victims do not have to prove permanent injuries.
  • If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to receive pain and suffering compensation – even if it is not permanent.

If another driver caused your accident – for instance, the driver made a left-hand turn in front of you –you are also entitled to property damage compensation — money to repair or replace your bike.

Insurance companies – your own insurer and the other driver’s insurer – will try to avoid paying you a full and fair settlement. You will need to fight for the payment you are owed. You will need:

  • Comprehensive evidence establishing the facts about your crash
  • A full accounting of your physical, emotional and financial losses
  • Detailed knowledge of how Florida insurance law works (and how insurance companies operate).

At Buckman & Buckman, we believe that motorcycle accident victims deserve to work with an attorney who will not be afraid to take their case to trial. We will prepare your case for success in the courtroom, which can give us a tremendous advantage when we seek a settlement on your behalf.

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What Compensation Can You Recover After a Motorcycle Accident in Florida?

When Buckman & Buckman represents you in a motorcycle accident case, we will pursue all compensation available to you. We cannot undo your injuries. However, we can determine all of your losses and seek full compensation for you, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income and diminished future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of familial relationships
  • Loss of your enjoyment of life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We will dig through all insurance policies involved in your case and demand that insurers pay what they owe. Our attorneys are tough negotiators. We have detailed knowledge of Florida law and extensive experience with motorcycle accident cases. We will fight to make things right for you.

After a fatal motorcycle accident, it is so important for the family to immediately contact a personal injury attorney. The charges filed against the driver are just the beginning. In fact, more serious charges could follow. Typically when someone dies in a traffic accident, the Florida Highway Patrol will produce a “Comprehensive Fatality Accident Report” after their investigation is complete. That report will include the investigator’s conclusions about the facts of the accident and who is at fault. Troopers may then recommend sending the case to the State Attorney’s office to decide whether to file additional criminal charges.

Your attorney should keep track of the traffic investigation and also follow the insurance adjustor’s investigation. Often the insurance investigation depends on gathering different kinds of evidence than the police will gather. Your lawyer understands the difference between both investigations and advocates on behalf of the family.

When a loved one dies suddenly in a motorcycle accident, usually the survivors are overwhelmed with grief as they try to navigate a very complicated legal process. They’ll have to file a wrongful death claim and also deal with the estate, which likely involves probate court. It can be one of the most stressful legal situations for most families who are still grieving.

The attorneys at Buckman and Buckman, P.A., focus their practice on both wrongful death cases and estate planning. Instead of dealing with several different lawyers and law firms, clients communicate directly with one team of attorneys who represent them in both areas of law.

Personal Injury Protection Insurance: What Your Insurance Company May Not Tell You

If you can’t find the driver who hit and hurt you, you can file your claim with your own insurance company. You don’t have to wait until police track down the missing driver in order to get the compensation you need. Instead your own uninsured motorist (UM) coverage could pay some of the medical bills if you’re put out of work.

Motorcyclists cannot elect to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage on their insurance policies, so they have to rely on the uninsured motorist (UM) or bodily injury (BI) coverage. HOWEVER, if you have a stacked car insurance policy for another vehicle in your household (maybe for your spouse), you can then get Personal Injury Protection from that policy. But again, it gets complicated, so having an attorney fight this fight for you is a good idea because the insurance company won’t tell you how to get the most compensation for your injuries.

Our Sarasota Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Want to Help You

When a motorist hits and injures a motorcyclist, we refuse to accept the “I didn’t see him” excuse. We also refuse to accept insurance company bias against motorcyclists. At Buckman & Buckman, we will aggressively seek justice for you and your family.

When you are hurt in a motorcycle accident, we understand that timing is important. You can count on us to work as efficiently as possible to resolve your case.

If you are in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice or North Port, call us today to discuss your case. You will speak directly with your attorney – not a paralegal.

Buckman & Buckman takes on motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. You will pay no fee unless we obtain compensation for you. Contact us today to get started with a free consultation.

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Money Won For Clients

$400,000

Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Settlement for a motorcycle client who suffered multiple fractures due to the negligence of a driver

$100,000

Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Settlement obtained on behalf of motorcycle rider who suffered a collarbone fracture and head injury due to a careless driver.

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