North Port Car Accident Lawyers

A North Port car accident lawyer is here to help.Car crashes can happen in the blink of an eye and leave innocent victims with months or even years of physical pain, steep medical expenses and lost income due to a disability. The aftermath of the accident can be devastating not only for the victim but for his or her family as well. This is why the attorneys of Buckman & Buckman, P.A., have tirelessly pursued justice on behalf of injury victims in North Port and surrounding areas in Sarasota County for more than 20 years.

We are a small, family-owned and operated law firm. We focus on making a difference in the lives of our clients and their loved ones. If you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident in North Port, contact us today for a free consultation and learn more about how our family can help yours.

How Can Our Lawyers Serve You After a North Port Car Accident?

After a car crash, the other driver’s insurance company will work hard to minimize the value of your claim. You can bet that the insurer will investigate the accident, talk to witnesses and try to gather any evidence that it can use to settle the claim for the lowest possible amount. That is why you should get help from an experienced North Port car accident lawyer from Buckman & Buckman. We will level the playing field for you by:

  • Carefully and thoroughly investigating your crash. You deserve to have your own independent investigation into the facts. We will move quickly to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and gather photographs and videos. Our goal is to build the strongest case possible for you.
  • Paying close attention to your medical treatment. Medical care is one of the most important parts of a personal injury case. Our firm has dealt with medical providers for decades. We know how to track and negotiate medical bills while protecting our clients’ rights. We will make sure that you get the treatment you need. We will also work closely with skilled experts so we can better understand your injuries and their effect on your life.
  • Pursuing the maximum amount for you. We know how insurance companies operate. We will demand the maximum amount for you and counter any attempts by the insurance company to pay you less than what you deserve. If necessary, our skilled litigators will be ready to take your case to trial.

Types of North Port Car Accident Cases We Handle

A reported 7,435 car accidents occurred in Sarasota County in just the first seven months of 2018, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. These crashes resulted in 28 fatalities – an increase from the 22 fatalities that occurred between January and July 2017.  The attorneys at Buckman & Buckman know just how serious car crashes can be. We have dealt with cases involving:

  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Elderly car accidents
  • Youth car accidents
  • Passenger claims
  • Uninsured motorist cases
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Semi-truck crashes
  • Bicycle and pedestrian injuries
  • Work-related crashes
  • Multiple vehicle collisions
  • Bus and public transit accidents.

Types of Compensation for North Port Car Accident Victims

Unlike most states, Florida places several obstacles in the way of pursuing compensation from the other driver. First, auto accident victims must file a claim with their own insurance company and claim benefits from their personal injury protection (PIP) policy. This coverage may be enough to cover minor injuries that have limited need for treatment.

However, if your injuries are more serious, you may be able to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver. If successful, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings from work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses.

If you lose a loved one in a collision in North Port, you and your family may be able to bring a wrongful death action against the responsible driver and seek damages such as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of love and affection
  • Loss of society and companionship
  • Other out-of-pocket costs associated with the unexpected death.

My highest recommendation and gratitude to the firm of Buckman & Buckman. Their generous reliability and core knowledge is truly valuable. Complex legal issues are strategically and efficiently handled. Communication was always prompt, and always my needs were a priority. Competency in cost-benefit analysis resulted in my receiving appropriate compensation. During the procedure, I experienced the highest ethical standards. This firm is truly superior in all regards. — Client

Take These Steps After a North Port Vehicle Accident

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, do not assume you are fine. Get immediate medical attention. If you wait too long, you are simply giving the insurance company a reason to try to avoid paying for your injuries. After a crash, follow these simple steps:

Take photos. If possible, get pictures of everything – the cars, the scene, your injuries and anything else that might be helpful later on in your case.

Get medical attention. Whether you go to Sarasota Memorial Hospital or some other medical facility, make sure you see a doctor as early as possible. You need to think about your health above everything else.

Do not talk with insurance adjusters. No matter how many times an insurance company calls you, asks you to give a statement and/or offers to settle your claim, simply refer the insurer to your attorney at Buckman & Buckman. We will protect your rights and interests.

Get a copy of your crash report. After an accident, the police will create an official crash report. If you were hurt in a crash in North Port, you may be able to get a copy of your report by going to:

Our North Port Car Accident Attorneys Are Here for You

If you have been injured in a North Port car accident, or if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, you will owe it to yourself to work with a law firm that cares about you and your family. Make Buckman & Buckman your first call. We will provide a free consultation, and we can start work on your case right away. You won’t have to any fees unless we recover compensation for you. Contact us today to get started.

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