North Port, Florida, borders the Myakka River State Park and is close to Gasparilla Sound, Cape Haze Aquatic Preserve, and Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. All of this access makes North Port a great place to ride a motorcycle and take in Florida’s beautiful scenery and climate.
Whether you take a casual weekend ride along the coast or ride your motorcycle to work on I-75, you are at risk of a motorcycle accident. Like pedestrians and bicyclists, motorcyclists are more susceptible to catastrophic or deadly crashes due to their lack of protection.
If someone hit you on your motorcycle, contact Boohoff Law’s motorcycle accident lawyers for a free consultation. Our team commits itself to obtaining big results for our clients, and we can advise what we can do for you.
Your insurance company may not be telling you everything. Know what you’re entitled to with a free consultation. Rest assured that we will never charge any fees unless we win.
We can help you get through the aftermath of your motorcycle crash.
After a motorcycle accident, you might not know where to turn. You have serious injuries and need significant medical treatment. Your bills are piling up, and you are unsure of your legal rights or where to begin.
In this situation, you should not have to handle the legal process on your own—nor should you try to. You deserve a champion who will fight by your side with compassion and skill.
Our team of accessible attorneys will take on the insurance companies and navigate the legal system for you, always seeking the full outcome you deserve. Do not worry for another minute about how you will stand up for your rights. Let Boohoff Law’s motorcycle accident lawyers stand up for you.
If you ride a motorcycle in the North Ports area, you are at constant risk of accidents and injuries. This is because others on the road do not take proper care to keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists have the right to use the road like any other vehicle, and other drivers must take caution to prevent crashing into any vehicle—including motorcycles.
Some common risks for motorcyclists in North Port include:
Many drivers simply say they did not see the bike before they crashed. While motorcycles are more difficult to see, drivers must pay close enough attention to the road to notice all vehicles around them, no matter their sizes. When a driver claims to not see a bike, they are likely distracted.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers work to hold negligent drivers liable for the harm they cause to motorcyclists. Call today for more information.
Even when bikers do not die in an accident, motorcycle accident injuries are usually catastrophic, especially when the rider lacks protective gear.
Injuries can include:
When you have additional health issues, such as diabetes, or you are on medications that compromise your immune system, such as chemotherapy, your body heals slower. Because you heal slowly, you have a higher risk of contracting an infection. You might lose work for a long time.
Always let your motorcycle accident attorney know if you have a pre-existing medical condition that may compromise your ability to heal so that your attorney can adjust the amount of compensation you request for your injuries.
The insurance company will not tell you what your case is worth. Instead, adjusters work to convince you to accept much less than you deserve. Calculating the value of your claim is a complex process, and there are many factors to consider.
Most injury victims underestimate their losses, as they do not realize everything they might recover for financially. This often results in accepting settlements that are far less than they deserve, which leaves victims responsible for many losses they should not have to cover.
When you reach out for your no-cost evaluation, our legal team can give you an idea of what your case is worth. If you decide to hire our firm, we will calculate your losses down to the dollar of what you deserve. Then, we fight to recover every dollar from insurance companies and liable parties.
When you settle with or sue an insurance company, you can receive three types of damages: economic, non-economic, and punitive. Economic damages are costs with a specific dollar amount and are often called “special” damages. Non-economic damages are costs for which a dollar amount is not straightforward to assign and we call these “general” damages.
Economic or special damages include any medical expenses you incurred because of the accident plus medical expenses you are likely to incur in the future. These expenses cover hospital stays, surgery, doctor’s appointments, follow-up appointments, physical therapy, cognitive therapy, psychological therapy, and medical aids such as wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches. Economic damages also include vehicle replacement or repair, replacement of personal property damaged in the accident, and, in the case of a loved one’s death in a motorcycle accident, funeral and burial expenses.
You generally receive non-economic or general damages for long-term issues including pain and suffering, loss of consortium if you can no longer have a physical relationship with your spouse, loss of companionship if you can no longer take part in family activities, loss of use the accident damages a limb or other body part permanently, and inconvenience if you must hire someone to do the tasks you would normally do yourself, including mowing, home maintenance, cleaning, and even shopping.
The court only orders punitive damages if it finds the defendant grossly negligent or intentionally harmful. Grossly negligent behaviors might include road rage, driving under the influence or, in some cases, excessive speeding, such as if the defendant fled police.
Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer at Boohoff Law in North Port online or at (941) 260-0376 as soon as possible. We handle cases from the negotiation stage through the trial, if necessary. Keep in mind that some insurance companies require you to file a claim as soon as 30 days after the accident, so Contact us as soon as possible after you get your initial medical care.
We take many steps to best represent you following your motorcycle crash, including:
Florida law does not require bikers to wear a motorcycle helmet if they are at least 21 years old and have an insurance policy that provides at least $10,000 in medical benefits. Therefore, many motorcyclists choose not to wear helmets.
If you suffered head injuries, the insurance company might limit your settlement because you did not wear a helmet. However, this should not affect your claim. Even motorcyclists with helmets suffer serious head trauma and brain injuries, and we will fight back against helmet-related arguments by insurance companies.