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A severe injury has the potential to impact each aspect of your life and well-being substantially. It can also result in expensive medical bills, weeks, months, or even years of lost wages, and permanent physical and emotional harm. When these injuries and subsequent damages happen due to the negligent actions of another individual, the law allows the injured person to recover compensation.
If you or a loved one sustained severe injuries in a preventable incident, the North Port personal injury attorneys at Boohoff Law, P.A. can help you.
In essence, a personal injury is bodily harm caused by another person’s negligence. Often, these claims also include property damage, as well as mental or emotional harm. If another person or party behaved in a way that they shouldn’t have, which caused you harm, Florida law allows you to seek monetary compensation from them.
At Boohoff Law, we help injured individuals and their families after the following types of accidents and incidents:
Liability for personal injuries varies greatly depending on the circumstances and location where the victim sustained their injury. Even in a relatively straightforward car accident, an investigation by an experienced lawyer may discover the liability of a mechanic or parts manufacturer if the brakes fail.
One of the most crucial jobs of your North Port personal injury attorney is to determine who is liable for causing your injuries. You must identify all of these people or parties to receive the compensation you deserve. Generally, a liable party owed you a duty of care and failed to provide it.
If you file a legal claim, your North Port personal injury attorney must prove that the at-fault party’s actions were the proximate cause of your injuries. In other words, their actions must cause your injuries. For instance, if a drunk driver was pulled over a few blocks away from your accident, it doesn’t mean they are liable for causing your accident.
The final piece of proving a negligence injury claim is establishing that you have compensable damages. If you don’t have any damages for which the court can order recovery, you don’t have a valid claim. When you meet with one of our experienced North Port personal injury attorneys for a free consultation, they will be examining your case to determine if you have damages and, if so, what exactly they are.
Personal injury damages typically fall into special and general categories. Special damages refer to your economic damages, while general damages are non-economic.
Special damages can include:
General damages might include:
No matter how your personal injury occurred, you deserve compensation for both your special and general damages. At Boohoff Law, our well-versed North Port personal injury attorneys aren’t afraid to fight for your rights to obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive for your damages.
The most common personal injury claims arise from car accidents. Florida is dangerous for motorists and all who share the road with them.
According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department, Sarasota County alone reported 5,781 motor vehicle accidents in one recent year. These accidents resulted in 3,310 injuries and 61 total fatalities. One year later, 6,622 crashes caused 3,839 injuries and 55 fatalities.
Personal injuries, including those arising from motor vehicle accidents, can range in severity. Some victims will experience mild to moderate discomfort with a self-limiting injury that resolves within a few weeks. Others may have severe pain and be out of work for months. Still, other victims may never experience their minds or bodies the way they did before their injury and may need constant care for the rest of their lives.
No matter the type or severity of your injury, our North Port personal injury attorneys are here to help.
If you or a loved one suffered any of the following or other injuries due to the actions or inactions of someone else, reach out to us today to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation.
The most severe type of head injury is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI can occur from a penetrating or non-penetrating injury. Sometimes the sheer force of a fall or car accident can injure the brain inside the skull. A TBI can leave the victim unconscious for a moment or indefinitely. It may resolve on its own with little consequence or the need for intervention, or it may never completely resolve. Patients with severe head injuries may experience ongoing seizures and other neurological problems, including personality and behavioral changes.
All kinds of accidents can cause facial injuries. The problem with these injuries is that they can lead to severe scarring and disfigurement that is readily noticeable. Facial injuries also bleed a lot and have the potential for infection.
Back and neck injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating. Even something as simple as a pulled muscle or a slipped disc can leave a personal injury victim out of work for weeks. If the injury involves damage to the spinal cord, they may experience temporary or permanent and life-changing paralysis. Whiplash is a common injury to the neck and upper spine in car accidents and even in falls. While it usually resolves on its own within a few weeks, it can still be quite painful.
Nearly any type of accident can lead to broken bones, sprains, strains, and severe bruising in the arms and legs. Some bone fractures are severe enough that they need surgery and physical therapy to correct. In severe cases, limbs may have already been or may need to be amputated.
Car accidents, fires, defective products, and many other incidents can lead to severe burn injuries. Depending on the location and severity of the burn, it can be excruciating, cause severe scarring and disfigurement, and it may even be limb- or life-threatening. Severe burns need extensive medical treatment to heal correctly and are at risk for infection and a host of other complications.
Internal injuries are common in motor vehicle crashes, assaults, and falls. Internal organs can suffer bruising and severe or even life-threatening blood loss. Sometimes broken ribs or a broken pelvis can occur and contribute to these injuries.
Though unseen, the mental and emotional injuries that follow a personal injury can be profound and long-lasting. For example, victims may live with depression, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), requiring long periods of therapy and medication. In addition, they may experience nightmares, flashbacks, and difficulty sleeping to the point where they can’t hold down a regular job.
Suppose you or a family member suffered injuries due to another individual or party’s careless, negligent, or intentional actions in Florida. In that case, you might deserve compensation for your losses. Unfortunately, obtaining these benefits isn’t typically easy. At-fault parties and their insurance companies or legal teams will fight hard against having to pay out any settlements, no matter their size.
Most personal injury victims lack the legal experience, knowledge, or resources needed to conduct a full investigation that will lead them to secure maximum compensation for their injury claim. Some of the primary benefits of hiring a skilled North Port personal injury lawyer include the following:
A lawyer knows what your injury claim is truly worth. An attorney will have experience handling cases just like yours. Medical and financial experts can assess your claim and calculate the full damages you should receive.
An experienced attorney fully understands the often-complex personal injury legal process. It’s essential to have a skilled North Port personal injury attorney who knows which legal documents to file, how to correctly complete legal forms, and the applicable statute of limitations or filing deadline for your specific case.
Representation from a seasoned attorney will improve your odds of receiving fair compensation for your claim. Going up against large insurance carriers is never easy. However, doing so without a lawyer reveals to the other side that you may be unprepared.
When you hire a skilled North Port personal injury lawyer to be by your side, the insurance carrier and the at-fault party will know that you intend for your claim to be successful. The last thing an insurance company wants is for you to obtain legal representation to assist with your case. It’s also exactly why it should be your first step after being involved in a personal injury.
Most personal injury attorneys agree to work on cases based on contingency fees. As such, they won’t receive fees for their services unless they obtain the compensation you deserve. This motivates attorneys to win your case so that they can also receive payment for their legal services.
Although most personal injury cases settle long before going to trial, not all do. If yours doesn’t, with an attorney on your side, you’ll be ready to take the case to trial.
At Boohoff Law, we will invest our time, effort, and resources into your personal injury claim so that we are well-versed regarding every single detail involved. When the opposition knows that we will take the case to trial and have built a strong case for you, we often receive better settlement offers.
Suffering a personal injury leads to a difficult time. During this difficult time, you need a legal team that will apprise you of the process and actively listen to you every step of the way.
At Boohoff Law, our highly skilled team of North Port personal injury lawyers, medical and litigation paralegals, and seasoned administrative assistants know that your recovery is personal. It’s our job to obtain your recovery. You can count on us to fight wholeheartedly to get you the outcomes you deserve.
You don’t pay us anything—not now and not when your case is over—unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Call us at (941) 888-0848 today to book your free case review. You can also contact us online.
Either way, we are here for you 24/7. And if you can’t come to one of our offices due to your injuries, we are happy to come to you.
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