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Our Fort Walton Beach Accident Attorneys Help Victims Recover Just Compensation. 

For more than 40 years, the attorneys at Searcy Denney have been helping accident victims in Fort Walton Beach and throughout Florida recover just compensation for their losses. We understand the practical consequences of facing financial strain while recovering from severe traumatic injuries, and we know what it means for our clients to win the financial compensation they deserve. If you have been seriously injured, we can seek just compensation on your behalf—and we can help you get back to your normal life.

Our Fort Walton Beach accident attorneys handle cases involving all types of serious accidents and injuries. We routinely represent clients who have suffered substantial losses, and we take pride in making sure our clients have the financial resources they need to recover. Regardless of what happened, and no matter who is to blame, our attorneys will do whatever it takes to make sure you receive just compensation. Are you ready to get started? So are we.

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Proven Results in Florida Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Product Defect Lawsuits

With centuries of combined legal experience, our attorneys have secured billions of dollars in compensation for our clients. This includes winning substantial settlements and verdicts for clients who have suffered severe traumatic injuries and lost loved ones under a broad range of circumstances. 

Is it Time for You to Speak with One of Our Fort Walton Beach Accident Attorneys?

Many people struggle with the decision of whether to contact an attorney. At Searcy Denney, we want to make sure this decision is as simple as possible: If you have put in the effort to look for an attorney, you owe it to yourself to speak with one about your legal rights. Our initial consultations are complimentary and completely risk-free, and we are more than happy to speak with you to determine if you have a claim for financial compensation. 

  • Were you involved in a car, truck, SUV or motorcycle accident?
  • Were you injured on public or private property?
  • Were you injured by a product that seemed to malfunction or that did not work as you expected?
  • Are you concerned about the quality of your or a loved one’s medical care?
  • Has your child, spouse or parent been seriously injured? Or, have you lost a close family member in an accident?

If your answer to any of these questions is, “Yes,” then our personal injury attorneys can help you understand your situation and decide if it makes sense to pursue a claim for just compensation. 

What to Bring When You Meet with Your Fort Walton Beach Accident Attorneys

When you meet with a lawyer at the initial consultation, your goal is to get a sense of whether or not this lawyer is a good fit for your case. However, and perhaps more importantly, it’s also an opportunity for the lawyer to provide you with the following: 

  • A determination of whether you have a legal claim for compensation
  • A candid assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case
  • A proposed strategy for getting you the compensation you need
  • An estimate of what your claim may be worth

To get the full benefit of this meeting, you, therefore, need to come to the meeting fully prepared. As a result, you should bring whatever documents and other information related to the accident that you may have: 

  • Copies of any letters, emails, or other correspondence related to your case
  • Any accident reports that were prepared by third parties
  • Copies of your medical records and bills
  • Any photographs you may have of the scene of the accident
  • Any photographs you may have of your injuries
  • Statements from any witnesses
  • Documentation of any lost wages

In general, don’t worry about bringing too much information to your meeting. Experienced Fort Walton Beach accident attorneys will be able to identify the relevant documents almost immediately. Taking all of your records to the initial consultation is much more likely to result in a successful meeting. 

10 Examples of Fault in Florida Personal Injury Cases

Fault can take many different forms, and different types of accidents can involve different forms of fault. For example, the grounds for seeking financial compensation after a commercial truck accident will be very different from those involved in a claim for medical malpractice. However, there are some overarching principles, and some types of claims (i.e. claims based on product defects) will be similar across different types of personal injury cases.

With this in mind, here are 10 examples of fault-based claims for damages:

  • Driver Negligence – Driver negligence is the most common factor in vehicle collisions. Examples include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, tailgating, and failure to yield.
  • Employer Negligence – Employers can be held directly liable for mistakes such as failing to conduct background checks and forcing employees to spend too many hours behind the wheel.
  • Failure to Properly Maintain a Vehicle – Vehicle owners have a legal obligation to maintain their vehicles so that they do not present unreasonable safety hazards on Georgia’s roadways.
  • Failure to Properly Maintain Premises – Property maintenance issues, including failure to make necessary repairs, are common factors in vehicle accident and premises liability cases.
  • Inadequate Security – In addition to maintaining their premises, certain commercial property owners also have a legal obligation to provide adequate security for their patrons and guests.
  • Design and Construction Defects – Building and road design and construction defects can lead to various types of accidents and injuries.
  • Diagnostic and Testing Errors – In medical malpractice cases, diagnostic and testing errors will often support claims for significant financial compensation.
  • Surgical and Treatment Errors – Surgical mistakes and other treatment errors are common “causes of action” in medical malpractice cases as well.
  • Pharmacy Errors – Pharmacy errors such as improperly filling prescriptions and mixing up patients’ prescriptions can have severe, life-altering consequences.
  • Product Defects – While not strictly a form of “fault” (since product defect claims are subject to strict liability, which means proof of negligence is not required), product defects are common factors in all types of accidents.

How Your Fort Walton Beach Accident Attorneys Can Help You Build Your Personal Injury Claim

For those who have been severely injured, compiling the necessary documents and evidence can be a tremendous challenge. Between medical appointments and trying to take care of your family, trying to find and organize the numerous documents you need can seem overwhelming. One of the benefits of working with a lawyer is that they can help you compile the evidence you need: 

  • They can speak with your doctor’s office and other medical professionals on your behalf to get copies of important medical records and bills. 
  • They can review your medical records to ensure that they clearly reflect the cause of your injuries, your prognosis, and how it will affect your ability to work or engage in day-to-day activities. 
  • They can obtain copies of any accident reports. 
  • They can hire professional photographers to take pictures of the scene of the accident. 
  • They can work with witnesses to obtain clear statements that will support your claim. 
  • They can obtain any video camera footage from the scene of the accident. 

Our Fort Walton Beach accident attorneys know how to build a successful case. We understand that getting the evidence you need isn’t always easy, especially when you’re focused on putting your life back together. As a result, we’re prepared to help you as much as you need, even if it means doing the legwork to collect the documentation that supports your claim

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation in Fort Walton Beach, FL

To speak with one of our Fort Walton Beach accident attorneys about your legal rights, please call 800-780-8607 or request a free initial consultation online. We speak with people just like you every day, and our attorneys can take action immediately if necessary in order to protect your legal rights.


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