No Recovery, You Owe Us Nothing
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, you Fort Walton Beach personal injury lawyer can seek just compensation on your behalf—and we can help you get back to your normal life.
Our injury 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.
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.
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.
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.
Our personal injury practice encompasses all types of serious accidents occurring in Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding areas of North Florida. For more than 40 years, our lawyers have been helping clients recover just compensation in cases involving:
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:
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:
In general, don’t worry about bringing too much information to your meeting. Experienced Fort Walton Beach personal injury 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.
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:
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:
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.
You are not legally required to hire an attorney to pursue a personal injury claim. You should be aware, however, that insurance companies work closely with their in-house lawyers and outside counsel in deciding how to handle claims. Without a lawyer, you may be at a distinct disadvantage. Also, non-lawyers tend to settle their claims for far less than what they are worth and wind up with uncovered losses.
The prospect of going to court is understandably intimidating for most clients. The good news is that most personal injury cases settle long before they go to court. That said, for cases that won’t settle, going to court is the only way to get the compensation you deserve. A Fort Walton Beach personal injury lawyer will walk you through the process and make sure you are fully prepared.
Yes, many lawyers are expensive, billing for their services on an hourly basis. Depending on the type of lawyer you need, they could charge close to one thousand dollars per hour. That said, most, if not all personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that they do not bill for their services up-front. Instead, they take a percentage of any compensation you receive as their fee. This allows their clients to get the legal help they need without having to go out of pocket.
Almost all personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation. This is the lawyer’s opportunity to review your case and determine whether you have a claim. However, it is also your opportunity to interview the lawyer and decide whether or not they are the right fit for you. They should be willing to answer any questions you may have and make you feel comfortable that they have the experience, skill, and knowledge to handle your case successfully.
You might be surprised at how quickly the insurance company offers to settle your claim - they may make an offer within a couple of days. They do this to limit their liability because you also waive any further or future claims if you accept the settlement. As a result, you risk having losses for which you cannot seek compensation. Whether or not you should take the offer depends on the particular circumstances of your case. We recommend speaking with a Fort Walton Beach personal injury lawyer before accepting the offer to better understand your options.
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
It isn’t always easy to know what your case will be worth at the outset. That will depend on the extent of your injuries and your expected recovery. Even then, recovery doesn’t always go according to plan, and complications can develop. As a result, the exact dollar amount will depend on the specific circumstances of your case.
As an accident victim in Fort Walton Beach, you have a number of fundamental legal rights. For example, you are entitled to the evidence you need in order to determine who (or what company) is to blame for your injuries, and you are entitled to recover just compensation for your injury-related losses. You are also entitled to be represented by an injury law firm at all stages of the process, from investigating the cause of the accident to negotiating with the insurance companies and, if necessary, seeking just compensation at trial.
At Searcy Denney, we handle all personal injury claims on a contingency-fee basis. Your initial consultation with a lawyer is complimentary and completely risk-free; and, if you choose our firm to pursue your claim, you will not pay any out-of-pocket fees or costs. You won’t pay anything at all unless we win your case; and, if you accept a settlement or secure a judgment at trial, our fees will be calculated as a percentage of your award.
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.