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If you have been injured in an accident, your choice of legal representation matters. Not only do you need a Tallahassee personal injury lawyer who has significant experience handling your type of case, but you also need a lawyer who is familiar with the city and who can use his or her local knowledge to help you recover maximum compensation for your personal injury claim.
At Searcy Denney, we are committed to fighting for Tallahassee residents who have been harmed by others’ negligence. Located in the historic Towle House on Calhoun Street, our local attorneys bring decades of experience to fighting for victims of vehicle collisions, slips and falls, and other accidents. We also have a nationwide reputation for providing effective representation in medical malpractice and products liability litigation, and we have a long and established track record of securing just compensation for our clients’ losses.
Our personal injury practice is devoted to representing individuals who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of others. Our attorneys offer skilled, compassionate and effective legal representation, and we rely on our firm’s substantial resources to aggressively pursue maximum financial compensation for our clients. While we have a strong and deeply-rooted commitment to Tallahassee, we also have other Florida offices as well, and we are able to leverage our firm’s statewide presence to our clients’ advantage.
So, how can a Tallahassee personal injury lawyer help you? Our attorneys are available to represent Tallahassee residents in cases including:
As part of the analysis in determining fault, your lawyer will need to determine whether the other party was negligent. Negligence occurs when the other party fails to act in a reasonably prudent manner that would prevent injury to others. Proving that the other party was negligent in your case can be much more complicated than you may think.
Negligence is unintentional, so you need to focus on the facts that would suggest the other party was careless. For example:
Which facts are important will depend on the nature of your case. An experienced Tallahassee personal injury lawyer can review your case and determine whether you can pursue a claim against the other party.
In some cases, the other party may have intended to cause you harm. In that situation, your attorney does not need to prove that they were negligent. Instead, they need to be able to prove that the other party intended to harm you. This requires a very different analysis from a negligence case but can be just as challenging.
Intentional tort cases often involve criminal charges, such as assault and battery. If the other party has been charged with a crime, it’s important to remember that you can still pursue a civil claim against them for compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been seriously injured, your priority should be your recovery. Follow your doctor’s orders, get the rest you need, and take whatever steps you need to regain your health. It can be incredibly overwhelming to focus on your recovery and attempt to pursue a claim for your injuries simultaneously. The paperwork, the phone calls, and collecting evidence can simply be too much when you’re recovering from a severe injury.
Even if you don’t plan to go to court, there are many ways that a Tallahassee personal injury lawyer can help:
Most non-lawyers struggle to gather the documentation they need to prove their claim and wind up settling for far less than what their claim is worth. An experienced Tallahassee personal injury lawyer can help you get fair compensation for your claim.
Almost every personal injury lawyer offers a free initial consultation. You should use this meeting as an opportunity to decide whether this attorney would be a good fit for you and whether you are confident that they have the knowledge and experience to handle your case and obtain a fair result. Here are some questions that you should consider:
Every attorney is different – they will have different personalities with different styles of communication. And while you should expect that they meet the highest professional and ethical standards, you should give some thought as to the level of service you need or want.
Many clients aren’t sure what to expect when they hire a lawyer. While we can’t speak for other firms, here is what you should expect when you work with a Tallahassee personal injury lawyer from our firm:
If you have questions about your legal rights after an accident in Tallahassee, we encourage you to get in touch. Our personal injury attorneys can explain everything you need to know. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible, give us a call at 888-549-7011 or tell us how we can help online today.