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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.

Cases We Handle

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:

  • Car Accidents – Severe traumatic injuries from a car accident can impact your life for years, if not decades, to come. Our attorneys can prove who was at fault in the collision and deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.
  • Truck Accidents – We represent Tallahassee residents who have been injured in commercial truck accidents in the North Florida and South Georgia areas. These cases tend to be exceptionally complicated, and you will need an experienced Tallahassee personal injury lawyer in order to recover just compensation.
  • Medical Malpractice – We are known for our results in medical malpractice We handle cases against doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers involving birth injuries, medication errors, misdiagnoses and all other forms of medical negligence.
  • Premises LiabilitySlips, trips and falls from height can cause serious injuries, as can accidents involving elevators, escalators, construction sites, and other dangers. If you have been injured on public or private property in Tallahassee, we can help you recover just compensation.
  • Product Liability – While most personal injury firms occasionally handle cases involving product defects, product liability litigation is at the core of our practice. Our lawyers have extensive experience in cases involving dangerous vehicles, medications, consumer goods and numerous other products.

Breaking Down Your Negligence Claim

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. 

Intentional Torts 

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. 

How a Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

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:

  • They can collect the evidence and documents you need to prove your claim.
  • They can review all of your expenses and losses caused by the accident and calculate what your claim is worth.
  • They can handle all of the correspondence related to your claim and can speak on your behalf. This includes speaking with the insurance companies, the opposing parties, potential witnesses, or anyone else who may be involved in your case. 
  • Subject to your approval, they can negotiate a settlement of your claim. 

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. 

How to Choose the Right Tallahassee Personal Injury Attorney For You

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: 

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • How many personal injury cases have you handled?
  • How much of your practice is dedicated to handling personal injury claims?
  • Do you see any particular issues or challenges with my case?

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. 

What You Can Expect from a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer

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: 

  • A candid assessment of your case explaining any potential issues we may face
  • A firm estimate of what your case may be worth
  • A high level of communication to keep you fully apprised of any developments
  • Hands-on representation to help make your case as strong as possible
  • An in-depth discussion regarding your options
  • A clear explanation of the strategy that we think will yield the best result
  • Communication and careful guidance regarding any settlement offers
  • Compassionate, dedicated legal representation focused on helping you rebuild your life

Request a Free Consultation with a Searcy Denney 

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.

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