Florida Panhandle Car Accident Lawyer
Despite the numerous safety features of modern automobiles, the victims involved in car accidents still face a very real danger: the risk of severe personal injury or wrongful death. While advances in technology have granted consumers air bags, crumple zones, and anti-lock brakes to protect the occupants of a vehicle, what they cannot prevent are the negligent behaviors of other drivers.
If someone else negligently caused your car accident in the Florida Panhandle, the personal injury lawyers at Wettermark Keith may be able to help you obtain financial compensation. The driver or another party may owe you money. Our lawyers are passionate about helping victims of auto accidents. We take cases in Tallahassee, Pensacola, and Panama City, FL. Contact us today to request a free legal consultation at our closest law office to you.
Why Choose Us?
- We’re passionate about helping people. That doesn’t just mean taking major cases against large corporations. We take several thousand smaller cases per year as well.
- We’ve built a well-known reputation in the industry. People recognize us for our commitment to clients, determination to obtain maximum results, and our many awards.
- We’ve successfully secured more than $800 million for our clients in collective settlements and jury verdicts.
- We don’t charge our clients until we win their cases. Our attorneys make high-quality legal representation available to everyone by charging on a contingency fee basis.
Do You Need a Car Accident Attorney?
You might not need a car accident lawyer if your crash only caused minor injuries. In this situation, you will use Florida’s no-fault insurance law to file a claim with your own insurance provider and receive compensation for your medical bills and property repairs without needing to prove fault. If you have serious injuries that meet Florida’s injury threshold, however, you may need an attorney to help you bring your claim to court.
Serious injuries give you the opportunity to go to trial against a defendant in the Florida courts. This could result in greater compensation than a first-party insurance claim. To obtain compensation, however, you or your lawyer will need to prove someone else’s legal fault for your car accident. A lawyer can help you navigate Florida’s no-fault insurance system, gather evidence of fault and pursue maximum financial relief for your damages—all while you focus on recovering.
Just how common are car accidents in the state of Florida, and what are the potential injuries? Car crashes in Florida are very common. In fact, in 2018, there were 403,626 reported total crashes, 236,157 injuries and, regrettably, 3,135 fatalities as a result of car accidents. Other jarring statistics include:
- 103,011 hit-and-run accidents and 207 related fatalities
- 9,356 pedestrian accidents and 720 pedestrian deaths
- 9,143 motorcycle accidents and 531 motorcyclist deaths
- 6,590 bicycle accidents and 160 bicyclist deaths
- 5,106 accidents involving alcohol and 372 related deaths
The severity of an injury suffered by a victim of another driver’s negligence can vary greatly. However, in recent times, the experienced auto accident lawyers at our law firm have successfully represented automobile accident victims who suffered:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken or Fractured Limbs
- Burn Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Sadly, a great number of car accidents do in fact end fatally. If you have lost a loved one, our team is well-versed in wrongful death law. It is vital for you to contact an attorney as soon as possible if a fatality occurred in a car accident. In many cases, a successful claim of wrongful death against the responsible party is the only way to recover financially from this type of accident.
Negligent Drivers Cause Accidents
While many aspects of irresponsible or unsafe driving contribute to the total number of car accidents residents of Florida see each year, a number do cause significantly more than others. Data collected by the Department of Public Safety shows that the top contributors to all accidents in the state are:
- Driver not in control of vehicle
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Unseen object or person (driver inattention)
- Following too close
Other common driver-related causes of auto accidents in the Florida Panhandle are distracted driving, texting and driving, speeding, driving aggressively, and running red lights. Nondriver-related causes include dangerous roadways, poorly maintained premises, and defective vehicle parts. If you’re unsure who or what caused your recent wreck, our lawyers can investigate its source on your behalf.
Not strictly limited to accidents caused by these factors, our law firm handles a wide variety of personal injury type cases stemming from car accidents of any nature.
Types of Auto Accident Claims We Accept
A car can crash in many different ways in the Florida panhandle. At Wettermark Keith, we can help victims of all types of automobile accidents. Our lawyers can work with investigators, revisit the scene of the accident, reconstruct the wreck, talk to eyewitnesses, hire experts, and take other steps to get to the bottom of your crash case. Then, we can help you go up against the at-fault party. Accident claims we take include:
- Passenger car accident
- Commercial vehicle accident
- Bus accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Uber/Lyft accident
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Drunk driving accident
- Distracted driving accident
- T-bone collision
- Rear-end accident
Whether you think you know what caused your car accident or you need someone to help you identify the defendant(s), the lawyers at Wettermark Keith can jump into action on your behalf. We can pick up your case at any stage of the claims process, fighting for fair compensation from one or multiple defendants for your family. Find out if we’re the right fit for your car accident claim today.
Serving Justice, One Case at a Time
Here at Wettermark Keith, no case is too big—nor too small—for our expert injury lawyers to pursue. Our top attorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is likely a difficult situation for you, and possibly your family, and are here for you. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your damages. Recovery can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
- Disability-related costs
- Punitive damages
Find out what your car accident case might be worth during a free consultation of your case. The lawyers at Wettermark Keith have the know-how to seek a more complete recovery on your behalf. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person in a car accident, contact our top injury lawyers today. Together, we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for you, long after this ordeal is over.
No Recovery, No Fee Guarantee
When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients; we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.
Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our website and we will get back to you promptly.
If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call our Florida Panhandle office or the location nearest you.