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PANAMA CITY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

Wettermark Keith Is The Personal Injury Law Firm For You

Known for being the "Shipwreck Capital of the South," Panama City has more than its fair share of vehicle wrecks as well. In 2021, Panama City had 65 fatal crashes with 77 deaths reported. In that same year, there were over 400,100 wrecks in the state of Florida: 3,737 of those were fatal and 252,973 resulted in injuries. Car accidents are one of the most life-altering experiences a person can have. If you were involved in a Panama City auto accident and are in need of a personal injury lawyer, Wettermark Keith is the firm for you.

Wettermark Keith has an excellent reputation as an accomplished law firm and is proud of the many million dollar verdicts and settlements our personal injury attorneys have collected over the years. We know the law and our accident lawyers serving Panama City and the surrounding areas have the knowledge and experience you need. Our legal practice offers a free initial consultation to consider your claim and advise you of your options.

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WHAT ARE COMMON CAUSES FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT?

Numerous reasons exist for the high amount of traffic accidents on roadways. As a driver, it's important to be aware of others on the road and to stay alert and cautious at all times. Car crashes vary in severity and type and while mistakes happen, negligent driving should not be excused. However, an accident isn't always the fault of another reckless driver. Sometimes the cause can be roadway defects such as potholes, obscured or missing road signs or lack of guardrails. Another possibility is a defective or dangerous auto part contributing to a collision. If another driver is at fault, it may be for one of the following reasons:

  • DUI Driving (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • Excessive Speeding
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Distracted Driving (such as eating or texting)
  • Tailgating
  • Improper Lane Changing
  • Failing to Yield the Right of Way
  • Breaking Roadway Rules

Whatever the cause, you need car accident attorneys to help determine the at-fault parties.  Wettermark Keith lawyers can evaluate the evidence and then build a case to get you compensation for any injury and property damage you've suffered. Using knowledge of the legal system and years of experience, the office of Wettermark Keith will pursue all avenues to get you the settlement you deserve.

WHAT ARE COMMON CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES?

Car accidents can cause a wide range of life-altering injuries with the physical harm devastating lives in many cases. Although an injury may seem minor at first, always seek medical attention following an accident to check for serious internal trauma.  First responders can access any personal injury at the car accident scene, then send you for a thorough evaluation at a nearby medical facility. Common vehicle injuries seen in car collisions include:

  • Skull and Bone Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Spine and Neck Injury
  • Internal Bleeding and Organ Injury
  • Chest and Lung Injury
  • Pelvic Injury
  • Abrasions and Lacerations
  • Death

Many car accident injuries lead to long-term or permanent disabilities. A personal injury attorney at the firm of Wettermark Keith knows how to navigate the complexities of the legal system to file your claim. Our lawyers will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve for your life changing losses. We can seek reparations in the event of a loved one's wrongful death as well.

WHAT KIND OF COMPENSATION CAN AN ATTORNEY GET FOR A CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM?

If you are involved in an auto accident caused by another driver, poor road maintenance or defective manufacturer auto parts, you can make a legal claim against the individual, government entity or company that was responsible.  They may owe you compensation for your damages which can include:

  • Medical Bills and Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Vehicle Repairs
  • Property Damage
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Counseling
  • Legal Fees

The value of your claim depends on many details. Achieving a satisfactory recovery outcome can happen best with guidance from an attorney and the experienced personal injury legal firm of Wettermark Keith.

WHY DO YOU NEED CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS?

It's worth hiring Panama City car accident lawyers to protect your rights to financial compensation from insurance companies and the other parties involved in a car accident. An attorney can best advise you what to do and what to avoid as your car accident case is handled. Without an attorney, you’ll have to learn about all these things when the court action begins in addition to healing from your injuries and working to recover property damages.

Without a lawyer, you can try to negotiate with the insurance company, but you're at a disadvantage financially and legally. Insurance adjusters have methods to thwart your claim and will encourage you to settle for much lower compensation than you may actually deserve. With lawyers on your side, a thorough investigation will take place including the police report, medical records, evidence from the accident scene and eyewitness accounts. Because lawyers are well versed in Florida and local laws, they can build your case step by step ensuring the best possible outcome. During this time, you can be recovering and helping your case by keeping off of social media and getting back to a normal life.

WHAT OTHER HELP CAN A CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER IN PANAMA CITY PROVIDE?

Wettermark Keith can help with more than just auto accidents. Our practice areas include car accidents, truck and motorcycle accidents and wrongful death claims too. Listed below are additional ways our team of attorneys can assist with your Panama City personal injury cases, vehicle accidents, and more.

CAR ACCIDENTS

If you were injured or your motor vehicle was damaged in a wreck, our experienced car accident lawyers will help you with your injury claim to get you the compensation you need for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc. Even if you think your motor vehicle accident is minor, you still can benefit with aid from attorneys.

TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Sharing the road with commercial trucks is necessary but dangerous. Because of their size and often fatigued drivers, 18-wheelers and semi-trucks pose serious threats to smaller autos. The larger size and heavier weight of commercial vehicles, means collisions involving them tend to be more severe and deadly.

Motorcycle accidents, unfortunately, are common in the Panama City panhandle area as well. Unlike automobiles, motorcycles offer little to no protection and have few safety features for their drivers. When involved in an automobile crash, motorcycle riders are extremely vulnerable and their injuries are almost always severe or deadly.

WRONGFUL DEATH

If someone has been involved in a crash resulting in a death due to the misconduct or negligence of another driver, survivors and relatives may sue for wrongful death. Compensation might include monies for the deceased person's lost wages, medical and funeral expenses and possible inheritance bequests.

HOW LONG CAN I WAIT TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?

The statute of limitations varies by state and circumstance, but in Florida, accident victims usually have four years after a car accident to make a car accident claim. However, if you are involved in a car accident, as soon as possible, you should engage a car accident lawyer to represent you. The sooner you do this, the more time your lawyer will have to build your case and secure your settlement.

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WHAT AREAS IN FLORIDA DO WETTERMARK KEITH LAWYERS SERVE?

Wettermark Keith has a team of compassionate, skilled, personal injury lawyers in Panama City ready to serve you. Our Florida panhandle practice areas include:

  • Bay County
  • Apalachicola
  • Destin
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Mexico Beach
  • Miramar Beach
  • Navarre
  • Pensacola
  • Panama City Beach
  • Tallahassee

If you’re looking for a Panama City car accident attorney, we’ve got you covered. We believe in our team so much that you won’t pay anything until we win. Sign up for a free consultation to get started and receive some preliminary legal advice.

WETTERMARK KEITH: THE CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN PANAMA CITY FOR YOU

If you've been involved in an auto accident, make an appointment for a free case evaluation and hire the team at Wettermark Keith today. Share your situation and we'll make a profile of your case. Then leave the rest to us. You'll be treated with care and respect while an experienced law team handles the legal proceedings of your claim. We work on a contingency basis, so you won't pay a penny unless we win for you.

Engaging qualified attorneys is the best way to get a fair settlement after a car accident. Our firm has an excellent reputation and has won many million dollar verdicts for our clients. Wettermark Keith is a name you can trust. If you have questions, we have answers. After an accident, you can file for compensation from the other driver’s insurance on your own, or a lawyer can handle all that time consuming work and stress for you.

Contact Wettermark Keith’s car accident lawyers serving in Bay County and in the Florida panhandle if you’re in need of an attorney who will fight for you, guaranteed. It's more to us.....it's personal.