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Comprehensive Personal Injury Representation for Destin and Fort Walton Beach

If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's careless or reckless conduct, you may be entitled to compensation. The compensation our Fort Walton Beach personal injury attorneys seek to recover should be sufficient to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

At Dowd Law Firm, our Fort Walton Beach personal injury lawyers are committed to helping accident victims and their families recover fair compensation. We also believe that the responsible person, whether it is an individual or business, should pay for the serious, life-changing harm you have suffered as a result of their poor decisions.

If you've been hurt in an accident, contact our Destin personal injury lawyers today at (850) 972-2233.

What Does Personal Injury Mean in Florida?

Personal injury refers to injury to the body, mind or emotions caused by another person's negligence, reckless conduct, or intentional misconduct.

In addition, if your injuries were caused by someone's gross negligence or recklessness — conduct beyond regular negligence — you may be entitled to punitive damages. Having the right personal injury attorney in Destin is important. Florida has also adopted wrongful death laws, which allow the families of those who have died as a result of negligent conduct to obtain compensation from the responsible parties.

Is There a Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims?

In the state of Florida, you have a statute of limitations of four years from the date of the injury. This means if you do not file within this time period, you lose your right to bring your case to court. That's why it's important to reach out to a Fort Walton Beach personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have been involved in an accident.

We represent individuals who have been injured in:

Most personal injury and wrongful death claims involve negotiating with and potentially litigating against the other party's insurance company. Our experienced Fort Walton Beach personal injury lawyers have more than 105 years of combined experience and we are prepared to stand up to insurance companies and large corporations on behalf of our clients.

What Is Included in a Personal Injury Settlement?

Under Florida personal injury law, you may be entitled to compensation for certain economic and non-economic damages if they were caused by someone else's negligence. The term "negligence" in this case refers to a breach of reasonable standards of care, resulting in an injury to another party. To prove negligence, you must show:

  • The other person had a duty to not injure you, which they failed
  • You sustained damages and injury
  • Failure of the other person's duty is directly related to the injury you sustained

For example, negligence can occur in a traffic accident if the other party illegally drove through a red light. The other driver has a duty to follow all traffic laws at all times, which they owe to other drivers on the road. The other driver's failure to uphold their duty resulted in them colliding with a car that was legally driving through the intersection, resulting in a serious injury.

You may be entitled to the following forms of compensation in your injury case:

  • Current and past medical expenses
  • Lost wages resulting from the injury
  • Damages from permanent disfigurement
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress from pain and suffering

Contact Destin Personal Injury Attorney Today

At Dowd Law Firm, we understand the physical and emotional impact that serious accidents can have on the victims and their families. We always place our clients' interests first, and we never encourage them to settle for less than the full and fair compensation they deserve. Our firm handles personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis, not charging any legal fees unless and until we obtain monetary damages for our clients.

Fort Walton Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

To schedule a consultation with our Fort Walton Beach personal injury lawyers to discuss your case, please contact us today at (850) 972-2233.

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