Results for Our Clients

Trucking Accident

$3,000,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client was rendered paraplegic after being rear-ended by tractor trailer.

Negligent Security and Sexual Battery

$450,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered severe emotional and psychological injuries.

Negligent Bar Security

$50,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a fractured jaw.

Negligent Security/Sexual Assault

$112,500 Pre-trial Settlement

7 year-old girl was sexually assaulted by another minor at an apartment complex.

Trucking Accident/Wrongful Death

$2,000,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Mother of client was killed by the driver of a tractor trailer who lost control of his vehicle. Driver of the tractor trailer was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.

Personal Injury

$5,459,008.00 Gross Verdict

Client was injured by a dangerous power tool which was provided to him by the defendant. The power tool's grinding wheel shattered, and a piece of the wheel struck the client in his safety glasses, resulting in total and permanent blindness. $5,459,008.00 gross verdict with 45% comparative negligence.

Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault

$37,000 Pre-suit Settlement

Client endured months of sexually explicit comments and improper touching in workplace.

Product Liability

$85,000 Pre-trial Settlement

While inflating a tire on his hand-truck, the tire blew and the rim broke, breaking his wrist, which required surgery.

Auto Accident

$1,000,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Clients sustained traumatic and severe injuries to their necks and spines and other areas of their bodies as a result of a car accident and had to undergo multiple surgeries.

Scooter Crash/Personal Injury

$100,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a two fractured vertebrae in his neck after a scooter crash.

Premises Liability

$980,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a knee injury which required multiple surgeries.

Auto Accident

$100,000 Settlement

Client suffered a fractured clavicle requiring surgical repair after being t-boned in a car accident.

Motorcycle Crash/Negligent Maintenance

$830,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a severe leg injury which required multiple surgeries.

Auto Accident

$100,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a lower back injury requiring surgery after being rear-ended.

Auto Accident

$750,466 Settlement

Hard-working client catastrophically injured in automobile wreck. Defendant challenged amount of damages. The case was tried before a Leon County jury, who awarded a $750,466,10 verdict. A 15% post-trial reduction of the verdict was agreed to by the parties as our client was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the wreck.

Dram Shop/Liquor Liability/Wrongful Death - Auto Accident

$735,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Daughter of client was killed in a motor vehicle collision after being served alcohol underage at a club.

Product Liability

$125,000 Federal Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered severe neck injuries requiring hospitalization and surgey due to vehicle frame failure.

Trucking Accident

$725,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client broad-sided a truck that pulled into his lane of travel. Client sustained neck, shoulder and arm injuries requiring multiple surgeries.

Auto Accident

$125,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered an ankle injury which required surgery after being in a car accident.

Motorcycle Accident

$705,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Father of client who was riding a motorcycle was cut-off by a commercial box truck resulting in death.

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

$145,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a shoulder injury which required multiple surgeries.

Motorcycle Crash

$450,000 Pre-trial Settlement

A newlywed young man was killed due to a rear-end collision. He was driving his motorcycle home from work and he was about to make a left turn onto the street where he lived. He stopped to allow oncoming traffic to pass when he was rear-ended by a taxi cab that was traveling at an excessive rate of speed.

Auto Accident

$137,500 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a lower back injury requiring nerve ablations after being rear-ended.

Auto Accident

$150,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a lower back injury requiring surgery after being rear-ended.

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

$305,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client slipped on water at a restaurant due to improper drainage and a leaky soda fountain. Client sustained injuries to her neck and shoulder requiring surgeries.

Auto Accident

$150,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client sustained a broken leg and pelvis in an automobile crash due to another driver running a red light.

Sexual Assault

$300,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered severe emotional and psychological injuries due to sexual assault and battery.

Auto Accident

$175,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a severe pelvic injury as a result of a car accident

Auto Accident

$300,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered severely fractured elbow and ankle as a result of a head-on car accident.

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

$175,000 Settlement

Client slipped and fell in rainwater on a restaurant floor which was not cleaned up or prevented by the restaurant with a non-slip rug or mat. She sustained a herniated disc in her lumbar spine and a partially torn ACL in her knee, both of which required surgery.

Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death

$300,000 Pre-trial Settlement

A young girl died of respiratory failure after being sent home from the emergency room having reported inhaling a plastic hair bead.

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

$200,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client severely fractured her ankle requiring surgery as the result of a dangerously designed parking lot feature which violated building codes.

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

$300,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client severely injured his shoulder requiring multiple surgeries. Client tripped on a hidden dangerous condition on the defendant’s property while performing work.

Trucking Accident

$200,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a pan-labral tear of his right shoulder after being rear-ended by a commercial box truck

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

$275,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client slipped and fell in a grocery store due to water leaking from the ice cooler. She sustained a herniated disc in her neck along with radiculopathy into her shoulder and down her arm. She required a one-level surgical fusion in her neck as a result of the fall.

Motor Vehicle Accident - Auto Accident

$225,000 Pre-trial Settlement

After suffering severe injuries due to a prior car accident, client submitted a claim under the long term disability insurance policy he had purchased, but the insurance company initially attempted to deny his claim.

Brain Injury

$250,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a drunk driving car accident

Auto Accident

$250,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Our client was hit head on by a driver with no bodily Injury coverage, a crash that caused the other vehicle to catch on fire and our client to endure an extended hospital stay with multiple surgeries.

Negligent Security

$250,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Failure of a business to provide security against crime occurring at or near its business.

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

$250,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Elderly client sustained several broken bones requiring surgery after tripping on a dangerous condition in a restaurant due to inadequate lighting.

Premises Liability/Personal Injury

Confidential Settlement

A tragic case, involving our lovely 22 year-old client, a car wreck, and a catastrophic shooting. Client was involved in a child custody dispute with father of 14 month old daughter. As she was leaving the premises, the boyfriend crashed his truck into our client's car, making it impossible for her to open the door and exit her vehicle. The boyfriend then walked over the hood of his truck after removing a rifle from the vehicle. He presented the weapon right next to our client's left cheek, threatening her not to leave. She did not believe the gun was loaded, so he pulled the trigger. Tragically, the rifle was loaded. The bullet traveled from our client's left cheek and exited from under her right eye. She was instantly and permanently blinded in both eyes. Their daughter, sitting in a baby seat only a few feet away, was thankfully uninjured. We reached a quick settlement for the automobile insurance policy limits maintained on the boyfriend's truck. However, a lawsuit was filed against the boyfriend and his mother, the owner of the premises. Case eventually settled for a confidential amount, including amounts for the daughter and an older son. Our valiant client has made great efforts to lead a full life despite losing her sight.

Premises Liability

Confidential Settlement

A young college student suffered a broken back, among other injuries, after falling into an elevator shaft through a negligently maintained elevator system. Defendant denied liability throughout and only resolved case after a $288,000 verdict (30% comparative negligence on client), a remittitur of future medical damages, and after jury selection in the re-trial on future medical damages only. Case was litigated over 4 years.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect - Medical Malpractice

Confidential Settlement

Elderly client with Alzheimer's disease was a long-time resident of a local nursing home. Nursing home knew that client exhibited signs of delirium, was prone to wandering, and recognized his potential for elopement, thus fitting him with a wandergard. Client exited nursing home unattended through a door that was not alarmed and/or had an inoperative alarm, so that despite wearing a wandergard, his departure did not trigger an alarm. Client roamed the vicinity of the nursing home for the next day unattended, disoriented, and exposed to inclement weather conditions, before suffering a fatal heart attack in a wooded area about a mile from the nursing home.

Premises Liability - Slip and Fall Accident

$30,000 Settlement

Client sustained broken tibia and will eventually require bilateral knee replacements after stepping on a sheet of linoleum backing, causing her to fall.

Auto Accident

$50,000 Settlement

Client sustained balance issues, headaches, neck pain, and bilateral shoulder and leg pain after being hit by an Uber driver who ran a stop sign.

Auto v. Pedestrian Accident - Auto Acciden

$37,500 Settlement

Client sustained multiple lacerations and injuries to her neck, low back, shoulder and wrist when struck by a pick-up truck while walking in crosswalk.

Auto Accident

$60,000 Settlement

Client sustained carpal tunnel injuries to both wrists, requiring surgery, in addition to neck injury and headaches after being rear ended.

Auto Accident

$300,000 Settlement

Client suffered broken femur requiring hospital stay and extensive surgery after being hit by negligent driver running a redlight and crashing into vehicle he was riding in.

Auto Accident

$300,000 Settlement

Client suffered broken femur requiring hospital stay and extensive surgery after being hit by negligent driver running a redlight and crashing into vehicle he was riding in.

Auto Accident

$25,000 Policy Limit Settlement

Client sustained herniated disc in back after being struck by negligent driver improperly changing lanes.

Medical Malpractice

$205,000 Pre-trial Settlement

33 year-old man with two children died from over-prescription of opioid medication.

Auto Accident

$122,500 Pre-trial Settlement

Client suffered neck, back, and hand pain and a concussion after t-bone collision pushed her vehicle off the road and into a street lamp.

Premises Liability

$100,000 Pre-trial Settlement

Client sustained ankle and hip injuries requiring total hip replacement after falling into poorly marked hole at campground.

Client Reviews

Superior, Professional and Kind. Dana Brooks will LISTEN then take action for your good. Highly recommend the firm services.

- Robert E

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From the very beginning Tony and Kele made me feel welcomed. They were very professional and showed that my case mattered. Thank you Tony and Kele! I will highly recommend.

- Willie Wiggins

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Hands-down the best firm to go with. Carrie Roane and Brittney Jarvis are my warriors. From the time I stepped foot in their office, they took charge of my case. Carrie grabbed my case by the horns and never let go until the job was done. She fought tooth and nail for me. They are passionate about what they do. If I had a question, all I had to do is call, email or even text them personally and the response was prompt and detailed to my expectations. They treated me as if my case was their main priority. Very professional and dutiful about each step during the process. They provide the most “OUSTANDING” service and these women do their job well. Polite, friendly, and precise - what could anyone ask for?

- Kimberly P

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My case was not a large case, but you would never know that by care and effort of Jimmy Fasig and the whole family at Fasig and Brooks. The first care of the firm was my physical well being..only after making sure I was on a proper road to recovery did the issue of financial recovery come into play. It might sound corny but I indeed walked in a potential client and now feel as though I have a firm of friends lead by Jimmy Fasig who I am proud to call a buddy....Yes I would use them again and feel free to personal message me if you have any question of how well you will be treated by this great bunch of folks.

- Mike M

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Tony was amazing very professional and cares about his clients. This firm was there to help with my every need as well very nice and polite. They made to whole process transparent from updates, emails and phones call. It was wonderful working with a group of passionate individuals who love helping people.

- Eugene J

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I am very fortunate to have come in contact with Jimmy Fasig and the hardworking attorneys/paralegals over at Fasig and Brooks. My case was fairly delicate and time consuming, at times I really wasn't sure what to expect. Thanks to Jimmy Fasig I just received a settlement check only a week ago and should be receiving another within the upcoming days. I really can't thank him enough, he truly exceeding my expectations and due to his care and attention to my every concern I can honestly say that this is the best experience I have ever had with an attorney. I truly value how hard he worked for me and am grateful to think of him as a friend. Wish you guys the best and will definitely recommend you to anyone in need. Take care

- Joseph M

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Jimmy and Dana are the real thing. What you see on the commercials is what you get in person. I have Jimmy's number in my phone now :) Dana is the powerhouse you see, but super easy to talk to. Kinda like that sister that is going to beat up the bully for you. I highly recommend this team. They are the best!

- Dana DB

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Tony and Kele are absolutely AMAZING!! I am so blessed to have had them represent me. They were always professional, caring, patient, transparent, and kept me informed every step of the way. Even after my case was settled, I appreciated the follow-up and the personal touches that went beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Tony to be your next attorney!

- Laricia

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My son who is an attorney researched and found this representation for me. I am very pleased with the excellent outcome. Thank you again!

- Sandra K Simpson MD

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If you are looking for a more personalized and professional attention they are the best option. This was my first time dealing with a lawyer and it was a pleasant one. I was referred to them by another lawyer, Tina Willis, who was the first I contacted after my car accident hoping she could take my case based on her reviews and also because I was looking for some more personalized attention than the big companies you see on TV where you become just another case number. After talking and explaining my case, Tina took it, however at the same time she referred me to Fasig Brooks, specifically to Carrie Roane, and with the help of Brittney Waldo they handle my case in a really professional manner but at the same time friendly and caring. Carrie was really easy to get in touch and she or Brittney always answer in the best manner my questions or concerns. They explain me all the process, advise me to take the best decisions and finally managed to reach a very favorable agreement. If I ever need a lawyer, I’ll not hesitate to contact them. Thank you so much for your caring and professionalism.

- Eduardo Acuna

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I highly recommend Fasig | Brooks. There's no doubt they are the best lawyers you can hire. Their customer service goes beyond what you can expect. And they will help you, guide you and explain you absolutely everything so that you are properly informed. My experience with Fasig | Brooks attorneys has been extremely good. Especially Jimmy, Carrie and Brittney who have been very helpful throughout my entire process. Since the first day, Mr. Jimmy Fasig contacted me by phone and he received me in his office to explain how everything worked. He was very aware all the time and he got me absolutely everything I needed to make my life easier. Mrs. Carrie along with Brittney were extremely helpful and they explained and guided me at all times to make the right decisions regarding my case. They made it clear to me what were the steps to follow and never failed to keep me informed. They are extremely nice, very professional! Thank you Fasig | Brooks!

- Santiago Rodriguez

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I would like to say that Tony Fusco was a very good choice to represent me. He's well respected also he's great at what he do!! I would suggest his service to anyone who is not looking to be let down.

- Brittney Wilson

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Attorney Carrie Roane and her paralegal Brittney absolutely rock. These ladies are simply the best. They are sweet, kind, understanding, and most importantly dedicated and professional. I love love love these ladies.

- Tanesia Everitt

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They were very nice, patient, and considerate throughout the duration of the case. They are a very nice firm!

- Conqualla

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Jim Fasig is not just an attorney, he has treated me with compassion and concern. I appreciate having the opportunity to work with him.

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Tried and Tested! They get positive results while making you feel like part of the family. The only firm that I recommend to my family and friends in need of their services.

- Carl R. Calhoun

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If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in Florida, do yourself a favor and call Carrie Roane. You won’t regret it. She is very knowledgeable about personal injury cases. She and her staff are professional, courteous and make you feel like your case is important to them. I feel like she would work as hard for a hundred thousand dollar case as she would for a million dollar case. My emails were always promptly answered and I was kept up to date on what was happening with each step, Ms. Roane just settled a case for me and she more than exceeded my expectations. Words can’t begin to describe what a wonderful job she did. She got my case settled quickly and was able to get me compensation that I never expected and never dreamed possible. She looks at the case from every angle to get her client the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Ms Roane and her firm if you want someone that will fight for you and know how to negotiate with the big insurance companies.

- Shelby Meredith

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My experience with my attorney Kimberly Hogan was absolutely the best. She and her staff were very professional in handling my case. I feel very confident with Fasig | Brooks handling anything for me and my family. Thank you very much !!!

- Alton

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My experience with Fasig | Brooks has been nothing but extraordinary from start to finish. They are knowledgeable, responsive, and truly care about their customers. They are great community partners and always go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to supporting local organizations. Fasig | Brooks continuously encourage their employees to give back as much as possible. I would highly recommend them!

- Julian

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I am very grateful to have been referred to Fasig | Brooks, who have been highly efficient, professional and compassionate in representing my concerns. My expectations have been exceeded, as they easily gained my trust and have represented me with the highest of integrity. Their administrative team is first rate. I will be referring this, most consummate of firms to friends & family.

- Karen

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I highly recommend Fasig | Brooks. Each experience with the firm has been nothing but professional. Renee is very skilled, proficient, and a joy to work with. All of my question were answered and she helped to make the process seamless. Thanks again

- James

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I just have to say the staff of Fasig | Brooks are great examples of positive professionals in the community! Keep up the AWESOME work!

- Ihesha

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My experience with Fasig | Brooks has been nothing but the best from the start to the end. They took me under their wing and helped me through a tragic time of my life. The staff treats you like family and not another client. I was thankful and blessed to have Attorney Jaeson Homola representing me. He is a great asset to the company. Attorney Homola was very professional, knowledgeable and respectful to me and my family. He and his paralegal Carrie Martin took care of everything and kept me in the loop. I 100% would and have recommend Fasig | Brooks as they will always have your back.

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If you are involved in an accident that someone else caused, you have a legal right to seek compensation — typically from the at-fault party’s representative liability insurance policy. In other instances, such as when the individual responsible for injuries does not have insurance, you may need to take your case to the courts to establish an alternative solution that could include property liens, wage garnishments, and more. 

However, all of these details come at the end of a complex legal process that starts with establishing fault, calculating the measurable impacts that the accident has had on your life, and quantifying a dollar value based on these damages. Trying to handle this process on your own can be highly complicated, especially when you are trying to recover from significant injuries stemming from the accident. 

Working with a personal injury attorney is one of the best ways to ensure that you are taking the appropriate legal steps to get the money you deserve while giving yourself the space and time you need to make a full recovery. Insurance companies and defense attorneys are both focused on settling your case for as little as possible. 

Whether you are dealing with a defense lawyer or an insurance adjuster, you need to know that their intent is not to get you the money you deserve. Instead, our legal team will fight to get you a settlement that you are entitled to.

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Contact Fasig | Brooks To Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Our team of award-winning personal injury attorneys offers a free consultation to personal injury victims in Miramar Beach and beyond. During our consultation, we will discuss the specifics of your situation and provide you with advice about how to best move forward with your case. 

Many people assume they are not entitled to any more than the insurance company is willing to offer, but this is rarely the case. Your attorney will go through your situation with close attention to detail and gather as much evidence as possible to support their upcoming negotiations to reach a fair and comprehensive settlement agreement. 

The first step is to connect with our personal injury law firm and learn about the benefits of working with us. Then, once we decide to move forward together, you will have the peace of mind you need to focus on your health and personal and professional needs without worrying about your financial or legal issues. 

Get What You Deserve

Our main priority is to ensure that you get what you deserve, starting with a low-stress recovery process and ending with a payment amount that covers the impacts you suffered due to someone else’s behaviors. 

Read more below about how our firm can help you, and contact us as soon as possible to get started. 

What Should I Do After an Accident?

Being injured in a Destin or Miramar Beach car accident can be a scary, painful, and confusing event. It can be challenging to know what you should do and what actions you should take to support your personal injury claim and protect your legal options after a car accident.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are in an accident through no fault of your own:

Call 911

The dispatcher will send paramedics to take care of your injuries and police to assess what happened. The Destin (or other location) police will write a report of what happened, which can be used as leverage when negotiating with the insurance company. Miramar Beach and Destin accident victims have access to this important public service to ensure that each injured party is assisted by an attending police officer and a medical professional at the scene of the crash.

911 Calls and Equipement Positions
911 handles millions of calls each year. Making this call before anything else is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself and everyone else at the scene of the crash.

A Destin or Miramar Beach personal injury attorney will encourage you to call 911 no matter how minor your crash seems, even if you believe that there are no serious injuries and the main problem is property damage. 

There is nothing more frustrating than reaching out to the at-fault driver’s insurance provider only to learn that they have completely changed their story and that you don’t have any evidence to prove otherwise.

Never Apologize or Admit Responsibility

Always remember that anything you say can be used against you. For some people, it is human nature to feel guilty about a terrible accident — even if they are not at fault, but remember: accidents happen. People may feel compassion and empathy towards the other person — which is perfectly normal and acceptable — and apologize or admit fault — which should be avoided at all costs. 

Destin or Miramar Beach insurance companies will use this to deny your claim or severely reduce your compensation. In the event of an accident, it’s always better to say as little as possible. 

Apologizing can be misconstrued as an admission of guilt or fault, so don’t do it even if you feel like consoling the perpetrator. Also, avoid talking about your injuries and accident on social media since the insurance company representing the at-fault party will use any evidence possible to diminish your injury claim and avoid paying for things like medical bills and wages that you are absolutely entitled to.

Get as Much Evidence From the Accident Scene as Possible

If you can, document the Destin or Miramar Beach accident scene to build your personal injury case. Take pictures of your injuries, the surroundings, and anything related to the accident. Also, get the contact information of any witnesses. All of this information is key for personal injury attorneys to build strong personal injury cases after a car accident.

There will be a lot of information in your accident report that will help your Destin or Miramar Beach, FL personal injury attorney build your case. Still, when injured clients have additional information, including eyewitness statements or documentation like photos or videos, your Destin or Miramar Beach personal injury cases will only be stronger under Florida law.

Seek Medical Attention

No matter what kind of personal injury you’ve suffered in Miramar Beach or Destin, FL, or even if you feel pain, you should always get your injuries examined after an accident. Most importantly, for your care, but also to gather documentation for your personal injury claims process.

There are many reasons you should prioritize your health after a Destin or Miramar Beach car accident. First, you may be in shock and not realize how bad your injuries are, like whiplash or organ damage. We recommend going to the emergency room so that you can get medical care ASAP. 

Many people who suffer serious injuries will refuse care out of concern for their medical bills, but remember that this will be included in your insurance claim or personal injury settlement that our legal team will fight to recover.

Secondly, it is incredibly helpful to have a paper trail of evidence concerning the extent of your injuries when it comes to potential litigation. Waiting a week or two before seeing a doctor could hinder your insurance claim.

Contact A Personal Injury Attorney

Next, seek the legal services of a Destin or Miramar Beach personal injury lawyer. Working with the team of personal injury attorneys at Fasig | Brooks is one of the best ways that you can navigate the complexities of personal injury law while staying focused on your needs. 

Victims still need to handle matters such as recovering from injuries, repairing property damage, or trying to navigate the complications that come with a wrongful death if they have lost a loved one in the accident that led to the personal injury claim.

Prove Causation Between Your Injuries and Accident

Finally, you must establish causation between the personal injury accident and your injuries. If the store had a duty to clean up a spill, and they failed to mop it up, and you slipped and fell in the puddle and hurt your back, you can be compensated for your injuries and medical expenses. 

Personal injury cases can be complicated, which is why you should contact our Miramar Beach and Destin personal injury lawyers immediately. For example, in the slip and fall scenario, the store owner could claim that you fell because you were looking at your phone, or they may say that you had a pre-existing back injury. 

Our law firm is here to help you with your insurance claim and has numerous successful injury cases to prove our experience.

Prove Measurable Damages Stemming From Your Accident

Your experienced personal injury lawyer can help you prove that you suffered harm because of someone else’s negligence and that you are entitled to receive compensation for your damages. 

Damages could be emotional, physical, or financial, and an experienced Miramar Beach or Destin personal injury lawyer has the experience necessary to calculate and negotiate all of these costs and losses on your behalf.

Accident victims who suffered moderate to severe injuries can seek economic and non-economic damages, and the personal injury attorneys at our law firm are prepared to help.

The General Factors Of a Personal Injury Case

No two personal injury cases are alike, and it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether or not you are the victim of a personal injury. The following four factors are used to establish fault and liability and determine whether a tort violation has occurred. 

If you are a tort violation victim, you are entitled to seek compensation from the at-fault party or their representative liability insurance.

Civil cases and criminal cases are entirely separate from each other, and criminal charges do not block you from taking civil action. In addition, the burden of proof is much lower in civil court than in a criminal case, meaning that victims may be awarded compensation in a civil case even if a criminal case is dismissed or the defendant is found not guilty. 

The Defendant Owed the Plaintiff a Duty of Care

Duty of care means another person’s obligation not to injure others or place them in harm’s way. We all have a duty of care towards others, and in a personal injury case, this is the first consideration to determine if you have a claim.  The team at our law firm has years of experience proving this aspect of Destin injury cases.

This duty changes in the context of a situation, and we all uphold several duties of care daily without giving much thought to it beyond acting with care and caution. Unfortunately, when someone ignores the speed limit, they fail their duty of care to all others on the road by increasing the risk of a car crash or pedestrian accident by abdicating their responsibilities as a licensed driver.

In another example, a store owner or manager has a duty of care to keep customers safe by mopping up spills, sweeping up broken glass, fixing broken steps or pathways, and much more. The store must take reasonable action to ensure its customers are safe from harm. Personal injury lawyers can help determine what could be considered reasonable. 

The Defendant Failed Their Duty of Care

Once a duty of care has been established, your experienced personal injury lawyer in Destin or Miramar Beach can help you determine if the duty of care was breached via recklessness or negligence. For example, failing to fix a loose handrail for many months. 

According to personal injury law, if the defendant created a dangerous situation or broke the law in a hazardous matter, this would be a breach of duty. 

As mentioned above, speeding in a car fails to uphold a duty of care addressed explicitly by speed limits posted in Destin or Miramar Beach. A licensed driver agrees to obey the speed limits as part of the agreement with The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles upon receipt of said license. 

However, speeding is a traffic violation, not a tort violation, meaning that the offender may receive a traffic citation, points on their license, and more. Still, they are not liable for any damages to others if there was no accident.

The Failure Caused an Accident 

When a speeding driver causes an accident that involves other people, they have now checked the next box towards a civil case because their dangerous behavior has impacted someone else. At this point, they will likely receive a citation for speeding and any other number of violations depending on the evidence and information the officer at the scene gathers. 

Depending on the condition of the others involved, they may be liable for a civil case as well. Your Miramar Beach or Destin personal injury lawyer will help you navigate this complicated process, but you will need to contact our law firm.

The Accident Caused Measurable Damages

Personal injury cases focus on recovering compensation for “damages,” which are any measurable impact that a victim encounters due to an accident that someone causes due to negligence or recklessness. 

Damages may be financial, such as medical bills or lost wages, but they include non-economic effects such as emotional issues, pain and suffering, and more. 

If there are any measurable impacts that you have suffered following an accident, our Miramar Beach & Destin personal injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for these damages. Contact our law firm right away.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases

The following are just a few of the many questions we will be happy to answer for you during your initial consultation. So contact us now to get specific answers to your unique case and to partner with a proven attorney who is ready to fight for what you deserve.

What percentage do lawyers take for personal injury?

As is true with most personal injury firms, our law firm operates using contingency fees, which are percentages taken from the final award. This means that our clients do not need to pay anything out of pocket and will not owe us if we do not win the case. 

The Florida bar’s contingency fee structures are outlined, and any fees above these limitations are considered excessive unless they are court-approved in specific situations. Typically, contingency fees range from 30% to 40% of a final award, but we will discuss this in detail during our initial consultation. 

Should I contact a personal injury lawyer?

We encourage you to reach out to our law firm before even submitting a claim to an insurance company. Once you contact the insurer, they will quickly move into action to identify every possible way to reduce your settlement amount, including taking your own words and using them against you through legal loopholes and innocent mistakes. 

Then, when you have an attorney representing your case from day one, you can focus on your recovery. You won’t have to take on the added burden of learning how to navigate the case, compiling your damages, and then negotiating a settlement agreement with aggressive insurance adjusters. 

Contact our law firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help you move forward with your case.

What kind of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?

Our law firm takes on a range of cases, including the following:

Whether or not you see your situation listed here, contact us now to discuss the specifics of your case. 

Even if we do not cover your situation, we may provide you with some insight on how best to move towards the outcome you deserve.

When should I work with a personal injury lawyer?

The sooner you are partnered with an attorney, the better. Insurance companies have decades-old playbooks designed specifically to settle personal injury claims against their policyholders as quickly and inexpensively as possible. 

So when an attorney represents you from the start, you can remain confident that someone is fighting to get you the money you deserve without worrying about things like deadlines, filing requirements, and other administrative tasks that will only distract from your needs. 

We encourage you to reach out to us immediately so that you don’t need to speculate or worry about the future. We are here to help.

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Miramar Beach Office | 600 Grand Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 | (904) 222-3333