The time following an accident injury can be uncertain and stressful. If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, you have the right to seek reimbursement for your financial, physical, and emotional damages.
An experienced Navarre personal injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon?
For more than 100 years, the team at Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon has provided the Gulf Coast region with dedicated legal representation in a variety of personal injury matters. We are proud to offer the personal service of a small firm backed by the resources of a large firm to handle even the toughest cases. Our dedicated Navarre personal injury attorneys use a wealth of knowledge to fight for our clients and get the justice they deserve.
Cases We Handle
At Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, we handle a number of personal injury cases, including:
- Auto accidents,
- Dog bite injuries,
- Industrial injuries,
- Premises liability,
- Product liability,
- Slip and fall accidents,
- Social security disability,
- Wrongful death claims,
- Airplane accidents,
- Boat accidents,
- Bus accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Trucking accidents, and
- Worker’s compensation.
If you or a family member is injured due to the negligence of others, our Navarre personal injury lawyers are here to fight for the justice you deserve.
When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
Not every accident requires legal help. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. If an insurance company contacts you seeking a statement, you are uncomfortable with a settlement offer, or you have questions of liability, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer for help. At Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, we offer a free case evaluation to help you decide how to proceed with your case.
When Is Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Unnecessary?
There are some situations when hiring an attorney is not necessary. If you are involved in a minor accident with no injuries and you feel the settlement offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company is fair, you may be able to settle on your own. But you should always be sure to get checked out by a doctor to make sure you don’t have hidden injuries.
Our firm offers a free consultation to those involved in an accident. Our attorneys will give honest opinions on whether you would benefit from legal representation.
What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
Any legal matter can be very complicated and overwhelming. A huge benefit of hiring a personal injury attorney is knowing that your case is in capable and knowledgeable hands. An experienced lawyer not only understands the ins and outs of personal injury law, but also has experience in settlement negotiation and can help you comply with procedural rules. A capable attorney knows how the system operates, and more importantly, how to make that system work for their client. Finally, a personal injury attorney can give you peace of mind. You can relax knowing that someone is fighting for your rights and will give you honest counsel.
No-Fault Rule for Car Accidents
Because Florida is a no-fault insurance state, the process of seeking compensation can be a little more complicated. After a car accident, both parties must turn to their auto insurance policies to make claims, regardless of who was at fault. All drivers by law must have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance included in their car insurance policy. Your PIP insurance covers your medical treatment and lost wages up to a certain amount. If you have more damages than your PIP insurance covers, you may choose to file a lawsuit against the other driver to recover the rest of your damages. That is the time to contact a Navarre personal injury attorney.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Suit?
Every legal cause of action has a specific time period for a plaintiff to file suit. This is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida is four years. However, the time may be shorter for some types of injuries. This is one of the reasons why consulting a personal injury attorney as soon as you can is so important. If your attorney needs time to collect the right evidence for your case, speaking to them early gives them plenty of time to properly build a case on your behalf.
What Type of Damages Could I Collect for My Injury?
Depending on the cause of the personal injury and the circumstances surrounding your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for things like:
- Past and future medical expenses,
- Pain and suffering,
- Lost wages,
- Loss of earning potential, and
- Mental anguish.
If a loved one died due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to additional damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. These include funeral expenses as well as loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and more.
Contact Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon for a Free Consultation Today!
If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence and don’t know where to turn, contact the team at Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon to speak with one of our Navarre personal injury lawyers about your case. Call us at 850-444-4878 or online to schedule a free consultation today!