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At Searcy Denney, we are committed to righting wrongs for accidents, negligence, and social injustice victims. When a Florida accident and injury lawyer from our firm takes your case, you become a member of our family.

When an accident disrupts your life, you deserve help putting the pieces back together. As you attempt to move on, you will discover more and more ways that your injuries impact your life, and you may find that certain things will never be the same. If someone else, a company, or a defective product is responsible for your injuries, the law entitles you to compensation, but to ensure that you maximize your recovery, you need experience on your side with the help of the right Florida personal injury lawyer.


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Our Florida accident and injury lawyers will take the time to get to know you as a person and will guide you every step of the way. If we cannot resolve your case, then we will take it to court to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Our personal injury attorneys in Florida are passionate about helping accident victims and prepared to pull out all the stops to pursue justice. Based in West Palm Beach, Tampa, and Tallahassee we fight for clients across the state and beyond.

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To Us, Every Case is Personal You Are Not Alone

Our top-rated Florida accident and injury lawyers know that you are coming to us during one of the most challenging periods in your life. When a serious accident or other traumatic event happens, it is normal to feel a flood of emotions – fear, anger, confusion, and pain. We want you to know that you don’t have to go it alone; we are here to help you get through this difficult time. Every person has a different story with their own needs and concerns, and we will make it a point to understand yours. 

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, your injuries could impact your life for years to come. Some accident victims may even face a lifetime of suffering and financial loss. Along with medical bills and loss of income, many accident victims suffer from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress, and scarring and disabling injuries can prevent accident victims from spending meaningful time with their spouses, children and other loved ones.


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When we represent you, our Florida personal injury legal team will spend all the time necessary to learn about your legal, medical, financial and personal concerns. We want to understand the bigger picture so that we can develop a course of action that best serves your needs today and into the future.

We listen.

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We know that dealing with accident claims, insurance companies and the legal system can be overwhelming. Our team will provide straightforward answers to your questions and walk you step-by-step through the legal process.

We make life easier.

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At Searcy Denney our clients are our first priority. We will always take the time to talk with you. When you call or email us, we respond.

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When you are hurt in an accident, insurance companies and big corporations can make it difficult to get fair compensation for your injuries. Our team of Florida personal injury lawyers are well recognized throughout the state of Florida as highly skilled and powerful litigators who go up against the strongest opponents and win.

We level the playing field.

Searcy Denney’s goal is to ensure that you not only obtain the compensation you deserve, but that your case is handled to your preferences and that you and your loved ones are protected from unnecessary conflict and stress.

Over 6.2 Billion Dollars in Verdicts and Settlements Get a Free Consultation with Our Top-Rated Florida Personal Injury Attorney Today 1- 800-780-8607

How Your Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help 

Putting the pieces of your life back together after an accidental instance or negligence is not easy. Our attorneys and staff members will guide you through every step of the process, helping you in ways that go far beyond simply handling your claim.

Of course, filing a successful claim is a major part of the process, and securing just compensation for our clients is at the heart of what we do. Here is what you can expect when you choose a Florida personal injury legal practitioner from Searcy Denney to represent you:

1. Assistance with Obtaining Professional Medical Care

In many cases, it can be difficult to find the right doctor to treat your injuries. If you are not sure where to go for medical treatment, we can provide you with solid information for doctors who specialize in your area of need. We do not send you to a specific doctor, we understand how important that relationship is and you must choose who treats you, but we will provide you with the information to help you make that choice.

2. Dealing with Your Employer

If you have missed work or expect to miss work in the future (or both), we can deal with your employer for you. Your Florida injury lawyer can explain to your employer why you are unable to perform your job duties, and we can help you take full advantage of the benefits you have available.

3. Dealing with Your Creditors

For many people, being unable to work due to an injury also means being unable to pay their bills. If your injuries cause you suffer financial strain, we may be able to assist with your creditors.

4. Filing Your Insurance Claim

Once you obtain a diagnosis and treatment and we have a comprehensive understanding of all of the various ways that your injuries will impact your life in the future and we will make those a part of our demand for payment to the at-fault party’s insurance company.

5. Negotiating with the Insurance Company

Once we file your claim, we will negotiate aggressively for a fair settlement. We will use the evidence to paint a clear picture of liability, and we will use your medical records, employment records, and other documentation to seek just compensation for all of your injury-related losses. This includes not only your losses to date but also the losses that we anticipate you will incur in the future.

6. Our Florida Injury Attorneys Will Advise You Regarding Settlement

If the insurance company offers a settlement, we will sit down with you to go over the offer and help you make an informed decision about resolving your claim. We will let you know if we think more is on the table, and we will discuss the potential outcomes involved in taking your case to court.  This is your decision after consulting with us, and we will respect that decision.

7. Taking Your Case to Court

If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we will file a lawsuit in court. While this will mean preparing your case for the possibility of trial, we will continue to negotiate, and we regularly resolve our clients’ lawsuits via settlement prior to trial. We are skilled Florida injury trial lawyers, so if you want to proceed to trial, we will be there for you.

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Over $6.2 billion in verdicts and settlements.

In our more than 45 years' experience as personal injury lawyers in Florida, we have obtained verdicts and settlements for thousands of clients, inside and outside the courtroom. View All Case Results

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Our legal team includes trained paralegals, thorough investigators, expert witnesses, and other professionals to support your case and help build a winning case strategy. Meet Our Team

Searcy Denney Selected 2023 “Best Law Firm"

Searcy Denney is proud to be named to the 2023 “Best Law Firms” list. Best Law Firms are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. View Our Accolades

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We do not hesitate to try your case in court, going toe-to-toe against big insurance companies and powerful corporations that put their profit before your safety. Learn More About Our Attorneys

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When the son of my parents (my brother) was killed by policeman and an apparent cover up was revealed, the lawyers of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley provided the leadership that our family needed. During several of the most difficult days of our lives, they provided comfort, care, support and understanding as we grieved our loss. We would not hesitate to recommend this law firm again and again. We THANK YOU!

I would like to thank Carter Scott and his staff for all the hard work they put in to settle my case. Mr. Scott kept me and my husband informed about everything that was going on with my case. He called to make sure that we were okay and to see if we had any questions about what was going on the case. He provided us with excellent representation and I would recommend this firm to all my friends and family who need legal advise. Once again, I would like to thank Carter Scott and his staff.

Personal Injury Claim FAQs Your Questions Answered by a Top Florida Accident and Injury Lawyer

What is a personal injury claim?

When you are injured in an accident that is not your fault, you are entitled to receive financial compensation from the party that is liable for your injuries. You do this by filing a personal injury claim. As a practical matter, most personal injury claims are resolved through settlement negotiations with the liable party’s insurance company. However, some cases go to court, and it is important to choose Florida personal injury lawyers who are willing to take your case to trial if necessary.

What types of personal injury claims does your firm handle?

Our firm has over 45 years of experience representing injured people. Our team of attorneys is equipped to handle all types of personal injury claims ranging from car crashes and truck accidents to complex medical malpractice cases. As one of the oldest existing injury law firms in the South Eastern United States, we have built a reputation for successfully litigating challenging cases against some of the largest corporations in the United States.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

It depends. Most personal injury claims are resolved through insurance settlements, and settlement negotiations can take anywhere from a few months to a year or longer. If our attorneys need to take your case to trial in the Florida courts, this can extend the duration of the process as well. While we cannot tell you how long your case will take, what we can tell you is that we will work diligently to achieve a favorable result as quickly as possible.

Will your personal injury legal practitioner negotiate a settlement?

Yes, if it is possible to do so, and if negotiating a settlement is in your best interests. While we understand that you want to resolve your case quickly, we also know that it is imperative that you not settle for too little too soon. It is ultimately up to you to decide when to settle, but we will let you know if we believe it is in your best interests to proceed toward trial.

How much do your Florida personal injury lawyers charge?

We charge a contingency fee that is commensurate with the fees charged by other Florida personal injury law firms. However, you only pay this fee if we win your case, and our fee will never be more than a fraction of your award.

How long after a personal injury can you sue in Florida?

In Florida, you have up to two years to sue after a personal injury in most cases. While accident victims used to have up to four years, the law changed in 2023. But a lot can happen in two years, and waiting to assert your legal rights can make it more difficult to recover the financial compensation you deserve. As a result, it is best to schedule a free consultation with a Florida injury attorney right away.

What is the new personal injury law in Florida as of 2023?

Florida adopted several major changes to its personal injury law in 2023. For example, the new personal injury law is responsible for reducing the statute of limitations from four years to two years in most cases. The new law also switched Florida from a “pure” comparative negligence state to a “modified” comparative negligence state. This change prevents accident victims from recovering any financial compensation in some cases.

Does Florida have a serious injury threshold?

Florida has a serious injury threshold for fault-based car accident claims under its “no-fault” auto insurance law. In order to file a fault-based auto insurance claim after a car accident, you must be able to show that your injuries qualify as “significant” or “permanent” under Section 627.737 of the Florida Statutes. However many types of injuries meet this threshold, and an experienced Florida personal injury attorney can help make sure you are seeking the maximum compensation available.

Is Florida a no-fault state for personal injury?

Florida is a “no-fault” auto insurance state. This means that car accident victims can file claims under their personal injury protection (PIP) policies regardless of who is responsible for their injuries. But, in many cases, this PIP coverage won’t be enough, and accident victims will need to work with a lawyer to determine what other options they have available.

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