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Car Accident Lawyers PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA

Panama City Car Accident Lawyers

Finding a lawyer for legal advice is essential when you or a loved one are involved in a car accident. With PIP (Personal Injury Protection) and no-fault insurance laws in a state of flux, it is no wonder Florida’s insurance laws are confusing to many injured in a car accident. Additionally, many motorists are out of state and carry insurance policies from their home states. Whether you are a Florida resident or from out of state and have been injured in a car accident in Panama City, the lawyers at Perry & Young, P.A., can help. We can give legal advice to navigate the complexity of insurance laws and coverage issues. Have you or a loved one suffered a personal injury from a car accident in Panama City? 

Call Perry & Young, P.A. attorneys at (850) 215-7777 to schedule your free consultation and get legal advice.

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If you have been in a car accident in Panama City, want to know about Florida motor vehicle laws, need assistance handling an insurance claim, or want to ensure that you have representation from an experienced attorney with your best interests at heart. 

For safety resources, visit the FLHSMV website to read about protocols for safe driving.

Please schedule a free consultation and get free legal advice by calling us at (850) 215-7777 or filling out our intake form. We will fight for you.

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Common Types of Car Accidents

A car accident refers to a collision involving one or more vehicles. These accidents can vary in severity from minor fender-benders to major crashes causing significant damage, injuries, or even fatalities. Crashes can occur due to various factors such as human error, environmental conditions, mechanical failure, or a combination of these factors. 

Here are some common types of car accidents:

  • Rear-End Collision: This occurs when one vehicle crashes into the back of another vehicle. It often happens due to tailgating, distracted driving, sudden braking, or poor visibility.
  • Head-On Collision: In this type of accident, the front ends of two vehicles collide with each other. Head-on collisions usually result in severe injuries or fatalities, especially when both vehicles are traveling at high speeds.
  • Side-Impact (T-Bone) Collision: This happens when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle, forming a "T" shape. Side-impact collisions frequently occur at intersections when one driver fails to yield the right of way or runs a red light.
  • Single-Vehicle Accident: This involves only one vehicle and typically occurs when a driver loses control of their vehicle and crashes into a fixed object such as a tree, pole, guardrail, or embankment. Single-vehicle accidents can also happen due to skidding on slippery roads or overcorrecting.
  • Multi-Vehicle Pileup: Also known as a chain-reaction collision, this occurs when multiple vehicles are involved in a series of crashes. Pileups often happen on highways or freeways, particularly in adverse weather conditions like fog, rain, or snow, and may involve dozens of vehicles.
  • Side-Swipe Collision: In this type of accident, the sides of two parallel vehicles make contact with each other while traveling in the same direction. Side-swipe collisions can result from improper lane changes, distracted driving, or drifting out of the lane.
  • Rollover Accident: This occurs when a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof. Rollovers often happen during high-speed maneuvers, abrupt turns, or when a vehicle is struck at an angle that causes it to lose stability.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Florida

If you're involved in a car accident in Florida, it's essential to take certain steps to ensure your safety, comply with legal requirements, and protect your rights. Here are the steps to take after a car accident in Florida:

  • Check for injuries: First and foremost, check yourself, passengers, and anyone else involved in the accident for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately to request medical assistance.
  • Move to a safe location: If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road to prevent further accidents or traffic congestion. Turn on your hazard lights to alert other drivers.
  • Call law enforcement: In Florida, it's mandatory to report car accidents to law enforcement if there are injuries, fatalities, or property damage exceeding $500. Even if the damage seems minor, it's still a good idea to report the accident. Wait for the police to arrive at the scene.
  • Exchange information: Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. This includes names, addresses, phone numbers, driver's license numbers, license plate numbers, and insurance policy details.
  • Gather evidence: If it's safe to do so, take photos or videos of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, skid marks, road conditions, and any relevant traffic signs or signals. This evidence may be useful later during insurance claims or legal proceedings.
  • Obtain witness information: If there are any witnesses to the accident, obtain their names and contact information. Their statements may help corroborate your version of events.
  • Notify your insurance company: Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Provide them with all relevant details, including the other driver's information and a description of the accident.
  • Seek medical attention: Even if you don't immediately feel injured, it's important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident. Some injuries may not be apparent right away, and documentation of your injuries is crucial for insurance claims and potential legal actions.
  • Follow up: Follow any instructions given by law enforcement officers, medical professionals, or your insurance company. Keep records of all medical treatment, vehicle repairs, and communications related to the accident.
  • Consider legal assistance: If you suffered significant injuries or property damage, or if liability is disputed, you may want to consult with a personal injury attorney who specializes in car accidents. They can help you navigate the legal process and pursue compensation for your damages.

Seeking Maximum Compensation For Panama City Car Accident Victims

With law firms in Panama City, Panama City Beach, Marianna, and Tallahassee, the attorneys at Perry & Young, P.A., represent car accident and personal injury victims throughout the northern Gulf Coast and Florida Panhandle.

Whether you have a soft tissue injury such as whiplash, a herniated disk, or a more serious personal injury, you need to understand that the insurance company and claims adjuster are not your friends and are not looking out for your interests. They are paid to give you the most minor compensation possible and to look out for their bottom line. One leading insurance company’s claims manual states that someone who has an attorney can net three to five times the amount of money as someone who is unrepresented.

Let our team work for you. The sooner you retain an attorney, the better because auto accident scenes change, witnesses disappear or forget, and cars and property are repaired or destroyed. In addition, the laws are changing, and insurance policies can be challenging to interpret. We will protect your legal and financial interests. We are dedicated to maximizing your recovery and helping you get through the devastation caused by a car accident or fatal car crash.

Contact us today at (850) 215-7777 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can maximize your entitled award or settlement in Panama City.

Client's Love Us

At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved!"
    After being told I didn't have a case from three other attorneys, I contacted Ryan who took my case. After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved! Jeannetta was great and kept me updated without me having to harass them lol... I won my lawsuit and was pleased with the results. I highly recommend Ryan and his team Jeanetta! They will give you the justice you deserve!
    - Victoria B.
    "Always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!"
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing injury firm! They support many local clubs and school organizations around the Panhandle of Florida, including my FFA chapter at Cottondale High School. They are very friendly group of individuals and are always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!
    - Charlize R.
    "I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class"
    I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class this past weekend. Not only did they make it affordable for motorcyclists to take this life saving class, they provided lunch with Mike Zinszer Atty present to share info on insurance tips and legal info specifically for people who ride.
    - Cynthia L.
    "Lance Berry genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others."
    I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!
    - Jennifer W.
    "I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance."

    This firm is the most professional company. I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance. He has an exceptionally strong eye for detail that has been a benefit to his clients.

    - Myra H.
    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

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    Kelly, Morgan, and Lauren are so welcoming and informative. They make a real difference both in and out of the office with their drive, ambition, and support.
    - Rebecca S.
    "They treated me like family."
    Perry & Young Law Firm represented me with my discrimination case. Mrs. Jeanetta Brown conducted my intake and was a great pleasure to work with! From the beginning of initial contact to the end of my settlement, they treated me like family. The defendants wanted to treat me as a nuance, but my Perry & Young Law Firm didn’t treat me as such and made sure I was fairly compensated. I appreciate their patience, handling my case with care, and respect!
    - Brittany P.

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