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Panama City Personal Injury Attorneys

When the negligence of another party causes you to become seriously injured, you may be suffering from significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Whether you were injured in a slip or trip and fall accident, at your workplace, or in a motor vehicle accident, you can count on the experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys at Manuel & Thompson to effectively represent your interests. Our firm has proudly served clients throughout the Florida panhandle for over 30 years when they are injured by another party’s negligence. For quality representation when you need it most, contact Manuel & Thompson today to schedule a free consultation.

Our Legal Services

At Manuel & Thompson, we have proudly served clients throughout Panama City when they are suffering from serious injuries caused by the negligence of another party. Some of the many areas of practice our legal team has experience handling include motor vehicle accidents, such as:

In addition to representing victims of motor vehicle accidents, we can also assist clients who have been injured in a variety of slip and fall accidents, including:

The attorneys at Manuel & Thompson do not limit themselves to cases related to slip and falls or auto accidents. We are proud to represent clients facing a variety of other personal injury matters, such as:

Recoverable Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim

Navigating a personal injury claim in Florida can be overwhelming, especially when you’re grappling with the physical and emotional aftermath of an accident. When you’re injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you may wonder what sort of compensation you’re entitled to. In Florida, the realm of recoverable damages encompasses a broad spectrum, aiming to return victims to the position they were in prior to the injury.

Initially, there’s the tangible, straightforward category of economic damages. These are the direct financial losses you’ve suffered or will suffer. They cover current and future medical expenses – a paramount concern for many. Think ambulance rides, surgeries, physical therapy, and even long-term care in severe cases. Lost wages, due to an inability to work post-accident, also fall under this umbrella. For some, these lost wages extend into the future, becoming lost earning capacity when an injury permanently diminishes one’s ability to earn. You might need to make alterations to your home or car to accommodate a newfound disability. These modifications, and their associated costs, are recoverable as well.

But, the financial repercussions of an injury don’t tell the full story. This is where non-economic damages come into play. Pain and suffering, which refer to the physical discomfort and emotional distress you endure, are quintessential examples. While it’s difficult to attach a dollar value to these experiences, they’re undeniably consequential. Florida recognizes this. Additionally, if your injury hinders your ability to enjoy life’s pleasures or if it affects your relationships, compensation for loss of consortium or companionship is possible. These intangibles, though challenging to quantify, deserve redress.

There’s another facet worth noting: punitive damages. Unlike the aforementioned categories designed to compensate victims, punitive damages serve to punish egregiously negligent or intentional wrongdoers. Florida law permits the awarding of these damages in instances where misconduct was especially wanton or malicious. This means that if someone’s actions were particularly reckless or heinous, the court might impose these damages as a deterrent, ensuring such behavior isn’t repeated.

Contact Our Panama City Personal Injury Attorneys Today

For over 30 years, we have proudly served clients who’ve been wrongfully injured throughout Panama City and the surrounding areas of Walton County, Washington County, Liberty County, Calhoun County, Bay County, Holmes County, Okaloosa County, Jackson County, and Franklin County. We have extensive experience serving injured clients in Blountstown, Bonifay, Chipley, Marianna, Panama City Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, and Destin. Our firm understands that you may be suffering from significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens and we are here to help. We are ready to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. To discuss your case with an experienced legal team, contact Manuel & Thompson today.