Panama City Personal Injury Lawyers
100+ Years of Combined Experience Working For You
Syfrett, Dykes & Furr is a Panama City law firm that has successfully managed hundreds of personal injury cases through the years. Clayton Syfrett and Doug Dykes are considered two of the most experienced injury lawyers in our community.
Attorney Doug is also a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney—a distinction awarded to lawyers with special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in personal injury law and professionalism and ethics in practice.
Why Hire Our Firm?
- 100+ Years of Experience
- Free Consultations
- Hundreds of Cases Handled
- Board Certified Counsel
- Se Habla Español
How a Personal Injury Attorney in Panama City, FL Can Help
If you've been hurt by an unexpected accident, it's likely you have a number of questions about your legal options and future. At Syfrett, Dykes & Furr, we have helped countless injury victims navigate this process and ensure that their claim for compensation is compellingly put forth before the law.
This process can be intimidating, but Syfrett, Dykes & Furr is ready to guide you through your case and diligently pursue the relief you deserve.
Additionally, unlike insurance companies, the legal team at Syfrett, Dykes & Furr will act as true advocates on your side. Our team is committed to working towards your best interest at every step and will fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Insurance companies are not usually looking out for your best interest.
As businesses at heart, they are more concerned with saving their company money than what you need to recover well from your injuries. Don't wait to get started on your case. Our team is ready to help you!
Get started on your case today! Contact our Panama City personal injury attorney to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Frequently Asked Injury Law Questions
How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Each case is different and there are several different considerations that need to go into each potential claim.
These include the sum of your medical bills resulting from the injury, whether it was clear if the other party was at fault for the accident, and other factors. Our Panama City injury lawyers can help you navigate these questions and discuss with you the viability of your case.
How Long Do Personal Injury Cases Take?
Generally speaking, personal injury cases last anywhere from six to eighteen months. Most people need to receive medical treatment before a doctor can say how an injury has and will affect them. The attorney typically cannot work on resolving a case until a clear picture of the client’s injuries are present.
If it Takes So Long, Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney Now?
Because the insurance companies have attorneys and claims adjusters working for them from the day you were injured. Unfortunately, the insurance company wants to see you make as many mistakes as possible because this decreases the value of your claim.
If you give a taped statement without knowing what the insurance adjuster is really trying to do, you may be unaware that your words can decrease the value of your case.
How Much is My Case Worth?
This question depends on several factors. First, what is your injury? How much are your medical bills? How much are your lost wages? How has the accident affected your daily life, your job, your family? How clear is the liability? Does the other driver have adequate insurance coverage? Do you have adequate insurance coverage?
While the specific amount of compensation an injury victim can recover depends widely on the specifics of their case and how their injuries have impacted their life, the types of damages the injured party can pursue remain the same across personal injury cases. These damages are:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
- Punitive damages.
Economic damages compensate for the financial losses an injury victim suffers that are directly related to their injuries, such as the cost of your medical expenses or missed days at work.
Non-economic damages compensate for the more abstract, non-financial suffering associated with their injury, like pain and suffering, or mental anguish.
The last type of damages, punitive, differs from the first two in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party instead of compensating the injured party, as such they are not often awarded.
Why is Insurance So Important in a Case?
Because we want you to understand how much is really at stake. Insurance companies are in business to make money. Their goal is to settle your case with you for the least amount possible. They train their adjusters to do what they can to minimize your case value because it is in their best interest. We will do what we can to protect you because we work for you and your best interest.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
According to Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a), you have four years to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations ends and you lose your right to do so.
There are some exceptions that can change this time period so it’s important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
Cases we Can help you with
Our experienced firm can help you with the below case types:
- Boating Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Uber & Lyft Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slip/Trip & Fall
- Defective Products
- Truck Accidents
- Work Injury
- Wrongful Death
Don't wait to get help today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of another, don't wait to get help! Our experienced firm is backed by decades of experience and a track record of success.
The world of personal injury litigation can be complex to those not familiar with it. Our team is ready to fight on your behalf so you can focus on the most important thing, recovering from your injuries.
Have you been injured? Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.