As a former car accident insurance company defense lawyer, Michael knows how insurance companies think & act when evaluating car accident claims. Let us help you by using our inside knowledge to help you achieve a maximum recovery.
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Millions of Dollars Recovered For Clients
Since 2011, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in resulting from the negligence of others.
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We assume all the risk when you choose us to represent you. You will never pay us anything unless we win your case.
Proudly Fighting For Auto Accident Victims Since 2011
We are aggressively devoted to handling car accident cases. Our clients are our top priority when dealing with an auto accident. The need for excellent legal representation is mandatory and the attorneys at Michael E. Fenimore care about the well-being of every person and their situation.
Our firm understands that suffering a car accident can adversely affect an individual’s quality of life and their entire future.
The legal complications which accompany these matters frequently cause additional stress and anxiety on accident victims. As your legal representative, we will aggressively advocate on your behalf and will make your experience with the legal process professionally streamlined and free from unnecessary and unwanted stress.
During these difficult times, you need legal counsel and representation you can depend on. Time is of the essence.
Some of the most common personal injury cases in Pensacola, FL are motor vehicle accidents, involving cars, motorcycles, semi-trucks, bicycles, boats, and more. If you have been injured in a car accident, you are probably feeling overwhelmed financially with mounting medical bills that you cannot pay, and have missed days or even weeks of work due to your injuries. You may also be unable to pay for repairs to your damaged vehicle. Car accidents can not only be physically devastating, causing life-changing injuries, but also financially overwhelming and stressful for families being pressured by the other driver’s insurance company to accept a low settlement offer when the primary focus should be on recovering from your injuries and returning to work and a normal life.
"I hired Mr. Fenimore to represent me after I was involved in a car accident. He explained the process in a way I could completely understand. He worked diligently on my claim, guided me through the process, kept me updated on my case, and made me feel at ease. I highly recommend Michael..."
Far exceeded my expectations
"Mr. Fenimore kept me informed and got me a result that far exceeded my expectations. Mr. Fenimore is a very personable attorney and he genuinely cares about his clients. I can’t begin to thank him enough for his time and attention to my case. I wholeheartedly recommend him and his team!"
High level of legal and professional competence.
"He has always provided personal attention and handled my legal matters in a timely manner with outstanding results. I can attest to his high level of legal and professional competence. I give him my highest recommendation."
You Want Mr. Fenimore in Your Corner
"If you want an attorney who will take the time to explain things and walk you through the process, and not to mention get you a fantastic result (more than I ever thought possible), then you want Mr. Fenimore in your corner! There is no other attorney I would recommend!"
Made the Legal Process Easy
"Michael represented me in a motor vehicle accident. I was hospitalized and my vehicle was totaled. He made sure my expenses were completely covered and made the legal process as easy as I could’ve asked for. Highly recommend..."
Handled My Case Masterfully
"Mr. Fenimore handled my case masterfully. He worked diligently and efficiently to ensure my family’s interests were protected and more importantly displayed genuine concern for our needs throughout the entire process. I give him my highest recommendation."
Since 2011, Mr. Fenimore has used his superior experience in the insurance defense industry to exclusively represent individuals who have been injured in automobile accidents, slip and falls, product defect cases, and other cases involving serious accidents and injuries.
"Getting our clients the full compensation for their injuries is my top priority."
After founding his own law firm in 2011, Michael quickly developed a reputation as one of the most aggressive and successful personal injury attorneys in Northwest Florida.
A modest firm commited to providing full attention to every case
What Sets Fenimore Injury Law Apart
Accidents in and around the city of Pensacola are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that traffic crashes are still a primary public safety issue, nationwide. Motor vehicle accidents comprise most of our firm’s cases. Resources are focused immediately on investigating the accident, gathering evidence, photographing the damage, and locating witnesses. Perhaps most importantly, we investigate the insurance companies involved to ensure that our clients benefit from all insurance coverage available to settle their auto accident. Having an experienced attorney on your side can make all the difference in the conclusion of your claim.
Our Pensacola car accident attorneys are skilled at handling all types of auto accident cases, and we know how insurance companies operate.
What types of compensation can you recover?
The compensation or damages recoverable in a car accident claim or lawsuit depends mostly on what loss you have suffered. This is because the aim of damages is to reimburse you for your expenses and financial loss, as well as compensate you for your non-financial loss. Damages that you may recover include reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages and any out-of-pocket expenses. You may also be able to recover damages for the loss of ability to earn income, mental anguish, pain and suffering.
If you were married at the time of the accident, your spouse may also be entitled to damages for loss of consortium. This is the loss of services, assistance, aid and companionship that you would have provided to your spouse, but for the accident.
What is your car accident case worth?
It is difficult to say with certainty what any Pensacola car accident claim may be worth. This is because the claims (and possibly trial) process will include several factors that may affect the value of your claim. Typically, the value of a claim largely depends on the circumstances surrounding the case and the loss you have suffered. Some of these include:
The severity of your injuries. Claims that involve serious injuries such as broken spines, traumatic brain injuries or even death typically settle for large sums of money.
The possibility of permanent disability, long-term temporary disability or scarring.
The period you will need to fully recover and return to work.
The amount of your medical bills, including future medical treatment.
Pain, suffering and emotional distress.
The gravity of the other party’s actions in causing the accident. Recklessness, intentional harm and carelessness may drive up the value of a claim.
How long do you have to file your claim?
In Pensacola car accident claims, time is often of the essence. A delay in contacting a Pensacola car accident lawyer can have unsavory results for your claim. The Florida statute of limitations requires that victims file a claim within a certain time period. For car accidents, the limitation period is 2 years from the date of the accident.
Failure to file your claim within this period would effectively operate as a bar against filing a lawsuit. This would mean that the case is time-barred and will no more be capable of being filed in court. Needless to say, no insurance company will pay attention to a time-barred claim, much less pay compensation.
What will our Pensacola car accident lawyers do to maximize your auto accident claim?
Immediately after you retain our services, we will immediately start taking the following actions to prove your claim and prevent the insurance company from taking advantage of you.
We will help you secure adequate medical treatment by linking you up with qualified medical practitioners that are within your budget. If necessary, we can connect you with our healthcare partners that may be able to provide medical treatment on a lien.
We will investigate the circumstances of the accident, to establish how it occurred and the fault of the other party. To accomplish this, we will visit the scene of the accident, take pictures and videos, talk to witnesses and scrutinize the police or fire report.
We will consult with specialists to reconstruct the accident, including the speed and movement of vehicles and each driver’s actions.
We will identify and contact the relevant insurance companies on your behalf, in order to establish and negotiate your claim for compensation.
We will retain expert witnesses to testify on your behalf.
If we cannot reach a satisfactory settlement with the insurance company, we are prepared to file a lawsuit and fight aggressively on your behalf.
You may even be considering accepting a low settlement offer from the other driver’s insurance company just to help you make ends meet during this difficult time. Call us today at (850) 434-6064 to discuss your case. Before you accept a settlement that will not cover the financial losses you have incurred as a result of your car accident, contact an experienced Pensacola Car Accident Lawyer at Michael E. Fenimore, P.A.
The insurance company’s goal is to get you to accept as little money as possible in order to get rid of the case as quickly as possible.
Often these settlement offers aren’t sufficient to cover all of the medical bills, car repair costs, and lost wages that you suffered because of the accident. If you have been pressured to take a low settlement offer by a pushy insurance adjuster, contact our experienced Pensacola car accident attorneys today. We will take an aggressive stance with the other driver’s insurance company to ensure you get the full compensation you deserve for your car accident injuries.
Free Consultation With A Pensacola Automobile Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact Michael E. Fenimore, P.A. at (850) 434-6064 to discuss your case. If you are unable to come to our law offices, we will travel to you. You can also contact us by e-mail. Evening and weekend appointments are also available. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation on all personal injury matters, and you won’t owe us a fee unless you receive compensation for your injuries.
The Pensacola personal injury attorneys at Michael E. Fenimore, P.A. represent victims of all types of accidents, including automobile accidents, wrongful death accidents, drunk driving accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability accidents (slips/trips and falls) and product liability cases, in Pensacola, Florida, and throughout Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa County.
What should you do after the accident?
If you or someone around you is capable, you should also try to take the following steps:
Collect the details of the other drivers involved in the accident. Get their name, contact information, insurance number, as well as the name and contact information of all passengers in their vehicle.
Write down the details of all other vehicles involved in the accident. Useful information includes make, model, year and license tag number.
Be sure to note anything the other driver and passengers say. This may help indicate where the fault lies for the accident. For example, record comments like “I’m so sorry”, “I didn’t see you”, “I was in a hurry” etc.
Get the names and contact information of witnesses to the accident. They will be vital to help establish the circumstances of the accident. If you can, take photos and video of the accident scene as well, and all vehicles involved.
After you visit the doctor, make a list of all your personal injuries. Also keep a list of all your doctor and hospital visits, and other medical expenses. They will be useful to show what the accident has cost you.
Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident. Ideally, you should call once your health and that of those around you are secure.
In the aftermath of a car accident, it is normal to feel confused, angry or frustrated. You should understand however, that your actions in the aftermath of the accident could make or break your case. The first thing you should do after the accident is to get help, especially if you or anyone else has sustained an injury. Call 911 to get law enforcement and emergency services to the scene. Your health and safety are of primary importance.
Remember, if you receive any call from anyone associated with an insurance company, even yours, it is best for you not to provide any statement without first speaking to your Pensacola car accidents lawyer. Dedicated auto accidents lawyers such as those at Michael E. Fenimore will not charge you for a first consultation. take advantage of this before you speak to an insurance company.
Get The Most Out Of Your Case With Our Pensacola Car Accident Lawyers
These are only some of the factors that may indicate the possible worth of your car accident case. When you contact the Pensacola car accident lawyers at Michael E. Fenimore, we will look carefully at the circumstances of your claim and help you understand what your case may be worth.
We Help You Recover Maximum Compensation
The compensation or damages recoverable in a car accident claim or lawsuit depends mostly on what loss you have suffered. This is because the aim of damages is to reimburse you for your expenses and financial loss, as well as compensate you for your non-financial loss. Damages that you may recover include reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages and any out-of-pocket expenses.
What types of compensation can you recover?
You may also be able to recover damages for the loss of ability to earn income, mental anguish, pain and suffering. If you were married at the time of the accident, your spouse may also be entitled to damages for loss of consortium. This is the loss of services, assistance, aid and companionship that you would have provided to your spouse, but for the accident.
Hiring Us Will Be The Best Decision You Can Make
Ordinarily, lawyers work on a lump sum fee basis. They may require the payment of a specified percentage of the total fee up front, with other payments to follow at key milestones. However, car accident specialists proceed on a contingency fee basis. At Michael E. Fenimore P.A., we provide absolutely free confidential consultations and if you hire us, we will not charge you a dime unless you recover satisfactory compensation.
Why You Need Michael E. Fenimore, P.C. to Represent you
Any type of car accident can be damaging, and a severe one can be a life-changing event. If you have been involved in a Pensacola car accident, you’ll probably have a lot of questions on your mind. You’re likely wondering who, if anyone, will compensate you for the loss of your medical bills, lost wages and other damage. We believe that you should not have to suffer these concerns for loss caused by another. Our Pensacola car accidents lawyers at Michael E. Fenimore P.A, pride themselves on providing honest, attentive representation to our clients. These answers will address some of the questions that are likely to be going through your mind.