Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

It’s happened — you’ve been injured. Whether your injury was the result of a car accident, was due to someone else’s negligence, or was caused by a faulty product, the outcome is likely similar: you feel you’re at your lowest point. Have you lost wages because you’re too injured to perform your job duties? Were you fired because of your injuries? Perhaps your medical bills are mounting too quickly and you’re up all night worrying how you can manage.

These situations are all too real and can happen to anyone. But what you do after the injury can have an immense impact on your recovery.

Counseling & Representation

The first few hours and days following a personal injury can be harried. Doctors, insurance, and if applicable, law enforcement all have questions for you and paperwork to complete. Consulting with and retaining a personal injury attorney may be far from your mind, but it could be the best decision you make. At Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., we’ve spent years representing clients who come into our firm feeling scared and overwhelmed following a personal injury. With more than 60 years of combined trial, hearing, and mediation experience, our attorneys work with you to learn about you and your situation to fight for the best outcome for you.

Cut Through the Red Tape

Legal procedures, medical terms, and all the paperwork — there is a lot of information and pieces to fit together after an accident or injury. A Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. personal injury lawyer will help you sort out and cut through the red tape often associated with a personal injury case. We can get paperwork and procedures moving more quickly than if you were to go it alone.

Investigative Prowess

When it comes to sorting through the information and gathering the facts for your case, we work with a team of investigators who work in specialized areas. Their expertise lets them, and us, gather and examine technical aspects and key details of your case.


After an accident and/or injury, your emotions may cloud your otherwise solid judgment. The personal injury attorneys at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. will bring objectivity to your case, letting you avoid accepting nothing less than a suitable outcome.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our experienced injury lawyers know some personal injury cases will have a more favorable outcome for our client without a trial. By using alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, we can save you time, money, and emotional stress while still receiving satisfactory compensation.

Filing a Claim & Obtaining Compensation

It goes without saying how time-consuming completing and filing paperwork can be. With a personal injury attorney assisting you through the process, your odds for a successful claim increase, including receiving compensation for your injury.

Working with Insurance Companies

Our years of representing clients in personal injury cases have also come with years of working with insurance companies. We understand the tactics insurance companies attempt to use, such as pressuring a client to accept a mediocre settlement. Our personal injury attorneys in Gainesville, FL won’t settle for anything but complete satisfaction by our clients.

Personal Injury Settlements

The majority of litigation requiring a Gainesville personal injury attorney doesn’t reach a civil trial instead being resolved through a negotiated settlement. Although a settlement usually means the plaintiff forgoes the right to sue in exchange for a payment, Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. will negotiate a settlement on your behalf. With a settlement, we also try to resolve the case as early as possible to mitigate litigation costs.

Jury Verdicts

Should your case end up in front of a jury, our personal injury lawyers will represent you with diligence and ardently. Our approach and strategy is designed for you to receive any and all compensation available following your accident or injury.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Auto Accidents

The types of accidents are nearly as many as their causes. Regardless, when a personal injury occurs, life can seem as if it’s in a tailspin from doctor visits, medical costs, and lost wages. Our attorneys have years of experience litigating for clients following an accident all while doing what is best for you. If you have been injured in an accident, contact us for a consultation.

Medical Malpractice

Medical staff and facilities strive to provide care and treatment to patients, but sometimes even the best of intentions go awry. If you or a loved one’s status worsened due to negligent or malicious care, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim. An experienced Gainesville personal injury attorney from Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. can help you file a claim and if applicable, receive compensation.

Premises Liability

When you go to the grocery store, visit a neighbor, or otherwise conduct daily activities, rarely is second thought given to being injured on the property. But should an accident or injury occur, a personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you are eligible to file a premises liability claim. Our years of representing clients in these cases lets us identify and pursue compensation under Florida law.

Product Liability

Florida consumers have an expectation of reasonable safety and reliability from the many products they purchase and use every day. But, when products fail and cause an injury, contact Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. for a consultation regarding a product liability claim. Our experience in product liability will allow us to determine the product’s defect and hold the responsible party accountable.

Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. Represents Personal Injury Victims

Bringing a personal injury claim doesn’t have to be an arduous process. Personal injury and accident attorneys with Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. have more than six decades of combined experience representing clients in the Gainesville, FL area and throughout Florida. When you schedule a personal injury consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, they will listen to your concerns and questions and work with you to provide the best counsel possible. If you have suffered a personal injury and are seeking counsel and possible representation, contact us today.

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