Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Funeral

Wrongful death generally means a lawsuit that filed when wrongful conduct results in the death of another person. Like personal injury, this area of tort law can involve every area of tort practice – from boat wrecks or traumatic brain injuries to dangerous products on the market – but your first step should be to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney. One of our Panama City wrongful death lawyers will help determine, first, who is the personal representative allowed to sue on behalf of the estate of a deceased person against the person or company responsible for the victim’s death. Next, our firm will evaluate the nature and wrongfulness of the conduct. After looking at the various expectations and damages that one may have suffered, depending upon their relationship to the victim, we will then begin to explore every avenue possible to obtain justice for the survivors.

If someone you love has died because of the wrongful conduct of another, contact the Bruner Law Firm today at (850) 243-2222. We have offices in Panama City and Fort Walton Beach and serve all of Northwest Florida. We are available to meet with you in any of the surrounding communities as well.

Dog Bites

Dog Bite Injury

If you have been bitten by a dog and suffered injuries, you are not alone; each year, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 368,000 people went to the emergency room for dog bite-related injuries. A dog bite can cause very serious injuries. Scaring,

Laws controlling liability in dog bite cases vary amongst the states and they often depend on the circumstances surrounding the attack. In most states, strict liability laws apply. This means that the animal’s owner is held completely liable for all damages. Knowledge of a dog’s propensity for violence is of no importance.

In other states, an owner may be liable to a lesser degree if the animal had shown no previous propensity to attack or if the dog was playful. The law can also be complex regarding the victim’s role in the attack (i.e. if the victim was on the property illegally, or there was a “Beware of Dog Sign”). Given the unique and “case-by-case” nature of dog bite law, it is crucial to hire an attorney as soon as possible.

To speak with a skilled Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City dog bite lawyer, contact the Bruner Firm today. Our law firm has the experience necessary to get you a great outcome. Call us today at 8502434227 in Fort Walton Beach or 8507699292 in Panama City.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBI MRI Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injuries, or “TBI’s”, occur nearly once every 23 seconds. TBIs can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and brain tissue. The symptoms of brain injury can be very wide-ranging. TBIs often times result in confusion, personality changes, disability, difficulty thinking, planning, and remembering. When someone experiences a traumatic brain injury it is rare they ever fully recover or live the life they once had. The Florida brain injury attorney at the Bruner Firm have experience with many types of head injury cases. When we represent someone suffering from a severe brain injury, we examine all the sources of fault for the action that caused your injury and analyze all possible sources of compensation.

If you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic brain injury, contact the Bruner Firm today. We are available by phone at 1.800.BRUNER.1 or by filling out our online form. Our Fort Walton Beach Attorney and Panama City Lawyer can help. Don’t wait another day. We have offices conveniently located at:

3201 W. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401


110 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Come see us today!

Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home Neglect Victim

Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

It is a sad truth that each year thousands of elderly Americans are abused and harmed while under the care of another. Although Nursing homes and assisted-living providers do many great things for elderly Americans, it is an unfortunate consequence that still thousands will experience injuries due to the neglect or mistreatment of those we trust with the lives of the people we love.


If you have evidence of abuse and wish to take action against the parties who have harmed your elderly relative, the Bruner Law Firm is here to help. Our experienced Panama City and Fort Walton Beach personal injury lawyers can help you fight back on behalf of a loved one. To learn more about the rights of nursing home patients, their families, and relatives, call our Panama City Office or Fort Walton Beach Office at 1.BRUNER.1.


If you have a suspicion that a loved one is being abused or mistreated by nursing home staff, you may want to speak with an elder care professional. Even if your fears are unfounded, an investigation can bring you peace of mind – while reminding medical staff that someone is looking after your relative. To report suspected abuse to Florida Department of Children and Families’ Adult Protective Services, you can contact them at 1-800-962-2873.


How to tell if a loved one is being abused?

While abuse can sometimes be very obvious, it can also be subtle and hard to detect. This is especially true in nursing homes, where patients’ relatives may not be able to see regularly. You may want to discuss your options with our Panama City and Fort Walton Beach nursing home negligence lawyer if you have noticed red flag warning signs such as:

  • Unnecessary restraints
  • Overmedication
  • Cuts
  • Bruising
  • Uncooperative staff members
  • Staff members unwilling to answer questions or let you see certain areas of the facility
  • Unexplainable deterioration in health
  • Signs of trauma: regressive behavior, sudden aggression, social withdrawal, sudden changes in mood or personality
  • Other unexplainable injuries

If any case of abuse has occurred, you and your loved one deserve compensation in order to get them the care they deserve. Call us today at 1.800.BRUNER.1.


Back to School: Opening the doors for Child Injuries

Swingset injury

Often times some of the most harmful accidents that a child may encounter occur in the schoolyard. Although they’ve just made it through summer, the start of a new school year always creates new perils for the most curious of members of our population.

School, daycare, and after school activities injuries frequently occur on the playground, but can come from other sources:

  • Playground accidents
  • Dangerous Conditions
  • Unsafe Equipment
  • School bus accidents
  • Pedestrian and crosswalk accidents
  • Field trip Accidents
  • Youth sports injuries
  • Daycare accidents
  • Poorly maintained premises
  • Bullying
  • Assault
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Use of unsafe child and baby products
  • Illegal activity on the behalf of another

Children have the right to a safe childhood. As parents, caretakers, and responsible citizens, it is our duty to make sure we provide for a safe environment and upbringing for America’s future. The negligence, abuse, and illegal actions of others often times make our goals for less attainable. When preventable injuries harm our kids, it is only right for us to seek justice. Call our Northwest Florida Law Firm today. If you are in Panama City, Defuniak, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa, Destin, or anywhere nearby, we can help. Call us now at 1.800.BRUNER.1.

Destin Boating Accidents

Destin Florida - Destin Lawyer

It seems this year has been an especially tumultuous one for the waters of Destin. Several major boating accidents have led to catastrophic injuries and death. Preventing accidents can be difficult because often times people are just not accustomed to the hazards that come with operating a vessel on the open waters. However, training, experience, and improvements in boating design and safety features have all reduced the likelihood of boating accidents.

As recently as August 11th of this year, one of Destin’s own died in a boating wreck near Crab Island. A few weeks before, a young tourist lost a foot in a jetski wreck in Joe’s Bayou. Tragedies like these give reason for concern. If you or a someone you love has been injured in the waters of Destin or Panama City Beach, please give us a call today. The consultation is free and you will speak with an Attorney.

You can call our Panama City Law Office at 850.769.9292


our Fort Walton Beach Law Office at 850.243.4227.


Baby Seat Recall

Bumbo baby seat recall

Bumbo baby seats – the popular molded plastic seat that allows a baby to sit upright – have been recalled. These colorful little seats have caused severe head injuries and other fall related injuries to numerous babies and infants. The plastic chairs are designed to allow a young infant to sit upright, even though they do not have the necessary muscular development to do so. The maker of the product is offering a safety belt installation in order to prevent falls and other hazards. If you have a child that has experienced an injury due to a defective product like the Bumbo Baby Seat, feel free to contact us today at 1.800.BRUNER.1

Car Defects: Toyota Recalls

Toyota Defect Lawsuit

After a problem with unintended acceleration, Toyota has recalled more than 150,000 Lexus RX crossover vehicles. Both the Lexus RX 350 and 450h were recalled because of problems with floor mats entrapping the accelerator pedal.

According to the International Business Times, the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) administration may consider launching an investigation on Toyota “regarding delays in notifying the agency about the problem.” The government agency released a statement saying, “NHTSA is requesting additional documentation from the manufacturer and is considering opening an investigation into whether Toyota met its obligation to notify the agency and conduct a recall in a timely manner.”

The consequences of this malfunction can result in serious injuries sustained in car accidents, or even fatalities. Toyota will begin notifying the owners of these recalled vehicles in August.

If a car defect has caused you or a loved one to suffer an injury, contact the Vince Bruner Law Firm in Panama City or Fort Walton Beach Florida today at 1800BRUNER1. We will meet and serve clients anywhere in Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Santa Rosa Counties.

Dangerous Medical Devices

Full Hip Replacement Problems

Advances in medical technology have saved a countless number of lives throughout the years. Artificial organs, prosthetic limbs, and prosthetic joint replacements have all undoubtably improved the lives of millions and served as a great achievement for humanity. However, many times these devices do not function as intended. Due to the negligence of the manufacturer or distributor of the product, a defect may exists such that it makes the product unreasonably safe. In Florida, product makers and distributors are held to a higher standard than the norm for the various medical devices they place into the market.

Many people have used a medical device (such as a defibrillator) in order to better their health, only to suffer injuries from that same device. Medical devices can include: Stents, Implants, Contraceptives devices, Defibrillators, Joints Replacements, and others.

If you’ve been harmed by a dangerous or defective medical device, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Pharmaceutical companies are experienced at fighting lawsuits, but with over 25 years of practice in pharmaceutical law our firm is experienced at fighting back. Don’t wait any longer. The consultation is free, and you generally won’t owe anything unless you win. Call Vince Bruner of the Bruner Firm today at 1-800-Bruner-1. We have Law Offices in Panama City and Ft. Walton Beach, where we can meet with you at any time. We will even meet anywhere in the Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Holmes, Washington, Gulf, and Calhoun county. Don’t wait another day.


Construction Site Accidents

Construction Sites can be dangerous

Many of the most dangerous accidents and injuries happen in the construction sites that proliferate the gulf coast. By the numbers alone truck accidents account for over 20% of fatal work injuries and at least 10% of nonfatal workplace injuries in United States; far more than any other field. Although much of the time safety precautions are in place, they may be inadequate or wholly ineffective at keeping some of the hardest workers in our country safe. Destin, Panama City, Panama City Beach, and Fort Walton Beach have all experienced rapid growth throughout the last few years. In fact, both Okaloosa and Walton County have grown tremendously throughout the past decade. Not surprisingly, increased growth leads to new job creation in the construction industry; and with that, an increase in construction site related accidents or injuries. Our firm has handled cases in Panama City, Freeport, Defuniak Springs, Crestview, and Destin. If you need an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in the Florida Panhandle call the Bruner Firm today, at 1-800-BRUNER-1. Attorney Vince Bruner and his staff is ready to help.

Contact a Panama City, Fort Walton Beach, or Destin Lawyer

There is no excuse for individuals or businesses that take needless risks with other people’s lives. At the Bruner Firm, we strongly believe in justice for the victims of preventable accidents. To discuss your case with our Ft. Walton Beach Lawyer, call us today at 1800BRUNER1.

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Bruner Law Firm represents clients throughout Florida’s Emerald Coast including Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Mary Esther, Niceville, Freeport, Defuniak Springs, Crestview, Shalimar, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Laurel Hill, Bonifay, Chipley, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Valparaiso, Miramar Beach, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Santa Rosa County, Escambia County, Bay County, and Holmes County.

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