Panama City
Personal Injury Lawyers

Since 1992 Vince Bruner has devoted his practice solely to work as a Plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer, dedicated to assisting people injured in accidents throughout the Florida panhandle.

Bruner brothers Were you hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness, carelessness, or an intentional act in Panama City, Florida? The Bruner Law Firm has over 25 years of experience handling personal injury cases in Panama City and Fort Walton Beach. Our team of legal professionals represents victims of accidents and neglect. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring our clients receive the financial compensation they deserve. We have the knowledge and skills to negotiate with insurance companies to reach a settlement or litigate our clients ’ cases to take to court.

When you hire one of our Panama City personal injury lawyers, you can count on working with someone who will make you their priority. We take pride in the level of customer service we’re able to provide for our clients. Our staff is available 24/7, so you can reach us whenever you need us. Nothing will fall through the cracks, and you won’t get ignored throughout your case. We believe in keeping the lines of communication open to update you on the status of your case and answer any questions you have. You can rest assured you will be in excellent hands with us.

Whether your case is big or small, we will fight hard to seek justice. We understand how devastating it is to be injured, unable to work, and worried about paying your medical bills. We want to relieve that burden by handling all the legal aspects of your case for you. You can depend on our personal injury lawyers to be by your side every step of the way. If you or your loved one suffered injuries because of the careless actions of someone else, call us at (850) 396-0237 today for a free consultation.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Panama City has many residents and travelers passing through or staying for vacation. With constant activity here, injury accidents happen frequently. There are a variety of claims that could be brought by individuals who are hurt through no fault of their own. Whether you sustained minor injuries in an auto accident or life-threatening injuries from a dog bite, we can handle it. The personal injury cases we take on for our clients include:

We have recovered millions of dollars for the victims of accidents and neglect. We never back down from a fight. Our Panama City personal injury lawyers know how to prove an individual should be held responsible for the injuries you or your loved one sustained.

Should I Handle a Personal Injury Case On My Own?

Many injured victims will try to handle their cases themselves. That can be an exasperating road to navigate if you’re unfamiliar with insurance claims and Florida’s laws and statutes regarding personal injury. Most insurance companies will take advantage of someone who hasn’t sought legal representation. They will use that to their advantage to try to pressure you into accepting a lowball settlement offer. If you don’t know the maximum compensation available, you might want to agree to the first offer you receive.

Depending on the accident you were involved in, you might be able to seek compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company as well as your insurance. In auto accidents, you can file a claim with your UM carrier and the other driver’s BI carrier. When it comes to premises liability, you can recover a settlement from the entity’s liability carrier, and the individual who caused your injuries. There are many sources you can file a claim against, and knowing how to do it is critical.

How Does An Insurance Claim Work?

When you hire   The Bruner Law Firm, we will walk you through the insurance claims process, so you understand what your rights are. After your accident, we will file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance carrier and launch a thorough investigation to review the details of your situation. We’ll collect evidence to prove your injuries were a direct cause of the incident and that you deserve to receive compensation. Some of the vital evidence we’ll obtain includes:

  • Police/incident reports
  • Witness statements
  • The negligent party’s insurance policies
  • Video surveillance of the incident in question
  • Photos of the accident scene
  • Your medical records

During our investigation, you should undergo medical treatment. Medical records will show your injuries weren’t present before the accident occurred, and you needed consistent treatment to recover. If you skip appointments or there’s a significant gap in treatment, your claim could get denied, or you might not be able to recover the full compensation you deserve.

When your physician releases you from care, a demand letter will get sent to the insurance adjuster assigned to your claim. They will review it and all the evidence we found to determine if a settlement should be submitted. If we’re unable to negotiate a fair settlement you’re satisfied with, we’ll file a lawsuit. Depending on the type of case we’re working on for you, a suit could get brought against the insurance carrier and the at-fault individual or entity. We understand the need to close this chapter of your life as quickly as possible. Our Panama City personal injury lawyers commit their time and efforts to ensure your case doesn’t drag out unnecessarily. We will use all the resources we have at our disposal to reach a favorable outcome promptly.

What is My Case Worth?

The amount of money you can demand from an insurance adjuster depends on the limits of liability in the responsible party’s insurance policy, the severity of your injuries, and the damages you’ve suffered. Damages intend to make an injured person whole after an accident. They’re the losses you’ve incurred as a direct result of your injuries. The damages you can seek compensation for include:

  • Medical Expenses: All bills for treatment deemed medically necessary, such as hospital visits, ambulance services, physical therapy, assistive medical devices, home health care, surgery, and prescription medicine.
  • Lost Wages: Pay you were unable to earn because of your injuries. If your injuries are permanent, you may be able to seek compensation for any future wages you will miss out on making.
  • Pain and Suffering: Any significant physical pain and suffering you have had to endure because of someone else’s reckless decisions.
  • Emotional Distress: Psychological and emotional trauma you’ve experienced from the incident. That includes stress, shock, fear, or a diagnosis of PTSD, anxiety, or depression.
  • Loss of Consortium: If an immediate family member’s relationship is negatively affected by the victim’s injuries, compensation may get awarded as a result.
  • Wrongful Death: If the individual hurt in the accident passes away, their loved ones can file a claim to recover a monetary reward for expenses, such as funeral and burial costs.

It doesn’t matter if your injury is minor. You can still file a claim to recover compensation for any costs you've incurred. Any amount of medical bills you receive can cause overwhelming feelings of stress. We want to relieve your financial burden so you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life. When you hire us, we will be there to provide the emotional support you need to help you through this challenging situation. No one should have to pay out of their pocket when another person caused their injuries. We can help you receive the payment you desperately need to cover your damages.

Call the Panama City Personal Injury Lawyers at The Bruner Law Firm

We don’t believe in adding to the financial burden our clients face. That’s why we offer free consultations to anyone thinking about retaining an attorney. There’s absolutely no risk or obligation to speak with us. We’ll schedule an appointment so you’re able to discuss your case and receive legal advice about how you should move forward. We won’t pressure you into making any decisions you’re not ready to make. We’ll tell you what your options are and help guide you towards the best path to take.

We know law firms are an intimidating place. We strive to make the environment at our offices as welcoming and comfortable as possible. Whenever you speak to our Panama City personal injury lawyers, paralegals, or support staff, you will talk with someone knowledgeable and compassionate. We treat our clients like they’re family. We will always treat you with respect and professionalism, no matter what. We take tremendous pride in the way we interact with everyone who walks through our doors and the results we’re able to achieve for them.

If you or your loved one experienced any injuries because of another individual’s negligence, call us today. We’ll be happy to review all the details of your accident and determine if it’s something we can handle. We know you’ll be satisfied with the services we offer. We have offices conveniently located in Panama City and Fort Walton Beach. Call us at (850) 769-9292 right now so we can get you scheduled for your free consultation.


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Vince Bruner has lived in Okaloosa County his entire life and has been taking cases in Fort Walton Beach and Panama City since 1988. He is a former state senator who represented District 3 for a four-year term. His longtime dedication to accident victims in the area shines through in the results he gets for his clients. Click below to see real cases we’ve won, or call the Bruner Law Firm at (850) 769-9292 to learn more about how we can put our experience to work for you.

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Drew worked on my case for over three years and fought a very big company who denied my claim for the get-go. He gave me his cell phone number and never once took more than a day or two to return my calls. I was in the end, happy with the outcome! Thanks Bruners!!

Best Law firm across the Panhandle! If you are tired of working with bad lawyers that don't care about you or your case, then you NEED to reach out to The Bruner Law Firm. They are family owned and they really do care about their clients! I had a closed case with them, and months later they contacted me to let me know that they secured MORE settlement money for me! Who does that??? I have to say, they were and still are a blessing. Don't hesitate to call them!

Drew took my case when a young teenager hit me on my bike. It was stressful going out but he always answered his phone and never left me in rhe dark.

I'm overdue for this review, but better late than never. Drew and his team were professional, caring, and prompt every step of the way. All of my questions were answered in a timely manner. This firm really cares about their clients and it shows. I would reccomend them to anyone who has been injured in any type of fall or accident. I was very satisfied.

Drew and sherry helped me with my case. It was an easy process and I would use them again if I ever have to get another lawyer.

Amazing people. They took a terrible incident and made me feel at ease. I don't know what I would have done with out their help and professional guidance. I am truly grateful I chose Bruner law firm to take care of me this trying time in my life.

Drew and the Bruner law firm were awesome from start to finish. Honest and always with our best interests at heart.

Highly recommended I had a wonderful, care free experience working with Bruner Law Firm. Drew was the best! He worked diligently on my case and he is an awesome person all around! Thank you again!

The BEST Drew spends as much time as you need making sure all your questions are answered, always takes his client’s calls too

Drew and his team were amazing to work with. From the day I walked into his office for the first time I knew I was in good hands. He helped us through a difficult time and made sure we were kept in the loop the entire time. I can not say enough about Drew and the team at Brunner Law Firm.

Bruner law firm is hands down the best personal injury lawyer around! His friendly staff was also very helpful and informative. My case was settled in record time. I would and DO recommend this firm for all your personal injury claims.

Drew and staff were awesome! I’m new to this state bought a new car and unfortunately it was totaled before I even made the second car payment! Not a warm welcome to Florida. They worked hard a diligently to get the max compensation for settlement. They always responded or reached out to keep me updated on the status of my case! I highly recommend Bruner law! Thank you all so much! Cheers to hard work and moving forward!

After being in a car accident I reached out to the Bruner Law Firm and in less than a year my case was won and I was very satisfied with the Bruner Firm. Anytime I called they took the time to answer.

I called The Bruner Law Firm when I was in my first accident in 2021 and then again shortly after my second accident. They took care of me, kept me in the loop and answered all of my questions when asked. They got my case wrapped up sooner than expected and I received a lot more than I expected as well. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who asks!

Taylor was the ray of sunshine in this gloomy storm. I can’t thank this firm enough for putting up with my grouchy needy self. They went above & beyond the call of their jobs for me, talked me off many ledges and settled my case and I couldn’t be happier. I have always considered myself a really positive person, but this accident was really tough on me personally and professionally. Thankfully I had Taylor, Monica, Peggy and Joe there for me every step of they way…. If I could leave infinite amount of stars I would in heart beat. Don’t think twice. This is the firm that will have your best interest at heart!!!!

Very very professional! Stayed in contact with me every step of the way! Even when deployed! Never thought the process was so easy! They did all the leg work and I signed a few documents and at the end we won! Highly recommend! I’m sad I could only give 5stars! They deserve 10!

Great group of people. They do everything within their means to provide you best legal service available. Joe went above and beyond helps us get maximum compensation for our case. I highly recommend their services should you need an attorney’s assistance in your case.

Bruner law firm has been amazing through this nightmare after getting rear ended last year. Taylor has been very informative and quick to respond to every question/ concern that I have had over the entire last year. Very pleased with every aspect of this situation.

I was rear ended and was a bit shaken up with my daughter, so I contacted Bruner Law Firm. This was my first time dealing with a personal injury attorney but I was please with the service. Kim was very helpful throughout the process, she keeps in touch regularly about the case and always ask about my little girl. Overall I appreciate the team at Bruner and the effort to settle my claim.

Bruner Law Firm was amazing to work! They were able to help me through the process of an injury sustained from an auto accident and get the best settlement possible. I trusted them throughout the while process and felt they were looking out for me. I highly recommend contacting Bruner Law Firm if you need assistance after an auto accident.

I love this law firm so much. They take such good care of you. Taylor, along with everyone else is a rock star. Everything I needed was given to me. They always kept their promises and was always honest.I can’t recommend them enough. Thank you all so much for everything.

Drew and His staff are absolutely top notch! They made this process so smooth and took all our stress away! I highly recommend this law office for all of your car accident litigation needs! They really are the best around!

Drew Bruner and his staff are absolutely top notch! They helped with EVERYTHING from day 1! They called with updates and genuinely cared about us and how we were doing! My husband and I highly recommend The Bruner Law Firm for your car accident litigation!!!

Drew and his team really are in business to help the community. Emily and Sam helped process information and paperwork on my behalf. The whole process was easy and (besides my injuries) painless from beginning to end. Knowledgeable and dedicated to getting the closure I and everyone in my position not only request but demand. This legal team will have any and all of my family legal issues from this day forward. Thank you Bruner Law Firm.

If you are scared of the legal process and know NOTHING about how it works, I can promise you this is the place to go.Drew and his team were the most incredible people to work with over an almost 3 year long case. I came into this freshly 18 and was treated no differently than a person in their 40s, which as a young person you know is hard to find!If you want quick responses (24hrs usually) explanations you can understand and some decent settlement money look no farther.Drew was there every step of the way to answer any questions I had no matter how stupid, and trust me I had my moments.They are real people, not just lawyers, who actually care about you and getting you what you deserve. Thank you guys so much, you really made a terrifying process so simple and smooth. I’ll miss working with you!

Drew is a phenomenal lawyer and, more importantly, a great person. His team really made me feel special and took care of me both in my case and personally. If you need an injury lawyer who gets it done and really gets to know his clients- this is the place to be. I highly recommend! Thanks Drew!

The Bruner Law Firm is one of, if not the best and professional law firm in the area. My family and I had the pleasure of working with Joe during our legal case with auto insurance. Although the case itself was long and dreadful, Joe and his team nevertheless made that process go smooth and easy. With an exceptional service, they were always there to ensure that we received the best legal advice, and ultimately achieved the maximum compensation settlement from our case for us. I highly recommend The Bruner Law Firm should you ever need an attorney service in a legal case.

To Mr. Vincent Bruner, When you have your first accident at age 71 you feel your whole life has changed forever. Having been retired only a short time we felt as though our whole life was upside down. No visit up north to see our grandchildren and great great grandchildren would be possible with our second vehicle. I was worried about what to do and how to handle the insurance, the police reports, and whether to go to a Doctor. And if so, what kind? Being hit by a 10-ton truck was upsetting enough. But being naïve when it comes to insurance and reports took the cake! Then after praying for help, I saw or heard the name Vincent Bruner. I decided a call and meeting couldn’t hurt. Meeting him the first day made me feel as though everything wasn't as desperate as I thought. He immediately got me the proper medical help by setting up initial appointments and proceeding with every piece of info I needed.I had no idea insurance wouldn't cover everything that I would need. I knew that it would take time and patience, but having a man with the personality and intelligence to pursue our cause and needs while keeping me informed when something changed was perfect. Vincent was an understanding gentleman and let me talk to him about my anxiety.He never let me down, and one day a phone call happened with the best news ever! Vincent never gave up trying to give us back our lives and getting it back to the way things were! Of course our lives will never be the same but having had the guidance, care, concern, and patience from Vincent has helped us on our journey to a life of relief, normalcy, and love.All of our thanks to a man who has been blessed with not just the intelligence, patience and perseverance that was involved, but who did it with a charm and wisdom very few young people have these days. May he always be blessed in his business and private life. Sent with love and thanks from not just me, but our whole family.

The best attorney group in Emerald Coast.

Best law firm on the Gulf Coast!

They did a fabulous job on handling my car accident case and did exactly what they told me they would do. They were fast in handling it and I would Definitely use them again and again if necessary. Thanks Drew and Vince for all your help.

Took care of our case when my family, and I were involved in a car accident. Drew was very helpful, and explained everything. Very highly recommend

Very personable and trustworthy lawyers. Drew worked diligently on my case and really took the time necessary to do the right thing. He was very responsive and provided his very best recommendations throughout the entire process. I can wholeheartedly say that this is the best law firm to have on your side.

Best Law firm across the Panhandle! If you are tired of working with bad lawyers that don't care about you or your case, then you NEED to reach out to The Bruner Law Firm. They are family owned and they really do care about their clients! I had a closed case with them, and months later they contacted me to let me know that they secured MORE settlement money for me! Who does that??? I have to say, they were and still are a blessing. Don't hesitate to call them!Thanks! CLL

They are very kind and very cordial when I ask them to help me form a nonprofit that is to help are local animal shelters developed and grow and be no kill shelters and even have our own adoption shop they're very excited and very much animal lovers to Okaloosa county thanks them for their support of save the puppies and kittens project hosted by world's famous crab Island

I have never really had much experience with the law, but Mr. Bruner was got my case settled without goin to court. What A relief.

Mr. Bruner was very well educated and dedicated to my medical case. Can pick apart a legal contract with the best of them. An astute young man I would gladly trust again in any legal matter.

Drew Bruner is thorough and completely professional. He represented me in criminal court, and was able to prove my innocence. He was everything you hope for in a lawyer.

I had an insurance claim with Progressive and Mr. Bruner was able to get my adjuster to give me the payment I was entitled to. He was very nice and always took my phone calls. Since we didn't go to court the fees were very reasonable. I couldnt be happier!!

Mr. Bruner advised me with legal contract advice for my small business. He was always available and ready to assist in anyway possible. He took his time to thoroughly understand the documents and dedicate his time to advising me. I would trust Mr. Bruner with any legal matter and highly recommend him!

I only spoke with Mr. Bruner over the phone but he went out of his way to help me with a claim I am having with my small business. Thanks for lending a helping hand!

I used the Bruners for my car wreck claim and had a good settlement.

I am in the air force and had Drew manage my case. He was prompt, courteous, and professional throughout. Best of all, I had a great result.

Drew worked on my case immediately after the other attorney's paralegal drug his feet for years. Drew and Cheryl were a lot better than the other group I used so I highly rate this firm.

Drew took my car accident case. I love this firm, they helped me and they will help you.

Bruner Firm is a great law firm for all your personal injury cases! I have grown up around this family. They are very knowledgeable and helpful when you need them!

Drew did a fantastic job handling my claim. He kept me up to date throughout the whole process and I could tell he truly cared about me and my family.

Very personable and trustworthy lawyer that’s truly willing to spend the time to do the right thing. Drew worked diligently to resolve a tenant issue for my rental property. Hands down the best law firm to have on your side.

What a great legal team!was impressed how they came to me and always stayed in contact.their assistant Cheryl always made sure to get the right paper work to where ever I needed to go promptly.all military family,I recommend these local guys,they know the ropes in our area.

This was such a great experience using MR. Bruner for my case. I have had another lawyer in the past and he was never there and always had me call him back at inconvenient times. This was a much better experience and I cannot overstate my opinion.

Drew has provided us with guidance and fair legal advice during this hard time. He was honest, responsive, knowledgable and experienced. While working with Drew, I felt we could trust him and we were in good hands. He was very patient with us, as we were with the situation at hand.I would highly recommend Drew to anyone seeking legal representation that is equitable, trustworthy and will keep your best interest as a priority. I would highly recommend Drew to anyone seeking a personal injury lawyer.

Drew represented me in an auto accident claim. He was thorough. After settlement an additional medical bill arrived. Although a small amount Drew wrote a check out his portion of the earnings to settle the bill. Totally unexpected and shows what type of person he is. Absolutely would recommend him!

I would definitely recommend this Law firm. The staff was great and always made me feel welcome. They do a great job keeping you informed about the case. They treat you like you are their top priority! Thank you!

Drew worked on my case for over three years and fought a very big company who denied my claim for the get-go. He gave me his cell phone number and never once took more than a day or two to return my calls. I was in the end, happy with the outcome!Thanks Bruners!!

Best Law firm across the Panhandle! If you are tired of working with bad lawyers that don't care about you or your case, then you NEED to reach out to The Bruner Law Firm. They are family owned and they really do care about their clients! I had a closed case with them, and months later they contacted me to let me know that they secured MORE settlement money for me! Who does that??? I have to say, they were and still are a blessing. Don't hesitate to call them!Thanks! CLL

Drew took my case when a young teenager hit me on my bike. It was stressful going out but he always answered his phone and never left me in rhe dark.

I'm overdue for this review, but better late than never. Drew and his team were professional, caring, and prompt every step of the way. All of my questions were answered in a timely manner. This firm really cares about their clients and it shows. I would reccomend them to anyone who has been injured in any type of fall or accident. I was very satisfied.

Although I have a case that is still open I have to give the Bruner Law Firm KUDOS. My 17 year old niece was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia in August. Friends set up a Meal Train for the family and out of no where Drew generously donated to the cause. I live in ST. Louis. Drew & Cheryl are so easy to work with even long distance ‼️

Vincent Bruner was great. I didn't have any idea of what I should or shouldn't do after my accident. He's very knowledgeable. Vincent answered all my questions I had and answered ones I didn't have. He was very easy to reach in his office or by phone. When it came to my case I believe he and his team truly fought for me. Would recommend Vincent Maxwell Bruner to anyone who has had some sort of accident and is in need of a lawyer who be on their side.

I recently was in a terrible car accident a lady rear ended me at a red light without breaking even a little. I had two compound fractures in my back, leaving me without being able to do much of anything for months. I was unable to work or even do basic things such as lift something over 5 lbs. My experience with Bruner Law Firm was nothing less than excellent, They have an office in Fort Walton Beach and in Panama City! Vince is caring, and innovative. I had never needed an accident lawyer before so the whole process was new to me and he was always so helpful and willing to answer any of my questions. His responses were always thoughtful. My case was a difficult case that other lawyers may have steered away from, but Vince and his team seemed to embrace the challenge. They were able to sort everything out in a short period of time. I don’t think most attorneys would have the experience, ability or fight to do. These lawyers are very genuine and care about getting you the very best outcome they possibly can. I would refer them to anyone close to me that had anything terrible happen to them like i did. You will not regret it!

Awesome Service with a very professional and knowledgeable staff. Thanks Burner Law Firm

Written by Vincent Michael Last Updated : December 13, 2022

Written by Vincent Michael Last Updated : December 13, 2022

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