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Car Accident Lawyers

Clay County Car Accident Attorneys & Auto Injury Law Firm

Culbert, Andux & Finnell knows that injuries sustained in a car accident can immediately impact every aspect of your life and those close to you. Our car accident attorneys appreciate the hurdles that a person injured in a Florida auto accident faces when attempting to recover financial compensation for expenses such as medical bills and lost wages. Our Green Cove Springs law firm has handled many car accident injury cases and always works with your interests in mind to recover the maximum compensation that Florida law allows.

When Culbert, Andux & Finnell takes on a car accident case, you can be assured that an attorney who has experience with your particular circumstances will handle your case. Our team is ready to assist during all phases of your Jacksonville auto accident case– be it negotiation with an insurance adjuster, mediation or jury trial. Complete the contact form here for a free case evaluation with a St. Augustine car accident lawyer who can address any questions or concerns you have about your case–without any cost or obligation on your end.
Common Car Accidents Frequently Resulting in Disabling Injuries to Drivers, Passengers, and Pedestrians in Jacksonville

Unfortunately, car accidents result in permanent injuries to thousands of people every year and are the primary cause of death amongst young people. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011 an average of 3.7 people died in a car accident every hour and another 253 were injured. Over the past decade, Ponte Vedra car accident lawyers at Culbert, Andux & Finnell have represented people with some of the following types of injuries sustained in car accidents:

  • Facial cuts
  • Injuries to legs and arms that require amputation
  • Back and neck injuries requiring surgery
  • Fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Fatalities

Some of these injuries require months and even years of therapy and medical treatment, along with life adjustments both at home and in the workplace. Of the over 2.22 million people injured each year in car accidents, hundreds of thousands may have life altering injuries that they overcome.

Additional Jacksonville Car Accident Information

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Mechanical Problems
  • Driving Too Fast
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Car Accidents in Parking Lots
  • Texting / Calling on Cell Phones
  • Distracted Driving
  • Drunk Driving – DUI – DWI
  • Rollovers
  • Head-On Accident
  • Hit and Run
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Rear End Collisions
  • Fatal Car Accidents

What to Do After a Car Accident in Clay County, Florida?

Most people are pretty shaken up, even after a minor fender bender. However, what you do right after the accident can make a big difference later when it comes time to pay for damages and medical bills. According to, here are some tips to remember:

  • Never admit fault. Even if you think you are to blame in an accident, do not admit that to anyone, not the other drivers, your passengers, the police or even your insurance agent. You only have one perspective of the accident, and there may have been other factors involved.
  • Get medical attention. Some injuries may not be apparent right away to you as you may be in shock or have adrenaline running through your system. Get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible. Keep notes and paperwork from any doctors or medical professionals you see.
  • Take pictures. If you are able, take pictures or video of the accident. Almost everyone has a cell phone now, so use that to record what happened.
  • Call a North Florida auto lawyer. If you have been injured, regardless of who was at fault, you may need representation to be fairly compensated for your injuries. Accident attorneys experienced with serious car accident cases can advise you of your rights– before you speak to an insurance carrier.

Car accident insurance claims to recover damages for injuries

Collectively, the various injuries sustained in Jacksonville Beach car accidents expose automobile insurance companies to potentially billions of dollars in claims every year. Knowing this, insurance companies have become excellent at persuading injured people to cooperate with them, as it may appear to be in their best interest. It simply is not. Many times, car insurance companies quickly process auto injury claims with a computer program which assigns a value to the case based upon a predetermined formula which has no consideration for the individual involved in the accident– and his or her specific circumstance. That’s why hiring the best auto accident lawyers in Clay County is critical.

Conflicting Interests Between People Injured in Jacksonville Car Accidents and Auto Insurance Carriers

From the moment you are involved in a car accident with another party, your interests are completely contradictory to those of the insurance carrier. It is simply not in the best interest of the insurance carriers to compensate you fairly for your injuries sustained in a car accident. Company slogans and smiley faces aside, insurance companies make money by taking in as much in premiums as possible and limiting payments made for each claim. Simply expecting an insurance adjuster assigned to your case to ‘do the right’ thing is only setting oneself up for disappointment when a settlement offer is extended.

Car insurance companies may even go so far as to make false statements such as you will not get as much money for your case if you hire an attorney. When an insurance company makes such a claim, not only are they hoping you will resolve your case for less than what you deserve, but also such statements are completely false. In fact, a study commissioned by an insurance industry group determined that people injured in car accidents who retained an attorney received more money for their case than a person who tried to go it alone– over 350% more money for their injury case! Read about this study here.

How We Can Help You With Your Clay County Car Accident Injury Case

As attorneys who have helped thousands of people recover compensation for injuries related to car accidents, we know how an accident can impact every aspect of your life. When it comes to prosecuting a car accident case, Culbert, Andux & Finnell takes very seriously our role in your financial well-being following an accident. Unlike other areas of your life when you may be given several opportunities to perform a task, you are given one opportunity to get the compensation from the parties who caused the accident.

Our law firm recognizes the importance of intense preparation of St. Augustine car crash cases in order to maximize the recovery in your case. From the time we are retained by a client, our staff gets to work gathering materials to support your claim. In most of our claims, we get the following:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records and bills
  • Photos of vehicles and injuries
  • Repair estimates for vehicles
  • Reports from treating physicians
  • Wage loss forms from employers
  • Black box accident data
  • Accident reconstructionist reports
  • Economist reports for future medical expenses and wage loss

Could you do the above yourself? Possibly. However, the truth is that most people are simply not prepared to get these materials on their own. This is what our office does on a daily basis and we’ve become very efficient with this. Our expertise in auto accident lawsuits can translate into a larger and faster settlement for you.

Clay County Car Accident Attorneys Who are Truly on Your Side

At Culbert, Andux & Finnell, we know how car insurance companies operate and we zealously fight to preserve your rights — regardless of the corporations on the opposite side of the table. Particularly with car accidents in the North Florida area, there are many options for finding legal representation. Our office continues to receive the bulk of our Green Cove Springs auto accident cases from word-of-mouth. Unlike other offices that may rely on media and late night television to get clients, we are proud to receive a steady flow of new clients from people we have helped in the past.

There is a Difference When it Comes to Selecting Attorneys for your Nassau County Car Accident Case

While we always adhere to the most ethical standards, we prepare every car accident case as if it is going to trial. Our meticulous case preparation enables us to secure the most favorable resolution for our clients– via settlement negotiations, arbitration or trial. Come see why other attorneys refer their clients to us for serious car accident cases.

We encourage you to speak with our Jacksonville, Fl car accident lawyers for a free consultation following an accident to advise you of your legal rights and potential claims. Knowing that motor vehicle accidents happen when we least expect, we are available 24/7 and can schedule appointments with you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation facility.

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Clay County Personal Injury Law Firm

We have experience with all types of injury and accident cases. Regardless of the cause of your injury, whether accident or negligence by a third party, we are able to help. So, whether you have been involved in a car accident, motorcycle accident or another type of vehicle accident, our car accident team is ready to get you back on the road to recovery. If your injury has been caused by the negligence of someone else, we can help with that too. We have extensive experience handling cases of negligence, cases involving product and premises liability and more. You want a firm that has the skill, experience and resources to handle such a case. Culbert, Andux & Finnell are experienced trial lawyers with the resources to handle cases of any size and complexity. If you have a wrongful death case, or your case involves catastrophic injury, you need to contact us today.

Aggressive and compassionate, we offer hope.

We approach every case with the individual attention and create a unique, effective strategy for handling your case. Our attorneys understand the challenges that you are facing, and will walk with you every step of the way. While you focus on getting your life back, Culbert, Andux & Finnell will represent you, aggressively pursuing your best interests and seeking out the justice that you deserve. No matter the size of your case, this Clay County Personal Injury Law firm has the resources to take on cases of any size, making us Northeast Florida’s personal injury law firm.

  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Auto Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Animal Attacks
  • Inadequate Security
  • Boating Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
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What we do

Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury and more Schedule a consultation
Criminal Defense

Founded on the steadfast belief in doing what's right for our clients, Culbert, Andux & Finnell is a Criminal Defense firm serving Duval County and the surrounding areas. We've built and staked our reputations on getting the best possible outcome for our clients. Every case is important, no matter how big or small. Our senior trial attorneys pride themselves on knowing the law and using it your advantage. We are experienced in handling case as simple as traffic tickets and as complex as homicide.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident due to another’s carelessness, you may be able to recover your damages. However, time is of the essence. If you wait to long you may be barred form making a claim. Our personal injury attorneys have years of knowledge representing clients who have been injured and can help you learn more about personal injury and whether or not you are eligible for recovery.

Family Law

We approach family law and divorce in a straightforward manner. We strive to find peaceful solutions while protecting your rights. We strive to minimize discord and strive to help everyone prioritize the children’s interests. Our experienced family lawyers understand the need to protect your assets, your business and your ability to earn income and provide for your family.

Estate Planning

Although end-of-life planning can be a difficult subject, it is important for you to deal with these issues so you and your family can be protected in case something unexpected happens. Let our experienced attorneys guide you through these difficult decisions and give you peace of mind.


If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI, we realize this can be an embarrassing and traumatic experience. Our experienced DUI attorneys know how to fight DUI charges by contesting field sobriety test, breath test or blood draws. Our DUI Attorneys who have the trial experience necessary to expose the weaknesses in the state’s case.

Traffic Tickets & Misdemeanors

Most of us have had to deal with the authorities regarding a traffic ticket or infraction. Traffic tickets can be an expensive frustration of both your time and financial resources. However, most people are not aware that they have options after being ticketed. Don't take the points!

Immigration & Deportation

We are prepared to guide you through the complicated immigration process of filing a family petition. We can also guide you through the naturalization process so you can become a citizen of the United States and reap all the benefits that citizenship offers. If you or your loved one is not a United States citizen, it is extremely important that you consult with an immigration attorney if you have been arrested or are involved in a criminal investigation.

Federal Court

Not all attorneys choose to represent clients in federal court. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience in federal court to handle your federal case. Bruce Culbert is a veteran federal trial attorney serving Clay County, Duval County and Nassau County. Attorneys Gonzalo Andux and Ann Finnell are also veteran trial attorney who practice in the Middle District. Additionally, attorneys Vanessa Newtson and Bruce Culbert are active members of the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Civil Rights Cases

If you’ve had your civil rights violated by the government, you need a strong and experienced law firm to defend you and uphold the Constitution. Whether you’ve been hurt by a local municipality, a state actor or the United States government, our attorneys have the experience, expertise and resources necessary to defend your rights, hold the government accountable and ensure you are compensated for your damages.


Thousands. That’s a big number.

Our Lawyers have handled literally thousands of difficult cases. To have that kind of track record, we’ve learned to put our clients first and to treat every case as if it were our only case. It’s your future on the line. Entrust it to our experienced attorneys who work and live right here in your community.

We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Why Choose Us?

You can count on us

We handle all cases from divorce, personal injury, DUI and more.

We have defended clients in countless criminal trials and are certified and experienced practitioners in both Florida State and Federal Courts. Our firm also has death-penalty certified practitioners who have represented many clients in capital cases.

Over 100 years of combined experience.

The best legal minds in North Florida working to protect you and what matters most to you. Every case is important, no matter how big or small. Because it’s your case.