Distracted driving: it’s a dangerous problem, and it keeps getting worse every year. According to the most recent distracted driver data from End Distracted Driving (EndDD), 10% of all fatal crashes in 2015 were the result of distracted driving. In 2017, 3,166 people died in accidents involving a distracted driver. As these numbers continue to…
At Ward & Barnes, P.A., we take a hands-on approach to all of our client interactions. We are dedicated to making sure every client has the best chance at a successful outcome by taking the time to listen and truly understand their unique situation. Our entire team is ready to help and work hard for you and your family.
Founding attorneys Austin Ward and Scott Barnes spent the early years of their careers working for some of the largest firms in town. They gained experience and insight working on high-profile cases with local, state and national clients. Today, we pride ourselves on providing quality legal services delivered with personal attention and timely responses.
Injuries and accidents don’t discriminate – they often strike without warning, affecting good people from all walks of life when they least expect it. If you or your loved ones are facing the pain and expense of injuries related to an auto accident, medical malpractice, or are suffering due to the negligence of another, make sure to get the compensation you deserve.
Our focus at Ward & Barnes is providing you, our friends and neighbors, with attentive and caring legal services. Our mission is to ensure that justice is served and your financial needs are met. Whether you call Pensacola home or are visiting our beautiful Gulf Coast, our attorneys are ready to provide the responsive service and one-on-one attention you deserve.
All of our lawyers at Ward & Barnes are from the Gulf Coast and have an extensive network of local resources. We live in the Pensacola area and are intimately familiar with the details of Florida law. We’ve spent our careers representing the needs of the people who work and live here in Northwest Florida.
Call today for your free consultation — we don’t charge any upfront fees or costs, and we only get paid if we make a recovery for you. When you need help with a personal injury, automobile, wrongful death or medical malpractice claim, contact the legal team at Ward & Barnes.
"You're not just a name on a spreadsheet to us. We really want to get to know you and your concerns."
— Scott C. Barnes
Today, most Florida residents carry car insurance to cover vehicle damages or claims. Most people also carry health insurance, which covers major medical bills. After a car accident, though, many drivers discover gaps in those policies. These gaps require them to pay out-of-pocket for post-injury expenses. Fortunately, that’s where personal injury protection comes in. Personal…
Each year, thousands of personal injury lawsuits are filed throughout Florida. While car accidents are the most common type of personal injury lawsuits filed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there are about 17,000 slip and fall accidents annually. While not every personal injury claim ends up in court, some types of…