Melbourne Fl Personal Injury Attorneys

When you select Connell Higdon, we treat you with the utmost understanding and compassion, coupled with the highest level of legal representation. We provide free initial consultations and make it our priority to consistently provide our clients with individual attention throughout the case’s progression. With your convenience in mind, we offer home or hospital visits if you cannot make it into our office. We are committed to obtaining the highest possible compensation for our clients.

Our Experience

Our Melbourne Fl personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in a wide range of personal injury, wrongful death and employee rights matters. Partners Derrick R. Connell and Hunter A. Higdon are experienced negotiators and trial lawyers who have successfully obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We are confident in handling a number of claims including:

  • Personal Injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Employment – Wrongful Termination
  • Employment – Unpaid Overtime

Our No Fee Guarantee

There are never any expenses, costs or legal fees unless we win your case. We do not charge fees to simply discuss your case with you to determine if you may have a valid claim. We provide free legal consultations where we will discuss the specifics of your case and how one of our attorneys can assist you. And you never pay anything unless we recover money for you.

Attorneys, Not Case Managers, Handle Your Case

At Connell Higdon you get what you pay for. Cases are always handled by skilled lawyers, not by case managers or paralegals. When you hire a lawyer to handle your case, you should get a lawyer. If you call another law firm and are assigned to a case manager instead of a lawyer, call a lawyer at (321) 444-4444.

Your Brevard County Personal Injury Law Firm

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, motorcycle accident, suffered injury due to slip and fall, been injured by a defective product, or have sustained a major brain injury or are pursuing an Employee Rights action, choosing the right lawyer is one of the most important decisions of your life.

While there are countless billboards and television commercials advertising personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, many of those advertisers are not from Brevard County. Connell Higdon is your Brevard County law firm.

We also serve clients in Palm Bay, Satellite Beach, Cocoa, Viera, and surrounding Brevard County areas.

We Are Melbourne Trial Lawyers

Both Derrick R. Connell and Hunter A. Higdon have obtained millions of dollars in jury verdicts for their clients. Insurance companies and their attorneys know this. Insurance companies have a team of attorneys that are not afraid to take a case to trial and unlimited resources to do so.

You need a law firm that is equally confident and equally prepared to represent you. Insurance companies know that Connell Higdon will take them to court if they are unwilling to make a fair settlement offer. It is our firm belief that the reputation of our attorneys is a significant asset to the clients we serve.

Call Connell Higdon today for your no risk, free legal consultation.

For a free consultation with one of our Melbourne, Florida employment lawyers, call Connell Higdon at (321) 444-4444 or complete a contact form today for a free evaluation of your claim.


Verdicts & Settlements

verdicts and settlementsAt Connell Higdon, we represent clients all over the state of Florida and we take pride in helping them get the compensation they deserve. If you are interested in reviewing our previous settlements, please read the list below or click here.

Verdict - Employee Rights


Verdict of over $2,298,000 for a client of his who was the victim of discrimination due to her pregnancy.After her employer learned that she was pregnant, the company significantly reduced her pay. It took the jury less than 2 hours to return the verdict and send a message to the company that its outrageous behavior would not be tolerated. Read More

Verdict - Automobile Accident


The Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision where he sustained neck and back injuries. By the time the case reached trial, the Plaintiff had undergone chiropractic care and pain management. His doctors testified that he would require some form of treatment for the remainder of his life. Read More

  • Potential Future of Workers’ Compensation in Florida

    What is Workers’ Compensation? Serving as a form of insurance for employees that are injured while on-the-job, workers’ compensation benefits have served as a method of protecting workers who work in high-risk fields. The benefits offered through workers’ compensation include medical care insurance and the replacement of lost wages due to injury. An individual that… Read More

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  • Highway Safety: Stay Safe And Avoid Truck Accidents

    Commercial activity and transport of goods in America is mainly done by commercial trucks. Unfortunately, truck accidents have increased in the recent past because truck drivers suffer from fatigue, busy schedules and even drug abuse. Recent statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicate that over 3,500 people died in the US in 2012… Read More

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  • Motorcycle Accidents: How Long Should I Wait To File A Lawsuit?

    Motorcycle accidents are some of the most common road traffic collisions and the increasing number of these type of vehicles means that the numbers will continue to rise in the long run. If you sustained a motorcycle accident, whether it is an injury or even death, you may have the grounds for a suit. Contact… Read More

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  • New Florida Law: Avoid Texting And Driving

    A recent statute in Florida has made texting while driving against the law. Florida statute 316.305 is known as the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” and carries legal consequences for texting while driving. We have all heard the talk and seen the commercials telling us to not text while driving. This issue is… Read More

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  • Common Causes Of Automobile Accidents

    Nobody wants to be involved in an accident. However, there are times that accidents just happen. In reality, most vehicular accidents can be avoided. Knowing the most common causes of vehicular accidents is very important so you can minimize the chances of it happening. Moreover, practicing good driving puts you in the right side of… Read More

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