Stay Alert! Observe Alcohol Awareness Month in 2020

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April kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month in 2020. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-in-three traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) reports more than 300,00 incidents of drinking and driving a year, resulting in one preventable death every 52 minutes across […]

What You Can Do With Extra Time in 2020

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Plan Ahead: What You Can Do With Extra Time During these uncertain times of the coronavirus outbreak, people may be finding themselves with available unplanned time. What you can do with extra time includes planning ahead for the future. It’s a great time to make sure all your insurance, estate and medical access documents are […]

2019 Belviq Diet Drug Recall: What You Should Know

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Today’s news is concerning the Belviq diet drug recall. It’s very disconcerting to find out that a drug you were taking to improve your health may be seriously harming it. In February, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that the manufacturer of Belviq and Belviq XR (lorcaserin) voluntarily withdraw the weight-loss drug from […]

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney in 2020

In the foreground, a woman grimaces in pain while touching the back of her neck. In the background, two cars frozen in a head-on collision.

Knowing that accidents can happen does not detract from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one, as you try to deal with the aftermath.

Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm.

The Real Deal – Charitable Giving in 2020

The Real Deal – Charitable Giving in 2020

Legal assistant Emily Miller at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz is the real deal. She has again used her couponing skills to purchase more than a dozen grocery bags of food to donate to Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc. Getting needed items for pennies on the dollar has helped her also […]

Fort Myers attorney J. Jeffrey Rice retires as NFL referee

Left: The text "CELEBRATING THE NFL CAREER OF ATTORNEY JEFFREY RICE"; Right: Rice on a football field in black-and-white referee gear, holding a yellow flag

Fort Myers attorney J. Jeffrey Rice retires as NFL referee this year. He has been moonlighting as an NFL referee for 25 years, but hung up his whistle for the final time after Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Rice, a former managing partner of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz retired as a game umpire after calling […]

Proud to Support Rev It Up Bike Night

Proud to Support Rev It Up Bike Night

The team of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz was proud to support Rev it Up Bike Night at the Shell Factory on Jan. 16. Food specials and Happy Hour benefited Shell Factory’s nature park foundation, and our team was on hand to answer questions about motorcycle law and safety. As experienced trial lawyers, Goldstein, […]

Our Expertise with Car Accidents in 2020

Legal firm recently received honor for our expertise with car accidents.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz is honored to be recognized for our expertise with car accidents. The legal firm recently named among the Best Car Accident Lawyers in Fort Myers, by Expertise. The firm was one of 19 selected out of 34 area firms considered. Expertise handpicks objectively quantified and qualified professionals for its […]

Biking? You May Need More Than a Helmet in 2019

Biking? You may need more than a helmet to stay safe on the road.

Biking? You may need more than a helmet. In December, news media reported that Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson broke some ribs and punctured his lung after falling off his bike. In 2014, longtime television meteorologist Jim Reif died after sustaining head injuries from a bike accident. It was an important reminder that bicycle accidents […]

It’s 2020! Resolve to Plan for the Future

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Whether you are young or old, resolve to plan for the future. Don’t let resolutions get put off by thinking there’s always next year. While it’s hard to think about what happens after you are gone, not planning can put your loved ones in serious trouble and without enough assets to support them. If you […]