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Burn Injuries: Getting Help

Burn Injuries: Getting Help

Burn injuries are expensive and traumatic to treat. Even a first-degree burn, the lowest level of injury, can become infected. Burns can be extremely painful and can lead to permanent, severe scarring. Burn Awareness Week, Feb. 2-13, is sponsored by the American Burn Association to share burn awareness information and prevention. The National Fire Protection […]

Unsafe Products & Online Shopping: Buyer Beware

Unsafe Products and Online Shopping: Buyer Beware

Unsafe products are still sold online, even as internet shopping has become a way of life. The beauty of online shopping is you can shop the world. That is also the danger of online shopping. The question of product safety is still an issue, despite efforts to find and remove harmful products. How Products Online […]

Toy Safety Is Especially Important This 2020 Holiday Season

Toy Safety Is Especially Important This 2020 Holiday Season

Knowing that more children are playing at home during the pandemic, toy safety is more important than ever. One child is treated in a U.S. emergency room every three minutes for a toy-related injury. World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc., WATCH, a nonprofit organization working to educate the public about child safety, has a 48-year […]

Creating New Wills and Estate Planning During COVID-19

The hands and torso of a man in a suit signing a paper

Many activities at our law office have gone virtual. But signing wills and trusts is an appointment that must be done in person. That does not mean that wills and trusts cannot be created during the pandemic. In fact, many people are interested in getting their end-of-life paperwork in order. Still, the process has had […]

Eyes on the Road! National Teen Driver Safety Week 2020

Eyes on the Road! National Teen Driver Safety Week 2020

National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is Oct. 18-24, is designed to raise awareness of teen driving risks among parents and teenagers. The pandemic paused graduations and proms, but one rite of passage has not been put on hold for most teenagers. Teens are still able to get their driver’s license starting at age 16.  Getting behind the wheel can be one of the most exciting and dangerous […]

Christopher Smith: Selected Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40

Christopher Smith: Selected Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40

Gulfshore Business magazine recently selected Christopher Smith, a managing partner, from hundreds of nominations for the publication’s 18th annual salute to 40 rising stars under the age of 40. “This year’s recipients draw experience from impressive backgrounds and have amassed significant accomplishments in their respective fields,” wrote Heidi Rambo Centrella, editor-in-chief for the publication. Kudos to Christopher Smith! The […]

2020 Gulf Coast Humane Society Donation to Support Pets

2020 Gulf Coast Humane Society Donation to Support Pets

For nearly 60 years, the staff at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz has supported our communities. Our most recent support has been our 2020 Gulf Coast Humane Society donation of pet food. We don’t mind that Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) Community Relations Coordinator Brian Wierima brings his four-legged assistant to our office. Lemmy, […]

ATV Accidents on the Rise in 2020

ATV Accidents on the Rise in 2020

Charlotte County shows an alarming trend: ATV accidents on the rise. During the pandemic, experts say that outdoors is the safest place to be to avoid exposure to the virus. More riders can mean more ATV accidents. It’s no surprise, then, that the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reports that so far this year, sales are […]

2020 Truck Accidents in the United States and Florida

2020 Truck Accidents in the United States and Florida

The sheer number of truck accidents in the United States and Florida make accidents with passenger cars likely. With 164,000 miles of the national highways, millions of semi-trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds drive with cars daily. Most truck drivers drive safely. But there’s always room for improvement when it comes to driving on the highways. […]

Do Not Ruin July 4 By Drinking and Driving

Do Not Ruin July 4 By Drinking and Driving

Do not ruin July 4 by drinking and driving! A rise in alcohol sales during lockdown and the pandemic could make July this year even deadlier for driving. During July, with July 4th being a key factor, more people die in drunk driving crashes than any other month, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.   Early May represented the strongest […]