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Port Charlotte Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Port Charlotte Bicycle Accident Lawyers

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“Excellent experience!”

Excellent experience with very good results, I am very happy and satisfied with the Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz law firm I, especially Mr. Christopher Smith who at all times during the process of my case was very honest, correct and efficient. I highly recommend this firm and this attorney because they really made a big difference to the results in my case.

Sergio-Leydi C.


Attorney Purtz and the entire staff have been wonderful. They went above and beyond. Highly recommended!

Burton P.

“This law firm is awesome!”

This law firm is awesome. They were very thorough and attention to detail. If you have any issues that need quick results this is the one. Please always think of them for all your lawyer needs.

John W.

“Accident Case”

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz, PA was the only law firm who would take our car accident case. Andrea Pleimling Smith was very thorough, explained everything in a very detailed fashion, and was easy to reach when questions arose. She kept us informed every step of the way. Without her, we would have suffered a severe financial loss due to an accident which was not our fault. Florida’s No Fault law is terrible and very unfair. Andrea and her team were very helpful in recouping all of the money we were required to spend!

Karen and David B.

“Thank you again for everything”

Thank you again for everything you did for me. Your compassion and concern was greatly appreciated. I have all the faith in the world with you by my side. If ever I know someone who needs an attorney, I will recommend your office. Everyone I had dealings with was very professional. Good job.

Terri D.

“Great Service”

We have used Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz in the past and presently and they always provide great customer service. They are very knowledgeable and thorough in their representation and always go the extra mile to make sure we’re represented fairly. Highly recommend!

Nick A.

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Port Charlotte Bicycle Accident Lawyers 

Serving Fort MyersCape CoralLehigh Acres, Lee County, Naples, Collier County,  Port Charlotte, and Charlotte County, FL

If you suffered a serious injury in a bicycle accident, you might be wondering what you should do next. It’s not every day that you end up with a life altering injury and getting justice for this might seem out of reach but with the help of our Port Charlotte bicycle accident lawyers we can get you the results you are entitled to. After your accident, we hope you reach out to us as soon as you possibly can. Once you’ve taken care of getting your initial medical treatment please call us to set up a free consultation to get started on getting justice for your case.

How Bicycle Accident Cases Work

We understand that after your accident you have a lot of things on your plate especially if your injuries have changed the way your day today books. If you’re feeling lost and helpless, we want you to know that our Port Charlotte bicycle accident lawyers are here to help you. We have seen so many cases for bicycle accidents and we know all of the ins and outs of a successful case. Any question that you have we can answer for you.

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    The first thing we’re going to help you find out is who the liable party is. We need to know who we are filing the claim against. In a bicycle accident case it might be as simple as labeling the vehicle driver as the liable party. It’s typically just one person, but there can be multiple people involved in causing an accident.

    The liable party’s insurance company is going to be financially responsible for giving you a compensation award. This will be considered a settlement and the amount that you would receive is based on various factors. Through insurance negotiations, we will go back-and-forth with the insurance company until we come up with a number that we think accurately represents everything that you’ve gone through.

    If for some reason the insurance company will not and refuses to come to an agreement, then we will prepare your case from the very beginning to go to trial so it doesn’t come to a point where we have to accept their terrible settlement offer. We can take them to trial to force them to give us what we believe to be a fair agreement.

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    Your Case Value

    Something that you need to understand about your bicycle accident case is that, upon first meeting with a lawyer, you’re not going to be able to know exactly what the outcome of the case is no matter how experienced that lawyer might be. In fact if a lawyer promises you a particular amount of money before they get to know your case thoroughly then you should not hire them as that’s not how this works. We need to be able to find out what your medical recovery is going to look like before we tell you how much you should expect to receive in financial compensation. 

    When we look to see what your medical recovery is going to be, we are getting to know your injuries and treatments. We need to know how long it will take for you to get back to full health. We also need to understand whether or not you are going to be able to get back to where you were before this accident. Sometimes people do not ever return back to the health that they were before the accident which is going to play a large role in how you are compensated for your injuries. We don’t want to rush your case as your condition might develop and if we were to rush into a settlement but later find out that you need extensive surgery that won’t be included in your results and you won’t be able to go back to get that.

    Once our case is done and settled that is the end of it. That’s why you need to choose carefully who you want to represent you. This is your one fight to get justice and you don’t want to blow it.

    Our Port Charlotte bicycle accident lawyers understand how important this one opportunity is for you. We handle these types of cases all the time. This is your one opportunity to get justice and we don’t take that lightly.

    Your compensation award is going to consist of two types of damages: economic and non-economic damages.

    Economic damages can be described as losses that you suffer financially after your bicycle accident. This can include your medical bills and lost wages as well as the cost of the bicycle if it was destroyed. We have even seen people include the cost of their cell phone if it was ruined and the bicycle accident.

    You’re not economic damages are going to be things such as pain and suffering as well as mental anguish. An example of this might be if you suffer insomnia because you had a traumatic brain injury after your bicycle accident.

    We will not be able to tell you the full value of your case until we understand what your maximum medical recovery is going to be. That can take quite some time and it’s not something that we should ever rush. Our Port Charlotte bicycle accident lawyers are going to thoroughly investigate your case top to bottom to ensure that we are getting every bit of justice that is available to us.

    Of course, we expect there to be some challenge from the liable party’s insurance company as it means they will have to pay for your damages and injuries, which could cost them some money. Please expect that we will fight tirelessly to ensure that they do not get away with violating your rights by shorting you what you deserve.

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    Florida Fault Laws

    Something that you probably have already gathered is that the insurance company is not working with you for this case. They want to save themselves money and they know how to do it. If they can use the Florida state pure comparative negligence laws against you, they could reduce the compensation that they are supposed to give you thereby saving themselves money so that they can make a profit. Even if they blame just a portion of the accident on you can relieve some of the costs for them.

    Pure comparative negligence means that you could still receive compensation even if you are partially at fault for your accident; however, if you do bear a percentage of fault for your bicycle accident, then your compensation will be reduced. For example if you are found to be 40% at fault for the accident and you were given $10,000 in compensation you would be able to collect $6000 of that award. Pure comparative negligence also allows you to receive compensation even if you are mostly at fault. Theoretically, you could try to get one percent of a compensation award even if you are 99% at fault. Both the insurance company that represents the liable party as well as your Port Charlotte bicycle accident lawyers are well aware of these laws and each will fight for them to go in their favor. We make sure that you are not getting shorted simply because the insurance company wants to make a profit. We fight to make sure your compensation award is as full as it can possibly be.

    Please understand that there are more ways for the insurance company to reduce your compensation than going through insurance negotiations with your lawyers. They will try to reach out to you to gather a recorded statement from you personally after the accident. We strongly recommend that you refuse to give them a statement all together. You don’t have any legal obligation to give them anything so don’t. They may try to use your words against you.

    When you set up a free consultation with our Port Charlotte bicycle accident lawyers, you are ensuring that you have somebody fighting for your rights. It is important that you know you are entitled to the damages that the liable party caused. We will fight to get every penny worth of your case value from the insurance company. We don’t let the greedy companies get away with violating your rights by reducing your compensation.

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    Call Our Port Charlotte Bicycle Accident Lawyers

    After being seriously hurt in a bicycle accident, we hope that you call our Port Charlotte bicycle accident lawyers right away so you can get your free, first consultation with us as soon as possible. We are passionate about providing help to our community who has been injured by careless and negligent people. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us as soon as you possibly can. We want to give you the results that you are entitled to. Set up your free consultation today.

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    We have used Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz in the past and presently and they always provide great customer service. They are very knowledgeable and thorough in their representation and always go the extra mile to make sure we’re represented fairly. Highly recommend!

    Nick A.

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