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Port Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyers

Port Charlotte Truck 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 Truck Accident Lawyers

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

If you have suffered a serious injury in a truck accident, we are so sorry that you’ve had to go through this and we want to support you through your pursuit of getting justice. Our Port Charlotte truck accident lawyers are here to help you get the best results possible. We have dedicated our careers to helping victims in our community get the justice that they are entitled to and we fight tirelessly to ensure that the end results are as fair as they possibly can be. You deserve to get justice for your injuries and damages. Call us today to set up a free consultation.

Getting the Results You Deserve

Please understand that, although we are seeking financial compensation for you and we have handled a lot of cases like yours before, it’s going to be nearly impossible to know exactly how much compensation you will get when you first meet with us. We need some time to get to know your case first.

If you’ve ever met with a lawyer who tells you that they can promise you a certain compensation award before they have done any thorough investigation on your case, that’s not the lawyer you want to hire. Our Port Charlotte truck accident lawyers understand that if we are going to find out what your case value is, we need to understand exactly how much it impacted your life and how it will continue to impact your life as you recover and become whole again from your injuries. This is not something that we find out in a couple of days. We need to get to know what your maximum medical recovery is going to look like.

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    The term maximum medical recovery has to do with how well you are supposed to get according to your doctors, how long that will take you to get there, and how much this is going to cost you in medical bills and enjoyment of life. Some doctors will tell you that your current state of recovery is as good as you’re going to get. Sometimes, it’s not where you were before. If you have permanent injuries from your truck accident, it’s important for us to know this. We might not be able to determine that for quite some time, but having this information is essential to ensuring your results are as full as they possibly can be. We can’t go back later on and ask for more compensation because we realize that you’re not going to return to full health and you deserve more.

    Everyone’s compensation awards are going to be broken down based on two types of damages. The first type of damage that we are going to calculate for your case value are your economic damages. Your economic damages include your financial loss, which could be your medical bills or your lost wages if you had to miss out on time at work in order to recover from your injuries. The second type of damage is called non-economic damages. These have to do with the things that have affected your quality of life, such as pain and suffering. We fight for every penny.

    Why You Should Hire a Lawyer

    When you are thinking about hiring our Port Charlotte truck accident lawyers, there are some things that you need to know. First, we understand that there is a common misconception that lawyers are expensive. When you hire a lawyer for a personal injury case such as a truck accident, you are not going to be paying them anything upfront or out of pocket to access their services. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that, unless they win your case, they don’t get paid. A small portion of your winnings will go to paying your lawyer.

    You are more likely to get a fair result when you have the help of our Port Charlotte truck accident lawyers working on your case than if you were to try to do this alone because lawyers are going to be able to foresee challenges you might face. You would also have to become an expert in truck accident cases in order to represent yourself sufficiently and that is something that most people don’t have the time, energy, or resources to do. You are saving yourself a headache when you hire a lawyer to handle your case.

    Reach Out Right Away

    The Florida statute of limitations is four years. This means that you have four years until your legal deadline prevents you from bringing a case against the liable party for your accident. We understand that this might seem like a very long time for you and most people might agree that this is a huge timeline, but when you are involved in an accident, the natural priority is going to be your well-being and how you are going to live with these injuries that you have. It’s easy to let something like hiring a lawyer slip from your mind if you aren’t actively concerned about it.

    The worst thing that we could see is you missing out on getting the justice that you need because you didn’t call our Port Charlotte truck accident lawyers as soon as you could. Even if you waited several months to reach out to a lawyer, you are risking your evidence going missing or being erased. For example, if there were local businesses around that had CCTV footage of the accident but they record over there tapes every month and you waited too long, you don’t get that evidence anymore. What’s more, if the truck company thought that you might file a claim, they could delete the information on the black box of the truck, which would make it very difficult for you to prove that the truck accident was their fault. Your witnesses will also forget important information about your case if you wait too long.

    We can’t file a claim past your statute of limitation. We would have a very hard time creating a successful case without good evidence proving our claim that the liable party was directly responsible for your injuries. We urge you to call and set up a free consultation as soon as you can.

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    Things That Could Ruin Your Case

    When you file against a liable party for any personal injury case, including truck accidents, you are going to be pursuing justice in the form of money damages. These money damages are going to come from the insurance company that represents the liable party. Both the insurance company and your Port Charlotte truck accident lawyers will know that your case is in a fragile state and any inadvertent mistakes you make can ruin your chance of success. The insurance company wants to save themselves money, so the mistakes you make will be appealing to them.

    If you take the blame for the accident even partially, you could have a reduced reward. If the insurance company is able to pin the blame on you, you can have a reduced reward. Florida follows the pure comparative negligence laws, which allows them to reduce your compensation reward based on the amount of fault you bear for the accident. If, for example, you were blamed for 30% of the accident, you would be able to take home 70% of your compensation award. Pure comparative negligence does allow you to receive compensation even if you were mostly at fault for the accident, but your award will be reduced accordingly.

    We strongly advise against giving the insurance company a recorded statement, as they can and will use your words against you to prove that you were partially or entirely at fault for the accident, thereby reducing what they give you for money damages or throwing away your case.

    We hate to see people missing out on getting their justice because they made the simple mistake of talking to the liable party’s insurance company. We don’t want the insurance company to get anything that they can use against you, especially from your own mouth. You can let your lawyers handle the communication between you and the insurance company. Legally, they only need your contact information and the fact that you were involved in the accident to proceed with a case. They do not need a recorded statement from you. They will try to say that it helps them resolve the case quicker but that does not always mean fairly.

    We do not tolerate the insurance companies doing this to you as this is a violation of your rights. When you have been wronged by a negligent party, you have a right to receive compensation for your damages and injuries. When people try to prevent you from getting these results, that’s a violation of your rights. We will fight tooth and nail for you to get what you deserve, even if it means we have to go to trial to get those results for you.

    Call Our Port Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyers Today 

    If you have suffered a serious injury during a truck accident that you did not cause, you are likely eligible to receive justice in the form of compensation for your case. We take your damages and injuries very seriously and we will fight tirelessly to ensure that you get the results that you deserve. Call our office to set up your free consultation with our Port Charlotte truck accident lawyers right away.

    Client Reviews


    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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