We have successfully handled hundreds of state and federal cases, securing millions of dollars for victims of auto accidents, truck accidents and personal injury.

Why are we successful for our clients? Although most personal injury cases settle before ever going to trial, we prepare every case as if it will go to court, applying a comprehensive standard of attention and detail that helps ensure success. In every case, we employ our legal expertise, experienced negotiating skills and our passion for justice for our clients. If a defendant refuses to settle or offer compensation our clients deserve, we are ready and willing to pursue the maximum compensation available at trial.

We Get Results

What is the difference between a

Verdict and a Settlement?

A verdict is defined as a judgment or decision reached by a judge or jury in court proceedings. If a personal injury lawsuit goes to trial, a jury will have the task of hearing both sides of the case and then evaluating evidence in order to determine whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty. In civil court, it takes a majority of jurors and the burden of proof is not as strict.
A settlement is an out-of-court agreement, wherein two parties to a lawsuit reach an arrangement without completing legal proceedings. The plaintiff is the injured party and the defendant is the party accused of causing harm to the plaintiff. Either the plaintiff or the defendant may make an offer of a certain payment amount to settle the case; the other party may accept, counter or deny the offer.

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Established in 1962, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. cares about and serves the legal needs of our neighbors, with six convenient offices in Southwest Florida

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Office Locations

Fort Myers Office 1515 Broadway Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 Map ItMap It
McGregor Office 2300 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 Map ItMap It
Cape Coral461 Del Prado Blvd S
Cape Coral, FL 33990 Map ItMap It
Naples2590 Northbrooke Plaza Dr
Naples, FL 34119 Map ItMap It
Lehigh Acres 4802 Lee Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 Map ItMap It
Port Charlotte2852 Tamiami Trail Unit 1
Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Map ItMap It