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Southwest Florida Bus Accident Lawyers

Southwest Florida Bus Accident Lawyers

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Top-Rated Southwest Florida Attorneys

“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.

“Wonderful”

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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Southwest Florida Bus Accident Lawyers

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

If you have chosen to commute by bus you might’ve done it for many reasons like affordability or the desire not to have a car in a city for example. We think of them is safe and efficient ways to travel but if you are here you’ve likely suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. We are terribly sorry that you’ve had to go through this, and we want to guide you every step of the way and getting justice for your accident. Our Southwest Florida bus accident lawyers are here to fight for your rights to full and fair results. Call us right away to set up a free consultation today.

How These Cases Work

Clients who have been injured in a bus accident aren’t always seated on the bus when they suffer their injury. I could file a claim if you were struck by a boss, injured while getting on or off the bus or if you did get your injury while in the bus during a collision. Either way we are going to litigate the case fairly similarly especially if the person responsible for your accident is going to be the bus company. Here is a guideline of how these types of cases generally work. 

If you have been seriously hurt in a bus accident and it is not your fault, then you will be considered the plaintiff of the case in this lawsuit. The plaintiff is the injured party who is filing for their injuries and damages. We strongly advise that you make an accident report as soon as you are hurt. We want some sort of proof either with the bus company or with the authorities that you were on the bus or involved with that bust during your accident and that’s how you got your injuries. This will be good evidence for us to use later on when we are building a strong case for you. It gets very difficult if we have no proof that you were in the vicinity of the bus during the incident.  

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    We file the claim against the liable party, and they are the ones who are physically responsible for causing your accident. Maybe the liable party is going to be a bus driver and you were bringing the case against the bus company or the liable party is another driver who caused the collision while you were inside of the bus. Either way, we need to find out for certain who the liable party is so our Southwest Florida bus accident lawyers are filing the claim against the right people. This will help us find success in our pursuit of justice. We do a thorough investigation of the accident to determine who the liable party is going to be.

    Having this information of who the liable party is allows us to start building a case against them in support of you. We gather evidence regarding the accident and the liable party and put it together to form an argument that their actions were directly responsible for causing you harm. The liable party will have a legal team from their insurance company who will be working against us. The insurance company like any other business wants to make a profit which means for them they want to reduce what they are going to end up giving you in compensation.

    Through tireless negotiation with the insurance company we argue and fight using our evidence collected to Try to come up with a fair settlement agreement. More often than not the insurance company will come to us initially with a settlement offer that we believe to be unfair and we will continue to fight this until we end up with something that is full and represents everything that you’ve had to go through. If they do not come to us with anything fair, we can go to trial if need be.

    Our Southwest Florida bus accident lawyers want to bring you success like we have done this for other people in our community who have been a victim of negligence. Call today to get a free consultation.

    Make Your Case Strong

    It’s common to feel lost or helpless after you’ve been injured. To feel more empowered and know that you’re doing things to strengthen your case here are some tips that you should follow:

    Number one thing that we advise our clients to do is avoid making any sort of statement with the insurance company about your bus accident. These insurance companies just want to save themselves money and they know that when they call you and ask you for a statement you are likely not in the best and clearest state of mind so they can get you to say things that will ruin your case. We don’t want to give them the opportunity to be rid of accountability. When they get recorded statements from someone, they are trained to get answers from that person in a way that would ruin their case. You don’t have any legal obligation to talk to the insurance company about the accident. You cannot allow your Southwest Florida bus accident lawyers to handle communications with them.

    It is also extremely important if you would like to have a successful case that you get yourself the medical treatment you really need as soon as possible. Ideally you get the medical treatment that you need on the same day of the accident. Well we might understand that you have things that are important and prioritized in your life maybe like childcare or a family at home the insurance company is not going to be forgiving when they notice a gap between your accident and when you got medical attention. They will take this opportunity to say that you lied about how badly injured you were which would allow them to reduce your compensation. They might also say that your accident happens later not involving their insured. They could throw out your case. Get medical attention immediately. 

    Getting the Representation You Deserve

    After you’ve been involved in this bus accident, unless you’ve gone through a personal injury case before— which most people have not— you are likely lost and don’t know what to do next. Our Southwest Florida bus accident lawyers want to be by your side helping you navigate this case process together. We want to help you understand how it works and answer all of your questions to ease the worries that are weighing heavy on your mind. We handle everything about your case, so you don’t have to worry about it at all. Your main focus can be getting better.

    You deserve to have a lawyer who knows how to bring this case properly and in a timely manner with the goal of getting results that are as full as they possibly can be. For you to represent yourself, you would need to become an overnight expert on personal injury cases in Southwest Florida. Why put yourself through all that stress when you can have the help of somebody who does this on a daily basis and is always current on the important information regarding these lawsuits.

    What is My Case Worth?

    Something that you should understand about your case value is that we aren’t going to be able to tell you exactly what you will get in compensation during our first meeting. If you have a lawyer telling you that they guarantee to get you a specific amount of money before they’ve done any thorough investigation on your case and your condition you should run from that lawyer. They don’t care about your results they just care about getting your case done and over with. Our Southwest Florida bus accident lawyers need to know what your maximum medical recovery is going to look like. We need to know how long it’s going to take for you to get better and how much money and time it’s going to cost you. These are all very important factors in the value of your case.

    Your case value is very fact based and we look a great deal into how the accident has affected your life. We determine your compensation based on your economic and non-economic damages.

    Typically, your economic damages will consist of all of the ways you’ve lost money since being involved in the accident. That could include lost benefits and wages or lost earning capacity. It also includes all of your medical bills and expenses related to the accident.

    Non-economic damages are the ways that your life has changed since being involved in this bus accident. It can include your pain and suffering, as well as your mental anguish. We work very hard to make sure that you are fully compensated for all of the ways this has led to a reduced quality of life for you.

    Call Our Southwest Florida Bus Accident Lawyers Today 

    After you’ve suffered a serious injury because of a negligent party please get in touch with our Southwest Florida bus accident lawyers as soon as you possibly can. If you are entitled to justice, we can help you fight for those results in the fullest possible form. We hope that you reach out sooner rather than later so we can preserve your evidence and get started right away at building a strong foundation for your case. We want to be your fiercest allies as you fight for justice. Set up your free first 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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