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Southwest Florida Car Accident Property Damage Lawyers

Southwest Florida Car Accident Property Damage 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.


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 Car Accident Property Damage Lawyers

Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Lee County, Naples, Collier County,  Port Charlotte, and Charlotte County, FL

Have you suffered serious property damage in a car accident and now are worried about how you’re going to be able to have a vehicle again? Our Southwest Florida car accident property damage lawyers are here to help you get the results you need. Please don’t hesitate to call us today and we will get you the results that will help you get back on the road again.

Getting Started

When you’ve been in a car accident and suffered an injury, you should get in contact with a personal injury lawyer to talk about what you are entitled to in terms of financial compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Not only will you be able to receive compensation for all of the physical and emotional harm that you’ve had to go through, but you are also entitled to the damages to your property. The property in question is your car.

After your car accident, you might need a lot of repairs to get your vehicle back up and running. There’s also the cost of transporting it to your shop if you can’t drive it there yourself. Furthermore, you might be able to file for the costs it would take to get your car back up and running, or a reimbursement for the value of your car, if it was totaled.

Our Southwest Florida car accident property damage lawyers are here to help you with both the personal injury aspects of your case as well as the property damage suffered after your accident. When you are dealing with the insurance companies who don’t want to give you the results you need please get in contact with us and set up a free initial consultation.

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    Tell Your Insurance Right Away 

    To ensure a more successful case you need to make sure that you tell your insurance company about the accident right away. This is not to be confused with giving a recorded statement to the other party’s insurance company. You just need to talk to your own insurance company.

    It would be a huge mistake to wait to talk to your lawyer. You want to make sure you are getting this taken care of right away and reporting the crash to your insurance company as soon as you possibly can.

    When you act swiftly, you end up better off. You are likely going to be waiting on your claim against the liable driver for quite some time as it is in pending status. Your own insurance company should be able to handle the property damage portion of your accident before that. The least you can do at this stage is make a call to your insurance company and give them all of the details that they need to go forward with starting your claim just so you can have the ball rolling for this.

    You might even notice in some insurance policies they have a requirement in the fine print that you have to tell them about the accident promptly after you were in it.


    Immediately after your accident, you’re going to notice that there is going to be a ton of paperwork. The documentation involved could be the report from the police as well as any insurance company paperwork, information from the witness, estimate for the repair or deeming your car totaled.

    You need to make sure that you have all of the necessary documentation in a safe place so you can easily find it at a moment’s notice. Also, take note of where your title for the vehicle is as well as any receipts that describe previous work done on the car. You want to be able to show that the car’s value was influenced by the work you put into it, including a new transmission, upgrades, or new tires.

    Estimates for Repairs

    After the accident, you will hear from the insurance company when they send an adjuster to take a look at the damage that has been done to your vehicle. You should get the information that you need from your insurance company about how to go forward. They might ask you to get estimates for the damage and they might suggest shops to take your car to home.

    Ultimately, it’s up to you who you take your car to, but sometimes they will have contracts with body shops that can make this whole process quicker.

    Find Out if You Need to Replace Your Car

    When you find out that your vehicle is totaled, that means that the cost to fix it is going to be greater than what it is worth on the market. Having a totaled car can mean a variety of different things and it’s not just issues with the engine or issues with the framing. There’s a lot of reasons why your car might be determined to be totaled.

    If your car was totaled, you should be able to receive the fair market value of that crashed before it was ruined in the accident. Unfortunately that might not be enough to pay off what you owe on your car loan. You will be responsible for the remainder of that loan even if your car is totaled.

    If you have questions about this, our Southwest Florida car accident property damage lawyers are here to give you the answers you’re looking for.

    Payments and Reimbursements 

    When dealing with insurance companies they will have their own proceedings about how they handle these claims. The procedure for receiving compensation for the value of your vehicle or the repairs for your vehicle is going to be in their policy. Make sure that when you’re talking to them do you understand exactly what to expect with this procedure. You should even be double checking that all the information they have for you is correct so when they do send you the money, they sent it to the right person at the right place. Regardless of whether or not it’s going to be a physical check or a direct deposit you want to make sure that this is going to the right place.

    Talking to your insurance company is also going to allow you to figure out if you get to have a rental car while you are waiting for the compensation for the repairs.

    Legal Help

    We can help you navigate the process of your claim with the insurance company. Generally speaking there is going to be a lot of signing of documents that allows the insurance company to deal with the property damage claim. You might also sign a release for them to except this property damage and the estimate. Furthermore there will be a release for the proper damage reimbursement. While you don’t need a lawyer to help you sign papers it is extremely helpful to have someone help you make sense of what you were signing. Before you put your name to the page, we can ensure that you are fully satisfied with what you are signing up for.

    Further Questions

    Everyone’s car accident it’s going to be different and you might not have had all of your concerns addressed yet which would lead you to needing to talk to our lawyer right away. If you have questions about how the insurance company came up with the value of your vehicle or why they decided to tell you it was totaled instead of letting you repair it, we can help you answer these questions.

    Not only do we encourage you to reach out for your personal injury case but also for your property damage case. We are always going to be here to take your call. When we take on a client, we do not let the insurance company force you into a result that you’re not comfortable with. Give us a call right away.

    Call Our Southwest Florida Car Accident Property Damage Lawyers Today

    If you have serious property damage after a car accident you need to have strong and knowledgeable representation for your case. Our Southwest Florida car accident property damage layers are here to help you get the compensation from your insurance company. We fight to get a fair result.

    We are here to take your call as soon as possible and set up your consultation with us right away. You can learn what you are entitled to and the process we are going to take to get you there.

    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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