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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.

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        “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.

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        “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.

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        “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.

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        “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 Personal Injury Lawyers

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

        Have you suffered a serious injury at the hands of someone who has been careless or negligent and are you now concerned about what your next step should be? We understand that this can be a very troubling time for you. We want to fight to get you the justice that you deserve so much right now. Our Southwest Florida personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to giving people like you who are victims of negligence the justice that they need in order to become whole again. If you want to get justice, please get in touch with our lawyers today and set up your free, first consultation.

        Personal Injury Cases We Handle

        When we discuss personal injury cases, we are talking about a variety of different types of accidents and injuries that all fall under the umbrella term of “personal injury.” It covers a lot of incidents and while they are all considered personal injury, it is important that you hire a lawyer who knows how to handle that particular type of case. We have experience handling the following types of personal injury cases:

        Each type of case comes with its own challenges and obstacles that need to be handled successfully and that your lawyer must be able to fully understand. You don’t want to hire someone who simply dabbles in personal injury to handle your case. You also don’t want to hire somebody who handles only car accidents on a negligent security claim, for example. It’s important when you were looking for Southwest Florida personal injury lawyers that you know they have a track record of success and that they are willing to utilize their resources and energy to fight tirelessly to give you results that are fair.

        Getting Results You Deserve 

        When you are pursuing justice for your case, you are doing so in the form of financial justice. You will be seeking financial compensation for your damages and injuries that happened because of someone acting negligently. You procure this reward from the insurance company who represents the liable party. The liable party is the person directly responsible for your harm.

        The job of your Southwest Florida personal injury lawyers is to tirelessly fight against the insurance company to ensure that the award that you end up with is going to be as full as it possibly can be. We look through your case and investigate your damages to come up with a fair reward for you and we also make sure we are tackling all potential liable parties because sometimes there are multiple people.

        When we determine your compensation award, it is going to be based on the damages and injuries that have negatively impacted your life since being involved in your accident or incident. There are two types of damages for which we will fight to get compensation: economic and non-economic damages.

        Your economic damages are all of the ways in which you have lost money because of your accident or incident. If you’ve had to pay an astronomical amount of medical bills, this will be considered an economic damage. If you’ve lost money because you didn’t get to go back to work after your injury, this is also an economic damage that we will fight to recover for you. We calculate all of these damages and add it into your award.

        We will also fight for your non-economic damages, which include your pain and suffering, as well as loss of life quality. An example of this includes experiencing a loss of enjoyment in the daily activities that you used to perform before you got injured.

        Please understand that we won’t know what your compensation award will be before we get started with your case. We won’t be able to tell you during our first meeting with you what you should expect in your compensation. It’s nearly impossible to determine what you should be getting without a thorough investigation of your case and without a clear understanding of your medical recovery. We need to know how well you are expected to recover and how quickly that will take. That will tell us how much money it’s going to cost you and how much of your life is happiness it will cost you.

        We advise against hiring lawyers who promise you a dollar amount before they do any sort of research or investigation on your case. Our Southwest Florida personal injury lawyers will fight for you to get every penny that you deserve. We just might not know exactly how much that is until we know how soon you will recover.

        Things to Do Immediately

        There’s a lot that you likely don’t know about personal injury cases if you’ve never had to deal with this before. According to Florida State law, you are going to be held to the statute of limitation. This is a legal deadline that you must meet in order to get the compensation that you deserve. Our Southwest Florida personal injury lawyers can help you get everything together in the proper timeline. We don’t want you to miss out on getting the results you deserve because you waited too long to act.

        The statute of limitations in Southwest Florida for most personal injury cases is four years. That can seem like a very long time but when something is not on your to-do list of priorities, four years can disappear quickly. Do not hesitate to call and set up a free consultation with us.

        There are several things that you need to do right away following your accident or incident. The top priority above anything else is getting the medical care that you need. In some instances, you will be too injured to even take yourself to the emergency room, so we encourage you to get on the ambulance. If you are able to stay on the scene to collect evidence, you should because that is very important for the success of our case. However, your number one priority should be your health.

        Delaying getting the medical care that you need could put the insurance company on the offense. They could see that you didn’t get the treatment you needed right away and claim one of two things: they can say that you lied about how badly you were hurt or they can say that you lied about where you got your injuries. If they go with the claim that you aren’t as hurt as you say you are, then the compensation they are willing to give you will reduce. If they try to say that maybe you got your injury somewhere else, then you will receive zero compensation from them. That is why it is so very important to get medical treatment right away.

        Biggest Issue You May Face 

        When we take on any case, we can expect there to be challenges and obstacles. It is something that we come to expect because the insurance companies working against us have become pretty predictable. In order for you to have a more successful case, please take note of these potential issues.

        You are in no way legally obligated to speak with the liable party’s insurance company about the incident or the accident. They are going to try to talk to you and try to get a statement from you that they will record. During the statement, they’re going to ask you some questions in the hopes that you’ll say something that will allow them to reduce your compensation or allow them to throw out your case. Even innocent questions can turn malicious; for example, if they ask how you are and you respond that you are fine, even if you mean that in a polite way just as a greeting, they can say that you are ok after your accident and they don’t need to give you compensation because you are fine as you said in a statement.

        In Florida, if you get blamed for a part of the accident, then your reward will be reduced by the insurance company. They are well aware of the laws that let them do that just as we are aware that they will try so hard to accomplish that for their own potential gain. They want to save themselves money, but your Southwest Florida personal injury lawyers want to ensure that justice is served.

        Call Our Southwest Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Today

        When you need someone to handle your personal injury case whether you slipped and fell at a grocery store or you were struck on your motorcycle, please get in touch with our Southwest Florida personal injury lawyers. We care deeply about bringing justice to our community of injured victims. Call us right away to schedule your free, first consultation and get started on getting justice.

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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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