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Florida Drivers Still Most Vulnerable in U.S.

ShareTweet Unlike 48 of the other 50 states, Florida does not require its drivers to carry insurance that will pay for bodily injury caused by a negligent or reckless driver. According to a recent study done by the Insurance Information Institute, Florida is second only to California in the number of uninsured motorists on the […]

Jeffrey R. Garvin Named Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year”

ShareTweet FORT MYERS, Fla., October 3, 2012 – Florida Attorney Jeffrey R. Garvin of The Garvin Law Firm has been named 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for the Fort Myers / Naples metropolitan area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community […]

Changes to Florida PIP Insurance and Your Rights after a Traffic Accident

ShareTweet After years of effort (and plenty of money spread around Tallahassee by powerful lobbyists) the insurance industry has finally succeeded in limiting a motorist’s right to collect under Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. As advocating for the rights Floridians injured in auto accidents is a large portion of or our practice, we have been watching this issue […]

Leland Garvin Listed in Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers Association

ShareTweet   Garvin is Proud to Join Prestigious Group of Young, Trial Lawyers in Florida FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-May16th, 2012-Fort Lauderdale, FL- The National Trial Lawyers Association has hand-selected 40 of the most accomplished young, trial lawyers throughout the state of Florida, and Leland Garvin, of Garvin Law Firm, has been included in this exclusive group. […]

Increased Damage Caps on Governmental Wrongdoing in Florida

ShareTweet The State of Florida can now be liable for up to $200,000 per person and $300,000 per tort claim, effective Oct. 1, 2011. That’s up from the $100,000 and $200,000 caps that had been in existence for lawsuits against the state, its agencies or political subdivisions. While the increase is welcome news to victims […]

Florida Supreme Court to Rule on Medical Malpractice Damage Caps

ShareTweet 2012 could be historic for injured patients if the Florida Supreme Court follows the lead of Georgia, Illinois, and other states who have declared caps on damages in medical malpractice cases to be unconstitutional. The courts have reasoned that limitations on damages violate an individual’s access to the courts, treat the medical profession different […]

NTSB Recommends Complete Ban on Cell Phone Use by Truck Drivers

ShareTweet The National Transportation Safety Board has recently recommended that commercial truck drivers be prohibited from using hand-held or hands-free cell phones while behind the wheel. As Florida trucking accident attorneys we have been following this issue and have come to the conclusion that the NTSB recommendations should be either be made into law or […]

Are Drug Charges in Florida Really Unconstitutional?

ShareTweet Cases throughout Florida may end up coming unraveled if judges take note of what courts in Miami and Manatee County have done recently with drug cases that have been ruled unconstitutional, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. Cases of drug possession and drug sales may be dropped after Judge Mary Scriven, of the U.S. Middle District […]

$10,000 for Anyone Involved in a Car Accident ?

ShareTweet Sound too good to be true? Well it probably is…We’ve all heard the catchy jingles on our favorite radio stations announcing that after a car accident, we may be entitled to $10,000 in lost wages and benefits. DJ’s and “attorney spokesmen” encourage us to call one of these hot-lines from the scene of the […]

Jeff Garvin Awarded “Trial Lawyer of the Year” at FLABOTA Annual Convention

ShareTweet Each year, the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA) presents the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award to one individual that has exemplified their selection criteria:  being an excellent advocate with a distinguished career, having a superb reputation of high ethics and fair play, and having achieved outstanding results for […]


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