Cape Coral, Florida
Cape Coral is one of the fastest-growing cities in America. Situated on Gulf Coast in Lee County, Florida, more than 180,000 people call “The Cape” home, enjoying the sunshine, scenery and their own little slice of paradise.
But it’s not without risk. The rapidly-growing population has made for jam-packed roads, businesses and waterways. Cape Coral personal injury attorneys at The Garvin Law Firm know that when injuries are the result of negligence, those harmed may be entitled to compensation.
Common claims for damages may include injuries resulting from Cape Coral auto accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and boating accidents.Car Accidents
Data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reveals nearly 2,200 Cape Coral car accidents were reported in a single recent year, resulting in more than 1,400 personal injuries. That’s a 120 percent increase in crashes and a 36 percent rise in injuries compared to just five years earlier.Boating Accidents
Meanwhile, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reports more than 700 reportable Florida boating accidents in a single recent year, with more than 932,000 registered vessels statewide. These include personal water craft, such as Jet Skis and Sea-Doos, which are extremely popular in Cape Coral.Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Finally, the Florida Department of Health reports unintentional falls – including slip-and-fall accidents – account for 63,000 hospitalizations and nearly 2,500 deaths in Florida every year.
Slip-and-fall injuries are a form of premises liability. Business owners owe the highest duty of care to customers as business invitees financially benefitting the business. Nursing homes, another common site for slip-and-fall accidents in Florida, are responsible to ensure elderly residents prone to falls have proper protection and injuries are promptly treated.Fighting for You
We use the term “accident” loosely in personal injury cases because while it’s true defendants don’t usually intend to cause harm, these incidents are preventable when drivers, business owners, boaters and caregivers use reasonable care when performing actions that may foreseeably hurt others. Failure to do so resulting in injury is negligence.
Other kinds of cases our Cape Coral injury law firm handles include:
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse/ Negligence
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
As long-time residents of Southwest Florida, our injury lawyers are invested in this community and the well-being of its citizens.
The Garvin Law Firm injury attorneys have established expansive knowledge not only of Florida law, but also of the local courts that oversee litigation here, including the 20th Judicial Circuit and Florida Second District Court of Appeals. We can often work to negotiate fair injury settlements with insurers and defendants far in advance of trial. However, we aren’t afraid to take cases to court if it’s in a client’s best interests. Our injury law firm has a history of proven success.
Contact Cape Coral personal injury lawyers at The Garvin Law Firm by calling 239.277.0005.