Cape Coral Personal Injury Lawyer
When you hire a Cape Coral personal injury lawyer, it's important not only to have confidence in their legal competence and skill, but also their genuine compassion, integrity, and commitment to their clients. At Garvin Injury Law, that's the kind of rapport and trust we strive to build with every single person we represent - and their families. Just check out our testimonials - they speak volumes about our achievements on this front.
We've successfully secured millions of dollars fighting for justice on behalf of people injured in Cape Coral by careless drivers, irresponsible business owners, neglectful nursing homes, derelict property owners - and even poorly-run government agencies. These are individuals, professionals, and organizations with a legal duty to conform to certain standards of conduct. When they fall short, it can cause serious and sometimes irreparable damage.
As a results-driven Southwest Florida personal injury law practice, we recognize that with each success, Cape Coral becomes a safer place to live, work, and enjoy. That's why we take so seriously the responsibility to represent our fellow Floridians (and visitors!) in their pursuit of accountability and compensation.Cape Coral Personal Injury Cases We Take On
You wouldn't go to the dentist for a broken arm. You wouldn't call a hair stylist to fix your roof. You shouldn't hire a lawyer who isn't uniquely qualified to handle your specific type of legal case.
Our Cape Coral personal injury lawyers have decades of experience specifically in the realm of tort law and litigation. Tort law refers to the body of rules concerned with remedying harms caused by a person's wrongful or injurious actions.
One of the most common types of Florida tort law cases: Car accident lawsuits. Someone runs a red light, slams into your left-turning vehicle, and you're suddenly in the hospital with a broken leg. Tort law allows those who are injured the opportunity to file a lawsuit to collect monetary damages to help pay for your losses. (It's slightly more complicated than that in Florida, given that it's a no-fault insurance state, but that's the general idea.)
Cape Coral motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and bicycle accidents may be handled a bit differently, due to the fact that the insurance required for each is not the same as it is for standard cars. Plus, the injuries tend to be more severe, so the stakes are higher.
Other types of tort law cases we take on:
Medical malpractice. A doctor misses obvious warning signs and fails to diagnose a deadly cancer. By the time it's caught, the patient's treatment options are limited or the disease has substantially progressed. A hospital nurse administers the wrong medication to a patient, leading to serious illness and a long recovery time. A surgeon operates on the wrong side of the body. These are the sort of occurrences that would fall under the umbrella of "medical malpractice." Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses in Cape Coral - they all owe a duty to patients to provide them with care that meets certain professional standards. So do the hospitals, urgent care centers, and nursing homes where they work. When they fail to do so, legal action can be taken per Chapter 766 of Florida Statutes.
Premises liability. Property owners in Cape Coral have a responsibility to the people they welcome onsite to keep it reasonably safe. This especially true if it's a business enticing people onsite for their own financial gain. An example of this would be a grocery store that has a responsibility to keep its floors reasonably clean and clear of obstructions to protect customers from slip-and-fall injuries. Another would be a hotel with a duty to ensure there are adequate door locks and window closures to protect guests from third-party criminal attacks. It can sometimes include private homeowners too, such as in cases of swimming pool injuries, trampoline injuries, dog bite injuries, or contractor injuries.
Boating accidents. Boating accidents and injuries are a far-too-common occurrence off the shorelines of this Gulf Coast city. Florida has more than 1 million registered recreational boats, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commision, with Lee County ranking 3rd in the state with more than 50,000 vessels. Boating accidents are typically the result of operator error. Fairly often, alcohol is involved. But in addition to the boat operator, other parties potentially responsible for boating injuries include passengers who acted recklessly, the manufacturer of the boat, or the boat rental company.
Nursing home negligence and abuse. By latest count, there are more than 700 nursing homes in Florida, with roughly two dozen of those in Cape Coral. Rules Chapter 59A-4 spells out the minimum standards for Florida nursing homes. Too often, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities fall short in caring for their uniquely vulnerable patients who are elderly and/or disabled. Our Cape Coral personal injury lawyers recognize the increasing trend toward privatization of nursing homes has meant that the focus for facility operators is more often on the bottom line than the patients' best interests. Too many of these places are understaffed (with those who are working there underpaid), and poorly-resourced. The result is patients may be neglected - or even abused. When this happens, their loved ones should consult with an experienced civil case lawyer about their legal options.
Product liability. Products that are marketed, sold, and used by the public should be reasonably safe during intended or foreseeable use. When they are not, injured persons can file a product liability lawsuit. Dangerous products could be anything from unsafe meat at the grocery store to faulty brakes in your car. Liability can be established not only against those who made the product, but also those who designed it, marketed it, and sold it. Unlike most other Cape Coral personal injury cases, which are rooted in negligence (the absence of reasonable care), product liability is usually pursued on grounds of strict liability or breach of warranty. A strict liability tort is one in which a defendant (the person you're suing) is legally responsible for the consequences that flow from an activity - regardless of whether they were at-fault. The most common types of product liability claims are those for manufacturing defects, design flaws, and breach of warranty (which is the violation of an express or implied warranty that promises the user/buyer of the product's quality or safety).
Other areas of law in which we can provide first-rate legal advice and representation:
At Garvin Injury Law, our Cape Coral personal injury lawyers have been invested in this community for over four decades. We're committed to fighting for the rights and best interests of every single one of our clients. We provide free initial consultations. When we take on your case, you have the peace of mind of knowing you're in capable hands. And you pay no attorney's fees to us until or unless we win.
Contact the offices of Garvin Injury Law to discuss your Cape Coral personal injury.