Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Fort Myers Beach is coated with sugar sand, lined breathtaking gulf views and packed with exotic wildlife. It’s a popular destination for spring-breakers, families and couples.

Located in Lee County, Florida, roughly 7,000 people call this small town on Estero Island home. Combined with Sanibel-Captiva, Fort Myers Beach is one of the primary draws for the 4.8 million visitors to the region each year, according to the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

At The Garvin Law Firm, our Fort Myers Beach personal injury lawyers recognize the incredible value these visitors bring to our local businesses. One in five local jobs is directly tied to tourism. With that comes a responsibility to use care to make these experiences reasonably safe.

Some of the more common Fort Myers Beach personal injury claims include:

  • Car Accidents;
  • Bicycle Accidents;
  • Pedestrian Accidents;
  • Motorcycle Accidents;
  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents;
  • Parasailing Accidents;
  • Jet Ski Accidents / Personal Watercraft Accidents;
  • Boating Accidents;
  • Hotel / Motel Injuries;
  • Bar / Nightclub Injuries;
  • Restaurant Injuries;

That doesn’t mean all injuries on Fort Myers Beach will be grounds for a civil lawsuit in the 20th Judicial Circuit. However, you may have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation if the individual or business that caused harm failed in their legal responsibility to use reasonable care. This is what is known as “negligence.”

For instance, property owners owe a duty of care to those who are welcomed on site (especially for the financial benefit of the property owner). Drivers owe a duty of care to passengers and others with whom they share the road. Companies that cater to vacationers renting bicycles, boats or jet skis have a responsibility to their customers too. The exact parameters of that duty will depend heavily on the individual facts of the case.

Discussing your concerns with an injury attorney in Fort Myers Beach as soon as possible will help you determine the viability of your case and identify all possible defendants. You may have more legal options than you realize. Initial consultations are free, and injury claims are pursued on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only owe attorney fees if we help settle your case or win a favorable verdict at trial.

The Florida statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits per F.S. 95.11(3) is four years from the “cause of action,” which is typically the date of the accident or injury. In wrongful death cases, the state in most circumstances allows just two years from the date of death.

Contact Fort Myers Beach personal injury lawyers at the Garvin Law Firm by calling 239.277.0005.

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