Fort Myers, Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
Other Offices: Key West, FL Naples, FL
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Law Firm OverviewThe Garvin Law Firm is based out of Ft. Myers, Florida and specializes in helping clients who have had serious injuries or accidents. Our father and son legal team has 35 years of experience and we will put our expertise to use if you or a loved one has been the victim of any kind of a serious injury. At the Garvin Law Firm, we are proud of our track record of success and the respect we have earned among our peers.
Jeffrey R. Garvin has gained respect throughout the legal community with over 30 years of experience litigating injury law. He has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 2004 and has achieved multiple verdicts awarding over $1 million. Jeffrey’s son, Leland E. Garvin, began his legal career as a prosecutor representing the State of Florida throughout many different trials of misdemeanor and felony cases. After starting up his own firm, Leland and Jeffrey decided to combine their practices to provide the best possible level of service for those who have been the victim of a serious injury.
Year this Office was Established: 1973
Languages: Spanish, English, French
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Auto Accident; Uninsured Motorist; Property Damage Insurance; Comprehensive Insurance; Personal Injury Protection; Medical Payment Insurance; Umbrella (aka. Excess Coverage); Fatigue; Break Failure; Intoxication; Inexperience; Reckless or Careless Driving.
Areas of Law Description
Garvin Law Firm provides legal representation on the following areas of practice:
- Personal Injury
Personal injury law is an area of the law which is also known as tort law. A tort is a harmful act (or failure to act) which often results in a physical injury to the victim. The basic principal of tort law is that an innocent victim should be compensated for his or her losses by the person responsible.
- Auto Accidents
Every year in Florida there are thousands automobile accidents, many of which result in serious injury or death. Because of the complexities of insurance law and the potential loss of valuable evidence, it is extremely important that you take immediate action to protect your right to be compensated for your losses.
- Wrongful Death
If a person dies as a result of someone’s actions or failure to act, the victim’s survivors and estate may bring a lawsuit for wrongful death. Survivors are usually the decedent’s spouse, children or, in certain circumstances, their parents. The survivors may have a right to recover for the loss of the decedent’s support, services, companionship, protection and, in certain cases, pain and suffering.
- Medical Malpractice
You have a right to receive competent medical care. The bringing of a medical negligence claim in the State of Florida is an extremely complicated matter with numerous hurdles to overcome. To be successful in your claim you must prove that the health care provider was negligent and that the negligence caused you injury.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Due to the vulnerability of a motorcycle a Florida rider is much more likely to be seriously injured in even the slightest accident with any type of vehicle. Without the protection of a steel cage or airbags, the severity of these injuries is likely to be catastrophic and could even result in death of the rider.
- Bicycle Accidents
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you naturally have concerns. As a law firm that regularly handles serious injury claims, we know that the stress of worrying about medical bills, time off from work, long-term disabilities, and pain and suffering can be overwhelming.
- Truck Accidents
Defending victims of truck accidents is not at all like auto accidents. Many times the party on the other end of the lawsuit is a large trucking company or corporation. Our team of serious injury attorneys have the experience and know-how to successfully meet the unique challenges of truck accident cases and ensure that our clients are justly compensated for their injuries.
- Premises Liability
Premises liability laws protect victims of all ages who are injured on someone else‘s property. Many publicly and privately owned establishments such as airports, nightclubs, schools, and parking lots, have not only the responsibility but also the obligation to abide by the established standards of safety.
Mr. Leland E. Garvin
Boating Accident, Insurance, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicles
Mr. Jeffrey R. Garvin
Admiralty and Maritime, Aviation Accidents, Aviation Law, Car Accident, Insurance
- Broward Bar Association
- Florida Justice Association
- Lee County Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
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