Fort Myers, Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

Garvin Law Firm

4280 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Phone(239) 277-0005 or(800) 977-7017
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Articles Published by Garvin Law Firm

 Supreme Court Rules No Life Sentences for Florida Juveniles

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles who commit crimes in which no one is killed can’t be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. This leaves Florida in a dilemma: it has no parole system. It was eliminated in 1983, on the reasoning that too many former inmates were committing serious crimes after being released early. Now, the state reviews only cases before 1983.

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 Smile! You’re on Camera Running a Red Light

As of September 8, running a red light at some Broward County intersections will be captured on camera, and subject to a $158 fine.

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 Florida Law Attempts to Reign in Pain Clinics

According to the Centers for Disease Control, overdose deaths from painkillers are rivaling the No. 1 killer, traffic accidents.

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 Texting and Driving, still Legal in Florida

The authors discusses Florida's lack of texting and driving laws - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 6,000 people died in 2008 in crashes involving a distracted driver; more than a half-million were injured.

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 Florida Reinstates Parental Waivers, but Are Children Protected?

The author examines recent legislation which reinstates the ability of a parent to sign a pre-event waiver of liability if their minor child is injured due to negligence.

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 Florida’s New ‘Bong Bill’ Becomes Law, but Will It Have any Effect?

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, say victorious supporters of Florida House Bill 187, the so-called “Bong Bill.” Their theory: fewer available smoking implements mean less firing up.

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 A Crash Course in Car Insurance – Lessons Learned in Litigation

The author provides useful tips to keep in mind when purchasing car insurance that will provide adequate coverage in case you actually need to use it.

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