20Feb 2017

Concussions   A concussion is the most frequent and least severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).  A concussion occurs when the brain is violently shaken against the skull.   According to WebMD, concussions are most commonly caused by a “direct blow or bump to the head.”  The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) states that from 2001 […]

16Feb 2017

ATV Accidents In Florida we are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy our outdoors year-round. Many Floridians choose to spend their free time riding All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) for pleasure. According to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), Florida had the 6th highest number of fatalities involving ATVs. We would like to help educate you […]

15Feb 2017

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Florida’s subtropical climate in the north and tropical climate in the south make it home to many boat enthusiasts. With ideal boating weather and water located on 3 sides and throughout the state, boaters can enjoy the luxury of year round boating. Boating is oftentimes enjoyed with alcoholic beverages on […]

24Jan 2017

Liquor Liability Laws Drunk driving is one of the leading causes for automobile accidents in the United States. Each year thousands of people are injured or killed in auto accidents caused by drunk driving. If you or someone that you love has been injured due to an accident caused by a drunk driver, it important […]

22Nov 2016

Can I be contacted by an attorney after I have an accident?  Solicitation by attorneys If you are involved in an accident, you need to know your rights with respect to solicitation by attorneys.  This practice is prohibited by the Florida Bar.  Violating these rules can result in strict sanctions for the attorney or law […]

23Sep 2016

National Child Passenger Safety Week According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash every 33 seconds. These crashes lead to many injuries and even deaths for young children. The proper use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts can help to prevent […]

22Aug 2016

Playing Pokémon Go You may have noticed a significant increase in the number of people congregating in the park if you have been to Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers recently . You may also have noticed that the majority of these people seem to be transfixed by their cell phones. This is part of the […]

30Jun 2016

Christopher J. Smith, partner at the Southwest Florida law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., has been selected by the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA) as a Member in their Southwest Chapter. FLABOTA is an association whose purpose is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards […]

03Jun 2016

GBCR&P’s Spring 2016 Newsletter (PDF) Texting and Driving PSA Contest Winner Announced Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz sponsored a TEXTING AND DRIVING Public Safety Announcement (PSA) CONTEST for local high school students. The contest was part of the law firm’s Put the Phone Down (http:// www.putthephonedown.org/) campaign that began in 2013. The winning entry was […]

12May 2016

Car Seat Safety Mother’s Day is a day in which we celebrate and honor our mothers and motherhood.  Whether you are a first time Mom or a veteran, keeping your child safe while riding in a vehicle is top priority.  According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, Florida Child Car Seat Safety Laws, “It is […]

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