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Leland Eric Garvin

Fort Myers Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Personal Injury Claim with Insurance Companies: Can a claimant self represent and process a lawsuit in Florida?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Edward J. Fucillo
    2. Hernando Victor Pineres
    3. Alyson Marie George
    4. David Hughes Harris
    5. Leland Eric Garvin
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    I can understand the desire to represent yourself in this matter as the apparent pro's are many: More money for you, you will only make decisions that are in your personal best interest, you know your situation better than anyone else, and you don't have to deal with some lawyer from a billboard or TV with a flashy suit and shiny cuff links... The con's of representing yourself are just to many to type and given the fact that there are multiple UM policies, you will most likely recover a...

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  2. Do sll personal injury lawyer charge the same for auto accidents

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Michael McPherson
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Jason D. Holbrook
    5. Jason Todd Studinski
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    Looks like the previous lawyers did a good job answering your question but I wanted to provide a little more information that could be helpful. The following language must be given to a client when a contingent fee agreement is signed in FL: "1. There is no legal requirement that a lawyer charge a client a set fee or a percentage of money recovered in a case. You, the client, have the right to talk with your lawyer about the proposed fee and to bargain about the rate or percentage as in...

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  3. My father fell from a persons dock and ruptured his spleen and died a short time later. I kept my boat at her dock

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Andrew Jay Weinstein
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. Leland Eric Garvin
    4. Tatiana Kadetskaya
    5. Clifford M. Miller
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    I agree with, Andrew, who happens to be a great lawyer and friend.. Definitely sounds like a complicated case and you will probably be best served by contacting a lawyer by telephone so that they can ask the specific questions necessary to best answer your questions and help you in obtaining justice. My office is here in Fort Myers and I would or happy to discuss the matter further with you. Best of luck, -Leland

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  4. I was in a car accident and have an attorney, but have been just talking with the analyst and have questions?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Leland Eric Garvin
    2. Julie S Luhrsen
    3. David H. Burns
    4. Slavik Steve Leydiker
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    I definitely agree with the other attorney as I would not want to give advice that was different from what your attorney recommends; however, if you are asking the question on here I imagine that your attorney might be difficult to get a hold of and at the same time there is nothing wrong with a second opinion. When law enforcement arrives at the scene of an accident they are often looking for an obvious violation of the law or do simply determine who was at fault for the accident and they...

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  5. What to do if I have personal injury claim over a car accident?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Jeffrey Alan Adelman
    3. David Irving Shiner
    4. David John Glatthorn
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    It looks like the previous attorneys may have answered some of your questions and judging from the quick response time you can imagine that you probably have a good case. Of course this all depends on whether or not the person who hit you has insurance or additional sources of recovery can be located. As far as filing a claim alone or with an attorney, I would urge you to find an attorney as it will most likely result in an increased recovery by you. An attorney can also help to make sure that...

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  6. What kind of lawyer do i get if i want to sue someone for giving me herpes?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Leland Eric Garvin
    2. David H. Burns
    3. Barbi L Feldman
    4. Matthew A. Dolman
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    I would look for a personal injury lawyer who has some experience prosecuting sexual abuse cases. It is also a crime in Florida to knowingly transmit an STD under FL. Statute 384.21 so you could consider contacting the office of the state attorney or other law enforcement in your area. If you were to hire a private personal injury lawyer they are going to ask about what kind of collectible asserts (aka money) that the person who did this to you may have. If there is no money to collect then...

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  7. How can I sue for an injury?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Adelman
    2. Leland Eric Garvin
    3. David H. Burns
    4. Daniel Marc Berman
    5. Francisco Javier Gonzalez
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    The fact that this was "accidental" may actually be beneficial for you as most homeowners policies to not allow coverage of "intentional" acts of their insureds. You may very well have a claim against her but I would need to know more about your injury and we would need to see a copy of her homeowners policy. My office is here in South Florida and I would be happy to speak further with you about your potential case. best of luck,

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  8. Can I sue if I sustain permanent injury from a accident that was not my fault and is coverage is not enough?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Leland Eric Garvin
    2. Steven George Lavely
    3. Jonathan Hayes Groff
    4. Paul Y. Lee
    5. Keith Patrick Ligori
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    Yes, the short answer is that you can sue.. To better answer your your question we would need to find out more information. I will assume that when you say "owner" you are referring to the person who caused the accident; given that we need to investigate if another person was driving the car or whether they were on an errand for another person or whether they have collectible assets. Further, the "owner's" insurance may have 10K per person which would allow both you and your passenger to...

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  9. Had a car accident I was not at fault but I didnt have insurance it had lasped. My truck is total

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Leland Eric Garvin
    2. Jeffrey Alan Adelman
    3. Marc Sean Hurd
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    It will depend on whether or not the at fault driver has insurance and even if the other driver has insurance; you may have to race down there and make a claim before they pay it to the other drivers. You should get the police report and see if you can find the insurance info of the at fault driver. Once you have this information (if there is insurance) I would call and send a letter or fax ASAP and in that letter you will want to include an estimate from a reputable body shop. Hope this...

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  10. I was only charged with resisting w/o violence and have no prior offenses. How much trouble am I in?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Leland Eric Garvin
    2. Michael Christopher Grieco
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    Resisting arrest without violence is a first degree misdemeanor and carries a potential sentence of up to a year in the county jail. However, since you have never been in trouble before, you will be looking at a much lighter sentence. I would be more concerned with what this does to your record and not that you will end up in jail or facing a harsh sentence. As far as talking to an attorney, the sooner the better, an attorney may be able to negotiate a sentence that will save you a...

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