Full-Service Law Firm serving Estero and the surrounding communities.
No longer a tiny community centered around the citrus industry, Estero has grown into its own with a population hovering above 30,000, a three-fold increase over the last 20 years. With this population growth and its extensive offerings, this also brings the drawbacks of that growth, including traffic accidents and other risks.
While no one expects to hire a lawyer, many victims of accidents find it is the only way they can resolve their issues and get treated fairly by those who hold their lives in the balance. When someone has been injured due to the negligence of another, it is even more important to get the skilled legal guidance of an Estero attorney to ensure that their rights are being protected. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident and you are confused about where to turn next, the experienced team at Ged Lawyers, LLP is here to help.
Serving the Needs of Estero and Throughout Florida
Since 1995, the team at Ged Lawyers, LLP has served the needs of clients in Estero and throughout Florida, helping them navigate the legal process and ensuring that their rights are protected.
As a full-service law firm offering a broad range of legal services, we offer our clients an astute and experienced grasp of the law and provide aggressive advocacy in any of their legal matters. Whether negotiating the best possible settlement or litigating a case before a court of law, we offer our clients peace of mind knowing that we have their best interests at heart and will relentlessly pursue that.
Representing the Victim
In the case of many personal injuries, the victim is left with massive expenses, the temporary or permanent loss of income, and often life-altering injuries. In the midst of this overwhelm, the future can look bleak.
When the negligence or recklessness of another has caused injuries, the at-fault party may be held liable for the financial damages of their victim. While there may be some insurance relief available, many victims are also fighting the insurance company to get the benefits they deserve. Fortunately, with our Estero personal injury attorneys in your corner, you can hand over these matters and get back to the business of healing.
What You May Be Entitled to In a Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury law seeks to compensate a victim after an accident with a negligent party to “make them whole” again. At Ged Lawyers, LLP, we may be able to recover compensation for your
- Medical costs, including emergency transportation, hospitalizations, surgeries, doctor’s fees, diagnostics, medical equipment, rehabilitation, at-home nursing care, and other costs associated with your injuries
- Future medical expenses that you may be subject to for your injuries
- Lost wages if you are unable to work while you are healing
- Loss of earning capacity if you can’t return to your occupation
- Damage to any personal property such as your car
- Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering
If you have been the victim of someone else’s wrongdoing, you should not suffer alone. Get the help of our skilled team of Estero personal injury attorneys.
For nearly three decades, we have provided diligent legal representation for our clients in matters of
- Car and truck accidents
- Premises liability
- Wrongful death
- PIP Claims
- Auto glass claims
- Property damage claims
- Defective products/mass tort
- Estate planning
- Disaster recovery
- Mortuary law
- Governmental affairs
and other legal matters.
Car and Truck Accidents in Estero
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2020 alone, the state of Florida saw 341,399 car accidents, of which 212,432 resulted in injuries, and 3,332 resulted in fatalities. For most of these victims, they were left with significant medical costs and the short-term inability to work, creating a sense of financial overwhelm and vulnerability. In the most tragic cases, they may have been left with life-altering injuries or the loss of a loved one.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the first place you will seek benefits is through your personal injury protection insurance coverage. But those benefits may be inadequate to cover the entire cost of your injuries and expenses. If your accident was caused in full or in part by someone else’s negligence, you might be able to seek compensation from the at-fault party. Call our Estero car accident attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP to understand your rights under the law and how we may be able to help.
Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Claims
Florida law requires that property owners keep their properties safe for those who use them. Whether that property owner is a personal property owner, a commercial property owner, or it is owned by a municipality or government, they are still bound by these laws.
When a property owner is aware of an unsafe condition, they are required to take action to ensure that others are not harmed by that condition. If you have been injured due to a hazard on another’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if owner negligence came into play. Let our Estero premises liability lawyers help. We may be able to hold the property owner liable for your damages.
If the negligent or intentional action of another person led to the death of a loved one, certain family members can be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim against that person. Similar to a personal injury claim, a wrongful death claim can seek compensation for the deceased party’s damages as well as the financial damages of the family that were caused by that person’s death.
While a wrongful death claim is not intended to be punishment or make up for the death of the family member, it is a civil claim that seeks financial compensation for the resulting damages. This can help surviving family members who are left with significant costs after their loved one’s death. If you have lost a family member because of the willful or negligent actions of another, the Estero wrongful death attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP may be able to help.
PIP Claims in Estero
Florida is a no-fault insurance state. Under our no-fault laws, every registered vehicle owner must carry personal injury protection that benefits the driver or their passengers if they are injured in an accident. While PIP insurance is an invaluable resource after an accident, it does have its downfalls.
First, benefits are limited to policy coverage. $10,000 in benefits often don’t go far enough to pay for all the costs associated with injuries after an accident. The victim is then left to pay for these expenses out of pocket or sue the at-fault party for compensation. Furthermore, many insurance companies make it difficult for an injury victim to recover the benefits they deserve. As for-profit companies, insurance companies often work counter to the needs of their policyholders to keep their profitability high.
At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our experienced Estero PIP insurance lawyers help hold the insurance company responsible for paying fair injury benefits to the injured party after an accident.
Auto Glass Claims
The Florida windshield replacement law was enacted to keep drivers from driving with cracked windshields, thereby making replacements and repairs easier, less costly, and further ensuring the driver’s safety. This law allows car owners to get their windshield repaired or replaced for free without having to pay a deductible. While this is a good law benefiting the vehicle owner, the small repair shops doing the actual repairs often come up empty-handed when trying to collect on these insurance claims.
Unfortunately, this law provides few requirements for these claims, and insurance language significantly limits the amount shops can charge. If you are struggling to get fairly paid for your work under an auto glass claim, we can help. Call the Estero auto glass claims attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP to understand how.
Property Damage Claims in Estero
In Florida, our property is subject to many things that can cause damage to our homes and businesses. From weather incidents to household systems breakdowns, we rely on our insurance to fairly pay a damage claim. Unfortunately, getting a fair settlement is often a struggle and the insurance company often finds ways to devalue losses or deny claims.
If your insurance company is making excuses not to pay your claim, you may need the help of an Estero property damage claim attorney. At Ged Lawyers, LLP, we have experience with all the main insurance carriers in Florida and know their tactics. We will review your insurance policy and hold the insurance company accountable for a fair settlement consistent with your policy coverage.
Defective Products/Mass Tort
We use a multitude of consumer products in our daily lives and put little thought into their safety. This is because we have consumer protection laws ensuring the safety of the products that come into our homes or lives each day. However, there are times when products make it into the marketplace that have been defectively manufactured, designed, or labeled that put our safety in jeopardy. Fortunately, these companies can be held liable for the harm their products cause.
If you have been injured by a defective product, we can seek compensation for your injuries through a product liability lawsuit or mass tort suit if others have been injured like yourself. Contact our product liability attorneys in Estero if you have suffered an injury because of a dangerous product.
Most of us work hard for what we have, hoping to benefit from it throughout our lives and leaving the rest to our loved ones when we are gone. But without proper estate planning in place, this may not be the case. Without the basics of a will or trust in place, your estate will be distributed according to the state, not your wishes. Without an advance directive or durable power of attorney, you may be putting undue stress on your loved ones and may even be putting your own needs and wishes at risk.
It is never too early to have a comprehensive estate plan in place. Let our experienced team of Estero estate planning lawyers help create a thoughtful and strategic plan for your estate so you can have peace of mind that your assets and loved ones are protected.
In Florida, we are no strangers to natural disasters, from flooding to hurricanes to tornadoes. These catastrophic events can have a devastating effect on the individuals who are left to pick up the pieces. What makes matters even work is when the insurance companies are not responsive or have undervalued or denied valid claims.
At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our Estero disaster recovery attorneys work with skilled construction experts, adjusters, engineers, estimators, and other professionals to enable us to support the value of your claim and get the settlement you deserve for your damages.
The death of a loved one is a highly emotional time. In most cases, people need to trust industry professionals they have just met with their family member’s burial and remains. Often, this vulnerability and grief can get misdirected toward the funeral or burial services and allegations made of mistakes, mishandling, and even personal property theft.
The Estero mortuary law attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP are counsel of record for the Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association and have defended our clients against false and unsubstantiated claims for nearly 30 years. If you have a funeral or burial service facing these claims, we would be happy to help.
Understanding governmental processes and the agendas and people behind them can be confusing and complicated. For businesses that deal in government contracts, it is imperative.
At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our skilled team of Estero governmental affairs attorneys can help our clients understand legislative processes, agendas, and the people behind them. We help them make the right connections with decision-makers in their industry, enabling them to potentially affect public policy and regulatory practices,and making sure their voice is heard.
Getting the Legal Assistance You Need in Estero FL
At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our diverse and dedicated attorneys have helped thousands of our clients in Estero and throughout the state of Florida get the legal help they need. Whether you have been seriously injured in a car accident, need the experienced advice of an insurance lawyer, or need professional guidance regarding government legislation affecting your industry, we can help.
Our full-service firm provides our clients with skilled legal advice, guidance, and aggressive representation. Whether we work to come to the best possible settlement or litigate your matter before a court of law, you can have peace of mind knowing we are in your corner. Let our team of highly experienced Estero attorneys represent your interests in any legal matter. Contact us through our online contact form, or call us at (561) 995-1966 or toll-free at (844) 443-3529 to schedule a no-cost consultation.