Fort Myers

Accident Lawyers Serving Residents of Fort Myers

Located in Lee County, Florida, Fort Myers is home to over 60,000 residents. It is a popular destination known for attractions such as beaches, fishing, and shopping. Fort Myers has a number of pristine beaches, including Bowman’s Beach, Lighthouse Park Beach, and the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Other attractions in the area include the Southwest Florida Museum of History, the Imaginarium Science Center, and the Fort Myers River district, which boasts a number of restaurants. Just as with any other city in the United States, a number of people there are injured every year. If you were hurt in the Fort Myers area due to the carelessness of a person or entity, you should contact the accident attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky. Our firm handles virtually all types of injury claims, ranging from car, truck, or motorcycle accidents and medical malpractice to slip and falls, wrongful death, defective products, and workplace incidents.

Seeking Compensation for your Injuries

People who are harmed because of the negligence of someone else can consider taking legal action to hold those who hurt them accountable. In most cases, a victim can file a negligence claim against the at-fault party. Negligence is the failure to exercise the degree of caution that the typical person would use in a certain situation to avoid endangering other people. To succeed in this type of case, the injured party must show the following elements:

  • The defendant owed a legal duty of care to the victim under the circumstances;
  • The defendant breached that obligation;
  • The defendant’s violation directly caused the victim’s injuries; and
  • The victim suffered quantifiable damages as a result of the defendant’s actions.

The conduct of a reasonable person will vary depending on the situation. Thus, a driver’s actions will be measured against the conduct of the typical motorist in a similar vehicle, on a similar road, and in similar weather conditions. For example, someone who runs a red light and collides with another vehicle will likely be deemed negligent.

If your loved one has been killed due to the negligence of another, you may be eligible to bring a wrongful death action in a Florida court. The rationale behind this lawsuit is to protect the rights of someone who died due to the fault of another and thus cannot file an injury claim on his or her own behalf. Certain surviving family members are eligible to receive a share of the financial compensation recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit. These include the surviving spouse, children and adopted children, parents, and any family members who were financially dependent on the deceased person at the time of the death.

All negligence claims are subject to specific time frames during which you must pursue your case. If you fail to take legal action within the statute of limitations, you could lose your right to recover damages. In personal injury cases, the lawsuit must be filed within four years of the accident. In wrongful death cases, it must be initiated within two years from the death. Given the stringent time frames on filing claims, it is important to consult an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.

Protect Your Rights After a Fort Myers Accident by Consulting an Injury Attorney

Dealing with the aftermath of an accident in Fort Myers or elsewhere is never easy. The experienced injury lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky are committed to helping you through this difficult time. You can rest assured that we will carefully investigate the details of your case and explore all of your legal options. We strongly believe in providing personalized service to each client. Our firm believes that solid planning and groundwork is the key to effectively representing accident victims. We provide free initial consultations. To learn more, contact us online or call us toll-free at (855) 800-8000. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.

Client Reviews
I have had experience in the past using other attorneys and law firms however the attorneys and staff at Frankl & Kominsky are by far the best experience I have ever had. Thank you for everything this law firm has done. I recommend this law firm to everyone. By Bruce
This was an amazing injury law firm. Steven and his staff was available when I needed him and were always following up with me. I felt very fortunate that I found them. It is true that this law firm will never settle for less! I fully recommend this law firm to anyone that needs a hardworking and results oriented law firm. By Consuelo
Mr. Frankl came very highly recommended by two separate peers. I had a handful of lawyers to choose from and I chose him. He moved quick, no nonsense, and very effective. Before I knew it everything was handled and I had a serious burden lifted. If I ever have a problem again, I am going straight to him. It is that simple. By Kelly
I called Mr. Frankl and his firm about a motorcycle accident case and he helped me through the entire process. Mr. Frankl made me feel like my situation mattered to him and didn't treatment me like just another file in a file cabinet. He is smart, energetic and a true fighter. I am glad to call him my lawyer and I highly recommend Frankl & Kominsky for your personal injury case. By A Personal Injury Client
Mr. Frankl was such an asset to have on my team while I picked up the pieces following an accident. Right from the beginning he assisted handling the insurance companies, rental car companies, auto body shops, police reports, it was incredible. His guidance allowed me to focus on the most important thing and that was my medical condition & recovery. Should you find yourself in this unfortunate situation do yourself a favor & trust this man & his expertise. By Damon