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Personal Injury Law is designed to protect those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligent or careless actions.  Trauma may be suffered in many ways from a serious personal injury, such as physical, psychological and financial losses due to mounting medical bills, mental illness treatment or lost wages.

If you or someone you care about has been a personal injury victim due to the negligence or carelessness of another person or group, contact Smith & Valentine Law, Personal Injury Attorneys for your voice in trial.    As leaders in the practice of Southwest Florida personal injury law, our 25 years of excellence in personal injury litigation and trial experience has brought hope, relief and compensation to many who have endured pain, suffering and mental anguish due to the negligence of others.

Contact the winning team of Smith & Valentine Law for your no-charge initial consultation. The success you deserve from your personal injury claim begins with your call!


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Why hire a board certified trial attorney?

Not all personal injury, wrongful death, property and contract disputes, insurance claims, and real estate foreclosures end up in court, but it is impossible to know which litigation will go to trial, and the process can seem daunting.

A Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney has been recommended by peers and judges for this special designation, and has successfully passed an arduous written exam to earn the certification. In fact, according to the Florida Bar web site, there are only two Board Certified trial attorneys in the entire city of Cape Coral.

Board Certified Attorneys are especially well prepared to be your advocate throughout court proceedings because of our acquired knowledge, experience and dogged attention to detail. We have to be able to command attention and speak persuasively with an understanding of courtroom dynamics. In a situation where one mistake can mean the difference between a positive or negative outcome, a board certified civil trial advocate like Smith & Valentine Law can ensure that your legal rights are well protected.

How do I choose the right Attorney?

  • What was your impression after meeting with a prospective attorney for the first time?
  • Did the attorney have enough experience and education to make you feel confident in their abilities?
  • What is the attorney’s area of expertise? Does it align with your situation?
  • Did the attorney understand your concerns?
  • Did the attorney clearly explain the law related to your potential lawsuit?
  • Were you treated in a professional manner?
  • How did you learn about the attorney? Were you referred by a friend, relative or business contact or were you motivated by a TV or phone book advertising?