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Five Decades of Justice for Families

Welcome to Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. We are a family-run law firm of more than 50 legal, medical and investigative professionals dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims. Since first establishing his practice in Fort Myers in 1971, Bruce Scheiner has made it his life's mission to give the average citizen a chance to be on equal legal footing with even the wealthiest and most powerful businesses and corporations.

Our sole focus is on personal injury and wrongful death litigation in Southwest Florida, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, as well as the Florida Keys. Our singular focus allows us to provide experienced legal representation to victims in a wide variety of cases, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse and wrongful death litigation.

Attorneys for the Injured – Our Promise to You

Our teamWe believe anyone dealing with a serious or fatal injury in Southwest Florida deserves immediate access to experienced legal help. We offer free and confidential consultations to discuss your rights, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

If we undertake representation in your case, we will mobilize a team of dedicated and experienced professionals to fight for maximum restitution for your losses. We will invest the time, energy, and resources necessary to hold the wrongdoers responsible for the harm that they have caused. We will treat you like a member of our family, and we will always shape our strategy to match your objectives.

At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we believe our exclusive focus on personal injury and wrongful death litigation provides our clients the best chance of winning full and fair redress for the harms and losses suffered.

Our mission has remained steadfast through decades of fighting for the rights of personal injury and wrongful death claimants in Southwest Florida: To provide around-the-clock experienced legal help to accident victims in Southwest Florida.

Let Our Family Fight for Your Family - 800-646-1210 – Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner – Focused on Justice Since 1971

Committed to Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims Car Accident Claims in Southwest Florida

With offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples and Port Charlotte, our car accident attorneys handle a wide variety of collision claims, including drunk driving collisions and distracted driving accidents, across the state of Florida.

Unfortunately, Florida joins California and Texas as the three deadliest states in the nation for traffic collisions according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each year, more than 2,000 victims are killed on Florida roads, or about six a day. Drunk drivers continue to be responsible for roughly one-third of the state’s traffic fatalities.

Fast-paced growth in Southwest Florida has increased the risks in recent years as the state struggles to accommodate the influx of new residents and seasonal visitors. Our exclusive focus on representing victims of personal injury and wrongful death has given us the knowledge and experience to thoroughly investigate your claim, identify all responsible parties and determine all of the damages to which you are entitled.

Motorcycle Injuries in Southwest Florida

The motorcycle injury lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, have built a reputation as safe-riding advocates and courtroom defenders of the riding community’s rights. For more than a decade we have provided sponsorship to Cape Coral Bike Night, Fort Myers Bike Night, Bikers for Babies and other family-friendly riding events and riding-safety awareness campaigns.

Nationwide, the popularity of motorcycle riding, combined with the carelessness of other motor vehicle drivers, has doubled the number of riders killed on the roads in recent years. Florida’s year-round great riding weather, poor road infrastructure, and influx of annual visitors make it the most dangerous state in the nation for motorcyclists, claiming more than 500 lives annually, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Pedestrian Injury LawyersBicycle Accident Attorneys

Pedestrians face the brunt of the risks created by Southwest Florida’s explosive growth, as cities continue to struggle to provide basic safety infrastructure, such as adequate sidewalks, lighting and crosswalks.

The Cape Coral-Fort Myers area in particular has been identified as the most dangerous metro area in the nation for walkers, according to Smart Growth America’s landmark 2016 report “Dangerous by Design,” which analyzes the impact of poor infrastructure and city planning on pedestrian safety. Nine of the nation’s most dangerous walking cities are located in Florida, according to the report.

The pedestrian accident attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, have been fighting for the rights of pedestrians who have been injured and the families of those who have been killed in Southwest Florida throughout decades of explosive growth.

The City of Fort Myers was home to fewer than 30,000 residents when Bruce L. Scheiner built his law firm at the edge of town, near Page Field, in 1971. Cape Coral had just 10,000 full time residents. Today more than 250,000 people call those two cities home, and the population of Lee and Collier counties has surpassed 1 million residents.

Bicyclists face similar risks. Like pedestrians and motorcyclists, they are among our most vulnerable road users in Florida. Any collision with an automobile is likely to result in very serious or fatal injury. More than 100 riders a year are killed on Florida roads; only California reports more riding deaths each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Factoring population, Florida still holds the No. 1 spot.

Consulting with an experienced bicycle injury lawyer is best done as soon as possible following an injury accident.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents in SWFL

When we think of commercial vehicles, we often think of tractor-trailers or other large trucks that dominate highways like Interstate 75. Certainly, semi-truck accidents are a primary threat on the roads of Southwest Florida. However, today’s delivery economy has put an increasing number of commercial vehicles on suburban roads and neighborhoods, where they increase the risks to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Our trucking accident lawyers in Fort Myers and Naples know these are often complex cases resulting in very serious or fatal injuries. Your chosen personal injury or wrongful death law firm must have significant experience investigating trucking collisions.

In addition to a host of state and federal regulations, the truck accident lawyer you choose must understand the many common factors in causation and have the knowledge, experience and resources to protect your rights against some of the nation’s largest trucking and liability insurance companies.

Tourist InjuriesPremises Liability Claims

Southwest Florida is a prime tourist destination, particularly during the winter months. Personal injury lawsuits on behalf of tourists in Florida often involve hotel injuries, swimming injuries, slip and fall accidents, personal watercraft and boating accidents, parasail injuries and other types of premises liability claims.

At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, our tourist injury lawyers in Fort Myers and Naples know many businesses in Southwest Florida rely on seasonal visitors for their livelihood. They have a legal duty to treat their visitors and guests with the utmost care with regard to their safety. However, when an injury accident does occur, tourists must take certain steps to protect their rights.

Dealing with a serious injury on vacation is something nobody enjoys. But protecting your rights is critical to assuring you and your family don’t suffer the financial burden of treatment and recovery. Consulting an experienced personal injury law firm can also protect your rights should complications arise or your injury proves more serious than initially suspected.

Our tourist injury attorneys have spent decades representing the injured in Southwest Florida. We understand the challenges of filing a claim living-out-of-state and can often handle your case without necessitating your return during the litigation process.

Premises liability claims are those that involve a property owner’s duty of care to those lawfully on site. In general, the law requires property owners and the businesses controlling that property to provide customers and invited guests with passage free of dangers about which owners knew or should have known - particularly when such dangers are not open and obvious. When a business or property owner fails in this regard, victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other compensable economic and non-economic damages.

Let our Family Fight for your Family
Picture of Bruce L. Scheiner and Cheryl Scheiner

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, was founded by Bruce L. Scheiner and his wife Cheryl Scheiner. Both continue to work alongside their son, Preston J. Scheiner , the firm’s lead trial attorney. Bruce personally assembles the team best able to see the case through to settlement or trial, and he oversees each and every case from intake to resolution.

Picture of Bruce L. Scheiner and Cheryl Scheiner with our clients

Big Enough to Help, Small Enough to Care

There are big firms with hundreds of lawyers and offices across the country that handle thousands of cases a year, and there are small firms that just don’t have the resources to take on – and hold accountable – the wealthiest and most powerful corporations in the world. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we have built a powerful team of gladiators for justice right here in Southwest Florida. We live here, we raise our children here, and we fight for justice in our community. Our team of professionals is equipped to take on even the most powerful adversary, while still considering each and every client a member of our firm family. We know that each case is the most important case in the world to the client who is enduring hardship and struggle caused by someone else’s negligence, and we are committed to providing big firm resources combined with small firm service to each one of our clients.

What to Expect as Our Client
  • We will treat you like a member of our family.
  • We believe that communication is the most important ingredient for a successful attorney-client relationship. As our client, you will have Bruce Scheiner’s personal cell phone number as well as a dedicated client coordinator.
  • We will assist you in navigating a complex and frustrating medical system to help you get the best medical care to make the fullest medical, physical, and emotional recovery possible.
  • We will assist you in obtaining reimbursement for property damaged or lost in an incident, including obtaining a rental or replacement vehicle as provided by available insurance.
  • We will conduct a thorough investigation – as required by the facts and circumstances of your case – with an experienced team of investigators, including preserving evidence and documenting injuries.
  • We will endeavor to identify all responsible parties and sources of recovery (for injuries and losses from the incident) to maximize your recovery.
  • We will gather and compile information to present your claim as comprehensively and comprehensibly as possible.
  • We will work to obtain maximum restitution for your claim, while recognizing that justice delayed is often justice denied.
  • We will offer our assessment and recommendations, but we will always abide by your decision during the course of our representation (subject, of course, to our ethical duties as attorneys).
  • We will give you an honest assessment of your case to empower you to make the best decisions possible for your unique situation.
  • We will strive to facilitate the coordination of insurance benefits, where possible, to reduce your medical expenses and maximize your net recovery.
  • We will work to negotiate outstanding medical balances and liens to the greatest extent possible to maximize your net recovery.
  • We will be responsive and always strive to explain each step of the process and the rationale for every recommendation that we make.
  • As your attorney, we will fight for you and your rights.
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  2. 2 No Fee Unless You Win
  3. 3 Home and Hospital Visits Available

Fill out the contact form or call us at 800-646-1210 to schedule your free consultation.

Client Reviews
Bruce L. Scheiner and his team were the most friendly people I've ever met they genuinely cared about me... I highly recommend them Brooke Krause
I was really satisfied with services I received. Bruce is not only an attorney, but like family. He got me three times what I thought I would receive and was always there when I needed an answer on something. I'd say he is the best attorney I have dealt with in my 68 years. Harry Zulauf
I found working with the BLS firm to be a very good experience. They kept me informed on my case, answered all my questions, and were prompt when I needed assistance. Wendy Walker
I was in an accident and BLS was very helpful and gave a lot of support. If I had any questions, it was just a phone call away. Everyone in the office is very nice and helpful. Celeste Thompson
We had a wonderful experience with everyone here. The staff and attorneys were friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate. They inquired about our injuries and our recovery. I would highly recommend their services! Heather Bair Daniels
I have nothing but good things to say about this law firm. I can honestly say that I am very satisfied with their work and my end results. I would absolutely recommend these set of attorneys to anyone. Thank you guys for all the hard work! Merida McDonald
BLS was incredibly helpful with my case, even during the hard challenging periods of my case Bruce & PJ were always just a call away. Even though they couldn't answer my call at that direct moment, they ALWAYS made a point to call me back. The staff at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner were always helpful and friendly, if they didn't have the answer they would always call me back with what I needed to know. Robert Drawdy
I was in a car accident and I seen his Advertisement on TV and I was very impressed of how kind and caring he really is to others and I called them and they took my case and they were very caring and understanding .. they were right on top of everything from being to end and the staff that works in the Fort Myers office were very friendly I would recommend them to a friend or family member if in need of a attorney... Thank you for your services and you made me feel like part of your family. Christina Mauro
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We represent accident victims and their families throughout Southwest Florida and the Florida Keys. Many of our clients come from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties. Our main office is located in Fort Myers, and we maintain satellite offices in Cape Coral, Naples, and Port Charlotte. We can meet with you at any of these offices, and we can also travel to your home or hospital room as needed.

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