At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, our Cape Coral car accident lawyers have spent five decades fighting for the rights of injury victims as Cape Coral has grown from little more than a dream to one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.
Bruce L. Scheiner started his law firm in 1971, one year after Cape Coral incorporated and became a city. It was home to just 10,000 people. Founded in 1957 and developed as a planned community in Lee County, today more than 180,000 people call Cape Coral home. The thriving city is the principal city in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan statistical area, dwarfing the county seat of Fort Myers, which has about 80,000 residents.
Sold as a “Waterfront Wonderland,” Cape Coral has over 400 miles of navigable canals and waterways, more than any other city in the world. But such staggering growth has come at a steep price when it comes to safety.Traffic Injuries in Cape Coral
Today, Cape Coral is struggling with congestion, inadequate infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians, dangerous crosswalks and bus stops, and a host of other traffic safety issues. With the accolades have come the warnings.
- In 2016 Forbes Magazine named the City of Cape Coral as # 9 of the 25 "Best Places To Retire In 2016."
- Also in 2016, Smart Growth America’s comprehensive study Dangerous by Design, which looked at the impact of inadequate infrastructure (sidewalks, crosswalks, streetlights, etc.) on pedestrian safety, found Cape Coral to be the most dangerous state in the nation for walkers.
- In 2017 Forbes also named Cape Coral #1 out of 25 in "America's Fastest Growing Cities of 2017."
- More recently, Cape Coral has continued to battle increasing numbers of serious and fatal traffic accidents in virtually all categories, including bicycle, pedestrian and motorcycle accidents and injuries caused by drunk drivers.
Primary roads are often the cite of serious or fatal traffic collisions, including Cape Coral Parkway, Del Prado Boulevard, Pine Island Road, Chiquita Boulevard, Veteran’s Parkway, Hancock Bridge Parkway and Diplomat Parkway.Injury Lawsuits in Cape Coral
Since 1971, the Cape Coral car accident lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, have dedicated ourselves to fighting for the rights of those seriously injured or killed in Cape Coral. We believe our exclusive focus on personal injury and wrongful death litigation in Southwest Florida best serves our clients.
In most instances stemming from injurious traffic collisions, motorists may pursue damages from an at-fault party. Typically this means the driver who caused the collision as well as his or her insurance company. Our Cape Coral injury lawyers have also successfully pursued damages from third parties, including the City of Cape Coral, when dangerous road conditions or storm debris caused or contributed to a traffic accident. Motorists may also pursue a claim through their own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage if they elect to carry this coverage on their policy.
Negligence claims in Florida tort actions are outlined in Florida Statute 768 and require plaintiff (victim) to prove a defendant owed a duty of care (as all Florida motorists do), breached that duty and that breach resulted in compensable injuries (damages). Economical damages can include property loss, medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, etc. In some cases, noneconomic damages or punitive damages may also be awarded, particularly when a defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious (such as a drunk driver) or when injuries were particularly severe or debilitating.
Your chosen Cape Coral car accident attorney must be experienced in each of these areas in order for you to have the best chances of a successful resolution to your claim.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt, contact the Cape Coral car accident lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. You pay us no fees unless we win.