At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we believe everyone involved in a serious traffic collision in Southwest Florida deserves immediate access to experienced legal help.
It is a principle upon which Bruce L. Scheiner founded the firm in 1971, and it is a cornerstone belief of the firm today, where Mr. Scheiner continues to work alongside his wife, Cheryl Scheiner, and son, Preston J. Scheiner, who has spent more than a decade building a reputation as a successful personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney. While still a family law firm, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, is among the largest law firms in Southwest Florida dedicated to personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
Our Fort Myers car accident lawyers know rapid growth in the Fort Myers area has made our roads among the nation’s most dangerous in recent years. Located in Lee County, on the state’s southwest coast, Fort Myers’ population has increased from 62,000 in 2010 to more than 80,000 in 2018. The population was just 48,000 in 2000.
Bordered by the even faster-growing cites of Cape Coral and Estero, as well as Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers is home to six colleges or universities, as well as the historic Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, and Captiva islands bring thousands of tourists each winter, while the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins draw many thousands more for Spring Training.Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer in Fort Myers
Large statewide personal injury law firms exist to take as many cases as possible and settle the vast majority. Other lawyers solicit or accept personal injury cases, but place significant focus on other types of law, such as criminal defense, divorce or probate law.
At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, our Fort Myers car accident lawyers focus exclusively on fighting for the rights of victims of traffic accidents and other types of personal injury or wrongful death claims. We believe our singular focus best serves our clients. It has allowed us to build decades of experience in dealing with insurance companies, as well as in determining the full extent of a client’s damages, including past and future medical expenses. Working with outside investigative, legal and medical experts allows us to make strong damage demands. A reputation for success in the courtroom backs our clients’ cases from the start.
We offer free and confidential consultations to discuss your case 24 hours a day/7 days a week. And because we only accept attorney fees if we are successful in obtaining damages on your behalf, you’ll pay us nothing unless we win.Lawsuits After a Fort Myers Car Accident
Fort Myers’s rapid growth continues to contribute to car accident risks. Snowbirds, elderly drivers, tourists, drunk drivers, teen drivers, distracted drivers, aggressive drivers and exhausted drivers are all routinely responsible for causing traffic collisions in Southwest Florida.
These are not accidents, but rather preventable instances of negligence by a driver who failed to exercise due care in operating a motor vehicle. It’s an important distinction, because under Florida tort law, burden of proof in a negligence lawsuit rests with the plaintiff (victim) filing the lawsuit. Under Florida law, a victim must prove an at-fault party owed a duty of care, breached that duty, and that breach caused significant compensable injury to the victim.
Florida tort law recognizes comparative fault in negligence claims under Florida Statute 768.81, which provides for reduced damage awards in cases where plaintiff is found partially at fault. This means a claim of a victim found partially at fault may not be barred by law, however compensation may be reduced by percentage of fault.
Personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits in Fort Myers resulting from car accidents may also involve premises liability, defective products, employer liability or municipal liability. Identifying all at-fault parties and determining the best course of legal action is critical to a successful outcome. Your Fort Myers car accident lawyer must also identify all at-fault insurance carriers while building a case for damages that includes past and future medical bills, lost wages, cost of rehabilitation and/or disability, as well as any other damages to which you may be entitled.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt, contact the Fort Myers car accident lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. You pay us no fees unless we win.