Personal Injury

At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we have focused on the rights of accident victims in Fort Myers since 1971. Founding attorney Bruce L. Scheiner built the firm’s current headquarters near Page Field, which was located at the “edge of town.”

Bruce can still be found at the office, along with wife, Cheryl Scheiner, and son Preston J. Scheiner, who is the firm’s personal injury trial attorney. Our veteran Fort Myers personal injury lawyers have grown right along with the City of Palms. In 1970, Fort Myers’ population had yet to hit 30,000 people, today, more than 80,000 call the city home, with even larger communities located across the Caloosahatchee River in Cape Coral, and east of Interstate 75 in Lehigh Acres.

Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva continue to draw thousands of tourists each winter. Snowbirds and seasonal residents continue to migrate from the Midwest in record numbers. New spring training facilities have been built for the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, and the Edison and Ford Winter Estates has experienced a decade-long revitalization and expansion effort.

With such growth have come many risks.

Traffic Accident Injury in Southwest Florida

Today, residents of Southwest Florida face some of the highest traffic-accident risks in the nation for virtually all types of collision.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranks the Sunshine State the deadliest state in the nation for pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and motorcycle accidents. Florida joins Texas and California in reporting the highest number of fatal car accidents, drunk driving accidents and trucking accidents each year.

Urban planning in Southwest Florida has too often run behind the growing crowd, and infrastructure improvements have too often focused on moving six and eight lanes of traffic at the expense of other road users. Consequently, bicycle and pedestrian accidents have been a primary threat for a host of reasons, including inadequate infrastructure and community planning that includes sidewalks, streetlights and dedicated bike lanes.

In fact, Smart Growth America’s 2016 landmark study on the impact of inadequate infrastructure on urban pedestrian safety found the Fort Myers-Cape Coral area to be the most dangerous in the nation for walkers. The nation’s seven most-dangerous cities were all located in Florida. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton ranked 10th.

Fort Myers Personal Injury Claims

We believe the exclusive focus of our Fort Myers personal injury lawyers allows Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, to best represent families dealing with personal injury or wrongful death claims in Southwest Florida. Decades of experience and our working relationships with outside legal and medical experts allow us to build comprehensive damage claims backed by our reputation for courtroom advocacy.

Other types of common injury claims in Fort Myers include:

  • Premises liability
  • Construction accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Defective products
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Medical malpractice
  • Sexual assault or abuse claims
  • Swimming pool/drowning

Among the primary focuses of your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer will be determining what type of claim to file, while identifying all at-fault parties and their associated insurance companies. A car accident may justify a negligence claim against an at-fault driver. However, if that driver was working at the time, a claim may also be made against his or her employer. If the collision occurred in a parking lot, a premises liability claim may be warranted against a business or property owner. You may even file a claim for damages against your own uninsured/underinsured motorist carrier in many instances.

Florida tort law recognizes comparative fault in negligence claims under Florida Statute 768.81, which means even victims found partially at fault may still have a valid claim against one or more at-fault parties. Early consultation with an experienced Fort Myers personal injury law firm can best determine your legal rights.

If you or someone you care about has been hurt, contact the Fort Myers truck accident lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. You pay us no fees unless we win.

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