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Citizens of Lake Placid appreciate the community’s restful atmosphere and comfortable way of life. They also appreciate the reliable legal guidance they receive at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. When traffic accidents disrupt the lives of local residents, our firm’s four-decade history of successfully representing accident victims is a tradition as reassuring as the rolling hills and glistening lakes that make Lake Placid a distinctive destination.
Originally intended to be a portion of Highlands County reserved for Seminole Indians, the area that would become Lake Placid was opened to general settlement in 1909 after the Seminoles moved into the Everglades. Having gone through a number of name changes, Lake Placid’s name became official in 1927. The town was so christened by Dr. Melvil Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal library catalogue system who arrived in Lake Placid that year. Dewey built a hotel complex that began the town’s reputation as a resort. Although the growth he envisioned didn’t occur, Lake Placid remains an area of lakes and hills that offer restful vistas for residents and visitors to the “Caladium Capital of the World.”
Lake Placid’s dozens of lakes, historic murals that adorn downtown buildings, and peaceful open spaces embody the natural beauty and charm of Highlands County. Lake Placid motorcycle accident attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, understand the draw of our area for motorcyclists seeking scenic venues and open roads. But our experience as personal injury lawyers has taught us that country roads and small towns may be the sites of traffic accidents just as readily as Florida’s large cities are. In fact, state figures confirm that more than half of the fatal traffic accidents that occur in Florida happen in open country and residential areas. If a careless driver’s actions turn your relaxing motorcycle ride into a trying accident that leaves you injured and in need of reliable legal advice, our firm’s Lake Placid motorcycle accident attorneys know how to protect your rights.
Just as motorcyclists can find their physical and financial well-being jeopardized when careless drivers leave them injured and unable to work, the victims of car accidents here in Highlands County can find themselves in similar circumstances.
We know that the county sees some 635 traffic crashes yearly, according to state figures. Those crashes are responsible for leaving at least one person injured every day. In the nearly 40 years our firm has provided vigorous representation to accident victims, we’ve come to know that injuries are often life-changing. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified traffic crashes as the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we know that spinal damage can mean pain and the possibility of lasting neurological issues or even paralysis. When you suffer serious injuries because another driver was negligent or reckless, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our firm can evaluate your situation and explain your rights.
As long-time advocates for those who have been hurt by drunk drivers, we know that alcohol-impaired motorists kill someone in our country about every 48 minutes. The CDC has estimated that alcohol-related accidents cost our nation more than $51 billion per year, and confirms that about one in three of the traffic crashes that occur nationwide can be attributed to alcohol-impairment.
The most distressing fact about drunk driving is its effect on our children. CDC research has found that more than two-thirds of children who lose their lives in traffic accidents were riding with drunk drivers. In our nearly four decades of service to the people of Central and Southwest Florida, we’ve seen the anguish that such losses cause families. Lake Placid wrongful death attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, are relentless in their efforts to get drunk drivers off Florida roads. When we represent individuals and families harmed by alcohol-impaired drivers, we work tirelessly to see that justice is done.
Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, drunk-driving accident, or any other motor vehicle collision, the skilled Lake Placid personal injury attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, will meet with you to evaluate your case free of charge. If we represent you, there are no fees to you unless we win.
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