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Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, knows that our beautiful Florida Keys have become world-wide tourist destinations and even the subject of pop culture music. But our Monroe County car accident lawyers understand that the concentration of traffic on only one road in and out of the Keys can pose challenges for drivers. More than in other situations, navigating Highway 1 requires attention and care behind the wheel. When careless or negligent drivers cause traffic crashes, our Monroe County accident attorneys have the skills needed to capably represent injury victims.
Encompassing the Florida Keys, along with portions of the state’s mainland that are included in Big Cypress National Preserve and in Everglades National Park, Monroe County was created in 1823. At that time, Florida was still a territory. The county is named for President James Monroe who was then in office. In its early days, Monroe County’s chief business was shipwreck salvage, but by the late 1800s, interest had shifted to cigar manufacturing. Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway helped open the way to Key West around the turn of the 20th century, but a hurricane destroyed much of the rail system in 1935. Eventually, U.S. Highway 1 – which remains Monroe County’s only highway – linked Key West with the mainland. Monroe County has five incorporated municipalities and nearly a dozen unincorporated communities. Key West is the county seat.
According to Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle data, Monroe County roads saw some 1,307 accidents in the most recent year for which information is available. That figure represented an increase over the previous year’s accidents. Monroe County personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at our firm know that injuries due to traffic crashes also are on the rise. On average, more than 3 people are hurt in crashes in our county every day, and about 2 fatalities occur each month. When accidents on Monroe County roads leave you hurt or take the life of a loved one, you can rely on our firm’s experience for the strong advocacy you need.
At Associates and Bruce L. Sheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we have nearly 40 years of experience in representing victims of drunk-driving crashes. Across our nation, someone dies about every 48 minutes because a motorist drove drunk and caused an accident. Here in Monroe County, about 4 accidents per week are alcohol-related. Our firm has long been associated with efforts to get impaired motorists off Florida’s roads. We are proud to serve victims of drunk drivers and families who have lost loved ones because of alcohol-related accidents. Our Monroe County accident attorneys pledge to continue our work to fight this dangerous threat to public safety.
For motorcycle enthusiasts, few Florida rides could compare to the trek down the Keys and across the Seven Mile Bridge. Because Bruce L. Scheiner has an avid interest in motorcycling and in promoting motorcycle safety, our firm has developed significant experience handling claims for those injured in motorcycle crashes. Our Monroe County motorcycle accident lawyers have the know-how that nearly 40 years’ representation of motorcyclists has built. We know how to effectively resolve even the most complicated cases.
Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, has grown from a small family firm into one of Southwest Florida’s largest and most respected law firms. We still have that family focus at heart, and we are pleased to be the professionals that Monroe County residents rely on when they’ve been hurt in a car accident, motorcycle accident, drunk-driving accident, truck accident or any other motor vehicle crash. Our Monroe County boating accidents attorneys are also available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. Call our firm and ask for your free consultation. You pay us no fees unless we win for you.
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