As Charlotte County’s only incorporated city, Punta Gorda is one of a kind. Similarly, at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we view each client’s case as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to provide real help during a difficult time. Our Punta Gorda personal injury lawyers understand how upsetting and frightening a motor vehicle crash can be. If you’re one of the almost 200,000 people across Florida who suffer accident-related injuries in an average year, a crash can be especially distressing.
Charlotte County’s seat, Punta Gorda, was founded in 1882. Originally named for founder Colonel Isaac Trabue, the Town of Trabue changed its name to Punta Gorda (Spanish for “fat point”) in 1887. Fishing was the city’s earliest industry. Incorporation occurred in 1900, and development spiked during Florida’s 1920s land boom. Many of the historical buildings from that time were destroyed in 2004 when the city suffered severe hurricane damage. Since then, rebuilding and redevelopment have brought new looks and historic restorations to the municipality.
Punta Gorda personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at our firm work with families from communities throughout Southwest Florida. We understand their grief and anger when a careless motorist’s actions take a beloved family member’s life or when they leave a loved one with life-altering injuries. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that traffic accidents are our nation’s leading cause of spinal cord injuries – potentially traumatic injuries that can leave victims with permanent neurological damage or even paralysis. The CDC also reports the tragic statistic that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among America’s children. When drivers are careless, distracted, negligent or impaired, serious injuries and loss of lives are inevitable. When the unthinkable happens, our Punta Gorda car accident attorneys are here to help.
As ardent proponents of highway safety, Punta Gorda car accident accident lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, support efforts to remove impaired motorists from our roads. However, we know that law enforcement and citizens’ groups are fighting a hard battle. The CDC reports that alcohol-impaired drivers kill someone in the U.S. about every 48 minutes. Even more tragically, the organization’s research confirms that more than two-thirds of the children killed in car accidents nationwide were riding with drunk drivers. Our firm’s nearly four decades of experience has taught us that impaired drivers pose a real threat, and that their actions destroy lives. When a drunk driver harms you or takes the life of a loved one, we will fight tenaciously to recover the maximum compensation you’re entitled to claim. Our aggressive representation for you and your family also will aim to ensure that the drunk driver who harmed you will face justice.
Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, is a respected firm for its accomplished representation of motorcyclists who have been hurt in traffic crashes. Our state’s climate and scenery make it a favorite among bikers, but our roads aren’t without their challenges. Punta Gorda motorcycle accident lawyers at our firm know that some 8,300 crashes in Florida each year involve motorcycles. Twenty-plus bikers per day can expect to sustain injuries in those accidents, many of them serious injuries. Motorcyclists often are thrown during collisions, causing them to suffer broken bones, head injuries, and other severe physical damage. When you’ve been badly hurt, the attorney you choose can be a key element in your ability to recover the compensation you need to ensure the continuity of care and the financial help you need in order to regain your health.
When you’ve been hurt in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, drunk-driving accident, or other motor vehicle crash, call on the attorneys Southwest Floridians trust. The Punta Gorda personal injury lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, offer you a free consultation. If we think we can help, we’ll take your case and fully prepare it free of charge. You pay us no fees unless we win.
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