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Fort Myers personal injury lawyers test case before mock jury to better prepare client’s case for trial

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Finding a personal injury or wrongful death attorney that goes the extra mile for clients can make a big difference if your or a loved one are seeking compensation as a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, trucking accident or other Florida personal injury case.

Trial attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, spent the weekend working with a focus group to fine tune strategy for an upcoming trial.

“We do it to try to forecast and predict the feelings of the potential jury. It helps us to understand how to better present our case so that we can cover the issues that are important to the jury,” said Bruce L. Scheiner, founder and senior attorney at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers. “It gives you excellent insight into the issues that are in people’s minds that you might not otherwise consider.”

Attorney Preston Scheiner said convening such groups during trial preparation is another way the firm ensures clients are getting the best representation the firm’s four decades of experience can provide.

Fourteen Southwest Florida residents recruited at random, through churches and other organizations, were brought together at an off-site location in Fort Myers to hear the case.

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Lunch was provided to the participants, who received a small stipend, but the names of the firm, the attorneys and the client were withheld so that verdicts and opinions could be formed free from any associated bias or influence.

The event was filmed and each of the 14 mock jurors was asked to complete a form and offer input at various stages of the proceedings. They were then split into two groups for deliberations and separate verdicts.

“You learn an incredible amount because you step outside the looking glass and you see the facts from a different perspective,” Attorney Preston Scheiner said. “You also come to understand how opinions in the community can come to bear on a particular case.”

The event also provided an opportunity to help educate the public about the trial process, the challenges of helping someone through a personal injury claim and the benefits of finding a qualified firm to protect their rights.

“Thanks so much for the opportunity — it was awesome,” one participant wrote to an event organizer. “Never had I experienced anything like that before. Please consider me again next time — I would love to be a part of it.”

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in an accident, there are certain things you can do to help protect your rights. The Florida personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, offer free appointments to discuss your case at any of its offices conveniently located throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Arcadia, Port Charlotte, Sebring and Venice.