Articles Tagged with Cape Coral injury attorney

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Want to go for a stroll? If you live in Fort Myers, you may want to think twice.crosswalk

The Fort Myers-Cape Coral metro area is the No. 1 most dangerous in the country for people to walk. Nowhere in the nation was the risk of a pedestrian accident higher than Florida. Fort Myers was the worst of all.

The measure used to reach this conclusion is termed the Pedestrian Danger Index, or PDI. This is a measure of how many local commuters walk to work (which gives us the best measure of people likely to be out and walking every day) and the most recent data on pedestrian deaths. The national average out of 104 metro areas was 64. By comparison, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers region has a PDI of 283. Continue reading →

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Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, have long been staunch supporters of motorcycle safety and the right to share the road. Not only have we spent four decades fighting for the rights and interests of injured motorcyclists, we also serve as primary sponsor for Cape Coral Bike Night events.motorcycleshine

The first of those for the 2015-2016 season was held on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Upcoming Cape Coral Bike Night Events are slated for:

  • December 12, 2015
  • February 13, 2016
  • April 9, 2016

Motorcycle ridership among Floridians has grown considerably in recent years. The state reports that as of January 2015, there were nearly 600,000 registered motorcycles in Florida. Many more bike enthusiasts travel to South Florida throughout the winter season to enjoy the amazing year-round riding weather and engage with others who share their passion.

“The Cape Coral Bike Nights have turned into the area’s premier venue for motorcycle enthusiasts in Southwest Florida, and we are pleased to be the primary sponsor,” said Bruce Scheiner, founder and senior attorney of the firm. Continue reading →

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Insurance companies have a broad duty to defend policyholders in actions where they are accused of liability. One example would be an auto accident. truckforward

While this may seem of little consequence to the plaintiff, it matters because plaintiffs are ultimately looking to hold the insurance companies liable. That’s because the insured individual likely has far fewer personal resources to pay actual damages. Insurance companies, meanwhile, exist for the purpose of protecting against risk and paying damage claims.

This is why often times if an insurer is wrongly denying a claim and/or duty to defend, plaintiff may settle with the defendant for the right to stand in defendant’s place and sue his or her insurance company for breach of contract and/or bad faith. Continue reading →