Fort Pierce Injury Lawyers
For over a century, Fort Pierce—one of Florida’s oldest coastal communities—has served as the heart of St. Lucie County. Fondly known as the Sunrise City, Fort Pierce hosts over 40,000 residents and encompasses 29 square miles along the “Treasure Coast,” which is named after the famed Spanish treasure fleet that sank in 1715 when a hurricane hit Florida’s coastline.
As a 2005 City of Excellence Award recipient by the Florida League of Cities for overall excellence in city government, Fort Pierce boasts a vibrant, diverse city that retains much of its heritage. In fact, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Fort Pierce with the Great American Main Street Award in 2011.
Among the historic waterfront downtown, residents and visitors can immerse themselves in a myriad of shopping, dining, fishing, and entertainment destinations. Some of the local favorites include the Farmers Market, Bike Night, Friday Fest, Jazz Market, and the city-owned Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts. Parents and children can also embark on enchanting diving expeditions in Fort Pierce’s natural and artificial reefs.
Bring your family and experience all that Fort Pierce’s historic Florida charm has to offer.
Fort Pierce Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Experienced Fort Pierce, FL attorneys have helped victims who have been injured in accidents due to someone else negligence for the following:
- Personal Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip And Fall Injuries
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Wrongful Death
Things to Do in Fort Pierce, Florida
The City of Fort Pierce prides itself on providing quality public service and a safe environment for all citizens, and at its core lies its steadfast commitment to education. The city houses some of the nation’s top educational and research facilities, including Indian River State College, Smithsonian Marine Station, Manatee Observation and Education Center, and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at Florida Atlantic University.
Outside of the educational realm, residents and visitors can dive in to the city’s breadth of main attractions, such as the Fort Pierce City Marina, Heathcote Botanical Garden, Indian Hills Golf Course, and the downtown roundabout – to name a few. But the real treasure of Fort Pierce lies in its proximity to the Treasure Coast. Parents and kids can explore the region’s world-class resorts, from Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, to Club Med Sandpiper Bay.
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Staying Safe in Fort Pierce
We strongly urge residents and visitors to exercise caution when navigating Fort Pierce, not only because Port St. Lucie and Stuart have the highest rates for motor vehicle accidents in the county, but because I-95, which runs through Fort Pierce, experiences a significant number of traffic accidents. Residents and visitors traveling through Melbourne should also take caution when traveling Sr-518, as this area is also prone to car accidents.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ 2015 Annual Report, of the 16 million licensed drivers in Florida, approximately 374,000 car crashes took place in the state, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths.
Car crash victims can suffer debilitating injuries, including, but not limited to, sciatica, back pain, concussion, knee pain, shoulder pain, joint pain, and traumatic brain injury.
Parents who take their children to some of Fort Pierce’s premier events and locations should also be cautious of slip/trip and fall areas. Additionally, as Florida is a prime location for boating accidents, we urge extreme caution when allowing children to enter the water.
Speak with a Shiner Law Group Personal Injury Attorney