We Can Help You In Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County was carved out of Dade County in 1909 becoming Florida’s 47th county. The first county government meetings were held in an old four-room schoolhouse at the corner of Clematis Street and Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. At the time, only about 5,300 people lived in the new county comprised of portions of what are now Broward, Martin and Okeechobee counties. Palm Beach County now has a base population of 1,320,134, making it the third largest county in Florida behind Miami-Dade (2.49 million) and Broward (1.74 million) (and 28th most populous in the United States). It is the largest county in the state of Florida in land area. Its largest city and county seat is West Palm Beach (Central County), which has an incorporated population of over 105,000 and an unincorporated population of 250,000. Boca Raton (South County) is the second largest, having a population approaching 90,000. Boynton Beach (South County), is the third largest city, with a population nearing 70,000 residents.
The three major multibillion-dollar industries in Palm Beach County are tourism, construction and agriculture. There are also many high-tech industries such as bioscience that contribute to the growing economy. Tourism accounts for more than 53,530 jobs in Palm Beach County; in excess of 7 percent of the county’s workforce earns a living from tourism-related businesses such as hotels, restaurants, stores and transportation services and others. Palm Beach County leads the nation in the production of sugar and fresh sweet corn. It is also Florida’s leading producer of rice, bell peppers, lettuce, radishes, Chinese vegetables, specialty leaf and celery. Palm Beach County produces roughly 18 percent of all sugar in the United States. It is the largest sugar-producing county in the nation and has roughly 400,000 acres of sugar cane, about 32 percent of the county’s overall land. This thriving industrial whirlwind put to work the community’s construction workers, mechanics and machinist. Manufacturers, foundries and factories offered employment to its welders, pipefitters, laborers and more. Powerplants and other public utilities emerged to service the growing communities. This thriving industrial whirlwind put to work the masses and is likely the reason why Palm Beach County ranks number 22 in the United States for asbestos related deaths.
Because the latency period for an asbestos related illness is anywhere between 15 and 50 years, and because Asbestosis is a progressive disease without a known cure, people who were exposed in the 1930s through the 1970s are still being diagnosed today. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition, let us protect your rights. Contact us for an ABSOLUTELY FREE consultation. At Reyes, O’Shea & Coloca we have over 55 years of combined experience representing those who have been exposed to asbestos without being advised of its perils or the proper handling procedures. We can help you. We can assist you in determining if you have a case against the manufacturers of asbestos products. We are your neighbors Palm Beach County. And we care.