Accident Injury Lawyer Boynton Beach
Boynton Beach Accident Lawyers
Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, PA is a Boynton Beach vehicle accident law firm whose attorneys have more than 80 years of combined experience serving clients who have been injured throughout South Florida. Whether it’s a car, truck, or motorcycle crash, an incident of medical malpractice or nursing home abuse, or a slip and fall accident, our lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to help guide you through the legal recovery process. We can help you recuperate from an injury by allowing you to focus on your physical, mental and emotional well-being with the confidence of knowing that we’re out there fighting to protect your legal rights.
Boynton Beach is a charming waterside city that attracts a wide range of visitors and residents, thanks to its alluring beaches, tropical weather and relaxed, welcoming personality. Named for the Civil War vet who opened the famous Boynton Beach Hotel in 1895, the city has grown from a pineapple post on the Florida East Coast Railroad to a vibrant community and vacation destination. Its downtown area is currently undergoing a facelift, including a multi-million dollar sprucing up of the marina. Notable current and former residents include business leader James J. Greco, pro football player Vince Wilfork and singer-songwriter Hilary McRae.
Suing for Vehicle Accident Injuries
A person who has been injured in a vehicle accident has the right to seek legal redress from those responsible for the crash, including drivers and third parties like carmakers, parts manufacturers, equipment designers, body shops and the vehicle’s owners. In order to do so, the injured person (plaintiff) will likely have to prove that the party being sued (defendant) was negligent. To show negligence, the plaintiff has to establish that the defendant owed the plaintiff what the law refers to as a “duty of care” and that defendant failed to live up to that duty. Drivers are generally obligated to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner, for instance, and those who don’t are likely to be held liable for any injuries they cause. The plaintiff must also establish that he or she was injured and that the injury can be traced to the accident.
In Florida, there are additionally a number of procedural rules that injured persons should keep in mind when considering whether to sue. Perhaps chief among them is the statute of limitations, which provides the time lines within which the suit must be filed. The limitations period varies based on the type of case. In Florida, personal injury claims typically operate under a four-year statute of limitations, meaning that the injured person must sue within four years of the date of the accident.
How We Can Help
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, PA, our lawyers have been representing injured clients in negligence and other cases since 1978. Over that time, we’ve helped clients recover more than $500 million in gross proceeds through settlements and jury verdicts. We are skilled negotiators who make every attempt to work with opposing attorneys and insurance companies to promptly resolve cases without resorting to litigation, if possible. We’re also accomplished trial lawyers ready to take claims to verdict when necessary.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact our South Florida personal injury lawyers today. Call us at 1-800-689-8180 or locally at 561-689-8180 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Our offices are conveniently located in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Port St. Lucie. We are also happy to visit you at your home, work or in the hospital if most convenient. We work on a contingent basis and do not charge a fee unless we win your case.