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Meet The Attorneys

Richard D. Schuler

RICHARD D. SCHULER: As a Founding Partner of the firm, Mr. Schuler has actively been involved in representing plainti...

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Founding Partner

Richard D. Schuler

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Jason D. Weisser

Mr. Weisser is a Partner and Shareholder of the firm. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawye...

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Partner

Jason D. Weisser

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William D. Zoeller

Mr. Zoeller is a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer and has practiced law in Florida since 1998. He has obtained more...

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Partner

William D. Zoeller

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Michael J. Overbeck

Mr. Overbeck is a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer, specializing in car crashes, premises liability, product liabil...

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Partner

Michael J. Overbeck

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Michael V. Baxter

As a leading Medical Malpractice attorney, Michael Baxter has won verdicts in several high-profile cases, including a...

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Partner

Michael V. Baxter

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Steven W. Halvorson

Mr. Halvorson is Of counsel with the firm. He has successfully prosecuted numerous high profile cases. His practice i...

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Of Counsel

Steven W. Halvorson

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Michael D. Dickenson

Mr. Dickenson is a Civil Trial attorney who focuses his practice in the areas of Personal Injury Protection and Tort ...

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Civil Trial Attorney

Michael D. Dickenson

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Tara L. Kopp

Admitted to the Florida Bar in 2009 and has been practicing in South Florida since admission in the areas of Personal...

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Civil Trial Attorney/PIP

Tara L. Kopp

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Eric C. Hayden

Mr. Hayden concentrates his practice on medical malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death, motor vehicle neglig...

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Civil Trial Attorney

Eric C. Hayden

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Gregory M. Cummings

Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Mr. Cummings is a civil trial attorney whose practice is concentrated on motor ...

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Civil Trial Attorney

Gregory M. Cummings

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Harrison Joss

Harrison Joss presently concentrates his practice on Personal Injury, including motor vehicle accidents, premises lia...

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Civil Trial Attorney

Harrison Joss

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Shane Chernoff

Born in South Florida and raised in Palm Beach County, Mr. Chernoff’s practice is concentrated on motor vehicle accid...

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Civil Trial Attorney

Shane Chernoff

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Types of Cases We Handle

People can get hurt in a wide variety of ways, and that means each personal injury case is going to be different. At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., we have earned the knowledge and the skills we need to handle your case, whatever the cause of your injury. A few of our practice areas include:

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Pedestrian Accident
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At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., our West Palm Beach pedestrian accident attorneys have over 35 years of practice guiding clients through this process and representing them in a way that cuts through the inevitable confusion.

Pedestrian Accident
Personal Injury Protection
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Are you a medical professional who provided care to a motorist or passenger injured in an automobile accident and are now left with their unpaid bills due to denied insurance claims?

Personal Injury Protection
Nursing Home Abuse
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Has your loved one suffered abuse in a nursing home? Contact the injury attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. to speak with someone about your case.

Nursing Home Abuse
Airplane Accidents
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While aviation accidents are less common than car accidents, they are still a very serious threat to those in the aircraft itself and those on the ground near a crash site.

Airplane Accidents
Birth Injuries
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The birth of your baby should be a joyous and exciting event, but birth injuries can cause your infant unnecessary suffering, extended hospital stays, and lifelong issues that can be worrisome for new parents.

Birth Injuries
Premises Liability
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Injury accidents can happen anywhere, and at any time. All of us, including property owners and managers, have a legal obligation (known as a duty of care) to take reasonable steps to prevent others from suffering harm.

Premises Liability
Product Liability
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Product designers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and advertisers all play a role in delivering a product into the hands of a consumer, and all of these parties bear responsibility in ensuring that the product is safe for use.

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Dog Bites
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If you or someone you love has suffered an injury from a dog bite because of an owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Dog Bites
Cruise Ship Accidents
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If you or someone you love has been injured while on a cruise ship, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your injury-related losses.

Cruise Ship Accidents

Whether you were injured in a car crash, on the way to work, or in a slip and fall accident at a public pool, our personal injury lawyers can help you determine the responsible party and pursue the damages you deserve. Contact us at 561.689.8180 to schedule a free consultation.

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Every year, far too many people in the U.S. are injured in preventable accidents. Individuals who drink and drive cause devastating car crashes. Hospital patients suffer when careless nurses give them the wrong medication. Children are bitten when dog owners recklessly let their pets roam without a leash. The injuries that come from these and similar accidents can seriously impact someone’s life. Not only do victims have to cope with the pain and suffering of the incident itself, but they are forced to live with the aftermath. High medical bills, lost work wages, and expensive lifestyle changes can put injured people in serious financial distress.

Thankfully, if you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the skilled Florida personal injury attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. can help. State and federal laws specify that you should not have to suffer because of someone else’s irresponsible behavior. An experienced attorney can help you seek financial compensation from the party that hurt you so that you can better handle the costs of your injury. You might be legally entitled to damages that will cover hospital bills, physical therapy, counseling, lost income, and other injury-related expenses.

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DO I NEED A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?

If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in an accident due to someone else’s negligence in the State of Florida, it is important to seek help from an experienced attorney to discuss your rights. There is no reason why you or your family should have to shoulder the stress, strain, and the financial burdens that an injury accident imposes on your life. You may be eligible to pursue compensation that can help you pay for the unexpected costs you had to endure, and you may be able to secure payment for additional pain and suffering caused by the accident. If you’ve been hurt in Florida, there is one name that people around the state know and trust to handle their accident claims: Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A.. There is no fee unless we win your case, so contact us today to discuss how we can help you.

WHAT TYPE OF COMPENSATION MIGHT I BE OWED?

If you have suffered a personal injury caused by another negligence, then you may be eligible for compensation for the financial, emotional, and physical stress associated with a serious injury accident. If the accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, you may be owed:

  • Lost Wages – You may be able to recover compensation for loss of wages from the time you missed at work due to your injuries.
  • Medical Bills – This includes all medical bills related to your injuries, past and present.
  • Property Damage – If you were in a motor vehicle accident or bicycle accident, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for your damaged property.
  • Wrongful Death – While no amount of money could ever bring back your loved one, you may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim as well as recover financial compensation for medical expenses and funeral costs.
  • Pain and Suffering – This includes any pain and suffering associated with your personal injury.

It is impossible to know exactly what you are owed following an accident until you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who has experience handling cases like these. If you have been hurt, don’t wait until it is too late to file your claim. Contact a Florida injury attorney today.

WHO IS LIABLE FOR MY ACCIDENT?

Personal injury cases are highly circumstantial and warrant a detailed discussion with an experienced attorney. However, a general rule for determining who is at fault for a personal injury accident is to investigate the actions of the individuals involved and determine if someone behaved in a reckless or negligent manner. Drivers, medical practitioners, property owners, truck drivers, bicyclist, manufacturer, pharmaceutical companies, and other parties may be held liable if their negligence caused you harm. To learn more about your rights and the actions you may take if you have been harmed by the careless actions of another person or party, contact us at 561.689.8180 to speak with an experienced attorney today.

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Was kept informed and was promptly notified of any updates regarding this case. Mr. Van Wieringen, my main point of contact, would explain in laymans terms all details.

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Thank you for taking my case. I am pleased with the outcome. This is a perfect opportunity for me to recommend your company to my family and friends. It is so important to be courteous and return phone calls. Thank you

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Automobile Accidents

for severe injury in automobile accident due to negligent tire installation.

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Wrongful Death

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Boating Accidents

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Medical Malpractice

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Frequently Asked Questions

That depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the expenses related to those injuries, the amount of pain and suffering caused by your injuries, and whether the defendant was entirely or partially responsible for your injuries. You can get financial compensation for the overall costs of your injury, and that doesn’t just include medical bills. Injuries tend to impact every area of your life, so you may be able to get monetary recompense for lost work wages and lifestyle changes. All in all, there’s no way to know precisely how much you could recover from your personal injury case without speaking with a skilled legal professional about the specifics of your

To cover the current and future costs of your injury. Many people assume that pursuing a personal injury case will take too much time and energy to be worth it even if they achieve a legal victory. They don’t want to get tied up in court or get saddled with expensive legal fees. Even individuals with a clear-cut case avoid even speaking with a personal injury lawyer. Tragically, many of these people miss out on substantial financial compensation and wind up in debt, paying for medical bills and losing out on wages from work that could have been covered by the responsible party. The fact is that many personal injury cases are settled in a timely fashion and out of court. An ethical personal injury lawyer with integrity can communicate openly and honestly with you about your particular case, letting you know in advance what you should expect.

Our personal injury attorneys are committed to getting our clients the maximum amount of monetary recompense possible. We prioritize clear, open communication to make the entire legal process as easy as possible for the people we serve. When it comes to representing you, we have all the skills, knowledge, and experience required. We also have a stellar record of success to back us up. For example, we secured $20,000,000 for a young woman who suffered a brain injury in an automotive accident. We also won a $9,000,000 settlement for our client when a poorly-installed tire contributed to an injury-causing crash. Those are just a few items from our extensive list of legal victories. So many of our clients are able to cover most or all of the costs of their injuries because we are ready and willing to fight to protect their best interests.

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Injuries impact a startling number of people every day.

Every year, millions of people in the United States seek medical treatment for nonfatal preventable injuries. In 2021, 62 million people – or about one in five – were treated for such injuries, according to the National Safety Council. Preventable injury is consistently the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of death for those in the prime of their lives, from childhood through middle age. Preventable injuries caused approximately 225,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2021. Men are more likely to die from preventable injuries, accounting for 67 percent of preventable injury-related deaths that year. While there are various reasons these injuries happen, a surprising number are due to the negligence or carelessness of individuals and corporations. The law mandates that people behave responsibly to keep others safe. For instance, drivers must obey traffic laws and be careful behind the wheel, property owners must keep their premises free of hazards, and corporations must design and manufacture products that meet safety standards. When these parties fail in their obligations, they can cause significant harm to those around them. In Florida, the most common preventable injury-related deaths are caused by poisoning, motor vehicle accidents, falls, and choking. Poisoning is the leading cause of preventable injury-related deaths in 41 states, including Florida, and Washington, D.C., while motor vehicle accidents are the second-leading cause in 20 states, including Florida. These deaths are all too common, and many could be prevented by exercising reasonable care and behaving responsibly to keep others safe.

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Injuries and the Law

When a person or group directly or indirectly causes an injury, the responsible party should financially compensate the victims. This basic concept, rooted in fairness and justice, is the foundation for personal injury law. Civil law, including personal injury law, is distinct from criminal law. In criminal law, the government brings charges against a defendant accusing them of committing a particular crime. A criminal case may end with punitive measures for the defendant such as jail time or heavy fines. On the other hand, civil law involves private citizens or groups asking for damages from the party responsible for causing an injury. The defendant in a civil law case would not go to jail, but might be required to pay financial compensation to the victim or victims.

Personal injury cases often rely on the concept of “negligence” to determine whether or not someone could be held responsible for another party’s injuries. For example, many people would assume a doctor who misdiagnoses a patient would not be liable for any resulting injuries. However, the doctor may be guilty of some form of negligence, especially if the medical professional lacked the skills necessary to properly tend to the patient, if they were unfocused during the examination, or if they made a careless error. According to the principle of negligence, someone does not have to intend to harm you in order to be held responsible for your injuries. If you were seriously hurt by someone’s carelessness or recklessness, you can still seek financial compensation from them

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If you or someone close to you has been injured by someone else’s negligence, you need to seek immediate legal counsel. The law stipulates that you only have a set amount of time to pursue a civil case against the party responsible for your injury. In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is four years after the accident. Additionally, it is best to speak to a lawyer sooner rather than later so that they can gather the evidence necessary to build a strong case.

At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., our experienced personal injury lawyers firmly believe that you should not have to suffer because of someone else’s recklessness. If you were hurt in an accident that can be traced to another party’s irresponsible negligence, you deserve financial compensation to help you handle the costs of your injury. Call us anytime at 561.689.8180 to speak with a skilled legal professional about how we can help you get the damages you need to cope with your injury and move forward with your life.

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