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Harrison Joss

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Civil Trial Attorney

Harrison Joss

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Richard D. Schuler

Richard D. Schuler is the founding partner of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., West Palm Beach, ...

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Founding Partner

Richard D. Schuler

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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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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 began his profess...

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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

Mr. Baxter is a Civil Trial Attorney with the firm and began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami...

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Partner

Michael V. Baxter

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David M. Kerner

David Kerner is a Civil Trial Attorney, an elected Palm Beach County Commissioner, and a former member of the Florida...

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Of Counsel

David M. Kerner

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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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Associate Attorney/PIP

Tara L. Kopp

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Eric C. Hayden

Mr. Hayden concentrates his practice on motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, personal in...

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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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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, Halvorson, 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

At Schuler, Halvorson, 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
persona-injury

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
nursinabuse

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

Nursing Home Abuse
airplane

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-injury

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
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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
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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.

Product Liability
dogbite

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

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, Halvorson, 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, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck 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.

Client Reviews

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Hank and company were excellent to work with. They went to bat for me and settled my case in under a year. Recommended me to some of the best doctors to get my injuries sustained in my accident taken care of to the best of their ability. Also negotiated their medical bills down substantially from full price to make my net settlement fair to me in the end. Would highly recommend these guys to anyone.

Dr. T

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Mr. Blumengarten was quite informative, easy to reach and was quite professional in his approach and response. He helped me to understand the process and was quite helpful in dealing with my personal plight. I would certainly recommend this firm to anyone. Thanks for the continued assistance.

E. T.

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John was great and very easy to communicate with highly recommend!

H. L.

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Professionalism, reliability and quality service.

J. W.

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I cannot thank this law firm enough for everything they did for my case after my car accident. My Attorney, Mr. Zoeller, my Legal Assistant, Jennifer, and the Investigator, Hank, went above and beyond for me. You never anticipate a bad car accident to happen to you, but they all collectively took the time to make this experience very easy and less stressful. I would highly recommended this amazing law firm to anyone. Thank you so much for everything from the bottom of my heart!

C. B.

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I'm not one to write reviews but I wish I could rate this firm higher than five stars. During possibly the worst time in my families life this team stepped in to advocate on our behalf. Jason and Eileen are apart of our family forever and we have so much gratitude for them. If you want lawyer who will fight beside you then you found the right team. Very quick and efficient and will always keep you in the loop. I had millions of questions and they found answers to every one. Eileen is possibly the sweetest and kindest personal ever simply put she's a badass.

N. J.

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This law firm cares and it shows! They're attentive and thorough. Every time I got a call from them was always more good news. Highly highly recommend!

J. N.

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Just call Mr.Overbeck! Freaking awesome!

C. E.

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I love this law firm!!! Hank is the best he very professional respond to all my questions

N. S.

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Eric Hayden and Amanda Coates were the best legal team! All of my questions were answered throughout the entire process, and I received a fantastic result on my case. Thank you to the entire firm!

S. J.

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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.

In any given year in the US, one person dies due to an injury every three minutes. For every person who dies, 13 are hospitalized and 135 are treated in an emergency room because of an injury. Some of these injuries cannot be linked to any human action, but a surprising amount can. When people fail to act responsibly, others can be badly hurt. The law puts pressure on all of us to consider the safety of those around us. Drivers should pay careful attention to the road and only operate their vehicles when they are fully in command of their senses. Product manufacturers should make sure the items they create work as advertised and do not pose any unanticipated risks for consumers. Those who ignore safety concerns aren’t just being careless—they are recklessly putting other people in danger.

Like everyone in the US, Florida residents are constantly at risk of injury. According to the Florida Department of Health:

  • 2019there were 401,867 crashes in Florida, averaging 1,101 crashes every single day.
  • 20193,185 people were killed in car accidents.
  • 2019There were 4,984 car accidents involving alcohol, leading to 378 fatalities.
  • 2019There were 9,736 incidents where pedestrians were hit by cars, resulting in 734 fatalities.
  • 2017in 2017, there were 12,015 accidental deaths. Of those, 2,985 were related to motor vehicles.
  • 2017Car accidents were the leading cause of death among teens aged 15-19 in 2017.
  • 20173,183 people died from falls in 2017.

The statistics become even more alarming when we consider how much pain, suffering, and money could have been saved if everyone had behaved responsibly and actively considered the safety of others.

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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, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck 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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