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Meet The Attorneys

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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John B (my investigator) was AWESOME! Thank you.

D. Domond, Personal Injury Client

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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.

Anonymous, Personal Injury Client

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My case was off to a pretty rough start , once I had gotten in contact with John B. , he helped solve my car accident case amazingly ! He was responsive , professional & personal . I will definitely be going back if anything happens in the future ! Would highly recommend !

K. L.

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I am thankful for your assistance and your professionalism. Continue to provide good services to the community.

K. Martinez, Personal Injury Client

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Even though Mr Halvorson has retired I would still recommend this law firm to anyone who needed an accident injury attorney

D. B.

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You dealt with my step father & he was very pleased with all your help.

R. Hart, Personal Injury Client

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I have to start out by saying that the paralegal Heidi R.was AMAZING! She was on top of everything and always was there to answer my questions and concerns. Brad Pace was the investigator on my case and he was very professional and knowledgeable regarding every aspect of my injury case! He always addressed my concerns and even if I didn't want to hear it he ALWAYS explained to me what was best for myself and my injuries ! Thank you so much for all you do you all are an amazing team that actually feels more like a family!!!

R. O.

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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

W.W, Personal Injury Client

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Thank you for the great professional courteous treatment during a difficult time. Jason your firm is responsive and on target. I want to thank Jason (Mr. Weisser) for listening on personal issues I was facing during my situation. I recommend them 100% on legal matters. They stuck through it over 1.8 years during this difficult time.

L. S.

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Tammy Manning is a very valuable asset to your firm. She was amazing!

L. Tatum, Personal Injury Client

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Best Lawyers in town I was referred to them by a friend.

N. J.

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I am deeply appreciative of the level of care and expertise that was provided through Mr. Overbeck.

T. Jones, Personal Injury Client

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John was amazing ! He kept me updated with everything , he helped me when I wasn’t sure of a decision and was always available to talk to answer any questions I had ! Thank you so much , Again , you guys are worth all 5 stars !

C. R.

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I would like to thank everyone at this firm for helping me with this incident. I look forward to using you guys again in the future. :)

L. Hansen, Personal Injury Client

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Bill and Jon were great to me! They handle everything for you with your best interest at heart! Truely the good guys you want in your corner. Forever grateful for them.

B. F.

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It was nice to have you guys working on my case. I already recommend a friend of mine to your office. Very nice people.

Anonymous, Personal Injury Client

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I was in a motorcycle accident: the bike was totaled and my back injured. Jon and the team helped me get a pretty quick settlement to help me get pay my medical Bill's and get a new motorcycle. The best firm!

M. B.

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Attorney Gregory Cummings and his law firm are consummate professionals. Atty Cummings and his TEAM had our best interest and even followed up periodically keeping us informed until closure. The staff has great interpersonal skills which are reflective in via email, phone conversation and especially in person. Great firm. Thank you all.

Vinoo Ramdat

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HANK IS A REAL MENSCH. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH HIM.

S. Weinstein, Personal Injury Client

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My experience with Amanda Coates and Mr. Hayden was amazing when i had questions there were able to answer. They was very professional they even got me back more then i was expecting. Keep up the good work and God bless you both.

L. W.

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I worked very closely on my case with attorney Greg Cummings, investigator Jon Blumengarten and paralegal Johanna over the past 2.5 years. Outstanding and professional law firm, with excellent communications and follow-up, making sure I was kept up to date on everything regarding my case. They worked so diligently and effectively on my case that I didn't even realize had much time had gone by from when they took the case to when everything was finalized. They took my case about a week after my car accident and Jon took the time to come to my house and meet with me and learn more about my accident and I knew right then and there that I was in excellent hands, because he actually cared about me, not just as a client but as a person. The entire team was an absolute pleasure to work with, I would recommend this law firm to anyone looking for someone to represent them in any personal injury matters. Thank you for everything!!

Catalina Reinhardt

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Overall it was a very satisfied and good experience to interact with your firm and associates. Good luck to you always!

W. Rana, Personal Injury Client

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Outstanding expertise, service, communication. Brad Pace was excellent to work with - a true professional. For those reading these reviews in order to make a decision, you really don't need to search any further.

A. W.

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This team is PHENOMENAL with everything, I can’t thank them enough seriously. I’m still young and I’ve been in multiple car accidents and have just settled before. With me having two kids John and Mr.Zoeller worked exceptionally for my case. They were very very patient because it was not easy for me at all losing everything behind my car accident so sudden and they understood and walked with me the entire way. I would highly recommend them to anyone I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else if god forbid something was to happen again. I could go on and on but honestly they were amazing, wasn’t slow on their feet at all, kept me updated with communication through the entire time and the staff was great as well as a team in general. They definitely gave me another chance to make sure I got back everything I’ve lost for my kids and I and for that I will forever be grateful for even having a chance to work with them and them working with me most of all. I really want to thank them again seriously for helping me when it was super rough for me being a single mom you guys are greatly appreciated from the bottom of my heart and keep up the good work 10 stars from me!!!!

Deja T

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Attorney Jason Weisser was very informative from the beginning of the case. His team including Mr. Hank was always available to answer any questions we had. Highly recommend them to anyone involved in auto injury or personal injury.

Mohammed I, Personal Injury Client

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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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I worked with Erick! He was an amazing guy who managed to get the full 60,000$ dollar settlement. Was able to lower my medical expenses to put more money in my pocket what an absolute godsend I will be recommending friends and family.

Rosie M

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While I was being represented by Attorney Jason Weisser, I felt as if I was being represented by family. They were always friendly, kept me well informed & answered any questions I had. Also, Michele (paralegal) Was always supportive & encouraging as I went through medical treatment, legal issues, and the stress from the insurance companies. They are #1 in my book!

Amber C, Personal Injury Client

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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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I am very happy with the way you handled my case.

Libya. R, Florida Personal Injury Client

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Just call Mr.Overbeck! Freaking awesome!

C. E.

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Very Good relationship, excellent results-Very Happy-I have since referred a possible client to you. P.S. Hank was great to me!!!

Sheldon H, Florida Personal Injury Client

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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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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.

DRTORQUENSTEIN

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Your Professionalism is Top Notch! Also, we were treated like family. I would recommend your firm to anyone. Thank you so much

Barbara F, Florida Personal Injury Client

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

H. L.

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Their service was excellent! I never had an issue concerning the firm. Thank you for everything!

Renoal M, Personal Injury Client

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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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I found Mr. Schuler and Mr. Pace to be both professional as well as very personable. Never having found myself in this type of situation, I was quite nervous;however, within a very short time I knew I was in good hands. Throughout the process Mr. Pace kept me apprised of developments and answered all of my questions. He took care of everything and I was extremely pleased with the results. I would most definitely recommend the firm of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck to anyone embroiled in a legal matter.

Laurene V, Personal Injury Client

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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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Brad was great! Always responded to my phone calls and emails in a timely manner. He was professional, patient, and thorough. Thanks Brad!

Ashley G, Personal Injury Client

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Professionalism, reliability and quality service.

J. W.

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Very satisfied with the outcome of the case.

Jack S, Personal Injury Client

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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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I thank you!

Barbara N, Personal Injury Client

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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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I was satisfied with everyone that worked on my case. Thank you for everything.

April S, Personal Injury Client

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I have been a loyal customer and I will recommend all my family and friends to Jason D. Weisser, Schuler, and Halvorson for the wonderful job!!

Marline J, Personal Injury Client

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Excellent staff, professional, effective

Anthony P, Personal Injury Client

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Excellent team work! Your commitment to your clients is reflected in the quality and dedication of work.

Lucia B, Personal Injury Client

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Very pleased by the prompt attention given this matter. The concern shown for our family at a very sad time was appreciated. Your professionalism was first class!

Daniel D, Personal Injury Client

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I would highly recommend the firm. Our experience was very good! We never imagined an outcome that matched our request. This firm worked hard to make things come together. Thank you so much!

Cynthia W, Personal Injury Client

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Hank was very helpful with any questions we had.

Anonymous, Personal Injury Client

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I was very satisfied with Jason Weisser. I will always recommend.

Cory N, Personal Injury Client

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Thanks for all that you did. I appreciate you and would recommend you to my family and friends & family. You’re the best Hank.

Milton H, Personal Injury Client

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I appreciate everything you all did on my behalf. Me and my family would like to thank you and the staff of your firm for such a unique job.

Vana T, Personal Injury Client

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Tiffany S, Personal Injury Client

Hank VW was awesome!

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Hank was a rep of your office! Handled everything very well.

Robert C, Personal Injury Client

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Brad was awesome. Explained everything very clearly and always told me the next step.

Jeanette E, Personal Injury Client

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I was extremely satisfied with how the law firm dealt with my case and I would highly recommend this firm.

Jenny H, Personal Injury Client

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Mr. Pace was very informative and very honest with me at all times. Thank you very much for all your work.

Cathy G, Personal Injury Client

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Brad was wonderful! He was always pleasant, helpful and very professional! I was very happy with the firm and my outcome & would use the firm again!

Janet W, Personal Injury Client

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From beginning to end, my association with this firm, in particular Brad Pace, was outstanding! I was kept informed at every step, phone calls returned beyond promptly and I always felt my best interests were paramount to them. Even had the outcome not been favorable, my impression would be the same – Their desire to achieve the best possible results for me always the goal. A very courteous, professional and approachable environment made me feel comfortable immediately. You are in good hands with this firm.

Pamela W, Personal Injury Client

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Once again I experienced outstanding efficiency. It’s always great to work with Hank and I’m sure he’s the best in the business at what he does! I’d like to thank all involved with my case. I deeply appreciate your efforts! Thank You!!!

Brett W, Personal Injury Client

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Very Pleased with the services we received.

Jazmin B, Personal Injury Client

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You guys are wonderful and always very professional and caring. Brad is excellent and does a very good job.

Marsha N, Personal Injury Client

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I want you to know of the high regard I have for your investigator, Bradford Pace. The accident was one of the worst experiences of my life and if it had not been for his kindness, expertise and readiness to answer my questions and concerns, it would have been much worse. You should be very proud of having such fine gentleman in your law firm.

Ruth L, Personal Injury Client

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Hank did a great job helping us through the insurance maze after our auto accident. We really appreciate his courtesy and professionalism. Your receptionist is so skilled it’s amazing. Her people skills are so good they should be bottled in gold.

Clinton J, Personal Injury Client

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I am impressed with the personal attention and the expediency that my case received. I would gladly recommend this outstanding law firm with complete confidence!

Elaine H, Personal Injury Client

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Very professional as well as compassionate in handling the entire case. Thanks so much.

Gail G, Personal Injury Client

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Use them! They were supportive in my claim and mad me feel assured everything was going to be handled to the very end. The team was always in step with every level of the claim, and each attorney that represented me was well versed on their field of law. In the end I was very satisfied with their confidence and follow through. I would highly recommend this law firm and its vast team of experience and knowledge to represent you in any area of the law they practice.

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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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