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High school football player loses leg in suspected drunken driving crash

A high school football player in West Palm Beach, Florida recently had his leg amputated after sustaining injuries from a drunken driver, a report of WPTV stated on October 28.

Information coming from the authorities of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Frank Velasquez, 17, was with another friend on October 27 when the two were struck by a vehicle and pinned to a parked vehicle. Frank, a student at Forest Hill High School, was also the kicker for the school’s senior football team. Reports confirmed that Frank lost a leg while being treated at a hospital. Frank’s friends and teammates were devastated upon learning about the incident as he was one of their favorite players on the team.

The lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. strongly believe that victims of drunken driving collisions should receive the compensations they need to sustain their living while disabled. If you were injured by a drunk driver, we can offer legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may work for you.

Elderly patient critically injured in Florida ambulance accident

An elderly woman aboard an ambulance was listed in critical condition after the vehicle she was travelling in was involved in an accident in Alachua County, an October 7 article of gainesville.com reported.

Reports revealed that before 10:00 p.m. on October 6, an ambulance containing three people, including a patient, struck a vehicle while on State Road 20. Information coming from the state highway patrol said the ambulance rolled on top of the vehicle after it attempted to avoid a road debris. The patient inside the ambulance, identified as 73-year-old Carolyn Mays, was critically injured from the incident. The ambulance was transporting Mays to UF Health Shands Hospital when the accident happened. The two people from the other vehicles were believed to have sustained serious injuries while the other two inside the ambulance sustained minor injuries.

If you or a loved one was involved in a vehicular accident, seeking help from a skilled attorney is important to help you obtain compensation from negligent parties. Learn more about your legal options from the attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach today by calling (561) 689-8180.

5 hurt in West Palm Beach car accident

A vehicle that went airborne in West Palm Beach recently caused five personal injuries, a report of PalmBeachPost.com reported on September 23.

The accident happened on September 22 at a parking lot just outside of a Popeye’s restaurant. A vehicle reportedly went airborne and landed on top of two other vehicles. Trenia Robinson and her grandson were inside of one of the vehicles. Both of them were in the parking lot waiting for their order when the accident happened. However, Robinson and the child did not suffer serious injuries . Five others were brought to the hospital following the accident. A spokesperson for the West Palm Beach authorities reported that they have not issued a citation yet because they are still investigating the incident.

The lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. advocate for people in West Palm Beach who have suffered injuries after being involved in a car accident. If you are in this situation, we can help you obtain the compensation you need for a fast recovery. Call our offices today at (561) 689-8180 to begin taking your legal actions against negligent parties.

Deputy seriously injured in St. Augustine motorcycle accident

A deputy on a motorcycle in St. Augustine recently suffered serious injuries after he was involved in an accident while on his way to respond to a crash, an article of The St. Augustine Record reported on September 8.

Reports said 30-year-old Deputy Thomas Bickhart was ejected from the motorcycle he was operating after he was struck by a vehicle on September 7. The collision occurred after another vehicle came into the motorcycle’s lane. Bickhart was responding to an accident on St. Francis Road when the accident happened. Though Bickhart fell to the grass, he was still listed in serious condition when he was transported to the hospital. The driver who caused the collision, identified as 43-year-old Thomas Emick, was given a citation after authorities learned that he failed to notice Bickhart while making a U-turn.

In the difficult situation that you sustain injuries in a motorcycle accident, working with a skilled attorney is important to help you earn the financial assistance you need for medications. Speak with an attorney at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach today by calling (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.

3 hurt in Florida pileup involving semi-truck and bus

At least three people in Orange County, Florida suffered injuries in a recent accident involving five vehicles, including a semi-truck and a bus, an article of WFTV9 reported on August 2.

According to reports, the northbound lanes of John Young Parkway were blocked on Tuesday after the accident happened. Police are still investigating which of the vehicles caused the crash and who was coming from which direction leading up to the crash. All three people who sustained injuries were listed in critical or serious condition. The bus involved in the crash had no passengers when the accident occurred. Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant Kim Montes said that she believed a driving error caused the pileup, but authorities are still figuring out who could be liable for the incident.

Vehicular accidents involving semi trucks and buses are often serious, leaving many victims seriously injured. If you are injured by another motorist, seeking a personal injury attorney is important. Call an attorney at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach by calling (561) 689-8180 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.

Boy in Port St. Lucie sustains burn injuries from fireworks

Authorities in Port St. Lucie reported that fireworks severely injured the hand of a boy at his home on July 6, according to an article of TCPALM.

Port St. Lucie Police spokesperson Sgt. Frank Sabol revealed that shortly after 3:00 p.m. a 14-year-old boy and his younger brother were playing with fireworks in the 3500 block of Southwest Conibear Street. The boys were not far from their home when the explosion occurred. Sabol later confirmed that the fireworks caused serious injuries to the boy’s right hand. The victim, whose name was not revealed, was then airlifted to a hospital in West Palm Beach and is believed to be in stable condition. Authorities are investigating the events leading up to the accident.

Many parents are left devastated when their children suffer serious burn injuries. If your child suffered a personal injury because of a negligent party, a qualified attorney at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. can help you obtain compensation for your suffering. Speak with a West Palm Beach attorney by calling (561) 689-8180 to find out how we could help you recover your loss.

1 injured in Florida bike accident involving a patrol vehicle

A man riding a bicycle in Florida sustained injuries after he was struck by a police vehicle, an article of Orlando Sentinel reported on April 28.

Information from Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant Kim Montes revealed the incident between the bicycle and Winter Park police car occurred around 3:30 p.m. at the vicinity of a bowling alley parking lot on Aloma Avenue. Bicyclist, identified as 68-year-old Paul Miller, was riding on the sidewalk when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Officer Edison Williams, who was leaving the Aloma Bowl parking lot. The collision reportedly happened after Miller attempted to pass in front of Williams’ patrol vehicle.

Unfortunately, many bicyclists sustain incapacitating or fatal injuries when they become involved in car accidents. If you or a loved one is in such a situation, an attorney of the Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach may possibly help you fight for much needed compensations if negligent parties are involved. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.

Will it ever be too late to file a claim?

Under the laws of our state, you will have exactly fours years from the time that you are aware of your injury to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. If you wait any longer than that, you will no longer be eligible to pursue compensation to deal with the costs that have been associated with your injury.

It is important to note that this period of time, otherwise known as a statute of limitation, only begins once you could have reasonably become aware of the injury. This is an important distinction, as some injuries may be immediately apparent, such as a broken bone sustained in a collision, as opposed to injuries that may take years to manifest, such as the cumulative effect of a dangerous medication.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else, it will be in your best interests to begin working through the legal process as early on after the accident as you are able. To speak with a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney with Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., about the particulars of your accident, please call our offices at (561) 689-8180 today.

Establishing negligence as the cause of an accident

There is good reason for you to want to pursue financial compensation for any injury that you or a loved one sustained as the result of another’s negligence. That being said, any personal injury claim that alleges negligence as the cause of an accident will need to first establish the following basic components of negligence:

  • That the responsible party had a duty, i.e. not to not drive under the influence;
  • That this duty was disregarded, i.e. the responsible party was under the influence;
  • That the accident was caused by this breach of duty, i.e. the accident was caused by the responsible party being under the influence;
  • That this should have been an obvious consequence of breaching this duty, i.e. it is obvious that it is dangerous to drink and drive; and
  • That this breach of duty caused harm, i.e. you were hurt in the accident

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person, you should consult with an accident attorney at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., about what legal action you may now be eligible to pursue. To speak with a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer about the particular circumstances of your accident, please call our offices in at (561) 689-8180 today.

2 hurt in Palm Beach County motorcycle accident

At least two people suffered injuries in Palm Beach County after the motorcycle they were driving was struck by a vehicle, an October 7 article from WPTV 5 reported.

According to the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, at 9:50 p.m. on October 6, they were notified of a vehicular accident that happened at Broadway Street and South Military Trail. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found two motorcyclists had fallen from the vehicle they were riding. Authorities believed that the two persons, whose names were withheld, were struck by a vehicle. One of the riders was airlifted to a hospital while a rescue vehicle was used to bring the other person to the hospital. Further details of the accident were not released by authorities.

The legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach believes that motorcycle riders are susceptible to suffering serious injuries when they get involved in accidents. However, if you think that you are in such situation, we may possibly help you get treatment funds if negligent parties are liable for your injuries. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may work on your behalf.

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