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9 injured in Riviera Beach school bus accident

At least nine people, including one small child and multiple teens, sustained injuries in a recent school bus accident in Riviera Beach, an article from wpbf.com reported on September 22.

Reports said the collision between a school bus and another vehicle took place at the intersection of Australian Avenue and Blue Heron Boulevard. The bus, containing 55 students going to Inlet Grove High School, reportedly struck a stalled sedan containing an adult and a 4-year-old child. Seven of the students inside the bus and the two occupants of the sedan were hospitalized due to minor injuries. Though district officials confirmed that bus driver, Michel Zamor, was not intoxicated during the crash, they will conduct a follow-up review of the incident. A reckless driving citation was later issued to Zamor.

The attorneys of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach advocate for people who have been injured in accidents caused by reckless drivers. If this happens to you or to a loved one, we may help you pursue legal claims against negligent parties to possibly get the compensations you need for recovery. Call our office today at (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.


Can I file another lawsuit if I’m unhappy with the outcome of my case?

It is not possible to bring a case to court for a second time due to an unfavorable outcome. This fact makes it imperative that your case be handled competently and efficiently by an experienced lawyer from the beginning. A knowledgeable attorney can help collect the important information you need to show the court the full extent of your injuries and expenses. By presenting a thorough, well-thought out case, you are more likely to be awarded the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. The New York personal injury attorneys of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. are prepared to discuss your case with you in order to find you the compensation you need for medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs that your injury caused. For more information on how our legal services can help you, call (561) 689-8180 today.


Five hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale boating accident

A boat rammed into a jetty off of Pompano Beach, injuring five people that were immediately rushed to the hospital, according to WSVN on June 12. This was seconds after three boaters were rescued from a capsized water vessel at Biscayne Bay due to an unrelated accident.

Onlooker Will Ferrigno immediately called 911, initiating the police rescue of the family of five. The family included three children that were all rescued after the crash. After noticing a man struggling to swim after receiving an injury to his shoulder, Ferrigno jumped into the water and swam the man to safety.

The boat accident is suspected to have been due to the driver’s misjudgment. The 32-foot boat careened into rocks at high speed, shocking and injuring the passengers. A 10-year-old on board was airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center while the other passengers followed via ambulance. The boat’s captain was initially in critical condition and has since stabilized. All victims are expected to make full recoveries.

Boating can be a fun and entertaining hobby, but when accidents occur, the injuries of those involved are often serious and life-threatening. If you or someone you know was injured in a boating accident due to the negligence of someone else, contact Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., to discuss the legal options available to you. Please call (561) 689-8180 today to speak with a member of our team about how to recover financial compensation from those responsible.


Florida leads the nation in boating accidents

Recent data released by the U.S. Coast Guard revealed that Florida leads the nation in the number of boating accidents, an article by ABC Action News reported on May 21.

According to reports, deaths related to boating accidents nationwide had increased by an estimated 10 percent last year. The U.S. Coast Guard reported 581 boating accidents across the nation in 2014 and at least one in every seven incidents happened in Florida. Out of all of the  boating accidents reported last year, 70 of those led to fatalities. Furthermore, authorities stated that 12 of the fatal boating accidents were caused by intoxicated boaters. The marine unit in Hillsborough County was recently busy as they had expected many boats during the Memorial Day weekend.

The legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. understands that many people in West Palm Beach suffer injuries in boating accidents at the hands of others. If you have recently been involved in a boating accident caused by a negligent boat operator, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call our offices today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may help you.


One dead in Ft. Lauderdale boat crash

On May 30, a boating accident left one man dead and his girlfriend severely injured, according to NBC Miami on June 1. The couple was sailing with a friend at around 8 p.m. that evening when they crashed into a cement wall. Dalton Shirley and Justina Coronel were with friend Austin Lail at the time of the crash.

Officials at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions report that the boat was side by side with another boat and traveling at high speeds before the tragic incident. Shirley lost control of the water vehicle and was launched from the boat at the time of impact. Eye witnesses confirmed that the second vessel appeared to be friends of the victim and attempted to revive Shirley after pulling him from the water.

Coronel and Lail were taken to Broward Health Medical Center for immediate medical treatment. Lail has been released and Coronel is still recovering from the fatal crash. A criminal investigation is underway, headed by the wildlife commission.

The parents of the deceased have asked for privacy during their time of mourning.


Florida children injured in bounce house

Three children were seriously injured in Fort Lauderdale when the bounce house they were playing in was lifted from the beach by a waterspout. According to a CNN article on May 26, the strong wind sent the inflated house across a parking lot and over several lanes of traffic. The children are believed to have fallen out of the house before it reached the trafficked area. The three children were immediately sent to local hospitals to seek medical treatment for their injuries and are now recovering.

The bounce house was not properly tethered to the ground at the time of the accident, causing the play area and the children to fly more than 60 feet. Bounce house accidents are common occurrences that lead to emergency room visits by children daily across the United States.

The West Palm Beach attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., believe that the negligent party that caused injury to your person should be held accountable for damages they caused, whether it resulted from an unsafe premise or a product defect. Call (561) 689-8180 to discuss your legal options with one of our experienced attorneys.

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