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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.


Who is liable for a drunk driving accident?

Apart from the intoxicated driver that caused the accident, there are multiple parties that may be held responsible for an accident resulting from a drunk driving accident. Dram shop liability means that the institution that served the drunk driver alcohol may be liable for the resulting car crash. Dram shop liability generally applies to establishments that knowingly serve alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person. In a drunk driving accident, the driver that consumed alcohol before attempting to operate a vehicle will usually be found responsible for an accident and resulting injuries, along with the dram shop if one was involved. If you suffered due to the reckless decisions of a drunk driver, please contact the West Palm Beach drunk driving lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. today. You may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills and other expenses caused by your accident.

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