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Florida medical malpractice law questioned by Supreme Court

At least five Supreme Court justices in Florida recently questioned the legality of a medical malpractice law following concerns that the privacy rights of plaintiffs may be violated by the law, an article of WUSF News reported on December 9.

Reports said the justices are trying to determine the legality of the “ex parte communications” made by lawyers who defend doctors accused of negligence in their profession. Under such a law, defense attorneys may obtain plaintiff information from attending doctors regarding treatments they have undergone. This communication would not involve the plaintiff’s legal counsel. The information gathering process, critics claimed, could compromise the privacy of the plaintiff’s medical records because it is disclosed to defense attorneys.

The West Palm Beach attorneys of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. advocate for families whose loved ones have been victims of negligent doctors. If you are in this situation, we may be able to help you file a medical malpractice claim to help you obtain the compensation you need for recovery. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.

2 people rescued in Florida after boat accident

A report of 25WPBF on November 9 revealed authorities rescued two people after a boating accident took place near Jupiter Inlet.

Reports said authorities responded to the inlet after they were notified around 7:30 a.m. regarding a boat mishap. Couple Mark and Kathryn Dagostino described the incident, which occurred near their home. Reports later confirmed the two male occupants of the boat were transported to the hospital. Authorities as of reporting have not learned the extent of the injuries sustained by the two boaters. The boat, on the other hand, was pulled out from the water with the help of a truck. The Florida Wildlife Commission personnel are investigating the incident.

Unfortunately, many people suffer permanent disabilities after sustaining injuries in boat accidents. However, if you were the victim of a boating accident, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain remunerations if negligent parties are involved. Contact the legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in Fort Walton Beach today by calling (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.

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.

Trooper hurt in West Palm Beach car accident

A highway trooper in Florida recently sustained injuries after the patrol car he was driving was struck by another vehicle in West Palm Beach.

Information coming from a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) revealed that around 7:00 p.m. on June 2, one of their troopers was involved in an accident near Interstate 95 and 45th Street. FHP Sergeant Mark Wysocky claimed that the trooper’s vehicle was struck on the passenger side as he was attempting to turn left on I-95. Sgt. Wysocky confirmed that the trooper was evaluated at a hospital even though his injuries were considered minor. The driver of the other vehicle, whose name was not released, did not suffer injuries from the accident. No charges were filed yet, but authorities are awaiting investigation results.

The lawyers of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. understand that many people in West Palm Beach suffer serious injuries in car accidents every year. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a serious accident, we may be able to help you receive the compensation you need for recovery. Call our office at (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your legal options.

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.

Palm Beach County man wrecks stolen vehicle, injures others

A convicted man is now in a coma after stealing a vehicle and causing multiple accidents during a car chase on Dec. 16. Michael Kungis, a man with 47 felony arrests and 10 convictions, is now in critical condition at a local hospital. Martin County Sheriff William D. Snyder stated in a press conference that Kungis would be charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, and aggravated assault for this latest accident.

The incident began when Kungis was seen loitering near a commercial van at 8:20 that morning. When he initially stole the van, the original operator of the vehicle attempted to grab the car door, resulting in minor injuries. A chase ensued along Interstate 95, at which point Kungis intentionally swerved into patrol cars before losing control of his own vehicle.

Kungis also hit an SUV as the stolen van rolled across northbound and southbound lanes until eventually stopping in the grass along the interstate. The driver of the SUV sustained minor injuries. The severely injured felon was taken to the hospital by Trauma Hawk where he is being treated. Kungis was previously released early from prison in May 2014 after being convicted of commercial fraud and stolen property in September 2012.

The West Palm Beach car accident attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. are experienced in handling all types of vehicle incident cases. If you were involved in an accident and are now dealing with medical bills and lost wages from your injuries, please call (561) 689-8180 today. Our office may be able to help you find the compensation you need to move past your accident.

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