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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.


Potentially harmful snacks recalled in the US

Well-known processed food manufacturer, Bimbo Bakeries, issued a voluntary recall on their muffin and brownies products due to the possibility that they are contaminated with plastic. The defect can cause harm to consumers, an article of CNN reported on August 31.

According to reports, the packages of “Entenmann’s Little Bites” snacks may be contaminated by plastic. The potentially dangerous chocolate chip muffin and brownies packages were distributed to retail stores in 30 states. The recall said that the products could cause cutting or choking injuries if consumed. Bimbo, in a statement, said they received consumer complaints that their products contained plastic that could result in injury. The recalling company is expected to return the money of consumers who purchased the affected snacks.

The product liability attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. understand that many West Palm Beach families deal with a great financial loss when they accidentally consume contaminated food products. If you are dealing with this situation, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call our office today at (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your legal options.


Football helmets recalled for risk of cracking

A Michigan-based company issued a recall on thousands of football helmets due to complaints that they may cause injuries if they crack while in use, an article of cpsc.gov reported on August 14.

Reports said at least 5,900 football helmets manufactured by Xenith LLC have hard shells that can crack during use. At least four models of Xenith helmets were covered in the recall. Intended users reportedly are liable to sustain head injuries if the helmet fails to protect them while they are playing. The recalling company and the USCPSC have not received any reports of injuries. However, 29 incidents of breaking helmet shells have come to their attention. Xenith will address the problem by issuing a product replacement for free.

Head injuries are often serious and can result in permanent disabilities. If you or a loved one experience serious injuries due to a recalled product, an attorney at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach can help. Begin taking your legal actions against negligent parties today by calling (561) 689-8180.


Florida hospital’s violations exposed after woman files a complaint

A federal agency recently discovered several violations at a local Florida hospital after a woman filed a complaint claiming negligence resulted in the death of her son, an article of 10 News reported on August 12.

In an unexpected inspection, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) in Florida found numerous violations committed by the Florida Hospital North Pinellas. The violations discovered by the AHCA primarily related to negligent nursing staff. Jeanette Gonzalez reported the negligence after her adult son, Javier Roldan, died while receiving treatment at the facility. Roldan, who was 33 years old at the time, died at the hospital after six days while being treated for a broken leg. Gonzalez, unfortunately, cannot file a lawsuit against the hospital due to a state law that prevents family members from filing a medical malpractice claim on behalf of unmarried loved ones 25 years and older. Jeanette told reporters that she will call this injustice to the attention of the state’s lawmakers hoping to change the law.

If you or your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice while being treated at a hospital, the team at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach may be able to represent you. We strongly believe that families who are hurt by negligent parties should receive fair compensation necessary for recovery. Call our office today at (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.


Thousands of defective food and bottle warmers recalled

A Massachusetts-based company is recalling 255,000 electric food and bottle warmers sold in the U.S. because they can overheat and cause fire risks, which may result in injury or property damage, a June 21 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to reports, the “Tommee Tippee”electronic food and bottle warmers of Mayborn USA Inc., can cause property damage or burn injuries to consumers if they emit too much heat or catch fire. The affected product is sold individually and included in product sets. Though Mayborn USA and the CPSC are not aware of any injuries caused by the products, the defective electronic warmers were linked to six incidents of catching fire, melting, and overheating that resulted in property damage worth $16,000. Consumers were warned to stop using the product and to contact Mayborn to receive a new replacement for free.

Faulty products often result in families struggling with great financial loss. If you have been the victim of a defective product in West Palm Beach, the Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. legal team may be able to help you pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we can help you recover from your loss.


Orlando alligator attack victim’s body recovered

Florida authorities recently recovered the body of the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was attacked by an alligator at a Disney World vacation resort near Orlando, a June 15 article of The Washington Post reported.

Lane Graves’ body was recovered by divers at 1:45 p.m., not far from where he was pulled into a lagoon by an alligator. On June 14, Lane was vacationing at the resort with his parents when an alligator dragged him into the man-made lake around 9 p.m.. Jerry Demings of the Orange County Sheriff Office told reporters that both of Lane’s parents attempted to rescue their son from the estimated 4 to 7 foot reptile. They also asked for help from a lifeguard. Authorities revealed that the boy likely died from drowning since his body was intact when it was discovered. The area of the Disney property where the attack happened did not have proper signage to warn people of alligators. 

The wrongful death attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends mourning the tragic loss of their loved one.


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.

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