Delray Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Were you injured in an accident in Delray Beach, Florida? You may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. When you suffer an injury due to another party’s carelessness, they can and should be held responsible for the damages you’ve sustained. The Delray Beach personal injury attorneys can help.
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., we understand the serious impact a sudden injury can have on your life. Many of our personal injury clients are struggling to pay mounting medical bills at the same time that they’re suffering from pain and trying to recover from their injury. The attorneys at firm name have decades of experience representing the rights and interests of injured clients.
The lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. are passionate about standing up for our injured clients. We work tirelessly to maximize their financial recovery and make them whole again. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to schedule a 100% free consultation.
Why Do I Need a Delray Beach Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have suffered a serious injury, you are likely feeling overwhelmed. Not only are you in physical pain, you are also likely facing financial strain and emotional turmoil. You may be unsure of your legal rights and path to compensation.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will help you shoulder this burden by handling your legal case. Lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to guide you throughout the entire legal process. Your lawyer will not only handle all your paperwork. They’ll launch a thorough investigation, gather evidence, negotiate with all involved parties, and hire the best expert witnesses available to help prove your case.
You should never sign any legal documents or accept a monetary settlement without first consulting an attorney. In personal injury cases, the negligent party may offer the injured party a one-time settlement in exchange for the injured person dropping their case. While taking a settlement might be the right choice for you, and indeed many personal injury cases do end in a settlement, it’s critical that a lawyer looks at a settlement offer before you agree to anything. A lawyer may be able to negotiate a higher settlement or advise that you keep fighting.
When you accept a settlement, you will have to sign an agreement releasing the other party from any future liability. You will be unable to take any further action against the negligent party, even if your injury worsens or you get a surprise medical bill.
Why Should I Choose Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A.?
Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. has been passionately fighting on behalf of injury victims since 1978. We are a team of highly skilled lawyers who are experienced in every area of personal injury law.
We treat every case individually and never apply a one-size-fits-all strategy to a case. We prioritize honesty, trust, and respect in all of our attorney-client relationships, and are proud of the personal relationships we develop with each of our clients. This approach, combined with our tireless work ethic and decades of combined experience, allows us to consistently achieve good results. We regularly win high-value settlements and verdicts for our clients, including dozens of multi-million dollar awards.
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., we understand that many worry that hiring a lawyer will be too expensive. At our firm, we operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we only get paid if you win your case. Instead of charging you hourly or weekly, we take a percentage of your overall settlement or verdict. If you don’t win your case, then you won’t owe us any money at all. This allows you to hire our high-quality personal injury legal services without any financial risk to you.
We also offer a 100% free initial consultation. Tell us about your case, ask any questions, and we’ll review your legal options.
What Is Personal Injury?
In general, those who become injured as a result of another party’s carelessness are eligible to file personal injury lawsuits. Carelessness, which the legal system refers to as negligence, has four key components. Your lawyer will discuss your case with you in detail, but it’s useful to have a basic understanding of the legal concepts at play in personal injury cases. In order to prove that the other party was negligent, the injured party must prove that:
- The other party had a legal responsibility to ensure your safety. This is often called a “duty of care”
- The party failed to take reasonable steps to ensure your safety
- You suffered injuries
- Your injuries were a direct result of the party’s failure to ensure your safety
Consider a scenario in which an employee spills a bucket of water on a supermarket floor and fails to place a wet floor warning sign. You slip in the water, fall, and break your wrist. The supermarket has a legal duty to take the reasonable step of placing a wet floor warning sign to ensure customers’ safety. You slipped on the wet floor and broke your wrist, and this injury was the direct result of you slipping on the wet floor.
To counter your claim, the supermarket will likely argue that you did not adequately prove one of these four components of negligence. They may say that the floor had been dried and was not actually wet, or that you already had a broken wrist before the fall. In order to prove your case, we may interview other store customers who witnessed your accident or people who know you and can testify that you did not have a broken wrist before your fall.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
There are many types of accidents that can cause injury. At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., we have years of experience fighting for injured people following every kind of accident imaginable. Some of the accidents that we handle include:
- Airplane accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boat accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical accidents/malpractice
- Personal injury protection (PIP)
- Premises liability
- Product liability/defective products
- Nursing home abuse
- Wrongful death
- Mass torts/class action
If you have experienced an injury under any of these or other circumstances in Delray Beach, contact a Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. attorney today. In Florida, personal injury lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, which means that you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. The exact amount of time will depend on the kind of accident you suffered, but it’s in your best interest to start working on your case as soon as possible. If you have passed the statute of limitations, you will be unable to take any legal action.
How Much Money Is My Case Worth?
Personal injury victims are eligible to seek compensation for two kinds of damages: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are your actual financial expenses that you incurred as a result of your accident. These are any medical bills, which can include emergency room visits, surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, prescriptions, and transportation to medical appointments. Economic damages also include repairs to damaged property, as well as lost wages if your injuries have made you unable to work.
It’s important that you seek medical attention as quickly as possible after your injury. Not only is it in the best interest of your health, but prompt medical care can also help your personal injury case. If you delay medical care too long, the opposing party may argue that your injuries were not caused by the accident in question, or that you exacerbated your injury by not seeking medical care quickly enough.
Non-economic damages are damages for which money is an approximate substitution, rather than a direct one. Such damages include pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of consortium (loss of benefits of a relationship with a loved one). Since such damages do not translate to an exact dollar figure, it can be more difficult to prove that you deserve a specific amount of non-economic damages.
In order to make a case that you deserve such compensation, we recommend starting a journal in which you record the impact of your injuries on your life. For example, if your injuries cause chronic pain, record how your pain affects you throughout the day, and be sure to mark every entry with a time and date.
We understand that money cannot heal all wounds. However, it can reduce financial strain and hardship so that you can focus on your health and family.
Contact a Delray Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., we are proud of our successes in fighting for the rights of those who have been injured, and we can help you, too. We understand the devastating impact an injury can have on your life. With our vast resources and decades of combined personal injury experience, Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. is ready to use every legal tool available to fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered an injury in Delray Beach, we would like to hear more about what happened. Contact us today at (561) 689-8180 for a 100% free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.
Delray Beach Office
55 SE 2nd Ave #16
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: (561) 921-4979