Unfortunately, accidents do happen. If you are injured in an accident that was not your fault you might be entitled to compensation. The Jupiter personal injury attorneys of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. recognize you have a financial and emotional burden after a severe personal injury.
You doubtless have questions if you were injured in an accident. Filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit can be intimidating.
At your free consultation, our compassionate and experienced legal team will explain your rights and advise you on your next best steps. We understand that you have a unique story, so we offer our clients individualized attention. Call us at 561.689.8180 or use our online contact form to schedule your free consultation today.
How a Jupiter Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Normally you will file an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company after any type of accident in which you were injured. It may seem as if there is an endless maze of paperwork to complete. It can be overwhelming.
Insurance companies employ insurance adjusters who work hard to lower the company’s financial liability. These people are experienced negotiators. It is crucial that you do not speak with an insurance adjuster without your attorney present. They can help protect your rights and reduce the risk that you may inadvertently say something to negatively impact your claim.
Your attorney can advise you on the evidence that needs to be collected to support your claim and negotiate with the insurance company to avoid litigation. Don’t let an unexpected accident or injury destroy the life you’ve built for yourself and your family.
Statute of Limitations
If you do not reach a fair settlement offer from the insurance company, you can choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, this must be done within the statute of limitations for your type of case. In Florida, the statute of limitations is generally four years. However, the time can vary depending on multiple factors. Your attorney from Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. can advise you on the time limits for your particular circumstances.
The timeline begins from the date of the accident or incident. If you miss the filing deadline, your case will likely be dismissed, and you will lose your right to seek damages for your injury through the court system. This happens no matter how significant the injuries are or how clearly the defendant is liable. Only in rare circumstances could you be entitled to an extension of the statute of limitations.
Some of the circumstances that may modify the standard four-year filing timeline are if the injured person was legally incapacitated due to a temporary or mental illness, or if the person who caused the injury left Florida before the lawsuit could be filed. Additionally, if the defendant takes steps to hide in Florida to avoid a lawsuit, this may extend the statute of limitations.
Types of Cases We Handle
Personal injury claims and lawsuits can be filed after a wide variety of accidents. Each accident will occur under different circumstances. The legal team at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. has the experience and skills you need whatever the cause of your injury. Here’s an example of a few of the types of cases we handle:
Car accident: Even a minor car accident can cause significant physical injury. We do everything possible to help obtain the compensation you need to recover.
Medical malpractice: Medical professionals can place their patients at risk of injury or significant complications. When this happens, we fight hard to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Boating accident: The U.S. Coast Guard recorded 5,265 accidents in 2020 that resulted in $62.5 million in damage to property. These accidents can be devastating and are often deadly. You need experienced representation to protect your rights.
Wrongful death: Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a loved one, but when that loss is due to the negligence of another, we can help protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
Truck accidents: Large commercial vehicles can cause devastating and sometimes lethal injuries. We know how this affects victims and their families and we have the experience to help you fight back.
Slip and fall: Property owners are required to maintain the safety of their premises. When a property owner fails, we do everything possible to hold them accountable for your injuries.
Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycle accidents can be devastating for the rider because of the double impact: first, another vehicle, then the road after they’re ejected from the bike. Our team fights to get you the compensation to pay for the care you need.
Mass torts: When a product reaches the market with poor design or manufacturing flaws, it can harm a large segment of the population. Our team will fight hard to ensure our clients get the compensation they deserve.
Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrian accidents in Jupiter, Florida can be devastating. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing clients to protect their rights.
Personal injury protection: Are you a medical professional who provided care to an injured person, but your bill was denied by their insurance company? We can help.
Nursing home: Nursing homes are charged with the care of the elderly and disabled. If your loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home, call our offices today to speak to someone about your case.
Airplane accidents: Flying is safer than driving your car. However, airplane crashes are nearly always lethal and pose a very serious threat to those on the ground near the crash site.
Birth injuries: Birth injuries that result from medical malpractice can cause your child unnecessary suffering and sometimes lifelong issues. Our team fights hard for the compensation you need to provide care for your child.
Premises liability: Property owners and managers have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to prevent visitors to their property from suffering harm while on the premises.
Product liability: Any party in the chain of manufacture and delivery of products could be responsible for the damage that a product can cause. This is different from other areas of injury law. You need an experienced lawyer to determine who was at fault for the injuries you suffered.
Dog bites: Dog owners have a duty to keep their animal under control. If you have suffered an injury because of an owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
What Type of Compensation Is Available?
If you suffered an injury from another person’s negligence, you may be eligible to collect damages for your physical, financial, and emotional stress. These damages can include:
Medical expenses: This includes all medical bills related to your injury, including physical therapy, medical specialists, and prescription medications.
Lost wages: You may be owed compensation for the time you missed work because of injuries you incurred as the result of another person’s negligence.
Property damage: You may be eligible to recover financial compensation for property that was damaged during the accident that caused your injuries.
Wrongful death: No amount of money can take away the loss of a loved one. However, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation, including medical expenses and funeral costs.
Pain and suffering: The law allows for compensation for pain and suffering that is associated with an injury caused by someone else’s negligence.
Schedule Your Free Consultation With Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. Today
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. We understand the financial, emotional, and physical burden that happens after a significant accident. The Jupiter legal team at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. has the experience and tenacity to protect your rights and fight for fair compensation for you. Call us at 561.689.8180 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.