West Palm Beach Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, contact the experienced and compassionate West Palm Beach car accident attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. today. For individuals under the age of 21, the blood alcohol content level cannot exceed .02% and for those over 21 blood alcohol content level cannot exceed .08%. Once a driver goes beyond the legal limit of consumption, critical motor functions become impaired, and the driver is thus unable to safely operate a vehicle to the best of their abilities. Driving under the influence can be considered negligent or reckless. If the car accident resulting in your injuries was caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Being in a car accident can lead to many short and long-term consequences for victims and their families. Some common injuries victims of car accidents can face include broken bones, severe bruising, fractures, and head, neck, and spine trauma, among others. Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can mean ongoing trips to doctors and specialists, missed time at work, and lost time with friends and family. We do not believe that you should have to go through this trying period alone.
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., our Florida drunk driving injury attorneys understand the devastating impact of a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver. The serious injuries associated with drunk driving can leave an extensive financial burden on an individual While we realize that money cannot undo the harm you have suffered, it can alleviate some of your burdens and allow to get the help you need in order to heal. To learn more about your legal rights and what courses of action you may have against those who injured you, contact the knowledgeable and caring West Palm Beach drunk driving car accident attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. today by calling (561) 689-8180.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you’ve been hurt by a driver who chose to operate their vehicle while intoxicated, you have the right to take legal action. You could be owed significant compensation, but you may not know how to go about getting it. Having an experienced injury lawyer represent you can vastly improve the outcome of your case. Because an attorney is familiar with the law, they can help by:
- Evaluating the strength of your case
- Gathering relevant evidence to make your case stronger
- Identifying parties who may be held liable for your injuries
- Determining what potential legal causes of action you may have against those who harmed you
In addition, attorneys can consult with experts to evaluate how much compensation a victim needs for past, present and future expenses. Further, an attorney can handle negotiations with other attorneys and insurance agents, thereby relieving some stress for the victim and ensuring that the victim is not pressured into settling for less compensation than they are owed.
Why Choose Us?
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., we have been practicing injury law for over 35 years. We believe that those who harm others need to be held accountable for their actions. We recognize that being in a car accident is a traumatic experience that can leave people unsettled. As such, we strive to treat each client with respect, dignity, and compassion. Over the years we have collected millions of dollars for our clients, and you can trust that we won’t stop fighting until we get you the compensation to which you may be entitled. We are so confident that we can win your case that we do not collect our fees until you get your compensation.
Cases We Handle
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., we focus our practice on personal injury law, including drunk driving car accidents. Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a very concerning issue, as drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents and fatal car accidents. In 2016, drunk driving accidents were responsible for 28% of all traffic fatalities. Every day in the United States approximately 29 people die in drunk driving accidents. In addition, every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving accident.
In Florida, there were 8,476 people killed in drunk driving car accidents between 2003 and 2012. Further, in 2016 there were 5,223 alcohol-related car accidents. These drunk driving statistics are alarming, especially since drunk driving accidents can have such serious repercussions for victims and their families.
If you were injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver, Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. can help you get compensation for things such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical treatment and bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Wrongful death
If your loved one was tragically killed by the reckless actions of a drunk driver, Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. can also help you pursue a wrongful death action. This will let you recover money for your loved one’s medical bills up to their death, their final expenses, and the loss of support, both emotional and financial, that you would have had from them in the future.
What kinds of compensation you are entitled to will vary depending on the facts of your case. To learn more about what you may be able to expect from a drunk driving lawsuit, contact Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. today.
Contact a Drunk Driving Attorney Today
The aggressive legal team at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. are experienced in handling car accident cases involving intoxicated drivers. We understand that dealing with injuries and property damage caused by a drunk driver can be a long and challenging process. Victims may need to regularly visit the doctor and family may need to adjust their schedules to help the victim. Our skilled and professional attorneys believe that drunk drivers should be held accountable for the injuries and property damage they cause through their reckless actions. That is why our team of compassionate and knowledgeable West Palm Beach drunk driving car accident attorneys are here to help you. Please call (561) 689-8180 today if you are a victim of a drunk driver and want to learn more about how our firm can help you find the settlement and peace of mind you need.