West Palm Beach Damaged Road Lawyers
Have you or someone you love been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a damaged roadway? The West Palm Beach motorcycle accident lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. are ready to help if this has happened to you. Don’t wait until it is too late to file an injury claim against the city or municipality responsible for roadway upkeep. Contact us at (561) 689-8180 to get help now.
Defective roads can be notoriously dangerous for motorcyclists, and the accidents they cause can be devastating. Motorcyclists must maintain their balance at all times or risk falling off the bike and crashing. Unfortunately, roads that are heavily damaged can force even the most experienced motorcyclist to lose control. These types of accidents are entirely preventable with proper road maintenance and warning signs. Unfortunately, careless officials neglect to uphold their responsibilities and address the dangerous conditions all too often.
For over 40 years, Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. has represented victims of motorcycle accidents caused by damaged roads in West Palm Beach. Our dedicated team of attorneys has built a reputation of success by securing well over $300 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our injured clients. The reason why so many families in West Palm Beach trust Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. is because we genuinely care about our clients and their families. When we represent your claim, you can rest assured that everything within our power is being done to secure the financial compensation you deserve.
We fight aggressively for our clients so that they can focus on recovering and spending time with their loved ones. Contact Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. today through the online chat on our website, by filling out a contact form, or by calling (561) 689-8180.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable vehicles on the road, and the trauma from a motorcycle accident can last a lifetime. Sometimes these accidents are unavoidable when certain traffic conditions exist, but when they are caused by neglect in road maintenance or damage to the road, they are almost always avoidable. The federal, state, and local governments are responsible for planning, building, and maintaining safe roadways for all motor vehicles. When they fail in this important objective, it is innocent motorists who pay the price. You don’t have to accept their failure to ensure your safety without a fight. By finding a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer, you may be able to recover significant financial compensation for your injuries.
Why Choose Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A.?
We are an award-winning team of attorneys who will work tirelessly on your behalf to hold the liable parties responsible for failing to correct damage to the roadways. This is not merely about inconvenient potholes in the neighborhood; this is about life-threatening injuries that were inflicted on an unsuspecting motorist who had every right to expect that they would reach their destination safely. We will not tolerate this type of negligent oversight, and we will use every resource at our disposal to convince the court who should be held accountable. Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. is here to support our fellow motorcyclists, so reach out to us so we can start helping you today. Contact our firm through our website or call (561) 689-8180 to speak with a member of our team directly.
Frequently Asked Questions
During tough times, it’s okay to have more questions than answers. Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. is available to discuss any questions or concerns you might have concerning your legal rights. Contact us at (561) 689-8180 or through our website to schedule a free consultation.
What kind of road damage causes motorcycle accidents?
Road damage that is seemingly harmless to drivers in other vehicles can be extremely hazardous to motorcyclists. Road damage, construction areas, and even loose gravel can create challenging obstacles for motorcycle operators to navigate through safely. Other drivers may even try to avoid hazards in the roadway and accidentally force a bike off the road. There are many instances of damage on the road that can lead to motorcycle accidents, such as following:
- Uneven lanes
- Debris on the road’s surface, such as leaves, gravel, and pieces of wood
- Unfinished pavement
- Cracks in the cement
- Residual damage from a previous auto accident
- Inadequate lighting
- Lack of highway rumble strips
- Faded paint for traffic lines
- Expansion joints for bridges
- Standing water
- Improperly marked construction zones
There are many risks on the road for motorcyclists to be cautious around, but caution isn’t always enough. The best way to reduce injury to motorcycle riders is to maintain the roads and offer clear warnings when dangers are present.
Who is at fault when a motorcyclist crashes from damage in the road?
The answer to this is not simple, and it will require a careful review of the events that took place leading up to your accident. Local municipalities are responsible for some aspects of road maintenance, while other responsibilities fall under the state or federal government’s jurisdiction. Some accidents may be caused by contractors that are hired by the responsible government entity to perform road maintenance, and ultimately, it may be their construction company that is held accountable. The only way to know precisely who is at fault for the damaged road is by speaking with a highly qualified law firm that is deeply familiar with motorcycle accidents.
If I am partially at fault for the accident, can I still file a claim?
Absolutely. The percentage of your fault will be determined by the court and applied to the damages you are awarded. For instance, if you are found to be liable for 20% of the accident, and you receive a one million dollar verdict, the court will value your claim at $800,000.
Contact Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by damage in the road, we are prepared to evaluate your claim immediately. Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. is not just a successful law firm that supports all of our clients with decades of experience and legal insight. We are a team of attorneys who the people of West Palm Beach trust with protecting their rights. Call us today for a free consultation at (561) 689-8180 or contact our firm through our website.