Drunk drivers pose a serious risk to motorcyclists on the road. The state of Florida operates under the “Implied Consent Law,” meaning that a signed driver’s license qualifies as an agreement to take a blood, urine, or breath test administrated by a police officer. Refusing to take a test will result in suspension of a driver’s license. Florida also has a “Zero Tolerance Law” for those under 21 years of age. Drivers under 21 with a blood-alcohol level of .02 or higher will have their license suspended. The penalties for DUI convictions are also substantial in the state of Florida.
If you or someone you loved was hit by a drunk driver while riding a motorcycle in West Palm Beach, you should know that you have the right to hold the responsible party accountable. You shouldn’t have to suffer as a result of someone else’s poor decision-making. The financial burden you carry could be compensated to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other fees. A West Palm Beach motorcycle drunk driving accident lawyer at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. will work to pursue justice and help you navigate the legal process.
The personal injury attorneys at our Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. have represented hundreds of motorcycle accident victims, many of which were harmed by a drunk driver on the road. In the last 40 years, we have achieved excellent results for our clients. We have also earned national recognition for our work on behalf of injured and deceased victims. Our team is a part of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, is recognized by the Bar Register as Preeminent Lawyers, and is members of the Florida Justice Association.
For more than 40 years, Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. has worked hard to see that our fellow West Palm Beach residents are provided with effective legal representation. We perceive the people of West Palm Beach as more than just clients—they’re our friends and peers. We will work hard to protect the rights of our neighbors from motorcycle injuries caused by drunk drivers. If you or a loved one in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, or Delray Beach has fallen victim to a drunk driver, reach out to our dedicated team. You can contact us through live chat, filling out our contact form, or by calling us toll-free at 561.689.8180 to set up a free consultation.
Why Choose Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A.?
If you need a lawyer in West Palm Beach, you may be wondering: how do I know which personal injury firm is right for my case? Who can I trust to remedy the pain my family and I have gone through? Which attorney is right for me? The truth is that not all personal injury firms are the same. Picking the right lawyer will determine whether or not you receive the verdict you’re hoping for and the settlement package you deserve. Below are some of the most preeminent factors that set Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. apart from the rest:
- Experience: Our firm was founded by Richard D. Schuler in 1978. Since then, the firm has seen enormous growth and has successfully represented thousands of clients over the years. Few law firms in the West Palm Beach area can claim to have paralleled experience and expertise in the area of personal injury law.
- Track Record: We know that our clients are curious about what their representing law firm has achieved with previous clients. Our results demonstrate how our team has worked tirelessly to achieve the best results for our clients. Some of our most significant results include a $3,950,000 settlement for the death of a father who was killed by a drunk driver and a $2,708,000 verdict for a wrongful death case caused by a DUI driver
- Client Satisfaction: It is extremely important to us that our clients feel well taken care of from the moment they walk through our doors. Our testimonials demonstrate how our passion for customer service sets us a tier above other personal injury firms in the West Palm Beach area.
- Our Award-Winning Team: The personal injury lawyers at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. are held in high regard by the national personal injury legal community. President and CEO Richard D. Schuler has numerous professional and bar memberships, is active in several professional service and civic activities, and has several publications. Our firm is peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was listed as the “10 Best” in 2015 for customer service by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and is part of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite.
Motorcycle Drunk Driving Statistics
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV) reported that there were 5,223 confirmed crashes involving alcohol in 2016. Alcohol was a factor in 417 fatal crashes and 3,160 confirmed injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in Florida in 2016, 26% of fatalities were a result of alcohol-impaired driving. The NHTSA also reported that 3,713 motorcycle riders were killed in 2013 with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. In Florida, there were 467 motorcycle riders killed, of which 28% had a BAC of.08 or higher, and 34% had a BAC of .01 or higher.
Contact Us Today
The West Palm Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. will work to acquire justice on your behalf and secure you the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at our firm are passionate about protecting the legal rights of West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and Delray Beach residents. We are sympathetic towards motorcycle drivers who have suffered a serious injury or death because of the reckless decisions of a drunk driver on Florida roads. We have worked hard to uphold our reputation and are prepared to provide the same top-quality experience for you.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver, the attorneys of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. could help you. Contact a knowledgeable member of our team to schedule a free consultation. You can reach us by filling a contact form or by calling us toll-free at 561.689.8180. We are here to help you in your time of need.