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Lesser Law Firm obtains seven-figure settlement after car crashes into man’s home, pins him underneath it

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Imagine sitting at your desk in your home office and a car comes crashing through the wall, pinning you underneath it.  

That’s exactly what happened to Gary Schweikhart in July 2022 at his home in suburban Boca Raton. Several of Schweikhart’s friends told him to immediately call Gary Lesser.  Within a few months, he and firm partner Mickey Smith obtained a confidential, seven-figure settlement at mediation. 

Schweikhart suffered serious injuries from the crash and doctors told him he was lucky to be alive. His home remains uninhabitable as repairs continue to be made.  

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported the driver who crashed into Schweikhart’s home was going at least 60 miles-per-hour in a 30 mph zone when he lost control and drove through a berm, about six feet of bushes and then into the house. A neighbor called 911 and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews pulled Schweikhart from the rubble. He was taken to the hospital where he spent time in ICU. 

“It was our honor to represent Gary Schweikhart, a really great person who sustained serious injuries,” Lesser said. “My partner Mickey Smith and I worked very hard to secure every available dollar of insurance money and were also able to secure significant extra-contractual damages directly from the driver at fault, an extraordinary result given Florida’s pro-debtor laws.” 

If you or someone you know has been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of others, call us today at 561-655-2028 for a free consultation. We will fight for every penny you are owed. 

News coverage of the case: 

Man says face ‘basically broken in half’ after car crashed into his home (wptv.com) 

Boca businessman seriously injured when car plows through home | WPEC (cbs12.com) 

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