Hypoluxo Injury Lawyers
The Town of Hypoluxo, located in Palm Beach County, FL, between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, is a small, tight-knit community with a population of 2,600 people (per the 2004 census). Its proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean gives credit to its humble origins, as the town has a total land area of 0.6 square miles.
Explore the unique history of Hypoluxo today and discover the home of the “Barefoot Mailman.” Click hear to learn more about Hypoluxo.
We have helped Hypoluxo victims for the following:
- Personal Injury
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Wrongful Death
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
History of Hypoluxo, Florida
Hypoluxo’s genesis depicts a setting of untamed wilderness, when daring pioneers braved the frontier in search of opportunity. Among them were Hannibal and Margretta Pierce, who sailed onto Lake Worth in 1873 for a small island on the south end. Hannibal and his family developed a homestead from scavenged wood along the beach with palmetto fronds for a roof.
By 1874, approximately ten people lived on Lake Worth’s shores, and a man was dispatched from Miami to establish a voting precinct—Pierce’s home was selected as the polling site. Three years later, Pierce assumed the post of keeper of the Orange Grove House of Refuge—a five-house refuge built along the coast for ship-wrecked sailors—and moved his family there.
The Pierce’s new home resided close to a Seminole camp, and the Pierces developed a friendly relationship with the tribe. One day, Margretta inquired about the lake’s name, to which she was given the answer: “Hypoluxo,” which loosely translates to “water all around, no get out.” The Pierces later adopted the name for the island on which their home was built.
After 13 months, Pierce and his family returned to their island. Hannibal, after getting involved with a regular freight service, became the postmaster of Hypoluxo, the birth place of the barefoot mailmen—a post he retained until his death in 1898.
The Town of Hypoluxo was incorporated in 1955, regarding itself as the “Home of the Barefoot Mailman.”
Things to Do in Hypoluxo
Hypoluxo is indeed a small town, modeled after the architecture found in Key West; however, many of the town’s main attractions focus on its rich, natural history.
Residents and guests can experience life before modern development at the Hypoluxo Hammock, which focuses on recreating the setting as it looked during the early 1900s. The Hammock is located on the grounds of the Town Hall.
Those with an artistic disposition can check out the “Sail into the Future” sculpture by Frank Varga, located in Hypoluxo’s Garnett Park—don’t forget the picnic baskets!
Staying Safe in Hypoluxo
The personal injury attorneys at the Shiner Law Group urge residents and visitors to exercise caution when traveling through Hypoluxo. Accidents on commercial or public property can lead to debilitating and sometimes fatal injuries, such as sciatica, back pain, concussion, knee pain, shoulder pain, joint pain, and traumatic brain injury, all of which can lead to extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
In the event you or a loved have been wrongfully injured due to the carelessness or negligence of another, the seasoned personal injury attorneys at the Shiner Law Group are standing by to discuss your legal options in a free consultation. Don’t let your experience in one of Florida’s most beautiful cities be ruined by the ongoing stress of an insurance claim. Let us focus on the legal complexities so you can focus on recovery.
Speak with a Shiner Law Group Personal Injury Attorney
Have you or someone you love been injured because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another? Call us at (561) 777-7700 or contact us online for a free case review. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Melbourne, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Indiantown, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, and the surrounding cities.