Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney

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Our Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys provide the strength, experience, and guidance to get your life back after an accident

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1About the Firm

Experience Matters in a Car Accident Case - Attorney David I. Fuchs has 30+ Years

The insurance companies know what they’re doing, so you need a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney to lead you through the claims process too.

Attorney David I. Fuchs

David Fuchs began practicing law in 1988, and he applies the knowledge gained to both the professional and personal experience. His negotiation skills are what make him stand out in the legal industry and they make him a force with the insurance companies. In fact, his technique is so effective that he trains his staff to use the same strategy.

His primary objective is getting you the compensation you deserve after a car accident, but he also knows the short-term needs that come with a car accident injury. If your vehicle is out of commission, he’ll help you get it repaired and set you up with a rental car at no charge to you. In addition, you will always speak with a car accident lawyer about your case, not an assistant or paralegal.

About David Fuchs

Is it Worth Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale?

Even minor car accidents can result in costly expenses. The financial burden should fall on the liable party’s shoulders, not yours.

Car accidents can be traumatic, and they vary in severity. In fact, you should hire an accident attorney even for minor accidents because they can still require you to pay extensive fees. Furthermore, if you’re unfamiliar with the claims process, insurance companies can take advantage of you and limit the compensation you deserve by negotiating low offers.

This leaves you with an unfair compensation to cover your injuries, repairs, and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine your case, reconstruct the accident with experts, and prove the at-fault party’s negligence.

There are numerous forms of compensation depending on the details of your car accident case, and going through this process alone will limit the amount you could receive. That being said, it’s always worth hiring an auto accident attorney, especially if your car insurance can’t cover your damages entirely, requiring you to sue the at-fault party for your losses.

A Client First Law Firm Experience

David Fuchs spent the last three decades building a car accident law firm that puts your time and priorities first.

3 CONVENIENT MEETING OPTIONS

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Get case updates without leaving your house. And, if a meeting is scheduled during work hours, he’ll keep it within the time of a standard break so you won’t miss any more time off the clock.

Location of Your Choice

Whether it’s the Dunkin' Donuts on E. Sunrise Blvd. (which we’ve done before) or even all the way out at the Sawgrass Recreation Park on US-27 if you live on the outskirts of Broward County.

Our Office

Conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale and follows all CDC safety standards during the covid pandemic.

“Makes a good experience out of what could’ve been a headache”

Reviews From Our Clients

Our success couldn’t have happened without earning the trust from our clients in the Fort Lauderdale community.

But don’t take our word for it…

“It’s been a long bumpy road to recovery but with David and his office’s help, we finally got it done! Through a great network of professionals, David Fuchs makes a good experience out of what could’ve been quite a headache. Not only did I get the medical attention I needed but I was compensated handsomely.”

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Conveniently Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Our law office is located right across the street from Florence C. Hardy Park and Southside Cultural Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale off of South Andrews Avenue. And although it’s convenient for Fort Lauderdale residents, we’re happy to meet you anywhere in Broward County or South Florida to make things easy for you. We also have a law office in Boca Raton if that is more convenient for you.

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We've Handled All Types of Car Accident Claims in Fort Lauderdale

You may not be sure what type of car accident you had, but that’s what we’re here for. After our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers hear your side of the story and put in the investigative work, we’ll determine not only the type of accident, but what caused it and whose fault it was.

Whether you suffered injuries after a head-on collision, rear-end collision, t-bone accident, or were involved in a hit and run, our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys have the unique quality to determine the exact type of accident you were involved in.

2Our Process

Proving Negligence & Liability - Our Unique Approach

You may not remember every detail of your car accident, but we’ve done this long enough to help uncover what’s been forgotten.

Determining who caused your auto accident and who is financially liable for your losses is key in any car accident claim. Car accident attorney David Fuchs puts his 30 years of experience to work, and brings in his expert resources to dissect the scene of the accident to find those at fault.

We use the evidence we uncover to prove to the auto insurance companies, or jury if it goes to trial, that someone else is to blame and there is money out there that you are owed.

Recreating the Scene of the Crash

We recreate the accident scene using accident reconstructionist experts. In addition, we’ll track down and speak with eyewitnesses and passengers of cars that may have been involved to help us determine exactly what caused the car accident and who caused it.

3Building your case

Assessing the Damage – Find Out How Much Your Car Accident Case is Worth

You’ve already spent enough on your auto accident. Let us add up the damages to increase the value of your claim and help you make up for what was lost.

Your primary concern is healing your injuries, but you are likely also concerned about covering the medical bills that are piling up as well. If you are unable to work, you may wonder how you’ll pay your mortgage and other bills too. Our Fort Lauderdale auto accident attorneys can help by determining the value of your car accident case and sending a strong demand to the third party insurance company.

Step one

Examining Your Medical Records

We want to make sure you receive a just amount for your car injury compensation. So, we’ll review your medical records and the bills that have been sent so far. We frequently work with Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North as trauma centers that treat people who have sustained injuries in car accidents. In addition, we’ll look to see if your doctors have referred you to a specialist for future treatments.

Injuries you have sustained could include:

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We’ll even call your doctors & try to get your bills reduced,

to be paid when you get a settlement or verdict.

Step two

Looking at the Impact of Your Injury

In addition to the medical expenses and physical pain, your injuries can take things away, or heavily impact what was once normal about your life.

We will work with your doctors to determine what ongoing symptoms, disability, disfigurement, or other impacts from your injuries.

These impacts from your injuries are considered pain and suffering. This can be calculated in many ways, but it includes the following:

  • Mental anguish caused
  • Continual physical pain
  • Inability to work for a time
  • Difficulty enjoying life
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You deserve compensation

for those losses as well.

Step three

Adding up the Damage Done to Your Car

If your car was severely damaged after a crash, you are likely limited in where you can go and you may feel like you have little freedom. Fort Lauderdale accident attorney David I. Fuchs can help you get a rental car at no cost so you can get back to work, school, and other activities as quickly as possible.

Then, we will get estimates for the repair or replacement of your car and demand that the car insurance company cover those immediately.

Damage to your vehicle can vary depending on the type of collision you were in. Common collisions include:

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Sometimes we can even get property damage covered before we settle

the rest of the claim.

4Pursuing Compensation

Getting the Money You Deserve After a Car Accident

The proof is in the results – and David Fuchs has won millions after car crashes and other types of auto accidents.

Option 1

Negotiating with the Insurance Company for a Settlement

With 30 years of experience negotiating with car insurance companies, accident lawyer David I. Fuchs will use his knowledge to obtain the best car accident settlement possible for you. His negotiation skills are top-notch. He understands how the insurance companies calculate their offers, and he will push them to get you even more.

Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages are directly related to the injuries, lost wages, and repair costs from your accident.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are instilled to punish the at-fault party on account of their negligence. These damages include pain & suffering and are meant to prevent further negligence.

Personal Injury Protection

In the state of Florida, you are required to have personal injury protection/no-fault insurance. Regardless of who is at fault, personal injury protection can help pay for medical expenses and, in some cases, lost wages.

However, this protection only accounts for up to $10,000. For even minor accidents, your bills can exceed that amount due to medical treatment, vehicle repairs, or emergency transportation.

David Fuch’s negotiation skills are top-notch. He understands how the insurance companies calculate their offers, and he will push them to get you even more to cover these damages.

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We will go back and forth for as long as it takes

at the negotiating table until we reach a fair price

Option 2

Take Your Car Accident Case to Trial if Needed

If the insurance company refuses a fair settlement, our car accident lawyers will take them to court. In fact, we may even file a lawsuit just to impose pressure upon them. Many insurance companies think you’re too afraid to go to court, but Fort Lauderdale accident attorney David Fuchs is not.

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We will skillfully navigate the discovery process

to prove the other driver was negligent.

5Next Steps

Get a Free, No-Risk Consultation with a Car Accident Lawyer

Our consultations are a win-win for you – no pressure to hire if you have a car accident case, and if you do, we get right to work. Our car accident lawyers will begin a free initial consultation with a few questions:

  • What happened before, during, and after your accident?
  • How were you injured?
  • Have you seen a doctor?
  • Have you been contacted by the insurance company?
  • Have you signed anything from the insurance company?
  • Do you have any documents such as police reports or medical bills?

You should bring any accident-related documents with you, such as police reports and medical bills. You can obtain an accident report from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. If you don’t have these documents yet, our accident attorneys in Fort Lauderdale will get them for you.

Our goal is to collect as much information as possible during this initial meeting so we can determine how much your personal injury case is worth.

5Next Steps

Car Accident FAQs

When Should I Hire an Attorney for a Car Accident?

In the state of Florida, you have four years from the time your accident occurred to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault drivers' insurance. This means that you need to act fast so that our accident attorneys can examine your case and determine the amount of compensation that can potentially be owed to you.

How Do I Get an Accident Report?

You may request a crash report with the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles on their website. You have to wait ten days from the date of your crash before the report is made available. You can also obtain an accident report from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

What Do I Do if The Accident Is Not My Fault?

Although Florida is a "No-Fault" state, liability still plays a crucial role in car accident claims in Fort Lauderdale, and you can still sue the at-fault party for your losses. Personal injury protection coverage only covers up to $10,000, and if the other party involved is liable, you can sue them for your losses.

What Will Collision Insurance Cover?

Collision insurance will cover your car repairs if your vehicle collides with another vehicle, hits an obstruction, or involves rolling or falling over. Your collision insurance will not cover any damage to another car or your medical bills.