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The Fuchs Process: Learn How We Handle a Case

Attorney David I. Fuchs

Author

Attorney David I. Fuchs

Date

Jan. 5, 2020

Category

Personal Injury

If you were hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault, give us a call. David I. Fuchs Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. has nearly three decades of experience tackling personal injury and wrongful death cases. He can guide you through this process with compassion and, in many cases, win you a fair settlement.

Fuchs Offers One-on-One Attention

David Fuchs is a solo practitioner who offers his clients one-on-one attention. When you meet with David in person or talk on the phone, you have his full attention. He truly listens to what you need and want from your case and answers all your questions.

You can expect to talk with him and his staff regularly. You will receive consistent updates on your case. You will never be in the dark or wonder what is going on. When you have any questions or concerns, David gets back to you right away.

Fuchs Explains Your Rights and Options

One of the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer is learning about your legal rights and options. Right now, you need accurate information and advice from a successful practitioner. You cannot rely on what friends and family think.

David is sure to explain everything to you, including:

  • The law and how it applies to your case
  • The differences between an insurance claim and a personal injury lawsuit
  • Your responsibilities and rights during an insurance claim
  • The insurers’ responsibilities and rights during an insurance claim
  • What to expect from the at-fault party, including possible defenses

You get a lot of new information at the beginning and it can feel overwhelming. If you are confused, never hesitate to ask David questions. He will explain further or clear up any misunderstandings. He wants you to be fully informed of your legal rights and options throughout the entire process.

Fuchs Does the Leg Work

Another benefit of hiring an attorney is having someone do the leg work for you. This frees up your time, letting you focus on healing. If you were in a car accident, you could deal with getting your car repaired or replaced.

Meanwhile, David will look into the accident. With some help from you, he will gather any available evidence, including:

  • Your statement about the accident
  • The police report
  • Any witnesses’ statements
  • Photos of the crash
  • Surveillance, traffic, or weather camera footage

If you were in a complicated collision with several vehicles, he might hire an accident reconstruction expert. This professional can use the information at hand to recreate the accident, determine how fast the vehicles were moving and in what direction, and help determine fault.

In addition to investigating your claim, he talks with the insurer(s). Having your lawyer be the point of contact for insurance adjusters can relieve a lot of stress. You do not have to worry about picking up the phone or answer questions. David will answer the insurer’s questions and provide them with the necessary information. He also makes sure an insurance company does not step over the line and get the information they are not entitled to.

Fuchs Determines Your Claim’s Value

To win maximum compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial injuries, you have to be able to prove them. You can do this through medical records, medical expert testimony, witness testimony, journal entries, a Day in the Life video, and mental health treatment records. David works with you to thoroughly document all of your injuries with those types of evidence and more.

Your economic injuries, like medical bills and lost wages, are relatively easy to calculate. David performs legal research to help him determine the appropriate value for your non-economic damages, like your pain and suffering. He knows what your case is worth, so you will not settle for less.

Fuchs Focuses on Negotiations

A prelitigation settlement resolves most accident claims. That does not mean you can assume you will get a great offer. Most of the time, an insurer hopes to minimize its costs. It wants you to accept a low offer even though your case is worth more.

Getting the most compensation for your injuries requires hiring a lawyer with litigation and negotiation experience. David has nearly 30 years of experience as a trial attorney in Florida. He has negotiated settlements for thousands of cases and has learned what to do and what not to do.

David thoroughly prepares for your case as if it might go to trial. He gathers as much evidence as possible to back up your claim. He also uses research and other evidence to back up his demand for compensation. Going into negotiations knowing what your case is worth is essential to getting a fair result.

It helps to have a lawyer who can and will take your case to court. Not because you are likely to go to trial but because you want the insurer to take you seriously. An insurer is more motivated to settle your claim and avoid costly litigation if it knows your lawyer is an experienced and successful litigator.

Give David Fuchs a Call

If you want to learn more about how our firm handles injury and wrongful death claims, contact us online or give us a call at (954) 568-3636. You deserve a skilled negotiator on your side who will stand up to insurance companies and demand full and fair compensation.

You do not have to worry about the cost. Consultations are free, and we do not charge upfront fees.