After you suffer a personal injury, it’s normal for panic to set in. You’ve been injured—how will you pay your medical bills? What will happen if you need to take time off of work? Who will take care of your family while you recover? It all seems especially unfair when someone else is responsible for your injuries, yet you seem to be shouldering the burden alone.
It doesn’t have to be like that. With David I. Fuchs on your side, you can focus on recovering while he works to secure the compensation you deserve. He brings over three decades of legal experience to the table, and his in-depth knowledge of personal injury law makes him the obvious choice for your Boca Raton personal injury claim.
Personal injury is a sizable area of law, covering a wide range of case types, serious injuries, and accidents. Because of this, it’s important to choose an injury attorney with experience in your type of case. You don’t want your case to be the first time an attorney handles your type of claim.
Some types of personal injury cases we handle include:
Essentially, any type of injury that is caused by someone else’s negligence could lead to a personal injury lawsuit. You should always discuss your options with a personal injury attorney in Boca Raton, Florida if you think you may have a case.
There are several components to any personal injury case. Your Boca Raton personal injury attorney will start by looking at the details of how your injury occurred and what role the other party (or parties) played in it. This involves proving liability. To prove liability, you must demonstrate that the other party had an obligation or duty to you.
In a car accident, for example, the other driver has a general obligation to everyone on the road to drive in a safe and legal manner. From there, you must show that they did not fulfill that duty. To continue the example, they ran a stop sign while texting. You have to show that this action caused the accident and that the accident led to your injuries.
After proving liability, your attorney will move on to proving the extent of your injuries and the losses they have caused you. Depending on which type of claim you have and the nature of your injuries, you may be able to get compensation for:
Note that Florida has a comparative negligence theory. This means that you may receive less compensation if you are partially to blame for the accident. For example, consider a car accident that causes you $100,000 in losses. The court finds you to be 30% responsible for the accident. You would receive $70,000 instead of $100,000.
At this point, you might be wondering why you need an attorney. If you have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance—which is required in Florida—why would you need an attorney to make sure you get paid? Your insurance company is on your side, right?
Unfortunately, that just isn’t the case. Even when your own insurance has to pay out, they often drag out the claims process, deny claims for no apparent reason, or otherwise cause you extra stress. When you bring a Florida personal injury attorney to the table, they are far less likely to engage in unethical practices and more likely to pay what you are owed promptly.
On top of that, it’s likely that you’ll need to go after the other party’s insurance company to get compensation above and beyond the limits of your own PIP plan. A civil lawsuit allows you to seek compensation for expenses that your PIP does not cover.
If you do begin the lawsuit process, you can expect the other party’s insurance company to do everything they can to limit the amount they payout. Their main priority is their profit margins, and the easiest way to boost profits is to limit the amount they payout to injured victims. They might claim that you are to blame for the accident, downplay your injuries, alleging that you are lying, or otherwise run your claim off the rails.
When you hire David I. Fuchs as your Boca Raton injury attorney, you don’t have to worry about these underhanded tactics. With more than 30 years in personal injury law, he is completely familiar with how insurance companies run down settlement amounts and what it takes to hold them accountable. He will not encourage you to take an unfair settlement just to avoid court.
He will do everything in his power to secure a fair settlement through negotiation, but if the other side just won’t negotiate in good faith, he is more than ready to take your case to court.
With his extensive knowledge of personal injury law, David I. Fuchs is ready to fight for you. He knows that serious bodily injury can derail your future plans, leaving you anxious and stressed. You don’t need to worry about the legal side of your accident on top of the stress you already have.