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    It’s incredibly convenient to use your smartphone and quickly get a rideshare. The technology behind services such as Uber and Lyft significantly improves over calling for a taxi service or hailing a cab on the street. But with this convenience comes the risk of a potentially devastating accident.

    If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident caused by a rideshare driver, speak with Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer David Fuchs. With over 30 years in practice, David possesses the knowledge and skills to secure maximum compensation for your case.

    Why Choose The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A.?

    Boca Raton Attorney David I. Fuchs

    David I. Fuchs, Boca Raton Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney

    You want a Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer with a wealth of experience and a proven track record in handling rideshare accident cases. David Fuchs has both. He’s successfully navigated similar legal challenges and deeply understands the complexities involved in these cases. His valuable insights can greatly increase the chances you’ll see a positive outcome.

    Rideshare accidents often involve unique legal considerations, such as determining who was responsible for the crash. Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer David Fuchs can investigate the accident to find out why it happened and who was to blame. Our firm has the resources to gather evidence and reconstruct the accident scene to build the most compelling case possible.

    How Much Money Will You Receive?

    This is typically the first question our clients ask. But, unlike some attorneys, Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer David Fuchs won’t make any empty promises. There’s no way of accurately assessing potential compensation without all the facts.

    However, once David has those facts, he’ll know how much money to demand from the responsible parties. He’ll precisely calculate your damages and then strive to ensure you receive every dollar entitled to you under the law.

    These are some examples of damages David can pursue on your behalf.

    Medical Bills

    Clients often worry about the medical expenses of an accident, and with good reason. Surgeries, hospitalization, physical therapy, medications, and other treatment options can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. But a skilled Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer will work to recover all of these expenses so you don’t have to pay a dime out of pocket.

    Lost Income

    Suffering a severe injury likely means you can’t work. If you don’t have any vacation days, sick time, or personal days left, it probably won’t be long until your paychecks stop. While panic is a natural reaction, when you trust David Fuchs, he’ll exhaust every effort to ensure you receive compensation for your lost income.

    You need a Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer who will work to recover your lost income and future earning capacity. There’s a chance your injury is so severe that you cannot physically return to your job. That can mean moving to a lower-paying position or finding an entirely new career that doesn’t pay.

    David Fuchs can bring in financial professionals to document precisely how much money you’ll lose in the future due to someone else’s negligence. He won’t stop until you get the money to pay for your current income and the money you’ll miss out on in the future due to your injury.

    Non-Economic Damages

    These intangible damages don’t easily lend themselves to a monetary value. It takes a very skilled Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer to calculate damages such as pain, suffering, and emotional distress and prove them.

    Pain and suffering is what it sounds like. The at-fault rideshare driver’s negligence forces you to endure physical pain. Whether you’ve suffered a neck or back injury, soft tissue injury, or anything else, you deserve compensation for your extreme discomfort.

    You may also be experiencing emotional issues because of the wreck. Anxiety and depression are common in the aftermath of an accident, as is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer can determine the amount of money you deserve for emotional distress and pursue it from those responsible for causing it.

    Dangerous Areas of Boca Raton for Rideshare Accidents

    Boca Raton Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer

    Researchers estimate that rideshare services account for about a three percent increase in car accidents yearly nationwide. There were 25,011 crashes in Palm Beach County, causing 15,274 injuries and 255 fatalities. If the researchers are correct, rideshare accidents contributed to 458 injuries and seven deaths.

    Where do these accidents happen in Boca Raton and the surrounding areas? They usually take place in some of the most notorious hotspots for crashes. These include the following:

    • Okeechobee Boulevard and Military Trail
    • Glades Road and State Road 7
    • Atlantic Avenue at South Military Trail
    • South Military Trail at Forest Hill Boulevard
    • Southern Boulevard at State Road 7
    • Glades Road and Airport Road

    A Deeper Look at Rideshare Accidents

    Rideshare accidents have diverse causes, often rooted in driver negligence. These incidents result from distractions, recklessness, traffic law violations, and driver fatigue.

    Rideshare drivers aren’t immune to making careless mistakes. They can fail to follow traffic rules, committing violations such as speeding, failing to signal when turning, or running red lights or stop signs. Like other motorists, they often drive while distracted by smartphones when behind the wheel.

    Uber and Lyft drivers may also neglect vehicle maintenance. All drivers should keep their cars in good working order. Rideshare drivers have even more of a responsibility to do just that. If they fail to regularly check their tires, brakes, and other vehicle components, they can easily cause a devastating accident.

    Another common reason for rideshare accidents is fatigue. Drivers often have other jobs and work for Uber or Lyft to make extra money. When you combine the hours they spend at their main jobs with the time they spend behind the wheel, it’s no surprise they’re tired. But fatigue can rob drivers of their ability to focus on the road or stay awake, with potentially horrible consequences.

    Types of Rideshare Accidents

    Just as there are many causes of rideshare accidents, there are several types of wrecks as well. The following is a brief look at just a few:

    • Rear-end collisions: Inattentive rideshare drivers can slam into the back of stopped cars, causing severe injuries in the process.
    • Intersection accidents: Uber and Lyft drivers often fail to yield at intersections or speed through lights because they’re in a hurry.
    • T-bone wrecks: This is one of the worst consequences of failing to stop at red lights or stop signs. The negligent driver slams into the side of the other vehicle, and the two cars form a “T” shape.
    • Head-on collisions: Head-on wrecks are the deadliest, caused by drivers drifting out of their lane and colliding with an oncoming vehicle.

    Your dedicated Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate the specific cause and nature of the accident. This comprehensive investigation involves meticulous analysis to determine the responsible party or parties involved in the incident. Through this detailed examination of the circumstances, your attorney aims to ascertain fault and establish a clear understanding of the contributing factors leading to the accident.

    Types of Uber/Lyft Accident Injuries

    The aftermath of a rideshare accident can leave victims in excruciating pain, with catastrophic injuries that impact lives forever. Some of the more common injuries include:

    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Broken bones
    • Spinal cord damage
    • Internal injuries
    • Soft tissue damage

    Attorney David Fuchs will strive to secure compensation for your injury. He can handle all of the complexities of your case so you can focus on getting better as quickly as possible.

    Fighting Deep-Pocketed Insurance Companies

    Boca Raton Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney

    Uber and Lyft are huge corporations, making billions of dollars a year. They carry third-party liability insurance to cover the cost of property damage and injuries stemming from accidents their drivers cause.

    But the insurance carriers that cover Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies won’t willingly pay what you deserve. They’ll fight passionately to protect their policies and their profits. You need a Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer on your side to give you the best chance of getting the money you deserve.

    David Fuchs is such an attorney. Giant insurance companies and their highly paid legal teams don’t intimidate him. When David goes against these formidable opponents, he defeats them regularly because he has the truth on his side.

    If you choose our firm, David will fight the insurance company in the following ways:

    Accident Investigation

    There are many reasons you need to contact a Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. One of the most important is that your attorney needs to investigate the wreck quickly before critical evidence is lost.

    Because David Fuchs has the resources to thoroughly investigate rideshare accidents, he can collect crucial evidence. This evidence can show you weren’t to blame for the collision, and the insurance company must pay every dollar you demand.

    Damage Calculation

    Before making that demand, however, your Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer must accurately calculate your damages. Any attorney can prove tangible damages, such as medical expenses and lost income. All they need are bills, receipts, and pay stubs.

    What separates an excellent Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer from an average one is their ability to calculate the intangible damages mentioned earlier, such as pain, suffering, and emotional distress. David Fuchs has that ability and 30-plus years of experience accurately calculating non-economic damages.

    Insurance Company Negotiations

    Negotiating with a big insurance company is difficult. But David Fuchs is up to the challenge. He’ll present a detailed, thoughtful case backed by solid evidence to show the insurer you should receive every dollar you deserve.

    Going to Court

    The chances are excellent your Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer will convince the insurance company to make a fair settlement offer. Insurers will often settle rather than risk losing in court. They also don’t want to pay for legal representation.

    But the insurer might refuse to settle. David Fuchs will be ready to take the case to trial if necessary. He’ll make a compelling argument on your behalf and bring in expert witnesses to strengthen your case further. You can rest assured he will passionately advocate for you with arguments backed by facts.

    The Next Steps You Should Take

    The most important thing you can do is to continue your medical treatment and follow your doctor’s recommendations. Doing so will help speed your recovery, which is essential to your health.

    But following doctor’s orders will also protect your rights. The insurance company might argue that you’re not as severely injured as you claim or that something else besides the accident caused your injury. Following your treatment plan will prove it was the wreck caused by the negligent rideshare driver that hurt you.

    Prepare for Your Boca Raton Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer Consultation

    You must also keep meticulous records of all your accident-related expenses. Put every receipt or bill, as well as your pay stubs, in a safe place. Bring these to your attorney consultation so your Boca Raton Uber/Lyft accident lawyer can calculate your economic damages.

    Also, keep a journal of everything you’re experiencing due to your injury. Write about the pain you’re suffering and the emotional distress you’re experiencing. Keeping a journal will show that you deserve compensation for your non-economic damages.

    Other documentation you should try to bring, if possible, include:

    Contact Our Boca Raton Rideshare Accident Attorney

    Don’t hesitate to reach out to Boca Raton personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., where Boca Raton’s Uber/Lyft accident lawyer, David Fuchs, dedicates his efforts to exploring every conceivable avenue to assist in your financial recovery. As you recuperate from your injury, find solace in entrusting another’s care to David. His consistent track record of delivering positive results speaks volumes, and he is wholly committed to doing everything within his power to ensure you receive fair and equitable compensation.

    To schedule a complimentary case review, simply dial (954) noswap568-3636 or connect with David online. Conveniently situated at eight S.E. 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale, mere blocks away from Florence C. Hardy Park, his office awaits to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need.

    Client Testimonials

    “…the settlement I received was much higher than anticipated”

    Fuchs was my car accident attorney and was very responsive from the first call. I had medical care the next day and the whole process was smooth. They handled everything with the insurance companies and coordinated all of the necessary medical information. It was a long process and in the end the settlement I received was much higher than anticipated I am more than happy and grateful for the outcome.

    Sean O.
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    “Not only did I get the medical attention I needed but I was compensated handsomely.”

    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. Thank you!

    Giovanni G.
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    “…they didn’t settle for anything and my boyfriend and I got what we deserved.”

    I got in an accident in December 2021 when everyone was short staffed and insurance companies was not responsive. My boyfriend reached out to David F. and what a life changing experience. We had the pleasure of having all our worries handed to professional help. They worked diligently on our case, answered questions when asked and kept us updated on changes. More importantly they didn’t settle for anything and my boyfriend and I got what we deserved. I have dealt with others in the past but David got me the most according to the facts presented and never backed down when the insurance companies tried to make us settle for less. Thank you David, Jessica and the team for all your effort and hard work. I will recommend them to family and friends. [They’re] the best in town!

    Sheila N.
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    “Best lawyer in Broward County”
    Evans P.
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    “Mr. Fuchs and his staff were very helpful.”

    I highly recommend Law offices of David Fuchs. Mr. Fuchs and his staff were very helpful. The case was handled in a timely manner and I was always informed if there were any changes or updates with my case.

    Velouse G.
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    “Mr. Fuchs is one of the hardest working attorneys that I know.”

    Mr. Fuchs is one of the hardest working attorneys that I know. He is really good at what he does and puts 110% in you case. I have been using him for 19 years now and refer all my friends to him. I can leave him alone with my case and not call him all the time. I know he is working hard in my case. When he has any information he calls me and we go from there. There are not a lot of attorneys I can do that with! If you have any Personal Injuries please do call him. You won’t be disappointed!!

    Libby E.
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    “I would definitely refer to this firm as the go-to Florida personal injury gurus.”

    At first I was afraid…I was petrified! I truly was! But the extensive knowledge, patience and professionalism I received brought me not only such peace and assurance that I was in good hands, but we got through my case like shining stars! David made sure I understood exactly what, when, where, why and [answered] whatever question I had. I would definitely refer to this firm as the go-to Florida personal injury gurus.

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    …took care of my well-being [and were] very informative about my situation. [T]hey were on the ball when it came down to settling…I highly recommend David.

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    I got a really good return… thank you David Fuchs and staff for being so helpful and working so hard to help us, you are appreciated.

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    The David I Fuchs law office is a group of excellent people that helped to their fullest potential. They treated me with respect and I really appreciate that. This is a great law office.

    Jonathan Z.
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    “Never did I imagine myself getting into an accident.”

    It has been an unexpected journey since stepping foot in Florida. Never did I imagine myself getting into an accident. I just want to thank the staff and all the support. The Therapy the doctors; you guys were awesome and made me feel better in my situation. This the first time I ever experience such a thing but I’m blessed , thankful and behind it all DAVID FUCHS who made it happen for me.

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    I would totally recommend David to everyone. They’re extremely professional and work in a timely manner. They helped tremendously!

    A Boone
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    “I highly recommend this man.”

    A good man knows, his law 35 years experience. Will get the job done and help you and your family get compensated for you pain and damages. I highly recommend this man. I want to revisit my review and say that Mr. Fuchs always picks up his phone and answer any questions that may pertain to my case. Thank you, David.

    N. Hit
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    “He was able to settle my case with little to no trouble and did so in a very professional manner.”

    David Fuchs was my car accident attorney. He was able to settle my case with little to no trouble and did so in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend him to others.

    Samantha D.
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    “…all went good and successful. thank you so much for all your help.”

    I got into an accident for the first time and I didn’t know what do or how things works, but I was lucky to find a professional and helpful people to guide through this experience.
    They did take care of my case all went good and successful thank you so much for all your help.

    Karen G.
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    “Very professional. Had no problems with communication”
    Zuberi L.
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    “He was there every time I called and got me a great settlement.”

    I was in a car accident and looking for a professional, caring attorney.I was fortunate to find Mr. Fuchs, who helped me through the whole process. He was there every time I called and got me a great settlement.

    Joan K.
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    “My settlement was fast, fair and professionally handled.”

    Had a car accident and needed an advocate to communicate my concerns through my insurance provider. The law office of David Fuchs, was efficient and thorough. My settlement was fast, fair and professionally handled. Would highly recommend giving this office a call if you need legal assistance.

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    “I could not have asked for a better team by my side.”

    They were very helpful. I could not have asked for a better team by my side.

    S. Rodriguez
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    “They got me my settlement pretty quickly and worked hard on my case for me.”

    I was in an accident mid last year and Mr. Fuchs handled my case and his case manager[s] Yessi and Jessica were very informative as to the process. They got me my settlement pretty quickly and worked hard on my case for me. Mr. Fuchs was extremely knowledgeable and informed me of everything that would happen in my case. I will recommend this firm to my family and friends and i will be using their services in future if need be.

    Pastor D.
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