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    Fort Lauderdale Attorney David I. Fuchs

    David I. Fuchs, Fort Lauderdale ATV accident lawyer

    Fort Lauderdale ATV accident lawyer David I. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience in successfully representing victims, their families, and friends who have sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries because of the negligence of another party. If you or someone you love suffered injuries while driving or riding on an ATV, we can help. We may be able to help you negotiate a better settlement with your insurance company or go up against a negligent person, property owner, or product manufacturer in pursuit of damages.

    Florida is one of the highest-ranked states in terms of fatal ATV wrecks. According to crash statistics, 512 Floridians died in ATV accidents from 1982 to 2012 – the sixth highest in the country. Ongoing reporting brings this number to 596 deaths as of 2017. At our law offices, we believe that ATVing recreationally or for work should not end in a trip to the hospital. We want to help crash victims seek the compensation they need to get back on their feet.

    Does Fort Lauderdale Have ATV Laws?

    At David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys have years of experience handling ATV crash claims. We know that three- and four-wheeler ATVs are becoming more popular in the state, resulting in greater odds of accidents and injuries. We strive to be a trusted, reputable source of legal representation for these unique cases. We understand ATV safety rules, regulations, manufacturer instructions, and the relevant state laws, including:

    • No ATVs allowed on paved roads
    • ATV riders under the age of 16 must wear protective helmets and eyewear
    • If operating an ATV on public land, it must have a title

    We can help accident victims navigate the law and aim for the highest possible compensation amount from an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Our firm might even be able to seek recovery through a homeowner’s insurance policy if parents failed to supervise children on ATVs. Our mission is to assist ATV accident victims and their families in any way we can. Find out if our Fort Lauderdale attorneys can help you with the legal process.

    What is an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle)?

    An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is a three or four-wheeled motorized vehicle. Occasionally ATV’s are used when working outdoors. Primarily, however, young people use these vehicles for recreational activities. With speeds of up to 55 MPH, these smaller vehicles can still really pick up steam. Though they seem smaller in size, an ATV can weigh up to a quarter ton.

    Injuries associated with ATV’s are rapidly on the rise. Currently, there are very few regulations regarding these smaller vehicles. Government officials have taken notice and are attempting to strategically implement new laws and protocol in order to mitigate the growing injury and fatality rate of ATV users and crash victims.

    When riding for recreational purposes, ATV’s can be very exhilarating. This is especially true for young drivers. As time goes by, manufacturers continue to create heavier, more powerful vehicles, each one boasting a greater thrill than the last. Statistically, however, the increase in power and weight in newer model four wheelers can be directly linked with the increase of deaths and injuries associated with these vehicles.

    How ATV Deaths Occur

    The majority of ATV deaths result from the vehicle overturning, and injuries typically occur as the result of a major collision. Furthermore, the risk of injury is increased by the lack of safety laws and regulations. Many states have no age restriction for ATV riders or mandatory helmet safety laws to protect drivers. The fact is, many perceive these vehicles as “slower” and “recreational”, therefore parents and guardians allow children to operate ATV’s without proper instruction, safety apparel or supervision.

    If involved in an ATV wreck, there is a 75% chance of the accident victim suffering serious or fatal spinal cord injuries or brain injuries. This fact has profound implications. If you are fortunate enough to survive, lifelong injuries and physical ailments are likely to occur. ATV accident victims have lost limbs, been paralyzed and in the worst cases, killed. If someone you know has died due to an ATV accident, contact a Fort Lauderdale attorney about potentially pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit.

    Preventing a Four-Wheeler Crash

    30 years badgeCurrently, very few people are taking any steps toward preventing accidents involving ATV’s. As awareness grows, hopefully, more will exercise proven safety measures to help mitigate the instances of injury every year. Here are a few simple steps to help prevent injury while operating an ATV:

    1. Wear a safety helmet and protective gear
    2. Ride slower ATV’s
    3. Minors should be supervised by an adult whenever operating an ATV
    4. Ride lighter ATV’s

    What Are Your Options After an ATV Crash in Fort Lauderdale?

    Florida’s no-fault insurance laws may limit your legal options after an ATV crash. According to state law, all accident victims must go to their own insurance companies for damage recovery, regardless of who caused the accident. Although ATVs aren’t traditional motor vehicles, the same insurance laws apply. The only case in which you could bring a lawsuit against a person or company to seek damages outside of your insurance coverage would be if the wreck caused serious, long-lasting injuries.

    If your accident was serious, the defendant in your lawsuit could be a number of different people. For example, a single-vehicle ATV crash might have occurred due to a defective design, manufacturing error, or a company’s failure to market the vehicle in a safe manner. This type of crash could result in a lawsuit against the ATV’s manufacturer. Other potential defendants include other ATV riders, property owners, and tour companies. Our local lawyers can help you identify the proper defendants and determine whether you re entitled to financial compensation.

    ATV Accident Victims

    For the most part, deaths and injuries relating to ATV’s are preventable. However, due to the fact that these vehicles are accident-prone unregulated vehicles, being injured due to the fault of someone else is highly possible. If you, a friend or relative has been injured or killed on an ATV you may be eligible for monetary compensation. Following these guidelines may help get you one step closer to the peace of mind that you deserve.

    What To Do Immediately After an ATV Crash

    1. Call the police to the scene of the accident
    2. Seek medical treatment for the injured party/parties
    3. Seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights

    Call a Fort Lauderdale ATV Accident Attorney Today

    While lawmakers continue to debate over the necessity of ATV regulation, young people across the nation continue to be injured and fatally wounded in unexpected crashes. Protect yourself and your loved ones by calling Ft Lauderdale ATV accident lawyer David I. Fuchs who will take your call and speak with you immediately about your case. Our team will then stand ready to fight for you to see that you get compensation for your pain and suffering, any lost wages and medical bills.

    Reach out to David Fuchs at his Fort Lauderdale office for a free consultation about your claim. If you cannot come to our office, he will send a representative to see you. We speak English and Spanish.

    David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. – Fort Lauderdale Office

    8 SE 8th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    P: (954) 568-3636

    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.

    Donna M.
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    “They have a wonderful team.”

    …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.

    Nicholas G.
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    “My experience with David Fuchs was awesome.”

    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.

    Yvette W.
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    “This is a great law office.”

    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.

    Sade P.
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    “They helped tremendously!”

    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.
    Google Review
    “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.

    Willie M.
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    “A+++++ recommended.”

    I want to thank the office of David Fuch’s. A+++++ recommended.

    J. Hernandez
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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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