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    It’s crucial to have a seasoned reckless driving attorney in the wake of a speed-related accident. If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area, David I. Fuchs, Accident & Injury Lawyer, P.A. is the man for the job. With over 30 years of experience working in personal injury and vehicle collision law, he has the finely cultivated negotiation skills and compassionate determination to help you reclaim what’s rightfully yours.

    If you were injured in an accident caused by speeding, you may be entitled to financial compensation. But you don’t have to navigate this complex process alone. Attorney David I. Fuchs is an experienced litigator whose courtroom experience and signature negotiating style has helped his clients get the settlements they’re after, and you could be his next success story.

    To schedule your free consultation, reach out to us today.

    What Is Considered Reckless Driving in Fort Lauderdale?

    State law defines reckless driving as “driving with willful or with disregard for the safety of persons or property.” It’s considered more serious than improper driving and careless driving, so the punishments are naturally more severe.

    Reckless driving charges you can face in State courts include:

    • Reckless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury
    • Reckless Driving with a Prior Conviction
    • Reckless Driving Causing Property Damage
    • First Offense Reckless Driving

    If a reckless driver is convicted, they will face criminal fines and penalties in addition to being responsible for your damages. A detail-oriented attorney in Fort Lauderdale like David Fuchs can help prove that someone acted recklessly in causing an accident.

    State Car Accident Laws to Consider

    There are a few pertinent Florida state car accident laws that are good to know should you ever find yourself hit by a reckless or raging driver.

    For starters, there are legal requirements surrounding reports of car accidents. If a crash resulted in vehicle and/or property damage exceeding $500, serious injury, or death, then by law you must file a report with your local police department. If the collision didn’t happen in a municipality, then you’ll have to report the accident to your local county sheriff or the Florida State Highway Patrol.

    There’s also a statute of limitations for filing a reckless driving accident claim in Fort Lauderdale: four years. This means that starting from the date of your crash to the four-year anniversary, you can file a personal injury lawsuit. If you decide to file after this time window has passed, though, then your case may be dismissed.

    Florida is a “comparative negligence” state. That means that if you are partially at fault in a wreck with a reckless or speeding driver, you will still be able to recover compensation in percentage that the other person was to blame. Your compensation will be reduced by the amount you are at fault.

    How to Prove a Reckless Driver was Speeding

    Proving that the other driver was speeding at the time of your accident can be tricky, but there are a few reliable methods to confirm that it happened.

    Witness testimonies can be extremely useful when trying to prove who was speeding, as matching firsthand accounts from different witnesses will do a lot to solidify your case. However, witnesses don’t just have to be bystanders from the wreck; expert witnesses can also take the stand and verify any medical, financial, or other facts pertaining to the case. Law enforcement officials and forensic scientists who specialize in traffic accident reconstruction may even be called in to give their opinions.

    Physical evidence can also be pretty damning, especially if it’s a totaled car or seriously injured person. However, there are some other dead giveaways that reckless drivers caused an accident: skid marks on the road and any road debris flung from the cars involved can prove that the collision was speed related.

    Last but not least, police reports are another reliable route you can go when attempting to prove a speeding driver was at fault. Police reports not only provide details from the crash, but officers’ opinions on the accident as well. Officers will usually collect witness information and their contact information, too, and will also make note of any citations made at the crash scene. This means that a speeding ticket is all you need to prove in court that the other driver was, in fact, speeding. A dedicated Fort Lauderdale attorney could pursue this evidence and help you maximize compensation for your reckless driving case.

    How a Fort Lauderdale Reckless Driving Accident Attorney Can Help You

    If you were a victim of a car accident caused by an aggressive driver, you know how traumatizing it can be to try and handle the aftermath all on your own. However, only a shrewd reckless driving attorney will be able to help you get the justice you’re after.

    Since 1988, attorney David I. Fuchs has been helping Florida residents get the financial and emotional restitution they deserve, thanks to his keen negotiation skills and hands-on approach to working with clients. He’ll not only advocate for you in court, but he’ll be there to guide you every step of the way. Call a Fort Lauderdale Reckless Driving lawyer today to learn how we can best serve you.

    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!

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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!

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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.

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    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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    “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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    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.

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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.
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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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    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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    “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.

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