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    One of the most catastrophic causes of car crashes is drunk driving, mainly because it’s a completely avoidable situation. What’s more, the damage can ripple across multiple generations of a family if one of their loved ones is hit by a drunk driver, leaving the others to sift through the physical, financial, and emotional aftermath.

    Fortunately, there’s a seasoned drunk driving accident attorney who can empathetically guide you through every step of the legal process: David I. Fuchs, Accident & Injury Lawyer, P.A. For over 30 years, this accomplished negotiator has been helping victims of drunk driving get the compensation they deserve in court.

    If you were involved in a drunk driving crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation. However, you’ll need a Fort Lauderdale drunk driving accident lawyer who has both the courtroom experience and intricate knowledge of Florida DUI laws to help you win and increase the value of the settlement you’re after, and David I. Fuchs is the man for the job.

    Florida’s DUI Laws Explained

    Florida law states that drivers can get charged with a DUI if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.8% or higher, which is the legal limit, or if they’re in “actual physical control” of a vehicle while under the influence. Anyone who caused a DUI wreck will face criminal charges as well as a personal injury lawsuit.

    We will use any DUI evidence collected at the scene of the accident to support your case. For example, if the person who caused your drunk driving wreck was arrested or issued a ticket, our Fort Lauderdale attorneys will obtain that information from the police.

    Accidents Where a Drunk Driver Caused the Death of Another Driver

    In car collisions where one driver’s impairment costs another person their life, we recommend that the surviving family members and loved ones work to preserve their rights under the law, and consider seeking restitution from the negligent driver. Although monetary compensation cannot make up for the loss of a loved one, it can go a long way towards helping with the economic fallout of a tragic DUI accident—funeral expenses, hospital bills, and pain, suffering, and emotional distress.

    It is not necessary for the person who was driving drunk to have been apprehended or charged with a DUI in order to sue for damages or personal injury claims. Anyone driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is in violation of the state’s drunk driving statutes, and can be considered a negligent, or even dangerous driver. Signs of impairment, such as weaving between lanes, or random stopping, are enough for law enforcement officials to pull a driver over, even if their blood alcohol content is below the legal limit. Any legal violation of the state’s DUI laws can help an injured person or someone who has suffered a loss make their case against an impaired driver.

    Because drunk drivers tend to have slower reflexes, and cannot react quickly to avoid a collision, these car accidents are more dangerous, and often result in serious injuries. Typical injuries sustained in a drunk driving crash include whiplash, bone fractures or breaks, cuts and bruises, burns, and traumatic brain injury. Any of these injuries could lead to long-term suffering, or even a drastic change in quality of life, and victims can seek financial compensation to cover the expenses these changes may incur. If a DUI accident results in the death of an innocent victim, family members can sue for wrongful death, and restitution for their suffering.

    If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, the Florida car accident lawyers at David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. can help. Contact David Fuchs for a free consultation today.

    I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver–Can I Sue?

    If you were hit by a drunk driver or if an impaired motorist totaled your car, you can legally sue the other drivers for damages if your injuries are significant and your expenses exceed what your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance will cover.

    If you were rear-ended by a drunk driver, you may be legally allowed to sue for damages, but it will depend on the severity of your injuries and damage to your car. Only an experienced DUI accident lawyer will be able to prove that the at-fault driver’s reckless behavior incurred significant damages that meet the Florida requirements for filing a drunk driving lawsuit.

    Time Limit for Filing Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuits

    Florida’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in the wake of drunk driving accidents is four years. This means that from the date of your accident until its four-year anniversary, you can file a lawsuit. Any cases filed after this time window closes will be immediately dismissed, though. This time limit might seem strict, but a dedicated Fort Lauderdale lawyer could help someone keep their case on track after a drunk driving crash.

    If You or a Family Member Was Injured or Suffered Death as a Result of a Drunk Driver in Fort Lauderdale, Our Attorneys Can Help

    Victims of drunk driving will tell you just how taxing these accidents can be. In addition to working through the difficult emotions that follow, medical bills and a lack of steady income can quickly throw victims into a financial crisis.

    However, David I. Fuchs understands this peril well, and for over three decades has been committed to restoring a sense of peace and justice to his clients’ lives, both in and out of the courtroom. To learn more about how a Fort Lauderdale drunk driving car accident lawyer can help you with your case, reach out to us today.

    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.
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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.

    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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