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    Car accidents are stressful enough as they are, but they become even more traumatizing when you’re the passenger. You’re not in control of the car so you have no way to steer it to safety, putting you firmly at the mercy of both drivers.

    David I. Fuchs, Accident & Injury Lawyer, has over three decades of experience helping car accident victims make sense of the physical, emotional, and financial aftermath of ca crash. His intricate understanding of Florida’s driving laws have proven him to be a strong ally in the courtroom, and his clients’ testimonials show it.

    If you were a passenger injured in a collision, you may be entitled to financial compensation. However, you’ll need a seasoned lawyer who has the legal knowledge and people skills to bring your case to justice.

    Common Passenger Injuries in Auto Accidents

    Car accidents are grim events, no matter how minor they are. This means that even the relatively less serious injuries can still be pretty painful. Passengers and drivers are also just as likely to suffer the same injuries.

    Minor injuries that a passenger sustains in a car accident could be cuts, scrapes, bruises, muscle strains, and sprains, pelvic injuries, broken teeth, and whiplash. The more serious injuries include traumatic brain damage, concussions, broken bones, a crushed larynx, and trachea, or paralysis.

    As you can see, car accidents are no small matter, regardless of how serious the accident is.

    Does PIP Cover Passengers in Florida?

    State law requires all drivers to have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage, which covers a percentage of your lost wages and medical bills. Fortunately, PIP coverage is ‘no-fault,’ meaning it’ll cover you, whether you’re the driver who was primarily responsible for the accident or a passenger injured in a car accident. Keep in mind, though, that you’ll only be able to get compensation up to the maximum limit of your insurance policy, so you might have to file passenger injury claims against both drivers.

    However, the amount of compensation you receive will ultimately come down to the drivers’ insurance policies and the severity of your injuries.

    Pain and Suffering Compensation for Injured Passengers

    PIP coverage is only valid for medical bills, lost income, and disability benefits, and death benefits to loved ones if the accident was fatal. Passengers in car accidents who are looking for further compensation–especially for pain and suffering–will have to hire an experienced car accident lawyer who can help fight for an additional passenger in a car accident settlement.

    Can I Sue the Driver as a Passenger?

    If you were the passenger in the car of the driver who was primarily at fault in the accident, then yes, you can sue that driver. This route is especially useful if both your insurance coverage and the other driver’s insurance coverage are unable to fully compensate you for the damages you’ve sustained. You can sue both drivers to receive the additional compensation you’ll need to pay your medical bills or make up for lost finances.

    How Our Fort Lauderdale Passenger Injuries Attorney Can Help You

    If you were a passenger in a car accident in Florida, it’s likely that you suffered some bodily injury as a result. It’s time to turn to David I. Fuchs, a renowned car accident lawyer who has over 30 years of experience helping Florida drivers get the settlements they deserve. If you’re looking for a seasoned litigator with shrewd negotiation skills and a fierce courtroom determination, then give us a call today to learn more about how we can help 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.
    Google Review
    “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.
    Google Review
    “…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.
    Google Review
    “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.
    Google Review
    “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.
    Google Review
    “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.
    Google Review
    “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.
    Google Review
    “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.
    Google Review
    “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
    Google Review
    “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.
    Google Review
    “…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.
    Google Review
    “Very professional. Had no problems with communication”
    Zuberi L.
    Google Review
    “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.
    Google Review
    “A+++++ recommended.”

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

    J. Hernandez
    Google Review
    “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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