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    Vehicles can roll over for several reasons and these accidents often involve severe injuries or fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) considers rollover accidents second only to head-on crashes in terms of severity. While any vehicle has the potential to roll over in certain circumstance, some types of vehicles are more susceptible to rollovers than others. Drivers in Fort Lauderdale, and the rest of the state should recognize these high-risk vehicles and exercise appropriate caution when operating them or driving near them on the road. Failure to drive carefully could result in a flipped vehicle, but a Fort Lauderdale rollover car accident lawyer is here to help. A dedicated vehicle collision attorney like David Fuchs could help a plaintiff pursue the compensation they need and deserve after a crash.

    What Causes Rollovers?

    Cars with higher centers of gravity like sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and tractor-trailers are much more susceptible to rollovers than other vehicles, but the main cause of rollover accidents is “tripping.” Tripping describes a car’s tire striking something that causes the vehicle to lose its forward motion. The disruption in forward motion sends the car rolling forward or on its side, and the NHTSA estimates that about 95% of all rollover accidents happen because of tripping.

    Dangerous roadways also play a significant role in rollover accidents. A car that takes a turn at too high of a speed risks the inner tires lifting off the ground, which sends the vehicle tumbling over. Larger vehicles – especially tractor-trailers – are highly susceptible to this type of rollover. Drivers must exercise extreme caution when navigating sharp turns while operating a high-risk vehicle. Design flaws or defects in the vehicle also increase the risk of rollover accidents. Weather conditions may also play a role in these accidents since cars lose traction on wet or icy roads.

    After a rollover crash, a skilled attorney in Fort Lauderdale could help an injured driver prove the cause and begin the process of pursuing financial compensation.

    Legal Options After a Rollover Accident

    If you suffer injuries and damages from a rollover accident, you’ll more than likely have few options for legal recourse unless a vehicle defect or negligent driver is to blame. Speaking with your rollover car accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can help give clear direction following a rollover accident. If a defective tire caused the issue, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. If there is some design flaw or defect in your vehicle that caused it to roll over, you may be able to sue the vehicle’s manufacturer if they did not supply sufficient warnings for this issue.

    Tripping remains the most likely cause of a rollover accident, so if your losses resulted from tripping on the road, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the organization or entity responsible for maintaining that area of the road. If the accident occurred on a public road, you’ll need to file a lawsuit against the municipality or local government. There are very strict filing requirements for doing so. Additionally, whoever you sue may argue that your own negligence played a role in the incident.

    If you drive a vehicle with a high center of gravity, it’s imperative to drive accordingly. Drivers are also responsible for vehicle maintenance, and a worn tire does not qualify as a defect. Failing to replace worn tires can lead to you incurring partial fault for the incident. Florida operates under a pure comparative negligence law, meaning that if a plaintiff is partially at fault his or her compensation reduces by a proportionate amount. For example, a plaintiff found 25% at fault for an incident will only receive 75% of the compensation awarded.

    Call a Fort Lauderdale Rollover Car Accident Attorney for Best Results

    Rollover accidents have a high likelihood of causing severe injuries or even deaths, so it’s important to hold the responsible parties accountable after a rollover. David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. has over a decade of experience representing clients in all manner of cases, and we want drivers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the surrounding area to know they can turn to us for legal representation after a rollover accident.

    Contact our team today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Fort Lauderdale rollover car accident lawyers. We’d be happy to discuss the details of your situation and let you know how we can be of assistance.

    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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    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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    “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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    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!!

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

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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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