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    If you have were hurt while riding in a limousine, then — pursuant to state law — you may be able to recover damages to compensate you for your injuries. Despite the fact that you may have a legitimate claim, the litigation process can be overwhelming for those unaccustomed to the procedures and difficulties of a motor vehicle accident claim. As such, we highly encourage those who have been injured in a limo to contact a Fort Lauderdale limousine accident lawyer at David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. as soon as possible. We can work with you early on in the process and help you secure sufficient and fair compensation.

    Though, at first glance, limousine accident lawsuits may seem quite similar to standard car accident lawsuits, a closer look at the law reveals the unique character of a limousine accident claim.

    The Dangers of Limousines

    Limousine accidents can lead to more serious injury repercussions, in large part because of the inherent design of the vehicle. Stretch limos tend to be heavier and longer than most standard passenger vehicles, which leads to a lengthy minimum braking distance (and a much less maneuverable vehicle overall). Further, passengers in the “lounge” area of a limousine wear seatbelts infrequently, which can lead to particularly severe injuries in the event of an accident, and because the lounge area of the limousine has seats with seatbacks adjacent to the window, the negative consequences of a side impact accident may be significantly worsened.

    Limousines Qualify as Common Carriers in Fort Lauderdale

    Under state law, limousines qualify as common carriers — persons or entities that provide a passenger transportation service in exchange for financial consideration. Common carrier qualification has a substantial impact on the potential liability of both the limo driver and company, as common carriers are required to provide a reasonably safe means of transportation. This exercise of reasonable care is higher than the standard of care associated with normal vehicles, however. To put it simply: common carriers (such as limousines) owe their passengers a heightened duty of care to ensure their safety.

    During the process of collecting compensation for a limo accident, a Fort Lauderdale attorney can help prove that a company or driver violated their duty as a common carrier.

    The Limousine Company May be Liable

    If you have been injured due to the negligence of the limousine driver in the Fort Lauderdale area, then you may be able to sue the limousine company pursuant to theories of vicarious liability and negligent hiring/supervision. Our dedicated Fort Lauderdale can help with this process after a limo crash.

    Vicarious Liability

    A company may be found vicariously liable for injuries caused by the negligence of their employees, so long as the employee at-issue was acting within the course and scope of their employment at the time of the accident. In the context of limousines, a limo driver who is driving passengers as part of normal, paid service will likely expose their employer (the limousine company) to liability.

    Negligent Hiring and Supervision

    Though it may not be clear initially, further investigation may reveal that your limousine driver was improperly supervised, or perhaps had a risky driving history or personal history, in which case such driver should not have been hired for the position. For example, if a limousine driver has a long history of alcoholism, then the limo company may expose themselves to a claim of negligent hiring in the event that the driver causes an accident (while under the influence).

    Contact a Fort Lauderdale Limousine Accident Attorney for Help

    David I. Fuchs is an attorney with nearly 30 years of experience litigating limousine and other motor vehicle accident cases for clients located in Fort Lauderdale and across the state. He has dedicated his career to providing high-quality, aggressive advocacy, and he has successfully represented several clients who have been involved in limousine accidents.

    Contact us online today to set up a free consultation with an experienced Fort Lauderdale limousine accident lawyer.

    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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    …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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    “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.

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