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    Fort Lauderdale Attorney David I. Fuchs

    David I. Fuchs, Fort Lauderdale Van Accident Lawyer


    We often hear about rollover accidents involving huge tractor-trailers or certain SUVs. However, you may not realize that passenger vans pose similar risks. David Fuchs at David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. understands that the way in which a passenger van is handled differs significantly from how smaller automobiles are handled. Why? Passenger vans, particularly those that can hold 15 passengers or more, are typically much longer, wider, and higher than the average motor vehicle.

    Accordingly, those who operate passenger vans need to have a greater awareness of the vehicle, as well as their surroundings. Van operators typically rely on their side mirrors heavily and they often need more space to maneuver and longer distances to brake effectively. Routine maintenance on such vans is also extremely important because passenger vans that are not appropriately maintained or operated run a considerable risk of collision and/or rollover.

    If you were involved in this type of crash, i is crucial to reach out to a Fort Lauderdale van accident lawyer as soon as possible. A skilled vehicle collision attorney can help you prove the cause of a crash and handle important legal processes.

    The Dangers of Passenger Vans

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has warned for years of the dangers surrounding passenger vans. The death toll continues to rise, as hundreds of individuals have lost their lives in van rollover accidents.

    In fact, statistics show that approximately 6 out of every 10 passengers involved in such accidents die as a result of the crash. But why are passenger vans so dangerous? Unfortunately, David Fuchs and his team have seen the results of accidents that ultimately stemmed from defective vehicle design. The main cause of rollover accidents relates to a high center of gravity and passenger vans have a very high center of gravity.

    What’s more, that center of gravity shifts once people and cargo gets added to the van. That being the case, the van may possibly fishtail or turn over in the event of an accident. That, in combination with potential driver negligence, can result in a dangerous scenario for all involved.

    Preventing a Van Accident

    30 years badgeAt David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., we believe that an ounce of prevention goes a long way when it comes to keeping drivers and passengers safe on area roadways. Keeping an accident from occurring in the first place is key to ensuring that goal is met.

    So, how can such accidents be prevented? Our knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys can help you know everything you need to prevent an unnecessary van crash.

    First, it is crucial that the weight of the vehicle never exceed its gross vehicle weight rating. All too often, business owners will be more focused on how much cargo and how many people they can fit into a van instead of paying attention to the ratings.

    Second, van operators and owners should always perform a preliminary check of the vehicle prior to taking it on the road. This means making sure that all the van’s tires are properly inflated because improper tire pressure often plays a significant role in many rollover accidents.

    Lastly, passenger van owners should ensure that their drivers are well trained and highly experienced in operating vehicles of this size. Operating a passenger van is far different than operating a standard car.

    Call a Fort Lauderdale Vaan Accident Attorney to Learn More

    Van accidents, just like many other accidents, can be quite serious and the damages incurred can be substantial. That is why it is important for accident victims to seek legal counsel from a knowledgeable accident lawyer who will work hard to ensure they receive the just compensation to which they may be entitled. Call our office today to discuss your options and rights under the law.

    David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. – Fort Lauderdale Office

    8 SE 8th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    P: (954) noswap568-3636

    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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
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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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