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Fort Lauderdale Pedestrian  Accident Lawyer

Championing Your Rights, Securing Your Compensation, and Supporting Your Recovery

With a deep understanding of pedestrian accident cases, we are committed to fighting for your rights and securing the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and emotional suffering.  Our dedicated Fort Lauderdale pedestrian accident lawyers are here to provide the expert legal representation you need during this challenging time.

 

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Fabio Varens
2024-04-18
David I. Fuchs comes highly recommended for anyone in need of a top-notch accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale. With over three decades of experience, his firm is known for its client-focused approach, maintaining strong communication and offering personalized legal strategies. They are particularly adept at negotiating with large insurance companies and handling complex courtroom cases. A great choice for effective and compassionate legal representation.
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Ethan Cohen
2024-02-07
Great accident lawyer. Gave us invaluable advice when an air conditioning truck hit my car
Israel Andrade
Israel Andrade
2024-02-05
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. David I. Fuchs, the injury law expert in Fort Lauderdale. When I urgently needed legal guidance, he was on the spot, providing precise and honest information. David's quick responsiveness, combined with his accuracy and transparency, made a significant impact during a challenging time I was facing due to a total loss in a car accident. I greatly appreciate his professionalism and recommend his services to anyone seeking a trustworthy and reliable injury law attorney in South Florida.
Darcy Israel
Darcy Israel
2024-02-01
They did a great job with keeping me updated with my case. I would refer them to anybody in the future.
Matthew S.
Matthew S.
2024-01-27
I just want to say thank you to Mr. Fuchs he personally took a call on Saturday and due to the nature of circumstances he was not able to take the case but he provided me with the proper means to go about the case and offered any advice that he can give along the way for my situation. Thank you for listening and your support.
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2024-01-26
Mr. Fuchs handled my case fast and always got back to me to explain all details. I recommend his friendly demeanor and kindness. I felt like family. Thank you very much for the service and wonderful settlement.
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Wendy Janet Mendez
2024-01-26
I recommend The Law Offices of David Fuchs. They are very professional and care about their clients. I got into a car accident and the whole process was really smooth.
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Lynne N.
2023-11-14
David Fuchs and his staff were consummate professionals when I needed a law office to represent my injury case. They communicated the process in detail and kept me apprised of the progress as necessary. It was a relief to be able to rely on them during a stressful time. It was nice to have the personalized attention of a smaller law firm as my champion.
CG
CG
2023-11-06
When you’re involved in an accident and have injuries you need an attorney who is experienced AND who will give you the personal attention you need. You want someone who the insurance companies know won’t just accept any offer to make a commission. That's what separates Mr. Fuchs from the rest, especially the large law firms. He knows the law and he will fight for you like you are a member of his family. I highly recommend him to anyone who has been in an accident and needs aggressive representation for their injuries and other financial losses that happen as a result!

Fort Lauderdale’s Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving pedestrians are more common than you might think.

In 2021, nearly 8,000 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents involving vehicles according to the Centers for Disease Control, and an additional 129,000 were treated in emergency departments across the country for injuries. Unfortunately, no statistic can begin to illustrate what happens in the days and weeks following a pedestrian accident.

If you were hit by a car while crossing the street, it’s helpful to discuss your legal options with Fort Lauderdale pedestrian accident lawyer David Fuchs. To schedule a free consultation with a skilled injury attorney, reach out to us today.

Why Choose Our Firm?

When trying to recover compensation for your injuries and losses following a pedestrian accident in Ft. Lauderdale, you want to choose the right attorney for your case.

Attorney Fuchs has more than 30 years of experience handling pedestrian accident claims in Florida, and he delivers personalized attention and aggressive advocacy to improve your odds of getting the successful outcomes you expect and deserve.

Speaking of results, we have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for our injured clients, including numerous six-figure awards for clients injured in pedestrian accidents. Although we can’t guarantee how much money you’ll receive, we can promise to do all we can to maximize your financial recovery so you can realize the fullest physical recovery possible.

For a thorough review of your case from a highly experienced and zealous legal advocate who has your best interests at heart, contact David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer P.A. today for a free consultation.

$1.8 million for the victim of a traumatic brain injury.

$325,000 for a client hurt in a multi-vehicle accident.

$250,000 in a car accident case.

$225,000 for the family of a victim in a wrongful death lawsuit.

$120,000 in a Broward County car wreck case.

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How a Fort Lauderdale Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident on your own can be overwhelming; between insurance claims and managing any physical or emotional damages you may have, it can feel like too much. This is why it’s generally a good idea to hire a pedestrian accident attorney, as they’ll be able to:

  • Negotiate a fair settlement with the driver’s insurance company or defense attorney
  • Coordinate with your doctors so that you can get the medical information you’ll need to provide to your insurance company
  • Organize the evidence and present it in a coherent fashion in court
  • Negotiate with lien holders to reduce the amount on any of your liens
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Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

 

Of course, people on foot are usually the more vulnerable of victims in pedestrian accidents, as they don’t have a giant metal cocoon to provide them some protection. In fact, Florida pedestrian accident statistics show that it’s one of five states that contribute to nearly half of pedestrian deaths in the entire country each year.

Some common pedestrian accident injuries include:

It doesn’t necessarily matter where you’re walking when this happens, be it a sidewalk, crosswalk, or even when you’re jaywalking or have the right of way–there’s no place that offers more safety over others when it comes to pedestrian accidents. Cars can easily veer off the street and crash into pedestrians.

Injuries from pedestrian accidents deserve the best representation, and dedicated Fort Lauderdale attorney David Fuchs is here to help.

Seeking Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident

pedestrian crossing in fort lauderdaleUsually, injured pedestrians will seek recourse from the driver who hit them. In some circumstances, however, a third party may be partial to blame. For example, a municipality may be responsible for your injuries if it had faulty traffic control devices, unsafe streets, or a lack of crosswalks in a busy area.

One of the most common questions injured pedestrians ask following an accident is who will pay their medical bills.

The at-fault driver’s insurance company should be responsible for any medical expenses. You may also be able to request compensation for lost wages and the cost of physical therapy or rehabilitation. A Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer can guide you through your legal options and advise you on how to proceed with your pedestrian injury claim.

Filing a Claim Against the Driver That Hit You

If a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the driver is often at fault, even if the pedestrian was not crossing in a crosswalk. Florida law states that drivers should be alert to any hazards on the road, including pedestrians. In other words, a driver will usually be at fault for a pedestrian accident, unless hitting the pedestrian was unavoidable (for example, the pedestrian tried to beat traffic or didn’t look before crossing the road).

Here’s a caveat: jaywalking is illegal in most municipalities in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale. Even if the driver fails to avoid hitting a pedestrian, the person on foot may still be partially at fault for jaywalking. Since Florida is a “comparative negligence state,” your personal injury claim would be reduced by your degree of fault.

This concept is easier to understand with an example: say you were involved in a pedestrian accident and incurred $100,000 in damages. An investigation, however, reveals you were 20% at fault for the accident. In this case, your maximum verdict would be $80,000.

What to Do After Getting Hit by a Car

people crossing street in fort lauderdale pedestrian crosswalkIf you’re a pedestrian who’s been hit by a car, you may ask yourself what to do. Those who have been injured in any type of pedestrian accident should follow these suggestions:

Call the Ft. Lauderdale Police

It’s wise to call the police as soon as possible after being hit by a car. If you’re too injured, however, then have someone call them for you. If possible, have someone take photos of the accident scene, the car that hit you, and the names and numbers of any eyewitnesses. Reporting this information will not only be helpful to the police, but your insurance companies later as well when you’re filing your claim.

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Getting hit by a car often leads to lasting injuries. If you’re in serious pain, go to a nearby emergency facility like Holy Cross Hospital or Broward Health Imperial Point. This is not only what’s best for your health, but for your personal injury claim. Insurance adjusters and juries may assume that you didn’t suffer as much if you don’t seek timely treatment for your injuries. Lastly, getting medical treatment creates an official record of your injuries that’s admissible in court.

Don’t Discuss Fault at the Accident Scene

It might be tempting to divulge details about what happened–and you may be too flustered to even notice you’re doing it–but keeping mum on who was at fault at the accident scene will actually save you a lot of trouble later. This is because most pedestrians are unaware of the laws surrounding these claims of fault, and assigning blame to the wrong person could create a host of legal troubles down the road. The only person who can truly help you navigate the aftermath of the accident according to the law is a pedestrian accident attorney.

Contact Your Insurance Company

It’s recommended that you contact your car insurance provider immediately after an accident. Most policies extend to pedestrians, too, and will help you successfully make post-accident medical or disability claims.

Is it True That Pedestrians Always Have the Right-Of-Way in Ft. Lauderdale?

car speeding through pedestrian crosswalk in fort lauderdaleUnder state  law, individuals operating motor vehicles have a heightened obligation to avoid crashes with pedestrians. Still, the duty for motorists to use extra caution when faced with pedestrians on or near roadways is not necessarily absolute.

Pedestrians also have a duty to abide by traffic devices and laws. For example, most drivers know to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are using a marked crosswalk. But what are drivers and pedestrians expected to do when there is no crosswalk?

In the absence of markings or traffic devices, pedestrians are expected to exercise reasonable judgment and not assume that drivers approaching the area will yield. Also, if drivers have the green light, pedestrians are actually expected to yield to drivers.

If I’m Injured in a Pedestrian Incident, Who Can I Sue?

When attempting to determine liability in a pedestrian vs. car accident, a number of considerations must be taken into account. For instance, the injured party (known as the plaintiff) will be required to show that they’ve been injured due to the driver’s (defendant’s) negligence.

It must also be shown that the driver owed the pedestrian a duty of care and that duty was breached, thus causing the harm that the pedestrian experienced.

Depending on the specifics of the case, proving this may be easier said than done. Accordingly, accident victims are encouraged to seek legal counsel from an attorney as soon as possible after an accident.

Our Fort Lauderdale Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Can Help

pedestrians in crosswalk in fort lauderdaleAfter you’ve received appropriate medical care, get in touch with a Fort Lauderdale pedestrian accident lawyer. The attorney at David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. will protect your best interests and serve as your legal advocate throughout the process. Insurance companies may try to approach you with a low offer or deflect blame to another party.

We’ll work to achieve a settlement that’s fair and appropriately represents your bills, lost wages, and suffering.

Your personal injury claims process begins with a free initial consultation. Let us review the specifics of your case and help you decide on your next best steps. Contact us online to schedule your appointment today.

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Our consultations are a win-win for you

No pressure to hire if you have a case, and if you do, we get right to work. Our lawyers will begin a free initial consultation with a few questions:  You should bring any accident-related documents with you, such as police reports and medical bills.

You can obtain an accident report from the local Police Department. If you don’t have these documents yet, our attorneys will get them for you. Our goal is to collect as much information as possible during this initial meeting so we can determine how much your personal injury case is worth.

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