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    David I. Fuchs, Fort Lauderdale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer


    One of the most serious injuries you can suffer, spinal damage victims face potential life-long disability and other serious symptoms. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), Americans suffer approximately over 17,000 new spinal cord injuries each year. The medical bills for treating these injuries can be overwhelming, and you may not be able to work following the accident that caused you harm. How will you provide for your family? Will you be able to make a full recovery?

    Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury lawyer David I. Fuchs can help you get the answers you need following a life-altering accident. With over 30 years of experience, he helps his clients fight for fair compensation for their injuries so that they can move forward with their lives. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, call skilled catastrophic accident attorney as soon as you can.

    Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

    There are two main categories of spinal cord injuries:

    • Complete – This is when there is no movement or sensation below the point where the spinal cord was harmed. Both sides of the body are affected equally.
    • Incomplete – This type of injury occurs when there is only a partial loss of movement or sensation below the point where the spine was injured.

    Depending on where your spinal cord was injured, you may lose movement in all four limbs (quadriplegia) or two limbs (paraplegia).

    Some spinal injuries may result in only partial loss of mobility and sensation. For example, you may lose sensitivity, while retaining the ability to feel significant sensations. Alternatively, you may still be able to move your arms and legs, but you may have lost some of your fine motor skills. A compassionate Fort Lauderdale attorney could examine medical records to pinpoint the extent of your spinal injury and help you determine the best next steps.

    Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms

    While severe spinal injuries are often immediately identifiable, less severe harm might be harder to diagnose. Symptoms of spinal cord injuries include:

    • Significant pain in your back, neck, or head
    • Loss of sensation in your extremities
    • Partial or complete loss of control over any part of your body
    • Loss of balance
    • Loss of mobility
    • Incontinence
    • Muscle spasms, weakness, or paralysis
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Difficulty breathing

    If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek medical treatment right away, even if you have already been seen by your doctor. Following that, you should reach out to a Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury attorney from David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A.

    What Usually Causes Spinal Cord Damage?

    According to the NSCISC, vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, responsible for 38.3 percent of the total injuries suffered. Surprisingly, slip and falls are the second highest cause of injuries to the spine, responsible for more almost 32 percent of the total number of injuries. The remaining causes break down as follows:

    • Violence (primarily gunshot wounds) – 13.8 percent
    • Sports injuries – 8.2 percent
    • Medical/Surgical – 4.6 percent
    • Other – 3.5 percent

    Car and other vehicle accidents are typically the result of unsafe or reckless driving, and medical or surgical errors often fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice. Many falls are also the result of negligent maintenance of a property owner. As a result, you could argue that at least 50 percent of spine injuries are caused by avoidable accidents. Regardless of the specific cause, a seasoned Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer is here to help with recovering from a spinal cord injury.

    The Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries

    Damage to the spine can be truly catastrophic. The NSCISC reports that medical treatment in the first year can range from $359,000 to over $1 million, with lifetime costs ranging from $1.6 million to $4.8 million. If you don’t have health insurance or your insurance doesn’t cover the entirety of your treatment, these expenses could leave you in financial ruin.

    The costs of a spinal injury extend far beyond medical bills. You may be permanently disabled and unable to work. You might not be able to take care of your family. You may require special transportation or other accommodations that you have to pay for out-of-pocket. Family members may even have to take time out of their lives and away from their jobs to help with your care.

    Finally, you also must consider the non-monetary costs of a spinal cord injury. The stress and anxiety that comes from such harm can be devastating. Victims often become depressed as they struggle through their recovery and have a lower-than-average life expectancy. Even if the medical bills are covered, a spine damage carries a heavy cost to both you and your family. A compassionate Fort Lauderdale lawyer understands this and can pursue compensation that accounts for all the losses of your spinal cord injury.

    How a Skilled Attorney could Help with a Spinal Cord Damage Case

    In a personal injury case, your attorney’s first objective will be to establish who was at fault and prove their negligence in causing the accident that led to your injury.

    Your lawyer will then use their experience and knowledge of the law to make sure that you are fairly compensated for the pain and suffering that is unique to spinal cord injury cases. They can also calculate the potential future costs of your accident, such as expenses for modifications to your home, costs for devices and equipment, as well as the cost of ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.

    Without an experienced spine damage attorney in Fort Lauderdale, you are at a severe disadvantage. People are often unwilling to accept responsibility for an accident, particularly one that results in serious injury. In addition, insurance companies are rarely willing to make sure that the victims are fairly compensated.

    Contact a Fort Lauderdale Spinal Cord Injury Attorney for Help

    If you have suffered an injury to your spine, David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. knows how difficult it is to think about what lies ahead. You need to focus on your recovery, but you need someone to work for your future. Attorney David Fuchs, a Fort Lauderdale spinal cord injury lawyer, has the experience and the dedication you need to get fair compensation for your accident. Call today to schedule your free case consultation.

    If you cannot come to the Fort Lauderdale office, accident attorney David I. Fuchs will send a representative to see you. His staff speaks English and Spanish.

    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.
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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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    “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.
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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.

    Pastor D.
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