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Saarina Polanco
Saarina Polanco
2024-05-09
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Fabio Varens
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.
Ethan Cohen
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.
tom neenan
tom neenan
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.
Wendy Janet Mendez
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.
Lynne N.
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!

Traveling by foot is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenic views offered by Orlando, but pedestrians should always be careful. Negligent drivers pose a serious risk to pedestrians, and an attorney can help you get justice after a crash.

Pedestrian accidents are known for being extremely serious, and common injuries include spinal cord injuries, head and neck injuries, brain damage, and more. A lawyer can help you fight for financial compensation from the negligent driver to help you pay for various expenses. Insurance claims or a lawsuit might be possible legal options worth exploring. If your claims are successful, you may recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages and earnings, and non-economic injuries like pain and suffering. Proving your claims will be no easy feat, and strong evidence should be obtained as soon as possible before it is lost.

Arrange a free case review with our pedestrian accident lawyers at The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. by calling us at (954) 751-4258.

Common Injuries and Damages in Orlando Pedestrian Accidents

Injuries in pedestrian accidents may be catastrophic sometimes, and victims are sometimes left with long-term complications. Among the more serious possible injuries are spinal cord injuries, brain damage, head and neck injuries, and broken bones. Many pedestrians also experience road rash if they are dragged or skid along the pavement after being hit.

Some pedestrian accidents occur in crosswalks when drivers fail to stop in time. Others might happen when drivers make tight turns or swerve too close to pedestrian walkways, inadvertently hitting people walking. Parking lots and garages are also common locations for pedestrian accidents, as lots of people and vehicles are constantly coming and going.

Damages may include expensive medical bills, especially if serious injuries require extensive treatment. You can claim current and future medical bills if your medical care is ongoing. You may also claim the value of income or wages you lost because you could not return to work after the accident. These damages may be considerable for people who cannot return to work for a long time.

When assessing damages, you should also account for your pain, suffering, humiliation, and other painful experiences. Since these damages are very subjective and unrelated to money, their value may be hard to predict. The more evidence we have to support your claims, the greater your damages might be.

How to Get Financial Compensation for a Pedestrian Accident in Orlando

Accidents are notoriously expensive in addition to being painful and debilitating. Many injured pedestrians are financially incapable of bouncing back from such a setback. As such, they need help from an attorney to get financial compensation. The best way to get compensation depends on your situation, and you should discuss your situation with your lawyer as soon as possible.

Insurance Options

Many injured pedestrians file insurance claims to help cover the costs of their accidents and injuries. In Florida, anyone who owns a car is required to have auto insurance. Florida is also a no-fault insurance state regarding auto insurance. This means that people injured in auto accidents can file claims with their own insurance and get coverage without proving who was at fault.

If a pedestrian has auto insurance, they may file a claim with their insurance, even though they were not driving at the time of the accident. The fact that one vehicle is involved is sufficient to warrant an insurance claim. If you do not have auto insurance, as some pedestrians do not own vehicles, you can file a claim with the other driver’s insurance.

Lawsuits

If insurance is not an option or is insufficient to cover all your damages, you can file a lawsuit. Before filing a lawsuit, you might have to prove you suffered a serious injury. According to Florida Statutes § 627.737(2), people injured in auto accidents can only file a lawsuit if they experienced a serious injury. Under the law, a serious injury includes death, permanent loss of bodily functions, significant scarring or disfigurement, and other medically determined, permanent injuries.

Filing a lawsuit is often preferred to an insurance claim in cases where damages are high because insurance claims are limited by the policy terms. In a lawsuit, you may recover the full extent of your damages regardless of what the policy says.

Damages You Might Recover in Orlando Pedestrian Accident Claims

Damages in pedestrian accident cases can be great, and you should talk to your lawyer about how much your case might be worth. Common damages claimed by injured pedestrians include medical bills, lost income, and property damage.

Medical bills may be expensive even if your treatment was relatively minor. With the rising costs of medical care, many people are burdened by medical bills even if they have health insurance. You also likely took time off work to recover. The longer you were out of work, the more income you probably missed out on. This lost income should be factored into your damages. If you lose personal items, including cellphones, laptops, jewelry, or other items, they should also be added to your damages.

Non-economic damages are somewhat harder to evaluate because they are very subjective and often unrelated to financial costs. Your physical pain, emotional suffering, humiliation, loss of enjoyment, and other painful experiences may be claimed when assessing damages. However, since these damages are unconnected to money, their final value is determined by the court or jury. To maximize your damages, we need strong evidence demonstrating how much you suffered because of the accident.

Call Our Orlando Pedestrian Accident Lawyers to Get Help

To set up a free case review with our pedestrian accident attorneys at The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., call us today at (954) 751-4258.

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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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