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    Accidents and injuries are not uncommon, but most people do not realize that they can hold the person who hurt them accountable. A personal injury lawyer can help you get financial compensation for your pain and injuries.

    Our office has handled numerous personal injury cases in and around Palm Beach County. We have experience with auto accidents, wrongful death claims, cruise ship injuries, and more. Your damages depend on the severity of your injuries and the extent of your suffering. In many cases, damages and financial compensation are significant. It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible, as there are deadlines in places that might prevent you from filing your lawsuit if you wait too long. To file your case, we need evidence supporting your claims against the defendant. Evidence can be difficult to find in some situations, but your lawyer should be able to assist.

    Call The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. at (954) 751-4258 to schedule a review of your claims with our personal injury lawyers at no cost to you.

    Personal Injury Cases Our Office Has Handled in Palm Beach County, FL

    The legal field of personal injury law is vast. There are thousands of ways in which a person might be injured, whether in an accident or on purpose. Because the field is so broad, many personal injury lawyers focus on practicing certain types of cases. Below are some, but not necessarily all, of the cases our personal injury attorneys have experience with.

    Auto Accidents

    Vehicle accidents on the road are some of the most common personal injury claims. Accidents range from mild bumps and bruises to severe injuries. The nature of the accident is important to consider, as multiple vehicles might be involved. Our office has experience with accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, Uber and Lyft, taxis, and limousines. Many accidents do not involve multiple drivers but only one driver and pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents can be particularly harsh, and plaintiffs often have serious injuries and great damages.

    Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death is a serious kind of personal injury case because it involves the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s wrongful actions. This kind of claim involves not only the injuries sustained by the deceased person before they passed away but also the losses and injuries suffered by your family.

    Cruise Ships Injuries

    Florida is known for its beautiful seas, beaches, and vacation spots. Taking a cruise is a popular tourist activity in Florida, but accidents happen sometimes. If you were injured aboard a cruise ship, a lawyer can help you get compensation. Remember to keep copies of your tickets as they are a contract between you and the cruise ship company. Your ticket might have terms and conditions that limit the cruise line’s liability.

    ATV Accidents

    Another popular activity vacationers and residents of Florida enjoy is riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) through nature trails. Remember, ATVs are not like ordinary vehicles. You do not necessarily have to have a license, and ATVs are not street-legal. As such, ATV riders might not have insurance, and a personal injury lawsuit might be the only way to get compensation.

    Possible Damages for Personal Injuries in Palm Beach County, FL

    Many personal injury plaintiffs argue for compensatory damages to make up for the economic and non-economic costs of their injuries. You can claim costs for medical treatment, property damage, and the value of lost earnings if you cannot return to work. You can also claim the value of your pain and suffering, which can be very high in cases with severe injuries.

    In the past, Florida had limits on how much compensation a plaintiff could be awarded for non-economic damages like pain and suffering. However, the Supreme Court of Florida ruled in 2017 that these caps violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Florida Constitution. Now, non-economic damages are unlimited, and juries may award any amount they believe is reasonable and appropriate.

    Punitive damages are designed to punish defendants for exceptionally bad or shocking behavior. These damages are not awarded often. According to Florida Statutes § 768.72(2), punitive damages may only be awarded if we can prove that the defendant intentionally caused harm or their negligence rose to a much higher level of gross negligence. Punitive damages must be proven by clear and convincing evidence, so the bar is high.

    When You Should Speak to a Lawyer in Palm Beach County, FL About Your Personal Injury

    You should get in touch with a personal injury lawyer about your claims as soon as possible. You do not have an unlimited amount of time in which to file your case. If you wait too long, you might be unable to file your case at all, and you will not be able to recover any compensation.

    Under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3), personal injury lawsuits must be filed within 4 years of when the injuries occur. You might think this is a long time to file your claims, but there is a lot of work to do in this relatively short amount of time. We need to track down witnesses, prepare evidence, and assess your damages before we file the case. The sooner you meet with a lawyer and get started, the better.

    If the statute of limitations is close to the deadline, you might be able to get the statute tolled under Florida Statutes § 95.051(1). Tolling involves delaying the deadline for specific reasons. Under the law, you can pause the clock on your case if the defendant is out of state and cannot be served notice, the defendant is hiding out to avoid liability, the plaintiff is a minor, or if the plaintiff has a disability that prevents them from filing the case.

    Call Our Palm Beach County, FL Personal Injury Attorneys for Help Now

    Call our personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. at (954) 751-4258 to arrange for a review of your case for no charge.

    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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