You stand to lose a lot in a car accident—your physical wellbeing, mental health, and financial security. Just one act of negligence by a fellow driver can leave you with a totaled car, a stack of medical bills, and forced time off of work.
So what comes next? Choosing the right Pompano Beach car accident lawyer is crucial if you want to fight for compensation and be made whole. We can help. To schedule a consultation with David I. Fuchs, a skilled injury attorney, reach out to us online today.
Choosing a car crash lawyer might seem overwhelming, especially in the days after your accident. Your mailbox will suddenly be full of solicitations, and every personal injury lawyer ad on television jumps out at you. Why choose David I. Fuchs over other Pompano Beach auto accident attorneys?
Simply put, David Fuchs’ track record speaks for itself. He has been practicing law for over 30 years and during this time he has learned exactly what it takes to build a strong personal injury case.
His work has brought him to negotiations with every major insurance company and many smaller companies, as well. He knows what rationale insurance companies use to deny settlements or reduce settlement offers, and on the flip side, he knows what evidence will bring them to the negotiating table in good faith.
From start to finish, everything our firm does serves your best interests. We know very well how stressful life can be in the aftermath of a car crash, and we want to make this time as easy as possible for you. If your car is totaled or in need of repairs, we can help you get a rental car at no additional cost to you, allowing you to continue taking your kids to school and meeting your other obligations.
If you aren’t sure how to find a good care provider, we can provide recommendations and communicate with doctors so you aren’t stuck with a pile of medical bills before your claim is successful.
This flexibility and commitment to clients extend to meetings. Our office, which meets all sanitary standards and recommendations, is an option for your consultations and meetings. If you’d rather stay home, David Fuchs is happy to meet with you on Zoom. If spending an hour in an attorney’s office is too stuffy for you, pick a local coffee shop and we’ll meet you there to discuss your case over coffee and pastries.
Whether you are certain your accident was caused by the other party or you aren’t quite sure if you have a case, we’re here to help. During a free consultation, we will take a look at your evidence, give you feedback, and tell you what your next step should be.
Every car accident claim comes down to proving liability and damages. Taking care of these steps before negotiating with an insurance company puts us in a much stronger position when we sit down at the negotiating table. Here’s how we do it.
First, know what liability means. If someone is responsible for an accident occurring, either through negligence or malice, they are liable for the damage caused in that accident. Many accidents have split liability. For example, consider an accident where you are driving straight through an intersection and the other driver turns left in front of you, failing to yield right of way. They might be mostly responsible for the crash for their failure to yield, but the court may also find you liable to a much smaller degree for failing to stop when you noticed they were turning in front of you.
Under Florida accident laws, you can still seek compensation if you are partially responsible for a crash. The award you get in a court case is simply reduced by the amount of fault you share. If you are 30% at fault for a crash that causes you $100,000 in damages, the court would award $70,000 instead of $100,000.
In addition to proving that the other party was liable for the crash, we must also prove that they are liable for your car accident injuries. This involves showing evidence that your injuries were a direct result of the accident, not because of preexisting injuries or conditions. That is one reason it is so important to seek medical care after an accident. It creates a direct link between the accident and your subsequent injuries. The longer you wait to go to the doctor, the easier it is for the other side to allege that your injuries were caused by something else.
Demonstrating damages involves showing exactly how an accident has caused you financial and non-financial losses. We may show financial losses through medical bills, repair estimates, and documentation of time away from work. We might prove non-financial damages by showing how the injury has impacted your life, restricted your independence, or left you in significant pain.
One moment of indecision or poor judgment can cause a serious accident. Some common causes of car accidents in Pompano Beach include:
After you are injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to several types of compensation. The goal of personal injury cases is to make victims whole, and so they offer compensation in multiple categories, including:
Selecting a car crash lawyer willing to fight for you makes the entire process of a car accident settlement much easier and less stressful. First, you can avoid communication with the other party’s insurance company. This is often very stressful for victims, since they aren’t sure what is okay to tell the company or what will be used against them. Second, we take care of building your case and giving you a solid chance at getting the compensation you deserve. You cannot expect fair treatment from the insurance company. Their only goal is to increase their profit margin, which means paying you less than you really deserve.
Bringing a Pompano Beach car accident attorney to the table shows the insurance company that you’re serious about getting what you deserve. Instead of wasting your time with lowball offers, they are far more likely to negotiate in good faith and try to prevent a personal injury lawsuit.
It’s likely that your claim will lead to a settlement since it’s in both parties’ best interest to avoid court. However, if the insurance company refuses to pay a fair settlement, David Fuchs is ready to pivot to court preparations and fight for your compensation there.
After you have been injured in a car accident, there’s no shortage of things to do. From scheduling repairs and setting up doctors’ appointments to dealing with time away from work and talking to your insurance company, there’s always something to keep you busy. Give up some of that burden and entrust your personal injury claim to David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. We’ll help you through this challenging time and help you get to the other side. Schedule a free consultation now by calling (954) 212-9030 or filling out our online contact form.
In addition to a free consultation, we’ll help cover the cost of your car repairs and provide you with a rental at no cost to you. We’ll put a hold on your medical bills to stop them from piling up on the kitchen table. And most importantly, we’ll find those at fault for your car accident injury and make them pay for the damages lost. Call a Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer today to maximize the potential of your case.