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    Millions of Americans drive cars to and from various destinations every day. Most of the time, nothing goes wrong, and people go about their daily business. Unfortunately, sometimes car accidents do happen. While injuries from a minor fender-bender could be mild, more serious car accidents can be incredibly damaging or even fatal.

    Our lawyers are experienced attorneys ready to help you fight for what you are owed after a car accident. We can collect evidence, interview witnesses, and represent you in court to give you the best chance possible of getting the compensation you deserve after an accident.

    Reach out to the car accident lawyers at The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., at (954) 751-4258 for a free initial consultation.

    Port St. Lucie Car Accident Attorney

    Types of Car Accidents in Port St. Lucie

    Not all car accidents result in the same outcome, and some kinds of accidents are more likely to result in serious injury than others. Discussing your particular accident with our car accident lawyers can help build a strong case for you to take to court. Nonetheless, the following are all common types of crashes our lawyers can help you with:

    Minor Accidents

    Almost everyone is likely to get in a minor accident at some point. Most minor accidents involve two cars bumping into each other at low speeds, often in parking lots or slow-moving city streets. The only damage one might initially notice could be indentations in the bumper or fender. However, that does not mean that injuries are impossible in these kinds of accidents. Some injuries, especially whiplash or back injuries, might take time to reveal themselves and generally will not immediately be obvious.

    T-Bone Accidents

    A T-bone accident happens when one car collides perpendicularly with another car. Cars are best situated to take impacts from the front or back because of designed “crumple zones” that are there to absorb the brunt of the impact. When an impact hits the side of a vehicle, the crumple zone is much smaller, and the occupant is more likely to feel the full effects of the impact.

    Pedestrian Accidents

    Unfortunately, cars hit pedestrians every day. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable because they do not have a vehicle to shield them from the full force of a car accident. Pedestrians are often seriously injured with broken bones, bruises, and more after a car accident.

    Injuries from Car Accidents in Port St. Lucie

    Injuries from car accidents could be quite varied. A minor accident could only cause scrapes, small cuts, or even nothing at all. However, a major accident could result in very serious injuries, some of which could be life threatening.


    Whiplash is the result of the head and neck moving back and forward at a very fast rate. Reduced range of motion and pain in the neck and shoulders are the most common indicators of whiplash.

    Whiplash is an injury that might not manifest itself right away. You might leave a car accident feeling fine, only to be in intense pain the next morning. If you suspect you have whiplash from a car accident, you should seek medical attention right away.


    Concussions are caused by hard blows to the head that cause the brain to bump against the skill. Concussions can result in sensitivity to light or sound, memory loss, and fatigue. While a person can generally recover from one concussion just fine, each successive concussion makes another concussion more likely and more severe than the last.

    In a car accident, there are two chances for a concussion to occur. The first is when the car hits you, and the second is when you hit another object, be that the inside of your car, the street, or something else.

    Broken Bones

    Broken bones are common in car accidents because of the force of the impacts involved. Severe broken bone injuries like compound fractures could require multiple surgeries to heal properly. In addition, you will not be able to use a broken limb to full capacity for a long time while it heals. Moreover, even after the injury has healed fully, you will likely need to restrengthen a limb to get back its full use.


    Gas and other fuel sources of vehicles have the potential to ignite in a car accident and result in serious burns. Almost all burn injuries will require skin grafts to heal properly and result in persistent pain during recovery. Extremely serious burns could lead to lost fingers or toes or permanent facial disfigurement.

    Parties You Can Sue in a St. Lucie Car Accident

    You might initially think that you can only sue the driver in a car accident lawsuit. That is not the case. There are other parties you can and should sue in your lawsuit.

    In some cases, the driver of a vehicle might be what is called “judgment proof.” This means that they do not have enough income to pay your damages. Even if you did win your case, you would not get the compensation you need. This is one of the reasons that plaintiffs are able to sue other parties besides the driver in a car accident lawsuit.

    If the driver works as a commercial driver for a company, you might also be able to sue their employer. Employers are often in a better position to compensate plaintiffs than their employees. The trick is that the employee must be doing a work activity when they injured you. For example, if they were driving a company vehicle on the way to a delivery destination when they hit you, the employer will likely be liable. On the other hand, if the driver was driving their personal vehicle to a friend’s house, the employer cannot be liable because the employee was not doing a work-related activity.

    Discuss You Case with our St. Lucie Lawyers Today

    Talk to our car accident lawyers with The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. at (954) 751-4258 for a free case review.

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