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St. Lucie County Personal Injury Lawyer

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Saarina Polanco
Saarina Polanco
2024-05-09
Yo recomiendo éste avoga son muy bueno cien por ciento 👍👍👍💯💯💯
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!

Injuries from many different types of accidents can be compensated through insurance claims or through a personal injury lawsuit.  Many injury victims might not fully understand their right to seek compensation or think that a lawsuit is out of reach for them. Our personal injury lawyers can help you protect your rights, file a claim, and get compensation for your injuries, often without any upfront payments.

Injury claims often work on a contingency basis, meaning that the lawyer charges no fees except those paid out of the winnings.  This gives many injury victims access to experienced counsel and professional help with their injury claims.  Moreover, everything from car accident lawsuits to slip and fall claims to product injury cases can be filed to help you get the damages you need.

For a free review of your potential case, call (954) 751-4258 to speak with the St. Lucie County personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer.

Types of Personal Injury Cases You Can Sue for in St. Lucie County, FL

Many different injury cases can justify an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to cover the damages you faced from an injury.  Many victims might not be aware of their right to damages, but our St. Lucie County personal injury lawyers can help you understand when a lawsuit can be filed and what kinds of claims you can file.

In most injury cases, the basis of the lawsuit is “negligence.”  This means that someone – the “defendant” – violated a legal duty that they owed you and caused you injuries because of it.  This can happen in many different ways – most commonly because they broke some traffic law and injured you in a car crash or because their property was unsafe and you were injured in a slip and fall or other premises liability accident.

Identifying the right party to file your claim against can sometimes be difficult.  For example, in car accident cases, the other driver is often the one to sue – but if they were a commercial truck driver, then the trucking company they worked for could also be on the hook for damages.  Similarly, property owners are often liable for slip and falls and similar accidents – but in rented commercial spaces or apartments, the tenant might be liable instead of the owner.

All in all, our lawyers can help with car accident claims and slip and falls, as mentioned.  However, we also help with product injury cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, and other injuries caused by a person or a company’s careless or thoughtless behavior.

Insurance Claims vs. Lawsuits for Personal Injury Cases in St. Lucie County

Our injury attorneys help with both injury claims filed through insurance and with lawsuits.  In some cases, an insurance claim will be sufficient to get you the damages you need, but many insurance companies refuse to pay all of your damages, and a lawsuit could be necessary to make up the rest of the damages.

Filing Through Your Insurance

In some injury cases, you file with your own insurance.  This primarily happens in car accident claims where drivers have no-fault insurance.  There, your own insurance will cover a portion of your damages, but you usually have leftover damages that they do not cover.  In those cases, it is important to work with a lawyer to potentially file a third-party insurance claim against the at-fault driver or to sue them directly for the remainder of your damages.

Filing Through the Defendant’s Insurance

When you file an insurance claim against the at-fault party’s insurance, the insurance company will often deny your claim or attempt to settle at a low value.  In many cases, they will try to pay you just under what it would cost them to fight the case in court rather than truly trying to reimburse you for your actual injuries and costs.  In many cases, these insurance companies can be negotiated with, but that will sometimes end in frustration.

When to File a Lawsuit

If the insurance company refuses to pay or the defendant has no insurance to cover this particular injury case, then we will take the case to court.  There, the judge and jury can decide the case and order the defendant to pay you any and all damages that are related to your injury.  Here, our lawyers might even be able to get you punitive damages to punish bad actors for the injuries they cause you.  However, the ultimate decision on how much your case is worth is left to the jury.

Is a Lawsuit Worth It?

In many cases, it is better to go to court.  Doing so does not mean that your case needs to ultimately go to trial, just that the option is there if settlement negotiations break down.

If you have a strong case but the defendant and their lawyers refuse to pay up, then going to trial might be your best bet at recovering compensation.  Instead of relying on insurance companies to give in to your demands or pay an amount that is economically agreeable to them, a lawsuit can help you get what you deserve in damages.

However, there are always downsides, too.  For one, there is always a risk that the jury will not believe your claim and might rule against you.  They could also undervalue your claim, and you could potentially end up with a lower award than the settlement offer would have paid you.  In any case, your lawyer can advise you on when a lawsuit is best and when to settle.

When to Settle

Most injury claims do settle, whether through insurance claims or in an out-of-court settlement after the case is filed.  Even up until everyone is physically at the courthouse for trial, “courthouse steps” settlements can be negotiated and paid.

However, the time that you usually get a fair settlement offer is at the “discovery” stage of your case.  This is after the initial filings and is the stage in the case where both parties get to depose witnesses and review the other side’s evidence.  By this point, the defendant and their insurance company will know how weak their case is, and they will likely be more amenable to settling for a fair value to avoid having to pay their attorneys more to go to trial.

Contact Our St. Lucie County Personal Injury Attorneys Today

For a free review of your case, reach out to the St. Lucie County personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer by calling (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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