The back and spine play an important role in your overall body function. An unexpected and tragic event such as a fall can leave you with painful—and possibly permanent— injuries.
If property owner negligence caused your back and spine injury, let us get to work for you. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now for a free case evaluation: 1-800-747-3733.
An Invitation Implies a Duty of Care
Accepting an invitation to a store, a restaurant, or even a neighborhood cookout should not result in a painful back and spine injury.
When you accept the invitation, you do so assuming the property owner has made efforts to protect you from harm. The property owner owes you a duty of care—something we must prove with your case.
In addition to proving a duty of care, we must also prove at least one of the following:
- The property owner had knowledge of a dangerous condition yet did nothing or not enough to remedy the situation.
- The dangerous condition lasted so long the property owner should have known about it
- The condition occurred with regularity and the danger was therefore foreseeable
A fall resulting in a back and/or neck injury can occur in a second due to a wet floor or torn carpet. These are just two examples of how a fall can take place, resulting in life-changing injuries.
An injury to the back and to the spine can leave you unable to work for quite some time. Depending upon the severity of your injury, you may have to leave your career forever.
According to MedlinePlus, a back injury can result in one or more of the following conditions:
- Fractured vertebrae
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated discs
Back surgery, a back brace, and/or physical therapy may delay your return to work and limit your movement for an extensive length of time.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is especially traumatic due to the disruption of communication between the brain and the spinal cord. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, two types of spinal cord injuries are:
- Complete: there is no movement or sensation below the point of injury
- Incomplete: there is limited movement or sensation below the point of injury
A spinal cord injury may result in paralysis, making essential changes to your life necessary. These changes can include home modifications, a power chair for mobility, and more. Changes like these are not inexpensive, and the overall costs throughout your lifetime can reach into the millions of dollars.
A serious slip and fall injury can result in both a back and a spinal cord injury. Your Boca Raton back and spine injuries lawyer may be able to determine if the property owner had prior knowledge of the hazard and failed to repair or warn invitees about the danger. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now for a free case evaluation: 1-800-747-3733.
How You Can Help Your Case
A sudden fall is such a shock, it may take some time before you truly realize the extent of your injuries. If someone was with you when your fall occurred, ask them if they obtained photos and/or videos of the scene.
The person with you during your fall may also serve as a valuable witness. There may be other witnesses who are willing to help you with your case or who possess photos of the accident scene.
You can also help your case by not speaking with insurance companies. No matter how friendly they are toward you, they want to protect their best interests. Secure legal representation from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine and return to your task of resting.
How the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine May Be Able to Help You
Insurance company representatives are often aggressive in their efforts to get accident victims to accept less than they deserve. This is why it is imperative that you let us negotiate with them on your behalf.
We can spot—and stop—their antics aimed at trying to underpay, to delay, or to deny paying your claim. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement on your behalf, we are unafraid to proceed to trial.
There is a deadline when it comes to filing a personal injury lawsuit. We must meet the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations. Florida Statute § 95.11(3) generally allows four years for personal injury cases. This is not much time when it comes to all we need to do to prepare your case.
Gathering and reviewing evidence takes time. In order to prepare for the best outcome possible, we must get started on your case now.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Now
A Boca Raton back and spine injuries lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may be able to guide you through the legal process. If you do not have the information we need, we may be able to secure it for you. Upon a careful review of your accident, we may identify and determine all parties liable for your harm.
Rest easier knowing your personal injury case is in good hands. We go the extra mile for our clients, providing timely updates and treating you with compassion.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a preventable slip and fall accident, contact us. You owe us no money upfront, making our services affordable for you. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now for a free case evaluation: 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help.