The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine understand how a back injury can diminish your quality of life and prevent you from functioning as you once did. That is why we offer free legal consultations for personal injury victims.
Our firm will file an insurance claim on your behalf and negotiate a fair settlement for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We do not back down from challenges insurance companies may throw our way. If necessary, we file personal injury lawsuits when an insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement. We stand up for you so you can get the money you deserve after this type of injury.
Contact us to find out more about how to seek compensation for your back injury. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule an appointment with a back injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
We Can Help You If a Car Accident Caused Your Injury.
When we review your case, we will speak with you about the circumstances surrounding your back injury. This will help us determine how to proceed with your claim. For instance, if your back injury stemmed from a car accident, we would collect evidence to show how the at-fault driver’s negligence caused the accident.
We would obtain documentation like:
- A police report of the accident;
- Eyewitness testimony;
- Surveillance camera video; and
- Photographs of the accident scene.
Additionally, we may discover through our investigation that an auto manufacturer’s defective part or poor road conditions contributed to the crash. Through the evidence we collect, we can hold an individual driver, local government agency, auto manufacturer, or another party liable for your damages.
Slip and Fall Accidents Can Also Cause Back Injuries.
Slipping and falling on a wet floor in a grocery store, on icy public sidewalks, or on broken stairs can cause severe back injuries. Whether your accident occurred at a business, a residential home, or a department store, our slip and fall lawyers will show that the property owner failed to maintain safe premises and did not warn you of hazardous conditions.
We know what it takes to make a strong premises liability case that holds a property owner responsible for your back injury.
Work-Related Back Injuries
Back disorders are one of the leading causes of disability in working-aged people. These injuries affect more than 600,000 employees each year, according to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Employees frequently suffer back injuries due to:
- Heavy lifting;
- Twisting, bending, or reaching while lifting;
- Repetitive lifting of awkward items, equipment, or patients in healthcare facilities;
- Lifting with forceful movement; and
- Maintaining bent postures.
Depending on how you sustained your back injury, we can help you file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation.
Proving Negligence in Your Back Injury Case
Regardless of how you sustained your back injury, our case must prove negligence and causation. We work with subject matter experts, such as accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts, to support your claim.
We also use your medical records to show the severity of your back injury. We can use paycheck stubs or other documents from your employer to show how much income you have lost during your recovery.
We use this information to help us prove the following four elements of negligence against the defendant in your claim:
- The defendant owed you a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing an accident;
- They breached this duty;
- The defendant’s negligent actions caused your injury; and
- You suffered monetary and non-monetary damages because of the defendant’s negligence.
Recovering Compensation for Your Back Injury
Out-of-pocket expenses from a back injury can reach thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to avoid paying for these damages. That means the insurer in your case might try to deny your claim or might offer a low settlement. Our legal team, however, knows how to counter these tactics and get the insurance company to pay a fair value for your damages.
We can help you request compensation for a variety of damages, including:
- Current and future medical bills;
- Physical therapy;
- Prescription medication;
- Assistive mobility devices;
- Lost wages; and
- Future loss of earnings.
You might also pursue non-economic damages that include:
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Mental anguish;
- Disability; and
Florida’s Legal Time Clock
While four years gives you an adequate amount of time to determine the extent of your back injury, you must also factor in the time it takes to collect solid evidence for your claim. This requires obtaining medical records, locating police reports, sending letters to defendants or other parties requesting certain documentation, and completing other tasks required to build a strong case.
The sooner you decide to allow us to help you pursue compensation, the sooner we can start working on your case.
Let Us Help You Get Compensated for Your Back Injury.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine work hard to help back injury victims get justice and recover from their financial losses. We can help you, too.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our Fort Lauderdale legal team. Our firm works on a contingency basis. That means you do not have to pay us unless we recover compensation for you.