If you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence, Florida law enables you to hold the responsible parties accountable. This way, you can recover damages for the financial hardships you suffered. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our team of Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers is here to help you get the compensation you need.
Whether you were hurt in a car wreck, injured at work, or suffered a fall, we are ready to hear what happened to you during a free consultation. We can go over the details of your case and how our team of attorneys in Fort Lauderdale can help.
Our Fort Lauderdale Practice Areas That We Help Accident Victims with
No matter how you were hurt, attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine want to help. Some of the personal injury cases our team can handle include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Car accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Paralysis injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Bicycle accidents
- Bodily injury
- Child injury
- Medical malpractice
If you don’t see the type of accident you suffered listed here, not to worry. We still want to hear from you.
What Personal Injury Cases Have in Common
A common factor that the majority of personal injury cases have is negligence. As such, in order to secure compensation, you must show the four tenets of negligence:
- Duty of care: The other party was expected to behave with reasonable care (e.g., follow road rules, properly train employees, keep premises safe, etc.).
- Failure to uphold said duty: The other party did not live up to their expectations to keep you safe (e.g., driving while intoxicated, poor hiring practices and training, not addressing hazards, etc.).
- Causation: The other party’s carelessness triggered an accident or incident that caused you harm. This could involve a car accident, medical malpractice/nursing home abuse, or premises liability.
- Damages: You now have to suffer financial and non-financial consequences (e.g., medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering).
To help prove each of these points, you can gather evidence that supports your side of the story. This could include photos of the accident scene, your doctor’s testimony, or an incident report.
Damages in Personal Injury Cases That Could Entitle You to Compensation
We can’t say how much your case is worth off-hand, as it depends on many factors. These losses could include:
- The type of accident in which you were involved
- The nature and severity of your injuries
- Your quality of life
- How the accident has affected your finances
- Who was responsible for the incident
- The other party’s insurance policy limits
You don’t need to deal with the repercussions of the accident on your own, as you can request damages from the person or company that caused your injuries.
You may be able to recover compensation for:
Past and Expected Medical Costs
If your injuries were serious enough, you or someone else could have called for an ambulance. From there, you might have needed to stay at the hospital, undergo diagnostic tests, and/or have emergency surgery.
In any case, your doctor might have prescribed you pain medications. Further, your injuries could have called for medical devices and ongoing check-ups.
All of these costs add up, especially if your injuries were serious. You don’t have to come up with the money by yourself to pay these bills off. You may be able to request reimbursement from the other party.
Past and Future Loss of Wages
Between resting at home and getting treatment, you might have had to take time off work. When you request compensation, you can claim lost tips, business opportunities, commissions, bonuses, hourly wages, and vacation time, among other benefits.
If you won’t be able to work at the same job or are forced to work for a lower wage, the difference in pay can be accounted for in your claim or lawsuit.
If you were in a traffic accident, repairs and replacement costs for your vehicle aren’t cheap. You may have the option to seek a financial recovery for property damages.
If your loved one was a victim of financial abuse in their nursing home, you may be able to recover the costs of their stolen items and money.
We should not ignore the physical and emotional toll the incident has taken on you. In turn, you might be able to recover funds for:
- Lost quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Scarring and disfigurement
These damages are subjective, and the amount you can request for them might be difficult to calculate. Your personal injury lawyer can assess your situation and price how these losses have affected your life accordingly.
Wrongful Death Damages
In the event your family member succumbs to their accident injuries, you can seek compensation for the following end-of-life expenses:
- Funeral and burial services
- Final medical costs
- Lost income and financial support
- Lost companionship and consortium
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Fort Lauderdale Provide Responsive Legal Care
Don’t think that you have to manage your personal injury case on your own. Your lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will take it over in its entirety. This way, you could focus on what is important: your health.
Your lawyer can:
- Give you their phone number so that they’re always available to you
- Request a copy of the police, accident, or incident report
- Speak to eyewitnesses and interview expert witnesses
- Gather related photographs and look at video footage, if available
- Review medical and cell phone records, insurance policies, or black box information
- Identify and prove who the liable party in your case is
- Act as the messenger between you and the other parties involved
- Negotiate for a settlement with the insurance provider
- Bring your case to court if they can’t settle your case
- Promptly answer any questions you may have
At our firm, we go the extra mile for our clients. Part of this mission is serving you on a contingency fee, meaning there is no money due up front or hourly. Your lawyer’s reimbursement for their work comes out of your awarded damages. Should they be unable to succeed in this endeavor, they walk away with nothing.
Your Time to File a Lawsuit is Restricted
We’re pressed for time when we want to take legal action after you or a loved one was injured. Under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you typically have four years to take legal action.
Alternatively, you usually have two years to file a lawsuit for:
- Wrongful death – Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d)
- Medical malpractice – Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(b)
- Nursing home abuse – Florida Statutes § 400.0236
If a government entity is found to be liable for your injuries, the timeline could be shorter. In any case, it is important to act fast. Missing the state-imposed deadline could mean that you won’t be able to collect any compensation. Giving us enough notice about what happened to you can help ensure we get all required paperwork in on time.
Find Out How Our Law Firm Can Help You with Your Personal Injury Case
After you or someone you loved suffers an injury, it can leave you feeling lost. If you don’t know where to start, call us today for a free consultation at 1-800-747-3733.
Let the Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine guide you through the next steps to get your life back on track.