When another person’s careless or negligent actions cause you to suffer serious injuries and cost you thousands of dollars, you have a legal right to file a claim for compensation to cover your losses.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury claims. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule your free case analysis and learn more about your legal options for compensation.
If you live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and need a personal injury lawyer, please visit our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer page.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Jacksonville, call (800) 747-3733
What types of accidents may lead to a personal injury claim?
Personal injuries occur in a number of ways and include injuries caused by another person’s negligence. Some of the most common types of personal injury accident claims include:
- Brain Injuries
- Defective Products
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Defective product injuries
- Pool accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Premises liability issues
- Boat accidents
- Dog bites
If you or a loved one suffered an injury and you believe someone else is to blame, a personal injury lawyer at our firm can help you determine the strength of your case, collect the necessary evidence, and file for the compensation you deserve.
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How can I recover compensation after a personal injury in Jacksonville?
The most common way to settle personal injury case is to file an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s auto, homeowner’s, or business insurance policy. Before we can do this, we will need to collect evidence to prove the other person or company:
- Owed you a legal duty of care;
- Failed to uphold this duty, causing your injuries; and
- You suffered physical, emotional, and/or financial damages.
A personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the claims process from start to finish. If we cannot reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, we will file a lawsuit to pursue the full value of your claim in court.
The insurance company says I am partially at fault. How does this affect my personal injury claim?
Under Florida’s comparative negligence law, the amount of compensation you can collect decreases based on your role in causing your accident. So, minimizing your percentage of fault will increase the compensation we may be able to recover for you.
For example, imagine you slipped and fell in a Jacksonville restaurant. You stepped in a spilled drink, dropped by a server. However, the restaurant’s insurance company tried to blame your fall on the fact that you were texting while walking through the restaurant, and thus not paying attention to your surroundings. This could reduce the amount of compensation you can collect. Thus, our attorneys would look at all the evidence to refute this allegation (e.g., surveillance video that shows you were not texting when you slipped and fell) or minimizes any percentage of fault assigned to you.
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How does Florida’s no-fault auto insurance law affect car accident claims?
Car crashes are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. But Florida’s no-fault auto insurance law means these cases proceed in a different way than other personal injury claims. Under this law, all drivers must carry a personal injury protection (PIP) policy that covers their injuries after an accident. This means the first place we turn for compensation after a car accident is your own auto insurance coverage.
Only if your injuries meet certain criteria can you file a claim based on the at-fault driver’s liability insurance. Some of the types of injuries that meet the serious threshold include:
- Loss of a significant bodily function;
- Many permanent injuries; and
- Significant scarring or disfigurement.
Imagine you suffered a major spinal injury in a Jacksonville car accident. The injury left you permanently paralyzed and requiring ongoing care. We would first file a claim based on your PIP coverage to collect compensation up to the policy maximum, but this likely would not come close to covering your expenses. So we would then pursue a liability claim based with the at-fault driver’s policy to collect compensation for your full damages.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
Section 95.11 of Florida’s state statutes gives you four years to file a lawsuit for compensation based on your personal injury accident. The clock begins ticking the day of the accident. Thus, file your claim as soon as possible so we have adequate time to build your case and negotiate a settlement before the clock expires, at which point you may be unable to pursue a lawsuit.
What kind of damages can I recover in personal injury claim?
Personal injury accidents can lead to a number of physical, emotional, and financial damages. By filing an insurance claim against the negligent party, you can recover all of your accident-related losses as well as additional compensation for pain and suffering. To do this, your lawyer will collect evidence to prove your damages and the associated costs. Often, your lawyer can recover compensation for:
- Medical bills;
- Future medical care;
- Therapy or rehabilitation costs;
- Ongoing care costs, such as home healthcare;
- Current and future lost wages;
- Property damage;
- Costs associated with making your home or vehicle accessible;
- Emotional distress; and
- Other accident-related damages.
Speak with a Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine
If you suffered injuries in a Jacksonville accident, work with a trusted attorney to help you navigate the claims process and recover the compensation you deserve. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, our personal injury lawyers can protect your rights while fighting for the maximum payout you deserve.
Call us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule a free, no-obligation case review. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis so you pay nothing until we negotiate a settlement in your claim.
Duval County Personal Injury Lawyer
If a car hits you while you’re walking down a sidewalk in Duval County, FL, and you wind up in the hospital, the question of who is responsible for your damages is clear.
But the causes of most accidents may not present themselves so readily. To recover damages requires investigating the accident beyond the police accident report to determine every factor that played a role in causing your injuries.
Even in the first scenario, an accident reconstructionist might discover that defective tires caused the car driver to veer off the street, onto the sidewalk, and into you. In this case, the tire manufacturer might be liable for your damages.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we handle car accidents and many other types of personal injury law. We will explore the deepest facets of your injury to determine causation and liability and to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call us today for a free, no-obligation case review with a personal injury lawyer in Duval County, FL at 1-800-747-3733.
We Handle Many Types of Personal Injury Cases
Any accident, when broken down to its elements, represents a chain reaction of events. Our legal team identifies the links in your accident, tracing them back to the first event—and party—that served as the catalyst.
The approach works for any personal injury case. We have succeeded in winning compensation for clients’ injuries in the following areas:
Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents
Police accident reports offer a great place to begin an investigation—but we do not end our investigation with the recovery of this information. A car accident can be caused by any of several factors, or even more than one variable. Each variable ties to a different party who is ultimately liable for the damages resulting from the accident.
- Other drivers – responsible for drunk driving, speeding, driving while distracted, etc.
- Vehicle or parts manufacturers – responsible for faulty brakes, defective tires, engine problems, etc.
- Government agencies/municipalities – responsible for road conditions, lighting, traffic signals, etc.
These accidents can create the most severe of injuries, due, in large part, to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles—especially when compared with a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian.
Adding to the factors and liable parties associated with car and motorcycle accidents, the investigation of truck accidents can sometimes lead to one of the following:
- The transportation company that is responsible for hiring the truck driver.
- The maintenance company that is responsible for making sure the truck is safely operational.
- A management company that is responsible for tracking the driver’s hours.
Florida strictly enforces its liability laws, holding product designers, manufacturers, assemblers, and installers responsible for any injuries resulting from proper use of the product.
Our legal team feels great compassion for the victims of nursing home abuse and/or neglect. The struggle we endure in deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home is brutal, and we only ultimately decide to take this route when we feel certain that the nursing home is the place your loved one will be most safe, happy, and healthy.
When abuse happens—whether it is physical, psychological, sexual, or financial—or when our loved one is neglected, the emotions we suffer can be unbearable.
Possible liable parties in this type of case include:
- Nursing home staff
- Facility maintenance
- Facility pharmacist
- Facility doctor or medical practitioner
- The nursing home itself
When you entrust our health and well-being to a physician, and that trust is violated, resulting in injury, you deserve to be compensated. The trick to proving this type of case is that we must go beyond proving that the medical professional made a mistake in your treatment.
We need to convince the insurer, judge, or jury that the physician breached the “acceptable standard of care.” This means that the mistake is one that most doctors in your doctor’s position would not have made in the same situation.
- Medical malpractice cases can include any of the following:
- Anesthesia error
- Childbirth injuries
- Prescription mistakes
- Misdiagnosis, wrong diagnosis, or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical error
Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the doctor, hospital, or both can be held liable for your damages.
Damages You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
As if the pain of your accident or malpractice injuries weren’t enough, having to cope with the anxiety of a seemingly ceaseless trail of expenses can send you over the edge. If your injuries have kept you from being able to work, the stress over finances can be even more crippling.
You should not have to deal with the burden of seeking compensation for your damages—not when someone else is responsible for them.
A personal injury lawyer can itemize your damages—some you probably never would have thought to consider—and present them to the insurer of the negligent party.
Some damages you might recover include:
- Lost income, past and future
- Medical bills from doctors, surgeons, etc.
- Prescription and pain medication
- Pain and suffering
- Replacement services (housekeeping, lawncare, child care, etc.)
- Property repair/replacement
If you lost a loved one as the result of injuries sustained in an accident, nursing home, or from medical malpractice, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death action. The legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you seek this compensation.
What Your Duval County, FL Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do for You
When you hire the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to represent you in your personal injury or medical malpractice matter, you can count on us to handle every aspect of your case.
A personal injury lawyer in Duval County, FL will:
- Investigate your accident
- Collect evidence, talk to witnesses
- Identify the at-fault party
- Establish liability
- Send a demand letter to the insurer of the liable party
- Negotiate with the insurer to reach a fair settlement
- If the insurer does not cooperate, file a lawsuit
- Represent you in civil court
- Litigate your case
- Negotiate with lawyers if they want to settle
- Give you a free consultation
- Not charge you unless and until you are compensated
Call Us Today to Discuss Your Duval County, FL Personal Injury Case
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we have succeeded in obtaining compensation for clients who have sustained injuries in a wide range of personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse/neglect cases.
Call us today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Duval County, FL at 1-800-747-3733.