Are you in pain and facing a mounting pile of medical bills because of someone else’s negligent actions? If so, you have the right to hold that person responsible for the damages that you have suffered as a result of the accident.
And you do not have to go through this alone. The Lockhart personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine have worked on cases like yours, and we are proud of the results of those cases. A member of our team is ready to review your case to see what options you might have available for recovering damages. Contact us today at 1 (800) 747-3733.
Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases in Lockhart, FL
There are a wide variety of accidents that can result in a personal injury. And whether your accident was minor or life-altering, you have the right to fight for compensation for your damage.
Here are a few of the types of personal injury cases we see in Lockhart, FL.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, over 400,000 car accidents happen every year in the state of Florida, resulting in over 250,000 injuries to the parties involved. Whether you were the driver, passenger, or pedestrian, you have the right to pursue damages for your injuries. Some of the more common injuries from accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken ribs and other broken bones
- Knee injuries
- Herniated discs
- Scrapes and bruises
- Internal bleeding
Thirty-six percent of American households have at least one dog. And unfortunately, man’s best friend does bite on occasion. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five dog bites requires medical attention. Though more serious mauling is less common, even a less serious bite leaves the victim at risk for infection.
The state of Florida is a ‘strict liability’ state, which means that under § FL 767.04 even if the dog has no prior history of biting, the owner is still responsible for the dog’s actions.
As reported in The BMJ, medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, with only cancer and chronic respiratory disease taking more lives. If you suspect that you or a family member has been injured or lost his or her life as a result of medical error, you may have a right to recover damages. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1 (800) 747-3733 for a free case evaluation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Whether they occurred in a place of employment or at a grocery store, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of death among older adults. Over 800,000 patients each year are hospitalized because of an injury associated with falling. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls account for 17% of worker deaths. If you fell while at work, a Lockhart personal injury lawyer can help you fight for your right to compensation for your injuries.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover
While the damages that you can recover will vary according to the specific details of your case and the extent of your injuries, some of the damages that we have been able to recover for clients include:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Missed opportunities for advancement at work
- Medical expenses, including ambulance rides, hospital stays, doctors’ examinations, physical therapy, medication, and medical equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Property loss
- Loss of quality of life
- Emotional distress
If you or a loved one have experienced a personal injury, you have the right to pursue damages. The dedicated team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are here to help you fight for your right to justice. Call us today at 1 (800) 747-3733 to receive a free, no-obligation review of your case and find out what your options are for recovering damages.
In some cases, the injuries may be so severe that the victim loses his or her life as a result of the accident. In this case, the surviving spouse, children, or grandchildren of the victim can pursue damages for the loss of their loved one.
Some of the damages that families can pursue in wrongful death cases include:
- Funeral costs
- Medical expenses
- Loss of past and future wages
- Loss of benefits from the individual’s place of employment
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of emotional support and protection
- Loss of companionship
On rare occasions, the person who committed the crime behaved with such gross negligence that the court will award punitive damages to the victim or family if wrongful death occurred. In this case, the damages are awarded not to repay the family for damages as much as to punish the defendant for the actions.
Florida limits the amount that can be rewarded, and it may not exceed three times the amount of compensatory damages or $500,000.
How Florida’s Statute of Limitations May Impact Your Case
It is important to note that the state of Florida has a statute of limitations of four years in most personal injury cases under § FL 95.11. That means you must file your lawsuit in court within four years of the date of your accident or forfeit your right to pursue damages. An exception to this is if a wrongful death occurred. In wrongful death cases, the family of the victim must file the claim within two years of the date the death occurred, which may vary greatly from the time of the accident.
How a Lockhart Personal Injury Lawyer Can Assist with Your Claim
If you or a loved one has been injured or lost his or her life as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you do not have to pursue your case alone. A Lockhart personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is here to help fight for your right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 1 (800) 747-3733 for a free, no-obligation review of your case. A member of our team is available to help you get started pursuing your claim today.