A car accident, a slip and fall, a dog bite, or other accident, or an act of medical malpractice, can leave you injured and out of work. Bills rack up, anxiety rises, and you start feeling like you have lost control of your life.
That is when it is time to call a personal injury lawyer serving Margate, FL. You may get compensation from the person who caused your injuries. Compensation will not undo the damage of your injury but can help you cope with that damage and take your life back.
Call a personal injury lawyer in Margate, FL, at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
Many types of personal injuries can cause serious accidents. Our attorneys will investigate your case and determine what caused your accident and who is liable for your injuries.
Another vehicle strikes your car, your motorcycle, or your bicycle, or a vehicle hits you while you are crossing the street. Our attorneys must show the driver violated his or her duty to drive safely and to follow the rules of the road, and you suffered an injury as a result of the driver’s conduct.
What Our Attorneys Can Do to Show the Liability of the Driver
- We will investigate the accident scene for skid marks and debris.
- We will get any footage of the accident from a traffic camera or a business surveillance camera.
- In truck accident cases, we will get the truck’s electronic control module, which is like an airplane’s “black box.”
- We will get call phone records to establish a driver was texting or on the phone at the time of the accident and the results of any blood or breath alcohol test performed on the driver.
In Florida, the fact that your fault contributed to an accident does not bar your recovery. It only reduces your recovery by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
If you suffered an injury in a traffic accident, call a personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.
A manufacturer of a product can be liable if a defective product injures you or makes your injuries worse. For example, a defective stove may start a fire, hurting you and damaging your property. A faulty airbag may cause your injury in a car accident to be worse than it should have been.
Our attorneys must show the product was defective and the defect caused your injury. Our attorneys can hire an expert to examine a product to determine the defect. We do not have to show the manufacturer or seller of the product was negligent to prove liability.
Slip and Fall
You fall on water in a restaurant or slip on a spilled product in a store. To prove liability, our attorneys must show the business knew of the defect or the hazard was on the floor long enough that the business should have known it was there, or the condition occurred regularly.
Our lawyers will talk to employees about maintenance practices and previous accidents at the store. We will find out what policies the business had to prevent spills and to inspect for hazards. We will check footage of any surveillance cameras.
You suffer a new injury because a doctor makes an error during surgery. A doctor may fail to make a timely and accurate diagnosis of your injury. To prove liability, our attorneys will show the health care provider was unable to follow the standard of care required in the medical community, resulting in your injury.
In Florida, if a dog bites you on an owner’s property or public property, the owner of the dog can be liable. The owner is strictly liable. You do not have to show the dog bit someone before or had a dangerous propensity.
If you suffer an injury in an accident, contact a personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. In Florida, you must file a personal injury suit or a product liability suit within four years. You only have two years to file a medical malpractice suit. Call now so our attorneys can get to work on your case.
Getting Compensation for Your Injuries in a Personal Injury Accident
Florida does not cap the amount of damages you can recover for injuries in a personal injury accident. While you heal from your injuries, our attorneys can start working toward getting you compensation for your injuries.
Insurance Considerations for Injuries in a Traffic Accident
Florida is a “no-fault” insurance state. Florida drivers must have $10,000 worth of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. Your PIP coverage pays part of your medical expenses and lost wages, up to $10,000.
If your injuries are serious, you can go outside your PIP coverage and get compensation from the at-fault party’s liability insurance. If an uninsured or underinsured driver hits your vehicle, you can proceed under your own insurance policy’s uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, or you can file a suit against the at-fault party.
Compensation You Can Get for Your Injuries in a Personal Injury Accident
Compensation you can recover includes the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity (the difference in what you earned before your injury and what you can earn after the accident)
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages, damages intended to punish the at-fault party for its conduct
What our attorneys can do:
- Review your medical records and talk to your physicians to determine the extent of your injuries.
- Speak to your doctors and other medical experts to determine if you can return to your job.
- Hire an economist to put a monetary value on your lost earning capacity.
- Talk to you, your family members, and your caretakers about your pain and suffering.
Armed with this information, our attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company or attorneys on the other side to reach a settlement that compensates you fairly for your injuries. Most cases settle before trial, but if our attorneys cannot reach a reasonable settlement, we will take your case to trial.
If you suffered an injury in a personal injury accident, call a personal injury lawyer in Margate, FL, at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.