Whether your back injury resulted from a recent accident or the long-term effects of an injury, you might be eligible for compensation if someone else caused or contributed to your back problems.
A severe back injury can affect your work capacity and require extensive medical intervention, often at a cost that you cannot afford to pay. If another party is responsible for your injury, they should have to pay for your losses.
The personal injury team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine fights for the rights of back injury victims in South Florida. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve so you can focus on your recovery and getting your life back.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Help You Pursue Compensation for All Types of Back Injuries.
Back injuries represent one of the most common forms of traumatic injury that people suffer. Spinal cord injuries and soft tissue damage can have a host of consequences, including loss of muscle control, numbness, tingling, weakness, impaired speech, even paralysis. If someone else was responsible for your injury, they might also be responsible for your damages.
Back Injuries From Car Accidents
Car accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury in the United States. If you suffered a back injury in a car crash, there is a good chance that another party was responsible. This could include:
- Another driver in the accident;
- The manufacturer of your vehicle or one of its parts; or
- A third party, such as a pedestrian or the municipality responsible for maintaining safe road conditions.
There could be more than one responsible party. Whoever it is, our legal team will investigate their role in causing your car crash. We will gather evidence and build a strong case proving liability, and then seek full compensation.
Back Injuries at Work
Most people associate work-related back trauma with jobs that have intense physical demands, such as construction, labor, or firefighting. While it is true that physical jobs account for a large number of work-related back injuries, you can also hurt your back in a sedentary role, such as at a desk job.
If you suffered a back injury on the job, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and collect benefits. For your claim to be successful, you have to prove that the injury indeed happened at work, and you might have to fend off challenges from your employer that you are not eligible for compensation for one reason or another.
A workers’ compensation lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you fight for the benefits you deserve for a work-related back injury.
Back Injuries From Slip and Fall Accidents
Many severe back injuries, particularly in the very young and very old, result from slip and fall accidents.
If you slipped and fell and hurt your back on someone else’s property, the owner or manager might be liable based on premises liability laws. These laws state that a property owner has a duty of care to all guests, which includes keeping the property free of hazards and protecting visitors from any known dangers that emerge.
Common property hazards that can cause a fall include:
- Wet floors;
- Potholes or uneven pavement;
- Poor lighting;
- Unmarked obstacles; or
- Loose or missing stairs.
Regardless of how your injury occurred, our team investigates, identifies the responsible party or parties, and helps you request compensation.
Back Injuries From Sports or Another Physical Activity
Contact sports and other physical activities—such as bungee jumping, rock climbing, and weightlifting—can also cause back injuries.
Contrary to common belief, signing a waiver before participating in an activity does not preclude you from seeking damages from another party. A waiver might not shield the responsible party from liability, either.
We have helped many clients win compensation for back injuries that occurred during sports or physical activities, even when they signed a waiver. Contact us for help in your case.
The Statute of Limitations in a Florida Back Injury Case
Every state, including Florida, has a statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit to recover damages. In most personal injury cases, you have four years from the day your injury occurred to file a lawsuit. If you let the time run out, you lose the ability to file suit, no matter how strong your case is or how much evidence you have.
After a back injury, you should speak with a member of our legal team right away about your options. Not only is the statute of limitations a potential issue, but the sooner we investigate and gather evidence, the better. Over time, evidence can disappear or become less powerful, leading to a weaker case and less of a chance that you will win compensation. By taking action early in the process, you can strengthen your case and increase your chances of a favorable outcome.
Our Attorneys Fight for All the Damages You Deserve.
Your damages might include some or all of the following:
- Current and future medical bills;
- Lost wages from work;
- Reduced capacity to earn a living;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional anguish;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Punitive damages.
When we investigate your case, we will collect evidence proving your losses. We will fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case.
To Schedule a Free Case Evaluation, Call 1-800-747-3733 Today.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine helps back injury victims get the compensation they deserve. We want to put our resources to work for you. To schedule a free case evaluation, call 1-800-747-3733 today.