Our injury accident lawyers have the resources and knowledge needed to effectively assist clients injured by negligence. We have prevailed in many personal injury lawsuits involving slip-and-fall accident, medical malpractice, product liability, vehicle wrecks, and more.
Personal Injury Cases Our Miramar Attorneys Handle
Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injury victims in Miramar and across Broward County. Our personal injury attorneys will work diligently to see that you see justice in cases including:
- Trucking accidents: Truck crashes are unfortunately an epidemic in South Florida. State law protects victims injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers. Negligence involves liability for injuries caused by the breach of a legal duty.
- Motor vehicle accidents: Motorists owe others a reasonable standard of care. They breach that duty by driving recklessly and causing an accidental injury. One moment of negligence can cost the injured party a mountain of expenses for which at-fault parties are liable. Unfortunately, insurance can only pay out a certain amount, dumping the rest on the victim. An auto accident attorney can help you recover from all liable parties.
- Defective products: Makers of defective goods are likewise liable for any injury resulting from the use of their product. Injured consumers can often obtain multi-million dollar awards from the manufacturer. Under Florida statutes, defective products result in strict liability for the manufacturer, meaning the company’s negligence is presumed once the plaintiff shows harm. If a dangerous toy, food, or product caused your injury, we can help.
- Medical malpractice: Negligence in the medical field occurs when doctors fall below the required standard of care. Mistakes during diagnosis, operation, and treatment may be evidence of malpractice. Delivery mishaps are one example of negligence resulting in permanent birth defects or physical impairment.
- Nursing home abuse: Neglect and abuse by nursing homes can also prove fatal, sometimes causing wrongful death. Florida law holds negligent medical providers liable for any resulting injury. Our Miramar medical malpractice attorneys ensure that they pay for your harm.
- Premises liability: Property owners owe visitors a duty of reasonable care. Keeping the premises safe may mean cleaning floors or providing protective gear to protect workers from injury. It also requires eliminating dangerous conditions and performing reasonable repairs on the property. Loose handrails, slippery steps, and vicious pets are all dangerous conditions. Failure to eliminate these dangers results in liability to the injured party.
Slip-and-Fall Personal Injuries
A slip-and-fall accident happens when a person loses his or her balance and falls. If the accident was due to another person’s negligence, you could file a personal injury lawsuit for your injuries and losses.
Slip-and-falls happen most frequently in grocery stores, restaurants, malls, potholes or you might step into a hole that wasn’t there before. In these cases, it’s the responsibility of the party whose property caused the injury to pay for medical treatments associated with your injuries.
The term slip-and-fall refers to both the event itself and the legal action that follows. There are requirements that must be met in order to make a case against a property owner. Here are examples of situations where you could file a compensation lawsuit for a slip and fall situation:
Slippery or Wet Surfaces
When a building or structure is owned by a landlord or apartment complex and the tenant falls due to a dangerous condition on the property. A sudden fall like this can cause broken bones, dislocated joints, or even traumatic brain injury (TBI).
For example, if you live in a multiunit home and notice a leaky roof, you’d likely have grounds to sue the landlord. If a puddle forms, the property manager or owner needs to erect a caution sign or cones near the damp area, then have the area dried immediately.
In locations where heavy rain could make it challenging for guests to pass through, owners or managers should install rough concrete, ribbed surfaces, or rubber grips to stop people from become injured.
When a store or eating establishment sells a product that causes harm to customers. For instance, if a restaurant serves food that contains harmful bacteria and you become sick from eating contaminated food, the restaurant could be held accountable.
If you were served food at a fast food restaurant that contained E. coli, you would have grounds to sue the company. The same goes for products like toys that contain lead paint or other hazardous materials.
When a manufacturer creates a defective product that harms consumers. For example, if a toy has sharp edges and cuts children, the manufacturer can be held liable.
Or if a car manufacturer creates a defective vehicle that leads to serious accidents. For example, if a driver buys a used car and later finds out that it has faulty brakes, he or she could sue the seller.
If you purchased an item that was not manufactured properly, such as a pair of shoes that don’t fit well, and they caused you injuries, you could sue the shoe retailer or manufacturer.
When a doctor fails to provide adequate care to patients. Medical malpractice occurs when doctors fail to diagnose or treat illnesses correctly. It’s important to note that this type of lawsuit requires expert testimony to prove negligence.
If a doctor misdiagnoses a patient, he or she could be held accountable. If a doctor doesn’t perform surgery correctly, they could be held liable for causing permanent damage to the patient.
If a surgeon performs a procedure incorrectly, he or she could face charges of medical malpractice.
Ripped or Torn Carpeting
When carpeting is torn or ripped, it makes walking difficult. This could cause injury to anyone who trips over the damaged flooring.
If you trip over a piece of carpet that’s been ripped up, you could sue the person who created the problem.
Staircases or Steps That Are Unsafe
When stairs are too steep or slippery, they pose a risk to those using them. In these cases, stairways need to be inspected regularly to ensure safety.
If your child slips and falls while climbing a staircase, you could sue the property owner or operator. If you fall down a flight of stairs, you could also file a personal injury claim against the property owner or operator responsible for maintaining the steps.
Holes in Lawns or Potholes in Parking Lots
When potholes appear in parking lots or lawns, they’re dangerous because they could cause injury to drivers or pedestrians. If someone steps into a hole while walking across the lawn, they could suffer severe knee or ankle injuries.
In addition, when someone drives their vehicle into a pothole, they could suffer whiplash or neck sprain. If you get hurt due to a pothole on a public road or step into a hole in a public park, you could sue the city or municipality where the pothole appears.
Cracked or Damaged Sidewalks
Sidewalks should be smooth and safe for people to walk on. When sidewalks become cracked or damaged, they make it more likely that someone will slip, or trip and fall.
If you trip and fall on a sidewalk that’s cracked or broken, you could sue the business or government entity responsible for creating the defect.
Call Our Miramar Personal Injury Law Firm Today
If you were injured in a slip-and-fall, automobile crash, or workplace accident, The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. We will assist you in pursuing damages for medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and pain and suffering.
This is financial compensation that you need to help you pay your bills while you recover. Contact us today to learn how we can help. The initial consultation is free and because we work on contingency, we do not get paid unless you do.
We Can Help.