Florida law gives you the opportunity to go after compensation when you get hurt because of someone else’s carelessness. You can seek to recover your losses, which can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent injuries, and other damages. A personal injury lawyer in Nassau County, Florida can help you pursue compensation for your damages.
You can get a free consultation from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today.
We Have You Covered
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we handle a wide variety of personal injury cases, such as:
- Car accidents
- Product liability
- Slip and fall
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Boat collisions and other boating accidents
- Pool accidents, drownings, and near-drownings
- Construction accidents
- Defective product accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Bus, truck, and RV accidents
- Motorcycle and bicycle accidents
Cases That Are Not on That List
The list in the section above is not all-inclusive. In other words, we help injured people in many different kinds of cases in addition to the ones listed here. Call us at 1-800-747-3733, and we will be happy to answer your questions about the types of cases we handle.
How We Show That the Defendant Was Negligent
Most personal injury cases are negligence cases, which means that someone’s carelessness caused your injury. Negligence has three fundamental factors, and we must prove all those elements to win your case. Our personal injury lawyers in Nassau County must show that the defendant:
- Owed you a duty of care. Let’s say that we are suing the driver of a car that struck you when he was speeding. We have to establish that the defendant had a legal duty of care toward you. Showing this fact is a simple matter because all drivers have a legal duty to operate their motor vehicles cautiously and to obey the rules of the road.
- Breached the duty of care. Driving faster than the speed limit it is not obeying the rules of the road. As such, the defendant violated the duty of care. When someone fails to live up to a legal duty of care, it is negligence.
- Caused your injuries through negligence. Negligence, by itself, does not subject the person to liability, but when that carelessness causes another person to suffer harm, the defendant is responsible for the damages. The defendant’s negligence must be the thing that caused you to sustain your injuries. If the defendant’s speeding caused the wreck and that collision caused your injuries, you have all three elements of liability for negligence.
Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Because the facts of every case are different, we cannot say how much compensation you might collect without talking with you and investigating your accident. We can, however, tell you about some of the typical damages people can receive in negligence claims or lawsuits in Nassau County, Florida.
Plaintiffs can seek damages for these losses in personal injury cases:
- Medical expenses to treat the injuries. These costs can include the ambulance, emergency room, urgent care center, trauma center, hospital, doctors, surgery, diagnostic procedures, physical therapy, prescription drugs, and specialist consultations.
- Rehabilitation center, if you need intensive medical treatment at a specialized center for a catastrophic injury, like a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury.
- Long-term care, if you suffered devastating injuries that leave you in need of daily assistance with medical treatments and personal care.
- Lost wages, for the income you lost because of the accident and your recuperation time. This category can include wages, salary, self-employment, and other income.
- Diminished earning potential, if you cannot make as much money after the accident as before, because of the harm you suffered.
- Disability, if your injuries cause you to be unable to support yourself through gainful employment.
- Pain and suffering, for the physical discomfort and psychological distress you endured from the accident.
- Other intangible losses, such as disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and a spouse’s claim for loss of consortium.
- Wrongful death, if your close loved one died as a result of a personal injury accident.
Reasons to Work with a Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case in Nassau County, Florida
A personal injury lawyer in Nassau County, FL can help you to avoid some of the pitfalls of trying to take on an insurance company by yourself. Here are some examples of why you might not want to handle your personal injury case as a DIY project:
- Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and claims adjusters. They have experience handling these cases. They know the lingo and court deadlines. They can drag your case out until you miss the deadline for filing your personal injury lawsuit. If you miss the court’s deadline, you will be barred forever from seeking compensation from the defendant.
- Insurance adjusters usually try to get injured people to give recorded statements. The danger of a recorded statement is that the insurance company can twist your words in an attempt to devalue the worth of your claim. You need to remember that insurance companies are in business to make a profit. Every dollar that they pay out on a claim is one dollar less of profit for that year.
- Claims adjusters often “test the waters” by offering the plaintiff an early, lowball settlement offer. If you accept money from the insurance company, your case is over, and you can never seek more money for your injuries. Many injured people do not realize that the one check is all they will receive. They have to pay all of the medical bills out of that money. Do not make the mistake of thinking that the insurance settlement is “free money.”
- If you settle your case before you have healed as much as you are going to, you do not know if you are going to need additional interventions, like surgery. If you have surgery after settling your case, you cannot go back and ask for more money. You might end up with a stack of medical bills you cannot afford to pay.
Once you hire a personal injury lawyer in Nassau County, FL, the insurance company has to go through us. They are not allowed to bother or harass you. Few people find it enjoyable to deal with claims adjusters. With the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine on board, you will not have to.
You can protect the value of your personal injury claim by calling the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733, for a free consultation. We do not charge upfront legal fees to handle personal injury cases. Our legal fees will come out of the settlement or judgment at the end.