The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, P.A.
When someone else’s negligence causes you to suffer injuries, Florida’s personal injury laws allow you to hold them liable for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident. A personal injury lawyer in Orlando, FL, from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, can help you understand your options for pursuing the compensation you need and deserve.
Our central Florida personal injury attorneys can identify the at-fault party who caused your injuries, collect all available evidence against them, and handle your case for you. Your personal injury attorney will work to settle your case either through a settlement with the insurance company or a lawsuit.
Some examples of the cases we manage include:
- Auto collisions
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability claims
- Wrongful death claims
We believe that you should not be stuck with medical bills and unpaid debt from a central Florida accident you did not cause. Additionally, our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we do not charge you our attorney’s fees unless we win your case. Prospective clients can call our law firm at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation. Our team can start working on your personal injury case today.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Orlando, call (800) 747-3733
Recoverable Damages After an Orlando Personal Injury Accident
The damages that may be available when we win an Orlando personal injury case vary based on several factors, including the circumstances of your accident and the nature and severity of your injuries. It is impossible to determine exactly how much you may be able to recover before we investigate your case. For more information, we encourage you to speak to our team during your free consultation.
Regardless if you were injured through medical malpractice or in a car accident, our Orlando injury lawyers can help you recover:
- Medical treatment and related costs
- Ongoing care costs
- The costs associated with wheelchairs, lifts, and other mobility and accessibility devices
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
A Florida personal injury attorney can explain your options when you begin working with our Orlando, FL, law firm.
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Understanding the Orlando Personal Injury Claims Process
A personal injury attorney may be able to help you negotiate a settlement in your personal injury case without ever having to go to court. While our law firm will not shy away from litigation if there is a compelling reason, we can often help our clients reach a settlement agreement so that they do not have to file a personal injury lawsuit. This may be possible if the party who caused your injuries carries liability insurance.
Depending on how and where your accident occurred, you could recover compensation under the liable party’s:
- Business liability policy
- Homeowner’s insurance policy (for premises liability and dog bite claims)
- Auto liability coverage, if you meet the state’s “serious injury” threshold
- Another policy, such as an umbrella policy for boat insurance
You might be able to recover compensation through another channel that we have not listed here.
Your Personal Injury Lawyer Will Need to Use Evidence to Support Your Case
Your Orlando, FL, injury lawyer will investigate your case and collect all available evidence, including documentation of your related expenses and losses.
Supporting information in your case could include:
- Security or traffic camera footage
- Social media posts related to the accident
- Photos you took of the accident scene and your injuries
- Any evidence we find at the scene after you leave it (e.g., skid marks or broken glass)
- Eyewitness testimony
- Your written or verbal testimony
- Police and accident reports (Florida Statute §316.066 states that all accidents must be reported via a Florida Traffic Crash Report within 10 days)
- Testimony from accident reconstruction specialists or medical experts
- Proof of previous complaints of defective products or devices, or the existence of the hazard that harmed you
After collecting evidence, we can approach the liable insurance company and demand fair compensation based on the case we present. Usually, this begins the settlement negotiation process. Often, your Orlando lawyer can reach a fair settlement at this point in time. A law firm like the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can discuss this process with prospective clients during a free consultation.
Insurance negotiations can be intimidating, especially if you have never been in an accident before. Insurance adjusters have a reputation of utilizing certain tricks or tactics in an attempt to make you accept responsibility for the incident that harmed you. Your lawyer can stand between you and these parties. You do not need to speak to the insurance company when you work with our law firm.
We Can Help You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit, if Necessary
If the liable party is uninsured or their insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement, we can file an injury lawsuit on your behalf. This lawsuit will attempt to recover compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions. We will present your case to the judge and jury, fighting for the verdict and financial award you deserve.
Negligence and Your Orlando Personal Injury Case
Every personal injury case revolves around negligence. To recover compensation, an Orlando, FL, personal injury lawyer must prove that another party acted in a careless, reckless, or intentional manner that caused your injuries. Before we try to file a claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit, we will collect and analyze evidence to prove the at-fault party acted negligently. Your Orlando, FL, injury firm can discuss what kinds of evidence you can compile during your free consultation.
Proving Negligence Requires Four Elements
As we mentioned before, your lawyer will need to prove that another party’s negligence resulted in your injuries and related damages.
For your case to be successful, your legal team must establish these four elements:
- The negligent party had a legal obligation to uphold the wellbeing of others.
- They failed to uphold this responsibility.
- This breach directly led to your accident and injuries.
- You suffered physical injuries and financial damages as a result.
As is the duty of injury lawyers, Orlando, Florida attorneys from our law firm will prove all of the above via evidence that supports your car accident, premises liability, or medical malpractice case.
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The Deadline For Filing a Lawsuit May Be Approaching
You generally only have four years from the date of your injury to file a Florida personal injury lawsuit under Florida Statute §95.11. While this might seem like plenty of time, there are several things your Orlando, Florida, injury lawyer must do before determining how long you have to file a lawsuit for damages. Depending on the facts of your situation, you could be granted additional time to act.
For example, imagine that you suffered injuries in a fall in an Orlando public park. You know the cracked sidewalk that caused you to trip was overseen by the City of Orlando. Yet, because the potentially liable party is a government agency, your personal injury attorney must follow specific procedures with much shorter deadlines. In some cases, the deadline to notify a government agency of your injuries and accident is only a few months.
In some cases, individuals can toll the timeline that limits how long they have to act. When children are victims of negligence, some states allow the statute of limitations to extend. Speak with a representative of our law firm today during your free consultation about what factors could lengthen the statute of limitations in your case.
Call the Law Office of an Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer
If another party’s negligent actions caused you to suffer an injury, Orlando, FL, personal injury lawyers may be able to help you win an insurance settlement or court award. We help central Florida residents with their car accident, dog bite, or slip and fall cases. Your personal injury attorney from our law firm can help you file your claim (or lawsuit) and fight for compensation.
One of our Orlando personal injury attorneys can be by your side as you pursue justice. You do not have to wrestle with insurance companies while recovering from your central Florida accident. Our clients know they can rest easy knowing that their personal injury lawyer will protect their legal rights. To learn more about your options in a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.
How Orlando, FL, Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help Their Clients
Personal injury lawyers in Orlando, Florida, can help their clients focus on healing instead of the day-to-day tasks involved in their cases.
After you retain an injury lawyer to fight for compensation following an accident, they may:
- Manage communications with the insurance company
- File all relevant documents and paperwork
- Explain how the state’s statute of limitations applies to your case
- Advise you on your legal options
- Protect your legal rights
- Call, meet in person with, or communicate via the internet with you
- Valuate the cost of your economic and noneconomic damages
- Seek evidence that could support your case
Our law firm may be able to provide services that we have not included here. During your free consultation, we encourage you to ask any questions regarding how a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you.
Examples of Compensable Injuries in Personal Injury Cases
Your personal injury lawyer will likely tell you that you should seek medical attention for your injuries, no matter how minor they may seem. You will need to connect your injuries to the accident when attempting to prove that you should receive a financial award for your losses. One way to do this is by providing medical documents and doctor’s statements regarding your physical condition. Again, do not delay speaking to your doctor, as your symptoms may not be obvious to you. Your health is of the utmost importance.
You may have also suffered the following types of injuries (for which you also may be able to receive compensation):
- Broken or fractured bones
- Sprains or strains
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Loss of limb
You can actually recover damages for injuries themselves (or the loss of a body part). This kind of loss is referred to as noneconomic since your injury is not explicitly worth any amount of money. You can acquire compensation, but it will have to be calculated depending on how the injury affects your life. You can also recover compensation for economic damages, which are items that can have their value verified with supporting documents.
Your lawyer will explain what formulas will go into determining how much compensation you can get for your injuries.
Choose an Orlando, FL, Attorney Who You Want to Represent You and Your Case
Orlando claimants do not need to retain personal injury lawyers, but if you choose to do so, you can do the following to ensure that you are secure in your decision:
- Research the law firm in which you are interested
- Research the personal injury lawyers with the firm
- Visit the law firm’s website and read past client testimonies that provide proof of the firm’s track record
- Make sure you know what you want your Orlando injury lawyer to do for you and your family
- Ask your friends for recommendations of Orlando, FL, lawyers who they have worked with before
- Ensure that the law firm practices the kind of law that pertains to your case
An Orlando, FL, injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to help you with your case today. We may be able to help you pursue an Orlando, FL, wrongful death case if a loved one passed away due to another party’s negligence. In these cases, you generally have to file a lawsuit within two years from the date of your loved one’s passing.
Only certain family members—or appointed representatives—may pursue such a lawsuit. We will inform you of whether you are eligible and what you can do. To learn more about your legal options and how a personal injury lawyer can help you, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a free consultation.
What You Need to Know About Some of the Case Types Our Firm Manages
Unfortunately, many kinds of accidents occur daily in Orlando, Florida. However, our law firm is here to help.
We help claimants pursue compensation in the following types of cases:
If you were in a car accident in Orlando, FL, you may be able to recover compensation from the responsible driver (if your losses are worth more than what your policy covers). A personal injury lawyer can help you look over your policy to see what you can pursue. Every driver in Florida is required to carry certain coverage. If the driver who hit you did not have insurance, you may still be able to pursue compensation.
If you were injured in a hit-and-run, we can help you look for the liable driver. For instance, we can review the police report or traffic surveillance footage to determine who can be held responsible for your losses. We have represented clients who have been in this situation before. We can help you too.
Municipalities may even be liable for your accident if they did not keep the roads safe or repair potential hazards. For example, a broken railing may have contributed to your injuries if your car fell off of an overpass after being hit by a negligent driver. This may especially be the case if the municipality in charge of maintaining the road knew of the railing’s disrepair, but did nothing to fix it.
Victims of truck accidents may be able to recover compensation from more than one party. The truck driver is not the only party who we may be able to hold responsible.
The trucking company may have failed in their duties to:
- Make sure that the driver’s vehicle was safe
- Encourage their drivers to operate their vehicles safely
- Complete necessary and mandatory background or driving record checks
- Have their drivers track their hours in a logbook, as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
We will search for all evidence that proves the above circumstances caused your collision.
Dog Bite Incidents
If you were bit by a dog that was not properly restrained, the dog’s owner could be liable for your injuries. Florida Statute §747.04 states that if you were partially responsible for the bite (if you had taunted the dog, for instance), you will likely receive less compensation than if you had not provoked the animal. An Orlando personal injury lawyer can help you explore how the events leading up to your injury may affect your case.
A dangerous dog is defined by Florida Statute §767.11 as one that:
- Has aggressively bitten, attacked, or endangered or has inflicted severe injury on a human being on public or private property
- Has more than once severely injured or killed a domestic animal while off the owner’s property; or
- Has, when unprovoked, chased or approached a person upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack
Under Florida Statute §767.13, someone whose dog bites another person after being deemed a “dangerous dog” can be charged with a misdemeanor felony. If a loved one died due to their injuries, the dog’s owner can be charged with a third-degree felony. Your lawyer can discuss the implications of the at-fault party’s criminal charges (in addition to your injury claim) with you.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If you suffered an injury while visiting another party’s property, the property owner or manager might be responsible. In Florida, trespassers usually cannot take legal action in these cases, unless intentional misconduct or gross negligence resulted in their injuries. If you had permission to be on the property as an invitee or licensee, you may be eligible for a financial award.
Let’s look at the following scenario to explain slip and fall liability. For instance, per Florida Statute §768.0755, if you fell due to a puddle of soda on the floor of a fast-food restaurant, you must prove that the manager of the chain’s location knew—or should have known—about the substance and cleaned it up. If you do not prove this, pursuing damages could be difficult.
If a medical professional’s error resulted in your injuries and financial losses, you could have the basis of a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. You would need to prove that the physician responsible for the error did not uphold their field’s accepted standard of care.
To help you recover damages, your personal injury lawyer can:
- Consult with other medical professionals to learn more about the error
- Calculate the cost of your injuries and subsequent care
- Collect evidence of medical malpractice
- Determine who can be held accountable for your losses
You might be able to hold the doctor, their health care team, and the medical facility itself responsible for your losses.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine wants to help as many Orlando, Florida, accident victims as possible.
There are some things you can do before meeting with your lawyer, including:
- Collecting all medical reports, receipts, insurance communication, prescriptions, and other relevant information
- Writing down everything you can remember in regards to your accident, including
the events before, during, and after the incident
- Secure a copy of your insurance coverage so we can study your policy
- Give any photos, videos, or contact information of eyewitnesses to your legal team
- Keep the clothes you were wearing when you were injured, if they were damaged or bloodied during your accident
Our team wants to get started helping you and your family today. We are determined to stand by your side while fighting for the cost of your incurred damages. To learn more about your options in a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.