If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the law allows you to recover compensation for your injuries. The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine has experience representing injury victims in Pompano Beach and throughout Florida. Every day, we help clients through the most difficult times in their lives and make sure their legal rights are protected.
A personal injury lawyer in Pompano Beach from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover the compensation you need.
Do I have a valid personal injury case?
The best way to determine if you are entitled to file a claim is to call our firm today at 888-494-0430. Our attorneys will analyze what happened to you, and evaluate the validity of your personal injury case.
To have a valid case, we must prove that another party is liable for your injuries. How we establish liability depends on how you sustained your injury:
Liability due to Negligence
One way to prove liability is to show that someone else acted negligently, and that his negligence caused your injuries.
Unlike an intentional act, a negligent act is one that is “accidental,” but is nonetheless careless or reckless. Some examples of negligent acts or omissions include:
- A driver who runs into you because he was looking down at his phone while driving.
- A doctor who fails to treat you properly because he does not recognize the symptoms of a dangerous disease.
- A business owner who causes you to fall by forgetting to put cones around a slippery, wet area of the floor.
- A nursing home that is unable to properly attend to its residents because it is understaffed.
- A school that allows your child to be injured on a playground by allowing her to play on defective equipment.
In all these examples, someone else has an obligation to act (or to avoid acting) in ways that make it foreseeable that someone else could be injured. When someone fails in these obligations, he is negligent and therefore liable for your damages.
Liability due to a Dangerous or Defective Product
Often, manufacturers put defective or unsafe products on the market. When these products make it to Pompano Beach stores and into our homes, they can cause serious injury.
Products can be defective due to manufacturing. For example, one item may simply leave the assembly line damaged, or incomplete.
Products can also be defective due to their design. These products work as they are supposed to, but because of their design, end up causing injury to people.
Tire failures, vehicles that flip over too easily, medicines with unintended and dangerous side effects, electrical products that can electrocute users, or pool drains that suck in and trap swimmers are all examples of defective products.
How do I prove someone is liable for my injuries?
If you think someone else is liable for your injuries, you need a law firm that can get the evidence needed to prove liability. Our firm has extensive experience investigating accident scenes and obtaining and reviewing business records to uncover the facts needed to prove negligence or other types of liability.
We often work closely with experts to establish fault for injuries. An expert witness reviews data, including the testimony of the parties or photos, and uses this information to explain how an accident occurred. Experts can be especially helpful to fight against a liable defendant that lies about how an accident actually occurred.
In many cases, liable defendants try to hide, alter, or even destroy evidence in their possession. At the start of a personal injury lawsuit, we immediately take actions to preserve possible evidence in your case.
What can I receive compensation for in a personal injury case?
You do not automatically receive damages just because someone else is liable for your injuries. You must prove your damages, just as you proved liability.
We have extensive experience demonstrating to insurance companies, courts, or juries how significantly accidents have altered our clients’ lives. Below are some of the kinds of damages that we help recover for our clients.
Medical Bills and Expenses
Medical bills from treatment after a catastrophic injury can be astronomical. If we are able to prove that the negligent party is liable for your injuries, we can require that person pay for your medical bills.
This might include continuing medical care or medical procedures you might require in the future. Using your medical records and testimony from your doctors and other medical experts, we can help show to a jury what your future medical expenses may be.
Being out of work for even a short period of time can be financially devastating. You are entitled to the wages that you lost while you were out of work recovering.
You also are entitled to future lost wages, if you will not be able to return to work for an extended period of time. If you must take a lower-paying job or retire completely, we can help you recover that difference in wages.
Pain and Suffering
The pain you suffer and the emotional toll that an injury takes on you and your family have a value. The law allows you to recover damages for your pain, and any frustration, anger, or depression that the accident has caused you.
Protect your right to compensation. Call us today.
If you were in an accident in Pompano Beach, do not assume you have to cover the costs yourself. Contact us today at 888-494-0430 for a free consultation to discuss your accident, and to see if you have a personal injury case.