If you sustained serious injuries in a Florida accident—particularly if it was due to someone else’s negligence—you need help.
In addition to causing physical and psychological damage, an accident can leave you financially devastated and unable to work. When you are overcome with stress and worry, unable to obtain the medical treatment you need, and cannot pay your bills, you need the assistance of a compassionate legal professional.
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help. We understand what you are going through and we know exactly how to assist you. We can protect your legal rights and fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
One of our personal injury lawyers can provide invaluable assistance during this challenging time by helping you obtain the medical treatment you need and pursuing a financial settlement to compensate you for your injuries. We will protect your legal rights and your well-being so you can get your life back on track.
Not only we understand the intricacies of Florida laws, but we know how to use the legal system to hold the negligent party accountable for what they did. We will gather evidence to build your case by using a variety of resources at our disposal. We will hunt down witnesses, obtain expert testimony from doctors and other medical professionals, and—if necessary—even recreate the scene of your accident.
Once we have built a strong case on your behalf, we will submit a claim to the negligent party’s insurance company. From that point, we will pursue negotiations to arrive at a fair settlement. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we can file legal action and make your case in court.
Your injuries could potentially affect you for the rest of your life, requiring ongoing treatment and painful rehabilitation. It may be impossible to know when you will recover sufficiently to go back to work.
Letting one of our personal injury lawyers help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries is the best way to secure your future.
What Is the Value of My Personal Injury Claim?
To determine how much your personal injury claim is worth, we will use the professional opinions of doctors and medical experts, as well as bills for your treatment and related expenses to date. We will also include your lost wages thus far and any monetary damages you sustained in the accident.
Next, we will speak to medical experts to identify the type and duration of treatment you will require in the future. To that, we will add the monetary value of your projected lost future income and earning capacity, pain and suffering, and lost life’s enjoyment. Finally, if you sustained a permanent injury or disability, we will include the legal value of those injuries in the claim.
To learn what the specific value of your claim might be, contact our office today to discuss the details of your case with one of our attorneys.
Common Personal Injury Accident Types
In Punta Gorda, personal injury lawyers assist victims of all types of accidents and with a variety of injuries whenever the negligence of another person or business causes significant harm.
Some of the most common types of personal injury accidents are:
- Car accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Boating accidents;
- Bicycle crashes;
- Dog bites;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Swimming pool accidents;
- Defective products;
- Construction accidents;
- Medical malpractice; and
- Nursing home abuse.
The most common types of severe injuries suffered include:
- Head injuries;
- Back injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Internal injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Nerve injuries;
- Loss of digits;
- Loss of limbs; and
We approach cases based on the nature of the victim’s injuries, the circumstances surrounding the accident, and the victim’s prognosis for the future.
For those victims who sustained permanent damage or long-term disability, recovery may require years or decades of medical treatment. Many will never recover from their injuries and remain unable to work or support themselves and their families. In these cases, we will seek enough damages from the at-fault party to cover your long-term medical and personal needs.
How Will a Lawyer Legally Prove Fault?
Whether your personal injury claim settles through negotiation or goes to court, we must provide legal proof that someone’s negligence caused the incident or accident in which you sustained harm.
This requires us to demonstrate the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care, meaning whoever had fault in your accident owed a duty of care to keep you safe;
- Breach of duty, meaning the individual at fault for your injury somehow breached his or her duty of care to you;
- Causation, which means this breach of duty caused an accident that, in turn, caused your injuries; and
- Actual damages, or the actual, measurable losses you suffered as a result of the accident in question.
For example, suppose you sustained serious injuries from a slip and fall accident due to a tripping hazard. The property owner or the manager of the business had a duty of care to the public to maintain a safe environment. If the business ran an extension cord across the floor, but failed to tape it down or