Dade County is a city in southeastern Florida of approximately 2.5 million inhabitants. Founded in 1836, Dade County was named after Major Francis Dade, a soldier who fought in the Second Seminole War. Today, Dade County is Florida’s most populous county and urban center. The high rises along the coastline are balanced by the Redland and Homestead areas, agricultural centers of Miami. Known for its proximity to the Everglades and the Biscayne Bay, Dade County is perfectly situated to reveal all the beauty and business Florida has to offer.
The leading Dade County personal injury lawyers of Anidjar & Levine are dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims in Dade County and other areas of Florida. We have successfully handled all types of personal injury cases, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for victims who are harmed by the negligence of others.
Accidents happen in Dade County and the greater Miami area. While some accidents are harmless, others result in serious injury. When someone else’s negligent conduct causes an accident, resulting in injury, the negligent party becomes liable for his or her actions. Personal injury law is the vehicle injured victims use to find recourse for their harm. Proving a personal injury claim involves showing negligence. Negligence is defined as the breach of a duty of care owed to another. Negligent parties are liable for any harm proximately caused by their conduct.
Drivers, for example, have a duty to safely operate their motor vehicles. When they drive intoxicated or recklessly, endangering other motorists, they become liable for any injuries that result. While Florida law requires that drivers carry auto insurance, this is seldom enough to fully compensate car accident victims for their injuries. You are entitled to damages for property damage, medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Property and business owners owe a duty of care to invitees and others who enter the premises. This duty involves protecting guests and consumers from unreasonable harm. Wet floors, for example, can lead to slip-and-fall accidents or a dog can get loose, biting children playing on the driveway. When landowners allow such dangerous conditions to exist on property, they breach their duty to maintain the premises in reasonable repair. Premises liability law allows injured victims to hold owners liable for the resulting harm.
When physicians breach their duty of care to patients, it gives rise to a malpractice claim. Specialists like obstetricians are held to a higher standard of care. Because pregnancy and delivery are critical times for the mother and baby, any breach by the medical practitioner or health care provider can lead to serious injury. Misuse of labor-inducing drugs, forceps, or vacuum suction during birth can lead to birthing injuries. Conditions like Erb’s palsy are caused by birth injuries that permanently affect the child’s motor functions.
If you were injured by a defective product, the leading Dade County product liability lawyers can help you recover compensation from the manufacturer. Under Florida law, manufacturers are strictly liable for the harm caused by products that are defective in make, marketing, or design. Unlike other negligence claims, successful claims can recover compensation for property damage, medical expenses, and lost income without having to prove a breach of duty. Where the conduct was particularly egregious, the manufacturer may also be liable for punitive damages, attorney’s fees and costs.
At Anidjar & Levine, we understand that accidents happen and are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality legal representation. We have extensive experience ensuring victims are fully compensated for their injury so they can get back on their feet. For a free consultation, contact our Fort Lauderdale office at 800-747-3733. We are located at 12 Southeast 7th Street, Suite 604. To reach the office from Dade County, take Interstate 95 North and exit Davie Boulevard. Turn right on Davie Boulevard, then left onto South Andrews Avenue. When you reach 7th Street, make a right. In less than a mile, you will see the office on the right.