Plantation is a city in southern Florida of approximately 85,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1953, the city was named for the Everglades Plantation Company. Plantation’s official motto is “The Grass is Greener” and the city lives up to its billing, with lush golf courses and expansive parks. As the World Headquarters for DHL and other prestigious businesses, Plantation continues to develop and reinvent itself as one of Florida’s prime destinations.
The Plantation personal injury lawyers at Anidjar & Levine have a track record of success in personal injury law. From accident and malpractice lawsuits to product and premises liability claims, our firm provides stellar representation to clients in Plantation and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. We fight for victims injured by the negligence of others.
Car accidents happen every day in Plantation and other parts of Florida. When negligence causes an accident resulting in injury, Florida law gives victims legal rights to recover damages from the perpetrators. Under basic principles of negligence, drivers owe a reasonable duty of care to others – including other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. When drivers breach that duty, they are liable for any injuries proximately caused by their negligence. Victims injured by another party’s drunk or reckless driving should not have to bear the financial losses resulting from the accident alone. These are costs that the negligent parties and their insurers must pay.
A product liability action refers to any civil action in which the consumer alleges injuries caused by a defective product. The injured party sues for damages caused by the product’s manufacture, construction, or design. Florida law holds manufacturers strictly liable for injuries caused by “unreasonably dangerous” products that fail to perform safely when used as intended, or in a manner “reasonably foreseeable” by the manufacturer. In these cases, the injured party can recover compensation from the manufacturer without having to prove negligence.
Like motorists and manufacturers, doctors and physicians can also be negligent when they breach their duty of care to patients. Negligence during any stage of the patient’s treatment can lead to serious harm. During delivery, the misuse of labor-inducing drugs and epidurals can cause birth defects, leaving long-term effects on both mother and child. In hospitals and assisted living facilities, the abuse or neglect of elderly patients must be reported and stopped. Caretakers who intentionally or recklessly harm their patients are liable for any harm that results.
Employers and landowners also have a duty to keep the premises safe for people invited to the property. This may require checking the floors to prevent slip-and-falls or complying with workplace safety standards to minimize exposure to toxic fumes. Whether the property is used for living, business, or work, the person in control of the property must keep it clear of dangerous conditions and perform reasonable repairs. If the owner is aware of a dangerous condition and allows it to persist, he or she is liable for any resulting injuries. The dangerous condition can be anything from fallen merchandise or loose handrails to a vicious pet. The breach of duty subjects property owners to a premises liability claim.
If you were hurt or injured by another, you are entitled to compensation for the various financial losses you suffer as a result of negligence. This is true whether the negligent party was a driver, manufacturer, physician, or property owner. The experienced Plantation personal injury lawyers at Anidjar & Levine can help you recover for property damage, medical expenses, lost income, future costs, and pain and suffering. For a free consultation, contact our Fort Lauderdale office at 800-747-3733.
We are conveniently located at 12 Southeast 7th Street, Suite 604. To reach our office from Plantation, travel west on Broward Boulevard and turn right on South Andrews Avenue. When you reach Southeast 7th Street, turn left. In less than a mile, the office will be on your right.