Broward County, Florida
Broward County is a metropolitan center in southern Florida of about 1.7 million inhabitants. Founded in 1951, the county was named after Napoleon Broward, the Governor of Florida in the early 1900s. Known for its botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuaries, Broward County boasts some of the most notable attractions Florida has to offer.
The seasoned Broward County personal injury attorneys of Anidjar & Levine are devoted to defending the rights of accident victims in Broward County and South Florida. We have successfully handled all kinds of personal injury cases, recovering compensation for victims injured by the negligence of others.
Accidents unfortunately happen in Broward County and other areas of Florida. When reckless conduct causes an accident, the negligent party is liable for any injuries that result. Drivers, for example, have a duty to safely operate their cars. When they drive recklessly, endangering other motorists, they breach that duty and are liable for their negligence. While Florida law requires that drivers carry auto insurance, the coverage is usually inadequate to fully compensate victims for their injuries. Injured victims 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 safeguarding guests from unreasonable harm. Guests can slip and fall on uneven stairs or become vulnerable to attack in dimly-lit halls. A guard dog can break loose, biting invitees on the property. When landowners permit such dangerous conditions to exist, they breach their duty to keep the premises safe. Florida premises liability laws allow injured victims to hold owners liable for the resulting harm.
Physicians who breach a standard of care to patients are subject to a malpractice claim. Specialists like neonatologists and obstetricians are held to a higher standard of care. Because delivery is a critical time for the mother and baby, any breach by the medical practitioner or health care provider can lead to serious harm. Misuse of labor-inducing drugs, forceps, or vacuum suction during birth can result in birthing injuries. Conditions like Erb’s palsy are caused by birth injuries that permanently affect the child’s motor skills.
If you are injured by a defective product, an experienced Broward County product liability lawyer can help you recover compensation from the manufacturer. Under Florida law, manufacturers are strictly liable for any harm caused by merchandise that is defective in make, marketing, or design. Unlike other negligence claims, plaintiffs can recover compensation for property damage, medical expenses, and lost income without proving negligence or a breach of duty. Because manufacturers are in the best position to correct and warn of product defects, they are strictly liable to consumers for any foreseeable harm, including punitive damages, attorney’s fees and costs.
At Anidjar & Levine, we recognize that accidents can cause devastating injuries and are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality legal representation. We have extensive experience pursuing all avenues of relief, so injured parties can get back on their feet. For a free consultation, contact our Fort Lauderdale office at (800) 747-FREE. We are located at 12 Southeast 7th Street, Suite 604. To reach the office from Broward County, travel east on Interstate 595 and exit on South Federal Highway. Turn left on Davie Boulevard, then right onto South Andrews Avenue. When you reach 7th Street, turn right. In less than a mile, the office will be on your right.