Fort Lauderdale is a city in South Florida of approximately 165,000 inhabitants. First incorporated in 1911, Fort Lauderdale experienced intense migration and settlement during the 1920’s land boom. Today, Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular tourist destinations in America, attracting an average of 10 million visitors annually. Because of its intricate canal systems, Fort Lauderdale is sometimes known as the “Venice” of America.
The Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys of Anidjar & Levine are renowned for their legal acumen and trial experience. We are committed to defending the rights of parties injured by the negligence of others. Our firm provides the highest quality legal representation to personal injury victims in Fort Lauderdale and other areas of Florida.
Like any busy city, Fort Lauderdale sees its share of accidents. When an accident is caused by another party’s conduct, injured victims can pursue relief through a personal injury claim. Tort law is based on negligence, the concept that one person can breach of a duty owed to another. This concept can be applied to most accidents that occur in Fort Lauderdale and the rest of Broward County. Negligent drivers, for example, breach a legal duty when they fail to pay attention or violate basic traffic laws, endangering the lives of others. The purpose of Florida insurance laws is to ensure negligent drivers take financial responsibility for the property damage and injuries they cause.
Employers and landowners have a duty to ensure their premises are safe. This may require inspecting the floors to prevent slip-and-fall accidents or complying with workplace safety standards to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals. Whether the property is used for living, business, or employment, the person in control must maintain the premises 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 injury that results. The dangerous condition can be anything from a fallen branch or poor lighting to a spilled gas or a vicious pet. They subject the property owner to a premises liability claim.
Like drivers and property owners, manufacturers can also be held liable when a defect in the product’s make, marketing, or design causes harm to consumers. Even if the product is made to be used a certain way, manufacturers are still liable if consumers are injured while using the product in other “foreseeable” ways. Toy blocks, for example, are designed to teach kids to play and build, but it is foreseeable that babies could place the object in their mouths. A drug that is prescribed to an adult may still be defective if it causes serious side effects in children. Dangerous products that burn, choke, or otherwise harm the consumer can give rise to a product liability claim.
Doctors have a duty to properly care for their patients. Physicians who breach this standard of care make themselves vulnerable to malpractice claims. Health care providers can breach the standard of care by neglecting their patients or depriving them of the medical attention they require. Elder abuse is a common ground for malpractice, where the intentional or reckless conduct of the caretaker exposes the patient to physical, emotional, or psychological harm. This can occur through abuse, isolation, and even fraud. When health care providers intentionally or negligently cause harm to the patient, they are liable in damages for the injury. A Fort Lauderdale elder abuse attorney can ensure your family is fully compensated for any malpractice committed in a hospital, assisted living facility, or elsewhere.
At Anidjar & Levine, we identify all sources of liability and pursue all avenues of relief. That is why our Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys are recognized leaders among the business and legal community. After years of litigating complex injury cases before Florida courts, we have established a reputation as trailblazers in the practice of personal injury law. For a free consultation, contact us at 800-747-3733. We are conveniently located at 12 Southeast 7th Street, Suite 604 in Fort Lauderdale. To reach the office, head west on East Broward Boulevard and turn left on Brickell Avenue. On South Andrews Avenue, turn right. Make a left on 7th Street; in less than a mile, the office will be on your right.