Lake Worth is a city in southern Florida of approximately 35,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1913, the city is named for General William J. Worth, who fought in the Second Seminole War. Known for its rare trees and tropical plants, Lake Worth remains a prime destination for water lovers and nature enthusiasts from all over the world.
The Lake Worth personal injury lawyers at Anidjar & Levine are respected for their creativity and innovation in personal injury law. From car accidents to product liability, our firm is dedicated to offering the highest quality representation to clients in Lake Worth and Palm Beach County. We are tireless advocates for victims injured by the negligence of others.
Accidents are a fact of life in Lake Worth and other parts of Florida. When negligence causes an accident resulting in injuries, personal injury law provides legal recourse for victims. Basic principles of negligence state that people are liable for injuries proximately caused by their breach of duty to others. Drivers, for example, breach their legal duty to others when they fail to safely operate their motor vehicles. Negligent driving includes a wide range of activity, from not paying attention to driving under the influence (DUI).
Florida law protects accident victims whose injuries are caused by another person’s negligence. An experienced Lake Worth car accident attorney can help you recover compensation for property damage, medical costs, lost income, and other out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury.
Negligence also applies to defective products. When consumers are injured by any intended or “reasonably foreseeable” use of a product, the manufacturer may be liable for damages to people who are hurt. Various flaws in the product’s construction, assembly, or design can give rise to legal liability. Clothing, for example, may contain flammable material that combusts when exposed to heat. A defective part can cause a vehicle to roll over or catch fire in a crash. Hundreds of cars, clothes, and baby toys are recalled every year because some defect in the product causes injury to the consumer.
Employers and landowners have a duty to keep their premises safe for workers and invitees. This may require inspecting the floors to prevent slip-and-fall accidents, or complying with workplace safety standards to ensure workers are not exposed to toxic spills. Whether the property is used for living, business, or work, the person in control of the property has a duty to maintain the premises in a state of reasonable repair. If the owner is aware of a dangerous condition and allows it to persist, he or she is liable for any injury that results. A 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.
When a doctor breaches a duty of care to the patient, the victim can bring a medical malpractice claim to obtain compensation for the injury. Like other professionals, physicians and health care providers are held to a certain standard of care. They can breach this duty if they neglect their patients, or deprive them of the medical attention they require. This may involve a wide range of conduct, from failing to administer necessary medication, to perpetrating insurance fraud. Elder abuse and other forms of medical negligence provide grounds for a malpractice claim. When health care providers intentionally or recklessly inflict physical or emotional harm, they are liable to the injured patient for damages.
At Anidjar & Levine, we know accidents happen, but we also believe that negligent parties should be held liable for the harm they cause. Our experienced Lake Worth accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injured victims recover the compensation they deserve. Whether your injury was caused by a negligent driver, manufacturer, property owner, or health care provider, we can help you get back on your feet. Contact our Fort Lauderdale office at 800-747-3733.
We are conveniently located at 12 Southeast 7th Street, Suite 604 in Fort Lauderdale. To reach the office from Lake Worth, travel south on Interstate 95 and exit Davie Boulevard; make a left. Turn left onto South Andrews Avenue. When you reach 7th Street, make a right; in less than a mile, you will see the office on your right.