Miami stretches along the Atlantic coast of southern Florida. Known for its pristine beaches and bustling nightlife, Miami is also one of Florida’s most populous cities, with approximately 400,000 inhabitants. Incorporated in 1896, Miami is one of the only major cities founded by a woman, Julia Tuttle. Since its conception, Miami continues to be a center of financial, cultural, and technological growth, making it one of the richest cities in the United States.
The Miami personal injury attorneys at Anidjar & Levine are renowned for their legal skills and trial experience. We are committed to defending the rights of people injured by the negligence of others. Our firm provides the highest quality legal representation to personal injury victims in Miami and other areas of Florida.
Miami is a bustling metropolis that sees its share of accidents. Where any party, entity, or combination of forces causes an accident resulting in injury, the injured party is entitled to seek justice by pursuing their legal rights. Most injury victims recover compensation for their harm by bringing a personal injury claim. The most important aspect of a personal injury case is negligence, or the breach of a legal duty to others. When negligent parties breach their duty of care, they become liable for any injury proximately caused by their conduct. Liability can mean compensating the victim or victims for property damage, medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
The most common example of negligence happens every day on Miami roads. When a distracted motorist barrels through a boardwalk, injuring a cyclist, the driver is said to be negligent and is liable for any damage that result. Florida law requires drivers to carry insurance protecting against liability in the event of a crash. Where the accident involves personal injury, however, this minimal coverage is seldom enough. In these cases, the victim can bring a personal injury claim to receive full compensation for the injury. This may include expenses for future surgeries and continuing care beyond that covered by insurance.
When a doctor breaches a duty of care to the patient, this can lead to a malpractice claim. Physicians and health care providers have a duty to properly care for their patients. They can breach this standard of care by neglecting their patients or depriving them of the medical attention they require. Elder abuse is a common example of medical negligence, giving rise to a malpractice claim. When health care providers intentionally or negligently cause harm to the patient, they are liable in damages to the victim.
Like doctors and drivers, landowners also have a duty to keep their premises in reasonable repair. Whey they fail to repair a dangerous condition, they are liable for any injury caused by that breach. Landlords, for example, have a duty to repair uneven steps or loose handrails that can cause tenants to slip and fall. Business owners must periodically check the floors to make sure they are clear of spills that could potentially trip customers. Foremen have a duty to inspect construction sites to make sure no loose nails or wiring will injure the workers. When invitees are injured by a dangerous condition on property, they can bring a premises liability suit.
If you were injured by a defective product, you should not have to bear the costs of your injuries caused by another. Manufacturers are strictly liable for injuries caused by defective products, whether the flaw occurs in production, marketing, or design. Defective toys and textiles, for example, can be flammable, causing burn injuries to consumers. Manufacturers have a duty to correct the defect or warn consumers of any potential harm. They even have a duty to advise consumers of harm resulting from any foreseeable misuse of the product. Our leading Miami product liability attorneys can help you identify all liable parties and recover compensation for your injury.
At Anidjar & Levine, we know accidents happen, but we also believe that negligent parties should be held liable for the harm they cause. If your injury was caused by the negligence of others, we can help you get back on your feet. Contact our Fort Lauderdale office at (800) 747-FREE.
We are conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale at 12 Southeast 7th Street, Suite 604. To reach the office from Miami, travel north on Interstate 95 and exit Davie Boulevard; make a right. Turn left onto S. Andrews Avenue. When you reach 7th Street, make a right; our office is located on the right side.