Sunrise is a city in southern Florida of approximately 84,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1961 by developer Norman Johnson, the city continued to grow into one of Broward County’s most important urban centers. Home to the Florida Panthers and the BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise continues to attract tourists with its large shopping malls and entertainment parks.
The Sunrise personal injury attorneys of Anidjar & Levine are respected innovators in the field of personal injury law. From accident and malpractice lawsuits to product and premises liability claims, we are dedicated to defending the rights of victims injured by the negligence of others. We serve Sunrise and Broward County from our office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Motor vehicle accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in Sunrise and other areas of Florida. When another driver causes an accident resulting in injury, the victim has recourse under the law. Basic theories of negligence state that drivers owe a duty of care to others. Any breach of that duty results in legal liability for injuries caused by the driver’s negligence. Even low-speed collisions can result in extensive property damage and serious injuries. These are costs the negligent party must pay. But because insurance only pays up to the policy limit, injured parties rarely recover full compensation for the harm they suffer.
Consumers injured by a defective product may file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. The injured party sues for damages caused by the product’s make, construction, or design. Florida law holds manufacturers strictly liable for injuries caused by dangerous products that harm the consumer through their intended or “reasonably foreseeable” use. In these cases, the injured party can recover compensation from the manufacturer without proving negligence. If you or your family was harmed due to a defective product, the qualified Sunrise product liability attorneys can help.
Physicians and health care providers can also be negligent when they breach their duty of care to patients. Negligence during any stage of the patient’s treatment can give rise to a medical malpractice claim. Mistakes during delivery, for example, can crush a baby’s neck, causing birth defects that permanently affect the child’s motor and learning skills. In hospitals and assisted living facilities, the abuse or neglect of elderly patients can likewise be lethal for a patient, and devastating for his or her family. Caretakers who intentionally or recklessly harm their patients are liable for any harm that results, including wrongful death.
Employers and property owners also have a duty to keep the premises safe for people who enter the property. This may require cleaning the floors to prevent slip-and-fall injuries or following workplace safety standards to minimize exposure to hazardous substances. Whether the property is used for living, retail, or work, the person in control of the property must keep the premises clear of dangerous conditions and perform reasonable repairs. The dangerous condition can be anything from uneven steps to a vicious dog or even an OSHA violation. Owners who breach their duty to exercise reasonable care are liable for any resulting injuries. The breach of duty to invitees subjects the negligent party to a premises liability claim.
As the injured party, you are entitled to several types of damages. This includes compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost income, and other benefits. In some cases, you may also recover damages for pain and suffering or attorney’s fees and costs. The leading Sunrise personal injury lawyers of Anidjar & Levine are committed to offering you the highest quality legal representation and helping you back on your feet. For a free consultation, contact our Fort Lauderdale office at (800) 747-FREE.
We are conveniently located at 12 Southeast 7th Street, Suite 604. To reach our office from Sunrise, 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.