West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach is a city in southern Florida of approximately 100,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1902 by Henry Flagler, the city was first constructed to house servants employed by two luxury hotels in neighboring Palm Beach. West Palm Beach maintained its rich cultural heritage throughout the 1920s as a haven for tradesmen and real estate salesmen. Famous for Central Park and other historic districts, West Palm Beach remains one of the most important cultural and architectural centers of Florida.
The seasoned West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at Anidjar & Levine are devoted to defending the rights of accident victims in West Palm Beach and South Florida. We have successfully handled all kinds of personal injury cases, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for victims harmed by the negligence of others.
Accidents happen in West Palm Beach 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 negligently, harming others, they breach that legal duty, making them liable for the injuries they cause. While Florida law requires drivers to carry auto insurance, that coverage is usually inadequate to fully compensate victims for their injuries. Injured victims are entitled to damages for property damage, medical expenses, lost income, as well as 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. Customers can slip and fall on spilled beverages or lose their footing on broken stairs. A guard dog can break loose, biting invitees on private 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 may be liable for malpractice. Specialists like neonatologists and obstetricians are held to a higher standard of care. Because giving birth is a critical time for the mother and baby, any mistakes made during delivery can lead to serious harm. A doctor, nurse, or other hospital staff’s failure to respond to fetal distress or the mother’s difficult labor can result in birthing injuries. Conditions like cerebral palsy are caused by birth injuries that permanently affect the child’s motor skills.
If you are injured by a defective product, an experienced West Palm Beach 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, assembly, or design. Unlike other negligence claims, plaintiffs can recover compensation for property damage, medical expenses, and lost income without having to prove 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, our talented West Palm Beach injury lawyers recognize that accidents can cause devastating injuries. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality legal representation so you can get back on your feet. For a free consultation, contact our Fort Lauderdale office at (800) 747-FREE.
We are located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 12 Southeast 7th Street, Suite 604. To reach the office from West Palm Beach, travel south on Interstate 95 and exit Davie Boulevard; turn left. On South Andrews Avenue, turn left. When you reach Southeast 7th Street, turn right. In less than a mile, the office will be on your right.