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Pinecrest Personal Injury Lawyers

Panter, Panter, and Sampedro is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting families in and around Pinecrest, Florida. For over 30 years, our experienced trial attorneys have worked one-on-one with clients to successfully get the justice, recovery, and compensation they deserve.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro: Fighting for Your Personal Injury Rights in Pinecrest, Florida

From our offices in Pinecrest, Panter, Panter, and Sampedro’s experienced trial attorneys have worked one-on-one with clients to successfully get the justice, recovery, and compensation they deserve for more than three decades. Attorneys Mitch PanterBrett PanterDavid SampedroJoshua Wintle, and Al Del Risco are dedicated to protecting families in and around Pinecrest.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro is an award-winning personal injury law firm in Miami that has proudly obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of $100 million for our clients. Call us now at 305-662-6178 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

If You Have Been Injured in the Pinecrest Area, Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

Personal Injury

Commonly used as a term to refer to a civil lawsuit that causes an individual to suffer harm or loss, personal injury occurs when an incident results in the injury of the body, mind, or emotional state. Personal injury cases may include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Birth Injuries or Death

Medical malpractice in birth injuries is fairly similar to medical malpractice as a whole. Certain criteria must be legally established for a case to proceed. They are a doctor-patient relationship; a doctor who acted wrongly; and a mistake, which caused physical harm to the patient, or resulted in death.

Car and Truck Accidents

Sitting at the western edge of Pinecrest is US1, a highway which is the scene of many daily car and truck accidents. Even if a commuter is extra careful and vigilant, accidents may still occur on this roadway due to the sheer volume of vehicles that enter and exit at any given moment. Car and truck accidents occur whenever a motor vehicle is involved in an incident, on or off the roadways, which results in the injury or death of an individual. After a motor vehicle accident, an injured person or surviving family members may be left paying for the damage to a vehicle, medical bills, and loss of compensation. In addition, an individual may need to deal with insurance companies that are often reluctant to pay.

Boating Accidents

Residents of Pinecrest may have chosen their homes because of the proximity to the water and boating access. Living in Pinecrest may be a boater’s dream, but watercraft accidents can turn any dream into a nightmare. Watercraft injury and boating accidents are defined as collisions, accidents, and casualties, with or without the presence of another vessel, that results in the injury, death, or disappearance of an individual. Boating accidents and boating negligence cases are governed by maritime law.

Medical Malpractice

Home to Larkin and Baptist Hospitals, the Pinecrest area is not short on established medical facilities, though accidents through negligence may occur anywhere. Medical malpractice is legally defined as when accepted standards of care were violated and those violations led to injury or death of a patient. Cases may include birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency errors, obstetrician errors, pharmacy, and medicine administration errors, failure to diagnose or misdiagnose, defective medical products, and nursing home negligence.

Slip and Fall

As Pinecrest continues to grow and expand, its residents must be increasingly vigilant for surfaces that may lead to a slip and fall accident. When an individual slips and falls on the property of another and is injured, the property owner may be found negligent. In legal terms, this is known as premises liability. Slip and fall cases may include injuries such as a concussion, broken bones, soft tissue damage, nerve damage, ligament or tendon damage, cuts and bruises, paralysis, and mental health injuries. The degree of injury, when combined with the negligence of a proprietor, will determine how much compensation an injured individual is due.

Construction Accidents

Construction site injuries are a form of premises liability accident. The only difference is that the incident occurs on a construction site, and the injured person is usually a construction worker. Due to the nature of the job, construction workers are often at risk of serious injury. Common construction-related injuries include head injuries, back, and spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, and electrical accidents.

Defective Products

A defective product causes harm through a manufacturing defect, a marketing defect, or a design defect. Therefore, the product is unreasonably dangerous when considering its intended use. Defective drugs, or medication that is found to be harmful, is also considered a defective product.

Catastrophic Head, Brain, and Back Injuries

Catastrophic head, brain, and back injuries are injuries that result in permanent loss of function in those areas. For example, in the event of a catastrophic brain injury, it is expected that an individual would lose brain function above the brainstem level permanently. Falls are the most common cause of catastrophic head, brain, and back injuries. A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer and can result in paraplegia, quadriplegia, tetraplegia, herniated disks, fractured vertebrae, and nerve impingement.

Dog Bites

With its shaded dog-friendly parks, many Pinecrest residents are often seen strolling the neighborhood with their pooches. However, where there are dogs of different temperaments associating in the same location, there is always an increased risk of dog bites. Dog and animal bite injuries can cause nerve damage, produce serious infections, and leave victims with serious scarring or facial disfigurement. There can also be significant psychological trauma, especially for small children. Any time a dog bite or animal attack occurs in Florida, the owner of the animal is liable for injuries and other damages caused by the attack. In legal terms, this is known as a strict liability standard, which requires no negligence to be proven.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is meant to cover the wages of an employee when they are unable to perform their duties due to job-related injuries. Payments may also cover medical expenses and rehabilitation. Under Florida law, most employers are required to purchase worker’s compensation coverage.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies because of another individual, or a legal entity’s, misconduct or negligence. Most wrongful death claims are a result of negligence, meaning someone was not exercising appropriate or ethical care. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action, even if an individual or entity may also face some criminal prosecution. Examples of wrongful death claims include medical malpractice defective products, accidents at work, car, truck, and aviation accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

Our Experience Handling Personal Injury Lawsuits in Pinecrest Can Be the Difference

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, our personal injury law firm is proud of the lawsuit verdicts and personal injury settlements achieved on behalf of our clients. With over 30 years of experience, our personal injury attorneys work closely with each individual client and aggressively pursue just compensation every time.

Our results include a $20 million personal injury settlement for a six-year-old girl who entered a Florida hospital through the emergency room, an $11.9 million settlement awarded by a jury in a medical malpractice case, and a $3.7 million lawsuit verdict for a 48-year-old man who was hit by a forklift. These are just a few examples of how our personal injury attorneys fight for the community of Pinecrest and families throughout Florida. For an extensive list visit panterlaw.com/results. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Panter, Panter & Sampedro is among the leading personal injury law firms in South Florida. For more than 30 years, our Board Certified trial attorneys have represented individuals injured by negligent parties in cases of significant size and complexity across various practice areas.

    We are a different kind of law firm, with the legal skill and expertise needed to serve our clients, and an unwavering dedication to family values.

    We believe our success, both inside and outside the courtroom, is defined by what we care about — it’s that simple. Panter, Panter & Sampedro is an award-winning personal injury law firm — but more than that — it is a group of people that genuinely cares about protecting the rights of individuals suffering as a result of wrongdoing and negligence.

  • With a track record of success in working closely with each client, our legal team has secured millions of dollars in compensation for thousands of accident victims and their families over the course of three decades. We guide our clients through the entire legal proceedings, from filing the initial complaint to assisting with the proper distribution of funds once compensation is awarded.

    Our vast trial experience includes substantial verdicts and settlements in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, slip-and-fall, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and more.

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro’s proven team of civil trial lawyers are relied upon by the Miami and South Florida community to protect their rights and ensure justice is served by securing the best verdicts and recoveries possible.

    When our firm takes on a personal injury claim, we aggressively represent our clients and fight for the maximum compensation under the law. Rest assured that no matter how difficult the case, we are prepared to serve as your most ardent legal advocates and welcome the opportunity to hold the culpable parties accountable.  

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro proudly serves residents throughout South Florida — including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

  • No recovery, no fees.

    We believe that everyone, regardless of their financial status, should have access to sound legal counsel as they exercise their right to pursue justice and redress any harm or wrongdoing.

    At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, all our services are offered on a “contingency fee” basis, which means that any payment to the firm completely depends on whether our efforts result in a financial recovery for our client.

    Any lawyer’s fees for representing the client will be deducted from the final personal injury settlement in the client’s case or from the damages awarded after a favorable verdict, in the event that the client’s case goes to trial.

    In general, attorneys can receive up to one-third of the gross amount of a pre-suit settlement or 40% of the gross settlement recovery once a Defendant files an answer to a lawsuit. These rules are regulated by the Florida Bar, and the following summarizes our contingency fee policy:

    • Client enters into an agreement granting legal authority to the firm to represent the client in exchange for attorneys fees paid in the form of a percentage of the total recovery.
    • The firm assumes all up-front financial costs and risk associated with litigating the case. All of these expenses are paid by the firm, and are only repaid if a recovery is won.
    • The client pays no fees whatsoever, hourly or otherwise.
    • The firm’s contingency fee percentage varies based on the type of case, level of complexity, and the foreseeable resources required to litigate it properly.
    • Every case is unique, but the contingency fee percentage is always clearly agreed upon by both parties and documented in writing upon retaining our services.
  • We can. Call 305-662-6178 or submit a request for your FREE CONSULTATION to speak directly with one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers. We will review your case at no charge. To learn more about personal injury, please read below.

    Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else’s act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses.

    Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, whether intentional, negligence, or strict liability, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, our system of justice will award you compensation for your loss.

    Personal injury cases can involve:

Personal Injury

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Medical Malpractice

Premises Liability

Product Liability

Catastrophic Injuries

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