Pedestrian Receives $255,000 Settlement After Crosswalk Accident
Ms. Stanford, a healthy weekend athlete who enjoyed vigorous activities, was a pedestrian attempting to cross Northwest 3rd Street right in front of The Children’s Court House in Downtown Miami. Ms. Stanford followed all the rules by pressing the button for the crosswalk and waiting for traffic to stop. This particular high pedestrian traffic crosswalk has bright flashing yellow lights on both sides of the street and in the median to alert oncoming motorist that there is a pedestrian in the crosswalk. As Ms. Stanford began to cross the street she was violently struck by a BMW SUV. Ms. Stanford suffered multiple serious injuries to her ankle, ribs, wrists and knee. Ms. Stanford was rushed to the Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Of all of Ms. Stanford’s injuries, the injury to her ankle was the most significant because the impact had damaged an ankle replacement that she had done a few years before. The previous ankle replacement had healed, and Ms. Stanford had started an athletic regiment that had her walking and biking on a daily basis. Ms. Stanford immediately had her ankle evaluated by a top orthopedic surgeon and it was concluded that the ankle prosthetic needed to be revised. Ms. Stanford had revision surgery to try and repair any damage from the impact to her ankle. After weeks of recovery it was determined that the revision was not successful and a complete replacement of the prosthetic was necessary.
Thanks to a referral from Brett Panter’s law school classmate, Lourdes Ponns, Ms. Stanford contacted Panter, Panter and Sampedro to help with the process of securing a recovery for her damages. The driver and owner of the SUV had $20,000 of combined available insurance. Ms. Stanford had underinsured insurance with Progressive. Ms. Stanford had purchased this insurance and was paying premiums on her UM policy for this exact scenario. Once Progressive concluded its investigation, it made an offer of $88,000. This offer was well below the value of the case considering all of the injuries suffered by Ms. Stanford.
Accordingly, Mr. Brett Panter and his associate Al Del Risco filed suit and worked hard to assure Ms. Stanford received an amount of money that was commensurate with her injuries. Shortly thereafter, the Panter, Panter and Sampedro team was able to secure a settlement of $255,000 for Ms. Stanford.
Brett Panter, Mitch Panter, and David Sampedro Selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List
Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. is proud to announce that Brett Panter, Mitch Panter, and David Sampedro have been selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list as Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys in Miami, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
Join Brett Panter in Light the Night Fundraising
Join Brett Panter in bringing light to the darkness of cancer by donating towards our fundraising efforts in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night.
We are proud to serve with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in Miami on the 2020 Light The Night Executive Leadership Committee. LLS’s Light The Night is a community event* that brings light to the darkness of cancer through hope, research and support for patients and their families. Light The Night funds LLS’s goal to create a world free of blood cancers.
In these uncertain times, one thing is certain – CANCER IS NOT CANCELLED. Cancer patients and their families need our support now more than ever.
LLS stands out to me because it is an unapologetically patients first organization. One example of LLS’s patients first commitment is the LLS COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program. This program delivers financial relief to blood cancer patients who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of their disease and circumstances related to the pandemic. As of June 1st LLS has given $4,218,750 to over 16,800 patients since April 1, 2020. And long before COVID19 – for over 70 years – LLS works each day to create a world free of blood cancers through research, advocacy and ongoing patient support.
Money raised through Light The Night allows The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fund treatments for patients who are suffering from all forms of blood cancers. In 2019, LLS helped advance 12 of 14 approved blood cancer therapies. Beating cancer is in our blood. Help defeat the darkness of cancer. Please make a donation today to continue to help patients and their families across the country!
Panter, Panter, & Sampedro Awards Scholarship to Multiple High School Seniors
Panter, Panter, & Sampedro Donates Pizza to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Village of Pinecrest Police Department
Panter, Panter & Sampedro (PPS) is proud to announce that it has awarded Jasmine Thompson of Miami Palmetto Senior High School as the 2020 recipient of its annual scholarship, as well as Osviel Rojas of Miami Killian Senior High School as the 2020 recipient of the Lorraine Silverstein Law Studies Scholarship. The scholarship was presented to Rojas during the Miami Killian 2020 Awards Ceremony, held via Zoom, on Wednesday, May 13.
Click below to read more about each recipient.
On Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 23, Panter, Panter & Sampedro sponsored a pizza lunch for various departments at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital . On Wednesday, April 15, Panter, Panter & Sampedro sponsored a pizza lunch for the Village of Pinecrest Police Department.The pizza was purchased from Pinecrest restaurant, Apizza Brooklyn
“It’s important to us to support our local first responders and local businesses during this incredibly difficult time,” says Mitch Panter, managing partner of PPS. “As long-time advocates for supporting the people in our community, this is the least we can do to show our appreciation.”
Calling all candidates running for School Board, Council, Judicial, or Mayoral seats representing Pinecrest or Palmetto Bay… we want to hear from you!
On Tuesday, July 21, the Pinecrest Business Association and the Palmetto Bay Business Association will host a joint “Meet the Candidates” forum on Zoom at noon. Moderated by Mitch Panter, managing partner of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, candidates will have two minutes to address business leaders and professionals in South Dade.
Candidates interested in participating must RSVP to Mitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (305) 662-6178 no later than July 14.
Save the date and be on the lookout for registration information from the PBA and PBBA.
Mitch Panter Interviews LIVE with Miami’s Community News
Mitchell Panter joins Miami’s Community News for a live interview! During this live interview, host Michael Miller and Mitch Panter discuss different ways we can all help the community, how this pandemic has changed our community and much more fun information for you and the family.
What happens if you get hit in a crosswalk?
In this video with attorney Brett Panter, we are answering one of the most frequently asked questions “What happens if you get hit in a crosswalk?”
¿Qué sucede si te golpean en un cruce de peatones?
En este video con abogado David Sampedro, estamos respondiendo una de las preguntas más frecuentes “¿Que es lo que pasas si un carro golpea a un peatón cuando está cruzando la calle en el pasillo de los peatones?”
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