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Panter, Panter & Sampedro is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting Florida’s families. 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.

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At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, we are committed to our client’s interests above all else, and provide the personal attention and expertise needed to handle every aspect of your slip and fall accident case. Our efforts in premises liability cases have resulted in several successful verdicts and settlements for our clients in Miami and throughout Florida.

If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to negligence or other wrongdoing, you need a board-certified personal injury attorney to aggressively represent you and get the compensation you need.

Connect with one of our experienced South Florida slip and fall lawyers now at 305-662-6178 to get a FREE CONSULTATION.

Types of Slip & Fall Injuries

Filling a claim for a slip and fall case first begins with an evaluation. Determining what your damages are is necessary to conclude what compensation to ask for. Types of slip and fall injuries could include:

  • Concussion
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Ligament or tendon injuries
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Paralysis
  • Mental health injuries

A slip and fall attorney can draft paperwork to file in court on your behalf. How this paperwork is filed could make the difference for what you can claim in compensation. Once you file the claim, you must wait for the other side to respond for any further court proceedings. 

While you wait, this is the chance to build evidence for your case. Formal evidence could include depositions, interrogatories or subpoenas. A legal strategy will go into filling and responding to any court motions.

Most slip and fall cases resolve by settlement, but we will take you all the way to court if need be. But a strong case for you anticipates a fair payment without needing to go to trial. Once your case is resolved, the premises liability attorneys at Panter, Panter & Sampedro will collect judgement on your behalf. Our goal is always to make the case process as smooth as possible and give you the tools to make the best decisions.

Premises Liability Law

Slip and fall accidents and injuries fall under the legal category of premise liability. This is because slip and fall incidents generally occur on someone else’s property. Many of these events occur in a business setting because the owner did not properly maintain the area. Some examples include:

  • Damaged driveways, paths or walkways leading to the business. Including sidewalks that have shifted and potholes in any of these areas. 
  • Unmarked danger zones, such as a failure to post wet floor signs, notifying the public of uneven flooring or payment and potholes. 
  • Improperly maintained stairways, including missing or broken handrails. A failure to install slip-resistant coverings on stairs would also qualify.
  • Missing or inadequate lighting in walking areas and stairwells. 
  • Failure to keep walkways free of clutter or debris that make maneuvering difficult.

Examples of Slip & Fall Cases

There are some unique defenses that defendants may try to utilize in order to pardon themselves from liability in a slip and fall cases. It can be tricky to prove slip and fall claims. For example, a failure to provide the dimensions of a slippery floor or the length of time in which the condition had existed prior to the plaintiff’s fall could result in a judge dismissing the claim.

Damages that you might not expect in a slip and fall claim could include becoming depressed following the incident or head trauma that led to a change in personality. Each of these examples can occur in slip and fall accidents and be eligible for compensation if the property owner is shown to be negligent.

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How Do Slip & Fall Cases Work?

What To Do & Who Is At Fault

Every state has what is called a “Statute of Limitations” which places a time limit on how long after a person has to file a claim. If a victim does not file a claim within this time frame, he or she may be waiving the right to have a court hear the case and recover compensation. It is important to contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible in order to file your slip and fall claim in a timely manner.

Comparative negligence is a legal term that is often used in personal injury cases concerning slip and fall accidents. This is to determine the percentage of fault that rests on the plaintiff and the percentage that rests with the defendant. This means the amount of damages a plaintiff is awarded will be reduced by their percentage of fault for the accident. If the court determines the plaintiff was at least 50% responsible for their accident, they are not eligible to receive any compensation.

Establishing Liability With Evidence In A Slip & Fall

The evidence in a slip and fall case varies depending on the type of accident that occurred. Some important pieces of evidence that you should always try to collect include:

  • The clothing and shoes you were wearing at the time of the incident
  • Photographs of your injuries and of the object or dangerous condition that caused the accident
  • Any surveillance footage
  • Medical records
  • Witness statements
  • Accident report

Liability in a slip and fall case typically rests on the owner of the property on which the accident occurred, either a private, commercial or government entity. However, you must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent and the accident could have been avoided. 

Experienced Slip & Fall Injury Lawyers With Proven Results In Tough Premises Liability Cases

Take The First Step To Get Compensation For Your Slip & Fall Injury

Slip and fall cases are resolved based on a number of factors that are unique to each case. The experienced slip and fall attorneys at the law firm of Panter, Panter and Sampedro understand the complexity of determining fault and collecting evidence in these scenarios. Call today for a free consultation to discover how we can help.

The slip and fall attorneys at the law firm of Panter, Panter & Sampedro understand the complexity of determining fault and collecting evidence in these scenarios. We can help you understand your options and seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Call us now at 305-662-6178 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

*On March 24, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 837 reducing Florida’s statute of limitations for general negligence cases from four years to two years. In other words, a lawsuit alleging negligence which accrued after March 24, 2023 must now be filed within two years of the date of the alleged negligence or the claim will be forever barred.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Liability for a slip and fall accident can fall on several parties. The owner of the property where an individual slips and falls has a duty to maintain the premises. Maintenance companies have a duty to keep properties safe when contracted. Outside third parties can be liable if they create a dangerous condition on the property. There are several ways to determine who is responsible for your injuries. First, an attorney will look to see who caused the dangerous condition. They will also determine who was responsible for the maintenance of the premises. Attorneys will also investigate to understand who had noticed or was aware of the dangerous condition. Finally, a premises liability attorney can also look to find how long the condition existed and establish who had a duty to fix the condition. Let us help you with determining who is responsible for your slip and fall.

  • Yes. You can sue for a slip and fall accident if there are unsafe conditions on the property, such as wet floors or cracked sidewalks. Attorneys must determine who was at fault for the incident in order to determine who to file a claim with and ultimately sue if the case warrants a lawsuit.

  • On March 24, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 837 reducing Florida’s statute of limitations for general negligence cases from four years to two years. In other words, a lawsuit alleging negligence which accrued after March 24, 2023 must now be filed within two years of the date of the alleged negligence or the claim will be forever barred.

  • There is no average time a slip and fall settlement may take to resolve. We do our best to resolve the matter without the filing of a lawsuit if possible to help resolve the case expediently. Though, if we are unable to amicably resolve a case through a settlement, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on behalf of our clients when necessary. Most individuals are eager to resolve their cases quickly, but our focus is on getting the best results possible for our clients.

  • Yes, many slip and fall cases resolve without a lawsuit and/or trial. If the facts clearly establish fault on the part of another party, then once the client completes their medical care and treatment a demand can be made, which will hopefully resolve the case. The time, expense, and exposure to a property owner or responsible party make it sensible for them to resolve many cases outside of a courtroom. However, we have the experience and expertise to know when a lawsuit serves the interests of our client and we have the ability to pursue a case to and through trial.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

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