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    How to Sue a Retail Store

    Every year, around 24,000 kids are hurt by shopping carts every year. There are many different sources of injuries in retail stores. There could be water on the floor, obstructions in the aisles, and other objects that could otherwise harm you.

    Panter Law is ready to help you out. Our team of experienced attorneys has already helped many people throughout the state of Florida as well as right here in our home of Miami. Keep reading to learn more about retail store negligence, and what we can do for you.

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    Can You Sue a Store for Negligence?

    Yes, you can sue a store for negligence. In order to have a successful lawsuit, you need to prove that the store was negligent, and you were hurt as a result of that negligence.

    Most public places have a duty of care towards their customers. Essentially, this means that they must take reasonable precautions towards their patrons to ensure that their place of business does not harm them. This means that puddles of water on the floor must be cleaned up quickly, or that there must be a sign in place to warn customers. On top of that, it means that walking spaces must be reasonably clean of obstructions.

    While accidents happen, it is necessary to prove that the store was negligent. This is difficult to do if you are not a lawyer. Our team of experienced lawyers will be able to help.

    What Happens When You Are Injured In A Store?

    There are a few different things that you can do to help your case. Many grocery store slip and fall settlement cases come down to who has the better documentation, which is something that you can help yourself with. After the accident has occurred, it is a good idea to take photos of the place where the incident happened. It is also a good idea to get a copy of the incident report. The police will take notes on what happened – this is the incident report you should be looking for. On top of that, it is helpful to ask for statements from any witnesses that saw you have your accident.

    One of the best things that you can do to help yourself is to go to a doctor. Keep in mind that even if you feel fine the day of the incident, you are still going to want to see a medical professional. This is done for two reasons: the first is that some injuries, especially neck and spine injuries, do not manifest until a few days after the accident. The second is so that you can understand exactly how much you can ask for when you are going through with either a case or a settlement.

    Common Retail Store Injury Claims

    There are many reasons that you would be able to sue a retail location. The following is not meant to be a complete list. If you think that you may have a claim, it would be better if you called us for a free consultation to ask about the case. Check out the following list as a source of ideas:

    • Liquids spilled on the ground
    • Aisle obstructions
    • Faulty staircases
    • Malfunctioning elevators or escalators
    • Merchandise falling off the shelves
    • The shelves falling on top of people
    • Breakdowns in the mechanical doors
    • Insufficient lighting in the parking lots

    To reiterate, this is not everything that can lead to a lawsuit in a retail store environment. There may be other instances that can lead to litigation.

    Pursuing Compensation for Retail Store Injuries

    If you have been hurt in a retail store, you have a chance to make things right. The law will let you pursue compensation. This means that you have the opportunity to bring the retailer to a court of law, and have them pay for your medical costs. This can also include lost wages if you were so hurt that you cannot work.

    Facing the legal system by yourself can seem like you are fighting against a giant. That is where we step in. Our team has already helped many people, and the next successful case can be yours. Call Panter Law today to get started.


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    Our success with burn injury cases has been no accident. It is the result of the honest hard work and thorough preparation we bring to all of our personal injury cases. We also believe in the importance of keeping the client and his or her needs in focus while all this is going on. Our lawyers keep in close touch with clients and their families during the investigation, research, negotiation and litigation phases of the process, and we encourage them to ask questions freely and to be as involved in their cases as they would like.

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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.

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      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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      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.

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