Miami Car Accident Lawyers

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.

Compassionate Fatal Car Accident Representation From Experienced Lawyers

No one who has ever lost a loved one in a fatal car accident forgets the call or the police officer’s knock at the door to inform family members of their sudden and devastating loss. No one forgets the anger and grief after an accident that never should have happened.

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., our Miami fatal car accident attorneys know that while no amount of money can erase your grief, you may find justice in holding a driver responsible for his or her negligence. Our experienced Miami, Florida, attorneys focus almost exclusively on protecting the rights of people who have been harmed because of the negligence of others, including families that have lost loved ones in senseless car accidents.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or fatal injury in a car accident, we can help you. Our firm has obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of $100 million for our clients. Call us now at 305-662-6178 for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our experienced Miami car accident attorneys.

Filling the Financial Void

While justice is one reason people file wrongful death claims after a fatal car accident, families also pursue wrongful death claims because the loss of a loved one leaves a financial void as well as an emotional one. Families must deal with medical and funeral expenses and the loss of their loved one’s future earnings.

Insurance carriers may balk at paying the significant compensation survivors of a fatal car accident need, leaving grieving families with little choice but to seek legal counsel to help them recover financially from the loss of a loved one. With a qualified lawyer, you may be able to recover damages for medical and funeral expenses, loss of companionship, loss of future earnings and other damages.

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Thorough Investigations Backed by Experienced Litigators

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., our Florida auto accident wrongful death attorneys work with a wide range of experts to thoroughly investigate accidents. Through accident reconstructions, crashworthiness testing, medical reviews and eyewitness testimony, we are able to seek maximum compensation for our clients.

Our meticulous preparation sometimes helps persuade insurance carriers and defendants to settle a claim fairly rather than face a jury with our evidence. If the responsible party refuses to settle, our board-certified civil trial attorneys are prepared to advocate for our clients in court.

All our wrongful death lawsuit cases are handled on contingency, meaning you have NO risk, NO obligation and NO fees until we recover the compensation you need after a loved one’s fatal car accident. To learn more, call our Miami fatal car accident lawyers today at 305-662-6178 or REQUEST A FREE CASE REVIEW.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • No. Each case has its own unique components and therefore, it would be inappropriate to say there is an average recovery for a given case. This includes how much coverage is available from the negligent party and the amount of medical expenses and other economic portions of the claim (i.e. property damage, loss of wages). An individual would also need to consider the non-economic aspects of the case like pain and suffering. Whether there is Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage available is also an important aspect of the case. There are many questions and challenges that should be discussed with an attorney.

  • The first thing you should do when you are involved in a car accident is to call the police. Make sure a report is filed and that the police obtain all the relevant information. It is important to make sure that you gather information such as the other driver’s contact and insurance information, along with the contact information of any witnesses. Take photographs of the accident scene, vehicles, and any injuries received from the accident. Call your lawyer before you speak to your insurance company or the insurance company of the other driver to ensure that you are protected from unscrupulous adjusters or insurance companies. Seek medical attention immediately for your injuries.

  • Yes, the police will need to be contacted after a car accident of any kind. Whether the car accident resulted in only minor damages to the vehicle and no injuries, or it was a major wreck with extensive damages and major injuries, notifying the police is the correct thing to do. They will make sure a report of the incident is on file and will determine the party at fault. This paperwork will be requested by your attorney if legal action is required.

  • If you are contacted by the other driver’s insurance company, you are not required to speak to them. It is typically best to use caution and to only speak to them in the presence of your attorney. If you do have to speak to them without your lawyer present be careful to not cause any doubt about which driver is at fault. You do have a duty to cooperate with your insurance company and that includes notifying them of the accident, the cause of the accident, and any injuries that you have sustained. However, it is always best to consult with an attorney first and have the attorney on the phone with you before speaking to any insurance company.

  • “No-Fault” is a law that requires all drivers to carry a Personal Injury Protection policy. This means that your insurance company will pay your medical expenses and lost wages up to the amount of the policy regardless of which driver is at fault in an auto accident. Medical bills are paid at the rate of 80% of the reasonable charges, in addition to a portion of your lost wages. This is required in Florida and is the primary source of payment for your medical bills in an automobile accident case.

  • Personal Injury Protection covers expenses related to the accident regardless of which driver is at fault. These expenses can include medical bills and lost wages. These policies are also known as “no-fault” and are required in the state of Florida.

  • If you are in an accident with an uninsured/underinsured driver, your policy will pay for a portion of your medical bills and lost wage through your PIP coverage. You can also purchase UM Coverage which means that you have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage. When a driver is covered under this type of insurance, the company is required to pay for expenses and benefits that would have been available from the negligent drive. Additional questions about loss coverage should be directed to a lawyer, so they can help you navigate the laws surrounding auto lawsuits in Florida and your coverage options.

  • 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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