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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.

    Miami Jet Ski Accident Attorneys

    Florida is known for its fun outdoor activities. Every single year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come here from all over the world to enjoy our pristine beaches and the beautiful weather that we have here. Native Floridians also enjoy going out in the sun. Jet skis are very common around Miami.

    Unfortunately, not everything ends well. Jet ski accidents are fairly common, which can lead to a lot of trouble in paradise. These accidents can lead to injuries, emotional trauma, and even death. Panter Law is ready to fight by your side today, to help make sure that you receive fair compensation.

    We want to help keep you informed about jet ski accidents, and your rights.

    Causes of Jet Ski Accidents

    There are many different causes of jet ski accidents. The following is not meant to comprehensive list, but is a good starting point:

    • Inebriation
    • Inexperience
    • Child piloting the jet ski
    • Speeding
    • Inclement weather
    • Distracted boaters
    • Equipment defects
    • Reckless operation
    • Failure to watch for others
    • Improper maintenance
    • Fire or explosion

    Florida Product Liability

    It is possible that someone did not directly cause the accident. This would be due to the fact that the jet ski itself had a problem. There are a few different possibilities when it comes to product liability laws in Florida:

    • Structural defects in the design of the jet ski
    • Poor crashworthiness
    • Errors in manufacturing
    • Defective life jackets

    It is a good idea to keep a comprehensive record of what happened in order to establish liability. An attorney in Miami can help you out when it comes to collecting evidence that can help get you a huge settlement.


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    Establishing Negligence for Jet Ski Injuries

    In jet ski accidents, similar to all negligence claims, the plaintiff (the person who is suing the other party) must prove the following four elements:

    • Duty: The defendant had a legal duty to the plaintiff under the circumstances
    • Breach: The defendant violated this duty, either because of action or inaction
    • Causation: It was the defendant’s actions (or lack of action) that cause the injury
    • Damages: The plaintiff was harmed as a result of what the defendant did (or didn’t do)

    This would be exceptionally difficult for someone who does not have a thorough understanding of the law. That is where we step in. Our experienced team has the know-how you need to win your case, and we will be with you every step of the way.

    Wrongful Death

    The most common jet ski injuries are broken bones, brain injuries, crushed limbs, and whiplash. While they are rare, deaths can happen. When the worst happens, we can help. Our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys can’t make things right when it comes to a lost loved one, we can make sure you get a better deal.

    If you have been in a jet ski accident today, you can’t wait. At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, we are ready to be your personal injury attorneys. Our team knows what you’re going through, and we are ready to fight for you.

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    • 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.  

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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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