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Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.

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Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.

6950 North Kendall Drive
Miami, Florida 33156

Phone(305) 662-6178 or(800) 593-6178
Fax (305) 662-9472

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Law Firm Overview

Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. is a successful, innovative law firm practicing personal injury, medical malpractice and accident law throughout the state of Florida. The firm’s focus is on protecting the rights of those injured due to the negligence of others.

What makes the firm stand out in their field is their utilization of technological tools to demonstrate their clients’ injuries and accidents in an engaging, effective manner. The firm uses state-of-the-art exhibits at trial, such as computer simulations that recreate the accidents and medical cases; scale models prepared with precision and detail; and life-size illustrations and anatomical models to best impact the juries with the seriousness and intricacies of the cases.

These tools and the attorneys’ thorough preparation and attention to detail have resulted in an impressive record of success in the accident and injury cases they have undertaken. The firm has obtained several verdicts and judgments in excess of $1 million for their clients. Most notably was Stark, West and Clay v. Alamo Rent-A-Car, 586 So.2d 394 (Fla 3rd DCA 1991), in which the jury awarded their clients $7.7 million. Upon appeal, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the jury verdict and resulted in a total payment of $9.6 million to the families. These successes have positioned the firm as leaders in the state and the nation in their field.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro is a dedicated, ethical, reputable firm that has successfully represented its many clients for almost 20 years. The verdicts they have obtained have had far reaching effects on many industries, to include product manufacturing, road and building construction, and healthcare standards. The firm is proud of their accomplishments and looks forward to continuing their long-standing achievements.

Languages: English, Spanish.

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Airplane Litigation; Amusement Park Accidents; ATV Accidents; Governmental Liability Claims; Personal Injury Protection Benefits; PIP Insurance Coverage Claims; Pool Accidents; RV Accidents; Roller Coaster Accidents; Swimming Pool Accidents and Drownings.

Areas of Law Description

Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. offers legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:

- Airplane Litigation

Panter, Panter & Sampedro is ready to represent you, your family and/or friends in connection with airplane litigation. The staff will work with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other local state and federal agencies to determine the cause of any crash.

Brett A. Panter is a Commercial Pilot with Airplane Multiengine and Single Engine Instrument Airplane Ratings. He is also a United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Pilot. Brett Panter has approximately 1,500 hours of flight time and has been flying for more than 22 years. This experience will enable Panter, Panter & Sampedro to provide a unique insight into the representation of their clients in airplane litigation claims.

- Amusement Park Accidents

Amusement park accident claims can be very complex and involve several responsible parties and insurers. They demand skills, experience and the resources to outlast big corporations. Our lawyers work closely with engineering, safety and medical experts to demonstrate to insurance companies and juries how and why the accident occurred and how our clients' lives have been impacted as a result. In many situations, the detailed preparation we do results in fair settlement offers early on from defendants who would rather not find out what will happen if the evidence we've prepared is put in front of a jury.

- ATV Accidents

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, our experienced personal injury lawyers handle ATV accident and four-wheeler injury cases in the Miami area and throughout the state of Florida. As a firm, we have been dedicated to protecting the rights of people injured for more than 20 years. We have had a great deal of success and have helped countless numbers of people in the process.

Our firm believes strongly in the value of thorough, detailed preparation. We work with a range of experts wherever appropriate and use the latest technology to prepare courtroom models, computer simulations and other materials that help show judges, juries and opposing counsel exactly how and why the ATV accident occurred. Oftentimes, our work on the front end helps persuade insurance carriers and corporate representatives that it is in their best interest to settle a claim rather than have our evidence presented to a jury. However, in the event that negotiations are unsuccessful, we are always prepared to vigorously represent our client's interests at every level of Florida's state and federal court system.

- Auto Accident Litigation

Our attorneys call upon a broad range of experts to assist with accident reconstruction, crashworthiness testing and witness testimony in order to thoroughly investigate the car accident and vigorously pursue all liable parties to maximize compensation for our client, especially if alcohol and drunk driving were involved.

- Birth Injuries

Because any serious birth injury can result in a lifetime of medical needs — strong efforts have to be made toward maximizing compensation so that people will have the resources they'll need to deal with them. Our attorneys understand what's at stake, and we will fight aggressively to make certain that your rights and interests are protected.

- Jet Ski Injuries and Boating Accidents

Panter, Panter & Sampedro handles Jet Ski injury and boating accident cases in the Miami area and throughout the state of Florida and has been dedicated to protecting the rights of people injured by others' negligence for more than 20 years. In that time, we have helped countless numbers of people and have obtained numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.

- Brain Injuries

Our lawyers have been protecting the rights and interests of brain injury victims in the Miami area and throughout the state of Florida for more than 20 years. In that time, we have been able to help numerous clients obtain the compensation they needed to deal with the lifetime care these injuries can require and to offset their tremendous losses.

Those accomplishments took hard work, dedication and careful preparation to achieve — they are the same qualities that we'll apply to you and your loved one's case too.

To begin with, we have an on-staff critical care nurse who can evaluate the extent of the brain injury and help us to arrange for the best available medical care. We also use technology and expert resources wherever appropriate. However, the key to successful results in many brain injury cases is simply about working closely with the family to put together a picture of who the victim was before, how the victim changed, and the injury's devastating effects on those close by.

- Burn Injuries

We offer Florida burn injury victims all the advantages of a large firm in terms of experience, knowledge, access to experts, technological savvy, resources and most importantly … in terms of results. At the same time, we provide a level of personal attention, compassion and friendly support that larger firms cannot compete with.

- Commercial Litigation

Insurance companies often avoid paying claims when they are legally obligated to do so. This can result in huge financial losses to individuals and businesses. Not only do individual and businesses suffer a loss from various business ventures, but often times, insurance companies fail to fulfill their obligation resulting from a loss. When this happens, Panter, Panter & Sampedro represents clients in pursuing a claim against the insurance company or responsible party to protect the interests of its clients.

In one instance, Panter, Panter & Sampedro represented a homeowner accused of setting his house on fire to collect insurance proceeds. The firm argued that the homeowner did not commit arson and that he was entitled to appropriate insurance benefits. The jury returned a verdict in agreement and ordered the insurance company to pay the claim.

In another case, a small business owner entered into a contractual relationship with a large corporate security firm to provide golf carts that were used as security vehicles. After the small business owner incurred substantial expenses in providing various properly maintained golf carts, the corporate security firm attempted to cancel the contracts because they negotiated a better deal with another company. Panter, Panter & Sampedro successfully represented David against Goliath and made sure that the contracts were honored and that the small business owner received the proper compensation based on the terms and conditions of the contract with the large security company.

- Construction Accidents

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, we take on construction accident cases in the Miami area and throughout the state of Florida. We represent our clients in both negotiations with those responsible for their losses, and in litigation at every level of Florida's state and federal courts.

- Cruise Ship Accidents

Panter, Panter & Sampedro has represented people from across the globe including Israel, South America, Canada as well as across the United States in cruise ship/maritime liability matters. Whether your claim relates to the negligent operation of a private vessel causing serious bodily injury, a slip and fall on board a passenger cruise ship, negligent security on board a cruise liner which leads to sexual assaults, or food poisoning on board a cruise ship, Panter, Panter & Sampedro has the experience to effectively represent you.

Its ability to communicate effectively and efficiently through its website allows them to continue representing their clients across the globe in all matters, specifically cruise ship/maritime liability matters. Send Panter, Panter & Sampedro an e-mail with your comments or questions if you have been recently injured on a trip to Florida.

- Dog Bites / Animal Attack

If you've been injured as the result of a dog bite — our lawyers provide strong representation that is focused on getting you the help you need, when you need it, and on maximizing your compensation.

- Governmental Liability Claims

Panter, Panter & Sampedro has handled many cases against various cities, municipalities and government officials and offices including Metropolitan Dade County, The City of Key West, The Florida Department of Corrections and the State of Florida. Cases have ranged from negligent maintenance and operation of government vehicles, negligent maintenance of government facilities, medical malpractice committed at a State and/or County owned and operated hospital and claims for inmates at correctional facilities for negligence inside a correctional institution.

- Medical Malpractice

Our success as Miami medical malpractice attorneys is based on an intimate knowledge of Florida personal injury law and extremely detailed medical research. Panter, Panter & Sampedro has a critical care nurse and a physician on staff to assist our lawyers in accurately assessing injuries and to arrange for the best medical care available. Each medical malpractice attorney undertakes an extremely thorough review and analysis of the accident before seeking damages for the claim.

Medical malpractice and nursing home abuse litigation requires that a trial attorney prove accepted standards of care were violated and that those violations led to injury or death. Panter, Panter & Sampedro seeks out the most respected medical experts to explain to a jury what exactly went wrong and how the tragic medical mistake could have been avoided with appropriate medical treatment.

- Motorcycle Accidents

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, our motorcycle accident lawyers work with a variety of experts who assist them in investigation, accident reconstruction, crashworthiness testing, and in obtaining and reviewing witness testimony to vigorously pursue all liable parties and to maximize compensation for our client, especially if alcohol and drunk driving were involved. We are also sensitive to the fact that people who have been injured need more than just legal help. Because of that, we make a strong effort to provide support and assistance in other ways. We have an on-staff critical care nurse to evaluate motorcycle accident injuries and to arrange for the best medical care available. We encourage questions and respond to concerns promptly. Likewise, we keep clients fully informed and involved throughout the process.

Lastly, putting together a clear, compelling story of what happened and why takes hard work and thorough preparation. Our dedication to practicing this way has produced outstanding results in previous motorcycle accident cases and has led to countless referrals from other lawyers and medical professionals in Florida.

- Negligent Security

Negligent security cases often involve two distinct types of torts. There is the intentional tort committed by the person or persons who assaulted you, and there is the property owner's tort of failing to maintain reasonably safe conditions on his or her property. The majority of our practice deals with landlords, malls, hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, homeowners and others maintaining unsafe properties in the Miami area and throughout the state of Florida.

Our firm works closely with safety and medical experts to evaluate the property conditions; to measure how those conditions meet or fail to meet basic safety requirements, including local, state and federal building codes; and to put all of that information together in a clear and compelling way. In many cases, the detailed preparation we put into each case from the beginning pays dividends in the form of fair settlement offers from those who would rather not risk seeing what happens when our evidence is put in front of a jury. If negotiations fail to produce a settlement that is acceptable to you, rest assured that we will be ready to vigorously represent your interests at every level of Florida's state and federal court system, including on appeal.

- Negligent Security Criminal Assault

Apartment building property managers, retail store owners, parking garage operators and other property owners may be held liable for injuries that result from criminal assaults on their property. In general, property owners have a duty of care to ensure the well-being and safety of their patrons. When decisions are made not to install security cameras, provide security guards, or adequately light darkened areas, general negligence towards the well-being of others may be involved. At the law office of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, our lawyers work with safety experts and investigators in exposing negligence on the part of property owners in cases involving criminal attacks customers and patrons. Don't assume that being a victim of crime in a parking lot or apartment entryway is simply a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time; rather, it may be a matter of negligence, too.

- Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, our success with cases of nursing home neglect and abuse in Florida is based on a comprehensive knowledge of the law, detailed medical research and thorough preparation in every sense of the word. It is also the result of hard work and the fierce dedication to protecting injured people which our lawyers have developed over the last two decades.

- Personal Injury Protection Benefits

Injured in a car accident? Confused and discouraged about getting a fair insurance settlement for your injury? At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., in Miami, Florida, our lawyers help clients recover personal injury protection benefits (PIP) for their medical expenses and lost wages.

Below are summaries of personal injury protection benefits available under Florida law:

* Personal Injury Protection (PIP), which partially reimburses you and your family for medical expenses and lost wages resulting from an auto accident, regardless of fault
* Underinsured / Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM Insurance), optional insurance you may carry which pays for your losses if the other driver is at fault and is uninsured or does not carry adequate insurance
* Med Pay, optional insurance that pays the portion of your medical bills not paid by PIP
* Property Damage, mandatory coverage you carry on your auto to cover damage to another vehicle
* Bodily Injury, optional (recommended) insurance which pays when you are at fault for another's pain and suffering
* Collision, optional coverage that pays for damage to your vehicle following an accident

- PIP Insurance Coverage

When it comes to auto accidents, Florida is one of only a handful of "no-fault" insurance states in the country. Unlike traditional tort law where an at-fault party is held liable for damages suffered by an injured party, compensation for injuries in no-fault states does not necessarily depend on determining who was at fault in an accident. Practically speaking, this means if you were injured in an auto accident, you can recover damages from your own insurance carrier. In Florida, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage allows injured drivers to seek reimbursement from their own insurer if they've been injured in an auto accident. However, not all insurers handle PIP claims in a timely fashion. At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, our lawyers represent people in PIP insurance disputes, holding insurers to the terms of our client's insurance policy.

- Pharmacy Law

Pharmaceutical litigation is no different from other product liability cases in terms of complexity. They also require expertise and experience, and also require a detailed understanding of the particular product that is the subject of the litigation. Panter, Panter & Sampedro has pursued claims on behalf of individuals injured from such pharmaceutical products as Baycol and phenylpropanolamine, or PPA.

- Pool Accidents

Injuries that result from pool accidents often involve brain damage and death caused by deprivation of oxygen. As a result, pool accidents can involve substantial financial loss in terms of medical costs, lost wages and a diminished quality of life. At the law office of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, our attorneys work with experienced medical economists and life care planners in determining costs associated with a pool accident injury or fatality. In cases involving the need for in-home nursing care or long-term care in a facility, our office assists clients in setting up a special needs trust with the proceeds from any award or settlement from their case.

- Premises Liability

Shopping center owners, building owners, landlords and homeowners have an obligation to make sure their premises are reasonably safe and secure for all those who enter. When an individual is injured due to negligent maintenance of premises or when a lack of building and parking security leads to an assault, Panter, Panter & Sampedro will represent the victim in a premises or security liability case. Our attorneys consult safety experts and security professionals in order to expose negligence on the part of retailers, apartment managers and parking garage companies. We identify what should have been done to increase security, explaining to jurors common practices and concerns that constitute "Best Practices" in the security industry.

- Product Liability

Manufacturers and sellers of goods may be held responsible for injuries and deaths (wrongful deaths) caused by dangerous or defective products, even if there is a product recall or the danger was unknown. In many cases, the failure to foresee potential risks or dangers posed by a product is enough to create liability for a manufacturer. For example, the maker of a stain remover may include a warning label indicating the toxic nature of its product but fail to warn of its flammability. As such, the manufacturer can be held liable for fires and burns caused by the product since burns and fires are a foreseeable danger posed by the stain remover. Don't assume your injuries are simply the result of bad-luck. Manufacturers can be held liable for defective, dangerous, and improperly labeled products. If you think you may have a product liability case, contact our attorneys for a free consultation.

- Slip and Fall

Trip/slip and fall accidents are usually no accidents at all. In most cases, they are simply the inevitable result of hazardous conditions that have been ignored or overlooked by a property owner, a business or its agents. Proving those conditions existed and that the owner knew about or should have known about the problem but did nothing to address it is the difficult part. Our attorneys can help.

- Spinal Cord Injuries

Panter, Panter & Sampedro represents people in the Miami area and throughout the state of Florida who have suffered a serious back injury or spinal cord injury as the result of another's negligence. Our practice includes cases of: Paraplegia, Herniated disks, Quadriplegia, Tetraplegia, Fractured vertebrae, and Nerve impingement.

- Truck Accidents

We represent truck accident victims and surviving family members throughout the state of Florida in negotiations with those responsible for their losses and in litigation at every level of the state and federal courts.

- Wrongful Death

Our firm represents families and individuals in the Miami area and throughout the state of Florida who have lost people they've loved due to negligence involving car accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice and a wide range of other tragedies. Whether through negotiation and settlement or through litigation at any level of our state and federal courts — we strive to maximize our clients' compensation and to help them get through this difficult process as easily as possible.

If a trial is necessary to secure fair compensation for emotional grief, pain and suffering, the loss of support and services, and other damages — you can feel confident in our ability to get results. Our firm uses sophisticated courtroom presentations and a well-developed network of experts, medical specialists and other professionals to assist us in putting forward the clear and compelling story of what happened and why it happened to opposing counsel, juries and judges alike.


Attorney's Picture Mr. Mitchell Panter
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Aerospace Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Animal Bites

Attorney's Picture Mr. Brett A. Panter
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Aerospace Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Animal Bites

Attorney's Picture Mr. David Sampedro
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Aerospace Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Animal Bites


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