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Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria - Recognized by Best Lawyers - 2024
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AV Preeminent - 2020 - For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
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Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyers

Now in Our 30th Year of Defending the Rights of Injured Victims and Their Families

For over three decades, our firm has provided quality personal injury representation to persons from all walks of life and from all over the world. We have handled numerous high-profile cases against large hospitals and healthcare organizations, insurance companies, grocery and department stores, airlines, and Fortune 500 companies. We have consistently obtained large verdicts and settlements for over 30 years, while, securing justice for our clients.

Personal Injury

In addition to handling truck, motor vehicle, slip and fall, and catastrophic, medical malpractice cases, the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. also helps injured people and their loved ones recover financial damages for the pain, suffering, and financial hardship resulting from other types of accidents, including plane crashes, train accidents, and the use of defective or poorly designed products. Regardless of the nature and severity of injuries received, an injured person is consumed with thoughts related to the accident, including the length and difficulty of the recovery period and how they will provide for themselves and their family members. A compassionate, yet tenacious Fort Lauderdale injury attorney can help comfort injury victims and keep them apprised of developments as their case progresses.

Car Accidents

Freeway or highway car accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries for the occupants of the vehicle, whether the car collides with another car or if the crash is a single-vehicle accident. In some instances, a road surface defect can cause a car to crash into a fixed object, such as a parked vehicle or concrete highway barrier. Other times, the driver of another vehicle traveling at high speed loses control and crashes into the vehicle operated by the unsuspecting driver. Regardless of the circumstances of a crash, if the accident is the result of the negligent acts of others, the victim and any injured passengers, with the help of an experienced accident attorney, may be eligible for a substantial damages award.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents, as well as other types of premises liability claims, can result in a longer recovery period for the injured person. A person slipping in an aisle in the grocery store because a product spill was not cleaned up or properly identified in a timely manner can result in the shopper fracturing their hip. A walkway at an apartment complex that is under construction can lead to a situation where a person visiting the property falls and tears a ligament in their leg. Whatever the nature of the walkway hazard preceding a slip and fall accident, an experienced injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can investigate the accident scene and other critical information related to the matter.

Negligent Security

Victims of violent crimes that take place on property the person was legally allowed to visit may not be able to positively identify the assailant, but they may be able to hold the property owner responsible for the harm caused. The presence, or lack thereof, of various security measures, including security patrols, adequate lighting, and properly functioning surveillance cameras, can impact a case. State law may determine whether a claim of negligent security can be brought against a property owner. The law is also very specific regarding what the crime victim, or plaintiff, must prove when suing for negligent security. For these reasons, it is imperative that victims of such crimes reach out to a skillful attorney promptly for the full investigation needed to gather evidence.

Truck Accidents

The weight differential between a loaded tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle involved in a collision often results in substantial injuries to the occupants of the smaller vehicle. A number of factors may explain why a tractor trailer would collide with another vehicle, including operator error and safety equipment malfunction. A proper investigation in a timely manner is crucial in order to preserve driver and truck maintenance logbook evidence, details about how the cargo was loaded, and other information that can help explain why the accident happened. A skillful injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale adept at ascertaining the sequence of events and other information of such crashes is needed to properly identify the party or parties at fault to establish liability for the harm caused.

Nursing Home Neglect

Management and staff of nursing homes have a responsibility to provide their residents a standard level of care. A family member of a loved may observe signs or behavior that should raise alarm bells, including higher frequency of falls in the facility, evidence of bed sores and other skin injuries, and their relative’s withdrawal. Staff in nursing homes have a duty to those residing in the facility to provide a safe environment for residents, including those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and victims of other residents’ violent behavior. Family members may bring various issues to residence management and feel their concerns are not being addressed. In situations such as this, meeting with an experienced attorney is often necessary.

Medical Malpractice

People trust doctors and other healthcare professionals with their lives. A patient receives a clean bill of health, only to find out later that scans were misinterpreted, resulting in a delayed diagnosis. The physically fit senior citizen who undergoes a routine procedure, but information in the patient’s chart goes unacknowledged and vital organs are compromised as a result of the anesthetic drugs used. Efforts to reduce the likelihood of human error are many, but important information is still missed, often leading to an outcome that could have been prevented. The window for legal action after such events is short, so it is crucial for the patient or their loved ones to discuss the details of the case with an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible.

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Our experienced and professional Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys work to secure justice and obtain full and fair compensation for clients' injuries. The cases we take are accepted on a contingency fee basis, meaning that clients pay only if we can obtain compensation for them. This financial arrangement allows clients from all backgrounds to afford the finest legal representation without having to incur financial risk.

Why Choose Us
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A 30 + year proven history of excellence and outstanding results in all areas of Personal Injury law, including Car and Truck crashes, Fall Down Cases, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home, Inadequate Security, Swimming Pool Injuries and Drownings and many more.

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Every case is different, every client has their own individual history and every injury or loss affects everyone differently based on their history. We believe each client deserves personalized representation & we provide individualized care and attention to each client and every case is tailored to that client’s personal history, occupation, talents, skills and pre-injury lifestyle.

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The Law Firm is recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in America and is listed among the Top 100 Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law Firms in the State of Florida (National Trial Lawyers Assn.)

Our Managing Attorney, Diana Santa Maria, is nationally recognized in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, she has received many awards and recognitions in the Legal Profession including ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year (2013 Ft. Laud. Chapter) Florida Justice Association “Compassionate Gladiatrix” Award (2016) and she is a recognized Author and Lecturer in the field of Plaintiff Personal Injury Law.

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The firm and its Managing Attorney, Diana Santa Maria, are among the top tier of lawyers in this area of Practice and enjoy an excellent Reputation in the legal community.

Meet Our Founder
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Diana Santa Maria is dedicated to a wide facet of personal injury law. With 34 years of experience, she and her dedicated team aggressively fight to get her clients the full compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. The law firm has recovered millions of dollars for those who are injured due to the negligence of others.

She has served as an adjunct Professor of Law at Nova University School of Law and on various Boards in the legal community to include, the Board of Directors for the Broward County Bar, Broward Justice Assn., the Florida Justice Association, as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates, Fort Lauderdale Chapter, of which she was the president. In 2004 she was appointed by the Governor and served four years as a Constitutional Officer of the state of Florida as Commissioner on the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.

Client Reviews
I'm so grateful to your staff for assisting me with obtaining medical care from my injuries. Words cannot express my appreciation for aiding me with my case. The staff is very efficient, people oriented and caring. Continue to not only provide legal assistance, but the love that makes and impact on the lives of your clients. B.B. (Premises Liability)
Our experience with the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. was excellent. Her staff is kind and professional. Attorney Diana Santa Maria is an outstanding human being and a true professional. I would recommend them 100%. R.P. (Premises Liability)
I am extremely satisfied with the legal services provided by this law firm. I feel grateful to the staff and to Diana Santa Maria in particular. I would definitely recommend Diana Santa Maria for legal representation in any accident matter. E.M. (Auto Accident)
Overall great experience, totally professional and would not hesitate to recommend! Helpful on every level of this case-from day #1 and throughout! I would not hesitate to recommend Diana to anyone in need of superb legal services! They were extremely helpful and kind during a stressful time. The office is beautiful, the paralegal team and staff are totally knowledgeable and professional. A.T. (Auto Accident)
My personal experience with the office of Diana Santa Maria has been one of mutual respect and excellent personal service... their integrity, personal care and efficiency handling my case. The availability of Ms. Santa Maria when required or requested and the attention to my case always included a personal touch. C.R. (Auto Accident)
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icon Freeway/Highway Crashes: Accidents are attributed to the negligence of others. Whether it is pertaining to pedestrians, bicyclist, automobiles, or a motorcycle.
Icon Medical Malpractice: Missed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, emergency room negligence, surgical errors, birth injuries, wrong prescriptions or administration, and failure to properly monitor.
icon 18 Wheelers, Commercial trucks, and RV’s are catastrophic due to improperly trained drivers, inaccurate drivers log, and truck maintenance.
icon Premises Liability is a serious factor for protecting the public regarding slip and falls, appropriate lighting, adequate security, dog bites, and swimming pools.
icon Hit and Runs: Not everyone stops after they are at fault. Let our firm assist you with our experience to obtain the compensation you deserve.
 icon Nursing Home Negligence is a major liability due to a breach in the contract of medical care. Bed sores, improper and untimely administration of medication, emotional and physical abuse, and the lack of providing nutrition and hydration to their residents.
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At the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A., we aggressively fight to get our clients the full compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. We work tirelessly to pursue justice in cases ranging from car accidents to 18-wheeler accidents. Call today for your free consultation.

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