For 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 obtained large verdicts and settlements numerous times, securing justice for our clients.
In addition to handling motor vehicle, slip and fall, and 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.
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.Contact an Experienced Attorney Today
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.
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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