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Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyers

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

The consequences of an accident, a medical mistake or a violent crime often cause serious injuries and great emotional loss. Such physical and emotional losses demand quality legal representation to obtain justice and full compensation. At the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. we will handle your personal injury or medical malpractice claim with compassion, integrity, and skill.

For three decades, our firm has provided quality personal injury and medical malpractice representation to persons from all walks of life and from all over the world. We have handled numerous high profile cases against major insurance companies, hospitals and healthcare organizations, airlines, grocery and department stores, and Fortune 500 companies. We have secured justice and obtained large verdicts and settlements in the following types of cases:

Medical Malpractice
  • Failure to timely diagnose breast and other cancers;
  • Wrong site surgeries;
  • Failure to timely treat post-op infection, leading to amputation;
  • Failure to timely treat post-op infection leading to necrotizing fasciitis;
  • Failure to timely treat post- op infection leading to loss of eye and vision;
  • Failure to timely diagnose perforation post- op, leading to significant morbidity, loss of colon and other serious health consequences;
  • Negligent administration of facial injections leading to life threatening cellulitis and permanent disfigurement;
  • Failure to timely respond to patient calls leading to preventable stroke;
  • Operative errors leading to death after bariatric surgery;
  • Negligent intubation leading to wrongful death;
  • Failure to properly triage patient via Emergency Room leading to wrongful death;
  • Negligent patient transport leading to falls and fractures in hospitals;
  • Extravasation injuries caused by inappropriate injection and IV techniques
  • RSD and Complex Regional Pain Sydrome (CRPS) injuries caused by medical error
  • Operating room fires
  • Failure to properly monitor or supervise leading to stroke, serious injury and wrongful death;
  • Birth injuries;
  • Emergency Room (ER) errors
Products Liability
  • Defective products causing injuries;
  • Hair dyes (as cause of chemical burns, contact leukoderma, depigmentation of skin, and other systemic medical conditions) manufacturer's failure to properly test or warn
  • Unsafe prescription drugs which deliver serious injury or death because of their usage and failure to properly warn;
  • Unsafe cosmetics: faulty or defective product which cause permanent disfigurement, serious injury or death due to failure to properly test or warn
  • Unsafe tires: serious injury or death due to tire blow outs from defective tires
  • Unsafe rental of sporting equipment, bicycles, scooters, jet-ski(s), roller-blades and other equipment leading to serious injuries due to product defect or faulty maintenance;
Premises Liability
  • Slips and falls due to unsafe premises
  • Slips and falls due to unsafe flooring or faulty maintenance in department stores;
  • Unsafe and toxic buildings
  • Construction site accidents
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Hair or spa salon accidents (serious chemical or laser burns; disfiguring injuries due to failure to property test or utilize safe cosmetic or aesthetic procedures and protocol)
  • Swimming pool accidents/drownings and diving accidents
  • Faulty or defective sidewalks, walkways, pathways and other walking surfaces
  • Dog and other animal bite cases
  • Civil actions for criminal acts: failure to provide adequate security
  • Defective products causing injuries
  • Physical injuries and sex-abuse of minors in schools due to lack of proper supervision
Nursing Home Negligence
  • Nursing home neglect leading to bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers
  • Falls in nursing homes leading to fractures, head injuries, subdural hematomas leading to death
  • Nursing home negligence leading to malnutrition or dehydration
  • Nursing home failure to provide adequate health care
  • Nursing home failure to properly supervise residents leading to residents who stray or become victims of crime due to negligent supervision
Car and Trucking Crashes
  • Car crash cases
  • Trucking and 18 wheeler crashes
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Boat, airline, and train crashes
  • Bus and commercial carrier crashes
  • Pedestrian accidents involving pedestrians struck by motor vehicles.
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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. The contingency fee arrangement allows clients from all walks of life and all socio-economic classes to afford the finest legal representation in their time of need without having to incur financial risk.

Why Choose Us
Phone icon 34 Years with respect to the perfect balance of experience and ingenuity.
Icon Millions of dollars have been recovered due to the individual attention needed to achieve the best possible results.
People Talking icon Our attorneys will travel to you for an initial consultation if you are unable to obtain transportation the office after your injury.
icon Personal Injury from an automobile or semi-truck, Medical Malpractice, Premises and product liability, wrongful death, nursing home neglect, drowning and near drowning, and defective drugs.
Phone headset icon We believe everyone deserves personalized representation with trust, empathy and guidance for a fair outcome.
icon Diana Santa Maria and her staff provides individual attention needed to achieve positive results.
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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Not Your Typical Firm
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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