Miami Structural Collapse Attorney
Whether a client is injured on a construction site or is suffering financially from a breached real estate development contract, we have the skills to litigate construction cases.
With the advances in building technologies, skilled architects and contractors, and quality of building materials, Miami residents should trust that the structures around them are entirely safe and secure. However, that is not always the case; businesses fail to follow certain codes and regulations, faulty construction practices occur, and foundations wear down, which can all lead to structural collapse.
If you or a loved one have recently been injured or sustained loss of life due to structural collapse, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer today. We, at Colson Hicks Eidson, have knowledgeable Miami structural collapse attorneys to provide representation to victims across Miami-Dade County and throughout Florida.
Structural Collapse in Miami can be severe
We believe the structures around us to be safe and properly built, but that is not always the case. Florida sees more building and bridge collapses than most other U.S. states.
Recently, we witnessed one of the most catastrophic building collapses Miami has ever seen. A Condo building—located 8777 Collins Avenue—collapsed early in the morning. Officials have reported:
- 94 people dead,
- 2 people have been pulled from the rubble,
- 35 others have been evacuated, and
- 22 residents have yet to be accounted for.
Building collapse injuries can be devastating
At Colson Hicks Eidson, we commonly help clients who have been injured in serious accidents. And we have previously handled significant structural collapse cases that have resulted in deaths and serious injuries. We serve those who have sustained a variety of injuries including, but not limited to:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Broken and/or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations and/or amputations
Structure materials and falling debris from a structural collapse can easily crush a person causing them severe injury or death. Survivors of structural collapse can become trapped in the debris and suffer serious injuries. This creates a traumatic experience and a difficult, expensive recovery.
All injuries can lead to extensive medical care and expenses for the victims. Expenses are not limited to only medical bills but also loss of income, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and more.
Structural collapse incidents can also result in significant property damage to neighboring buildings, homes, or other property owners, and can result in significant property insurance and other insurance claims.
How does structural collapse occur
Structural collapse accidents are extremely dangerous, whether they occur on a bridge, within an apartment or work building, or on a construction site. The causes of structural damages can be from, but not limited to:
- Natural disasters, such as a hurricane, landslide, or earthquake
- Improper construction techniques
- Not following proper building codes
- Faulty building materials
- Foundation issues
Multiple parties can be at fault for structural collapse, depending on what caused the structural collapse to occur.
How we can help you
If you or someone you love has been a victim of structural collapse and suffered injury or death, seek legal assistance today. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we are going to properly investigate the entirety of the structural collapse to determine who is liable. Our goal is to secure compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Property damage
Structural collapse often involves multiple potentially responsible entities, which makes it important to have experienced attorneys with sufficient resources to determine liability.
At Colson Hicks Eidson, our Miami structural collapse attorneys will do whatever it takes to bring the negligent parties to justice. Take advantage of our more than 40 years of high-profile litigation experience by calling us today at 305-476-7400 or submitting a confidential case review to get started.