Jose* was a construction worker. He was married and had three young children. One day, at work, while walking along the outer walkway on the 13th floor of a high-rise project, he fell through a plywood bridge and fell to his death. Through our investigation and work we proved that the company responsible for maintaining the walkway failed to insure that the appropriate safety devices were in place to support the plywood bridge. We were able to show that Jose fell through what amounted to a concealed trapdoor. We overcame defense arguments of lack of notice, comparative negligence, negligence of a non-party defendant (Fabre), lack of liability, and workers’ compensation immunity. The recovery for the family totaled $3.9 million. The court-appointed guardian ad litem in the case wrote in his report, “I feel the settlement is an excellent one and the attorneys for the estate should be commended for achieving such an outstanding result.”
*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of our client.
Taylor Brooke Lee Killed at Intersection in Bus Accident
23-year-old Taylor Brooke Lee died when she failed to yield in her 2016 Volkswagen Jetta at an intersection. She drove directly into the path of a school bus. Her passenger and the driver of the bus are still in serious condition.
Tampa, FL - Two Motorists Hurt in Selmon Expressway Crash
Two motorists were hospitalized following a crash on the Selmon Expressway on Thursday, October 25th.
Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene near mile marker 10. There, they discovered William Lanham lying in the roadway suffering from injuries. After investigating, it was determined that Lanham was traveling eastbound when he slowed for traffic. As he slowed down, he was rear ended by a vehicle. The vehicle driver is identified as 68 year old Solano Insuk. Following the collision, Insuk's vehicle crashed into a barrier wall.