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.
Leesburg, FL - Woman Strikes Pedestrian, Leaves Crash Scene on the Way to Work
A Leesburg woman hit a pedestrian on her way to work Saturday and then fled the scene. According to Floriday Highway Patrol, Santrel Morelli struck a pedestrian walking south on Radio Road, near Pleasant View Drive. Morelli, 20, got out of her vehicle after striking the pedestrian. She then walked around the vehicle before getting back in and leaving the scene. The injured pedestrian was found lying in the roadway.
Jacari Lee Burch Killed in Accident, Larry Garcia Sustains Injuries
A 26-year-old man named Jacari Lee Burch was killed in an accident that took place yesterday on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach. At the time of the accident, Burch of Lauderhill was stopped on the southbound shoulder of the roadway while a vehicle was traveling in the same direction. It rear-ended his vehicle.