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.
Brandon Martinez is Killed in Serious Semi-Truck Accident
A 30-year-old from Florida lost his life this week in a horrific semi-truck accident. The man was identified as Brandon Martinez. The accident occurred when his truck was forced off the roadway after a large turn, causing him to crash into the fence and a parking area.
Levy County, FL - Driver and Passenger Dead in Crash on County Road 238
A crash on County Road 238 killed a driver and a passenger in Levy County. The crash took place on Sunday, November 10th.
According to officials, the crash happened near the Wacassassa Boat Ramp. Investigators determined that the car traveled off the boat ramp and went into the river. Police have not determined what caused the car to go off the ramp. Both the driver and passenger were dead when police arrived on scene. Neither victim has been identified.