One of the most devastating Florida condo collapses occurred at the Champlain Towers South Condominium. On June 24, 2021, the Champlain Towers South collapsed just shy of its 40-year recertification. It has become known as one of the deadliest building collapses in modern history.
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers witnessed the devastation with the rest of Miami-Dade County and the country. Whether it occurs during a workplace accident or long after the building was constructed, sadly, many building collapses could have been avoided had it not been for the negligence and carelessness of other parties
Our award-winning legal team represents accident victims and their family members as they seek compensation for damages and injuries. Contact our law office at (727) 349-1728 to schedule a free consultation today – we’re here 24/7 to take your call.
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How Our St. Petersburg Workplace Accident Lawyers Help You Pursue a Building Collapse Claim
With over 300 years of combined legal experience, our St. Petersburg, FL injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients since 1955. Our desire is to help you and your family receive justice after a tragic accident causes overwhelming pain, suffering, and monetary losses.
When you hire our legal team to handle your case, you can expect us to:
- Investigate every potential lead and source to determine how the condo building suddenly collapsed
- Explain your options for joining a class action lawsuit or filing an individual lawsuit
- Identify all parties who may have contributed to what caused the building to collapse
- Monitor the investigations by local, state, and federal officials
- Obtain copies of building records, permits, inspections, building plans, and construction records
- Retain and work with engineers, contractors, investigators, medical experts, and economists
- Negotiate with other parties for a fair and reasonable settlement
- Aggressively argue our cause in court if the other parties refuse to negotiate in good faith
These types of premises liability cases can be challenging to pursue. Therefore, let us handle the legal aspects of your case while you continue to focus on your recovery.
Call our St. Petersburg, Florida law office today to schedule your free consultation – we’re here 365/24/7 at no risk to you.
Who is Responsible When a Building Collapses?
There could be one or more parties at fault when a building collapses or partially collapses.
Some of the parties who could be liable for your injuries and damages include:
- The building owner
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Condominium boards responsible for maintenance, upkeep, and repairs
- Engineers and planners
- Builders and inspectors
At Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers, we do not stop investigating and gathering evidence until we exhaust all avenues of recourse. By identifying each party responsible for the building collapse, we build a stronger case and have multiple sources of compensation for your damages.
Why Do Buildings Collapse?
Buildings may collapse during the construction phase, a few years after construction is complete, or decades later.
Reasons why buildings collapse include:
- Poor design
- Using the wrong building materials
- Poor construction and construction accidents
- Faulty or defective materials
- Lack of adequate maintenance and repairs
- Equipment problems
- Bad quality foundation
- Structural issues
- Fires and explosions
- Natural disasters
Failure to follow safety precautions and building codes may also contribute to the cause of a building collapse. If you or a family member is injured in a building collapse, seek legal advice as soon as possible. The time to file a claim is limited by the Florida statute of limitations. Missing a filing deadline may result in losing your right to pursue a legal claim for damages.
Damages Caused by a Building Collapse
Individuals injured in a building collapse could suffer long-term impairments and health conditions. They may require ongoing medical care and personal care.
They may be entitled to compensation for their:
- Permanent disability, disfigurement, and impairment
- The cost of past and future medical treatment and care
- Property losses
- Reimbursement for loss of income and benefits
- Physical pain and suffering
- Reductions in future earning potential and future lost wages
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life and loss of enjoyment of life
You may also receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs and treatment of emotional disorders caused by surviving a traumatic event. The value of your injury claim depends on numerous factors. Our legal team works to maximize the value of your damages to get you the most money possible for you to continue
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our St. Petersburg Building Collapse Lawyers
Proving that another party’s negligence caused your injuries or a loved one’s death can be challenging. However, our legal team is more than prepared for the challenge.
We encourage you to reach out to our office online or by phone to schedule a free consultation with one of our St. Petersburg building collapse lawyers. Let’s discuss how we can help you as you continue to recover from injuries caused by a building collapse.