The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved a settlement of nearly $103 million for the victims of last year’s Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge collapse. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s (GRYC) Miami personal injury and wrongful death attorney, Alex Arteaga-Gómez, discussed this news in an interview with América TeVé’s Yossie Galindo, saying, “We have a predetermined system in place to distribute the compensation, and now we are waiting for the insurance companies to make the deposit into the victim’s fund. Then the law firms will deliver the money to the families.”
Arteaga-Gómez, and GRYC co-founder Stuart Grossman, filed a negligence lawsuit on behalf of Richard Humble, a survivor in one of the vehicles crushed that day, and Kevin Hanson, a construction worker that suffered severe brain damage during the bridge’s collapse.
Next, Humble and Hanson will prepare for a trial against Louis Berger, the engineering firm that was originally hired to review the structural integrity of the bridge’s design. While the Transportation Safety Board found that Louis Berger’s alleged lack of oversight played a major role in the collapse, the firm was not part of the recent 26-company settlement agreement.
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