Construction Accident

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Miami Construction Accident Lawyers

We Find Justice for the Victims of Tragic Building, Bridge, and Structure Collapses

The tragedy of a sudden bridge or building collapse can rock an entire community. It undermines the trust developers and builders ask for as they create or renovate infrastructure, housing, and other buildings around our neighborhoods. It may leave people wondering if their daily activities are safe, or if they might be the next one injured in a tragic accident. And, depending on the scale of the collapse, tens or even hundreds of families have their lives turned upside down in one sudden accident.

It’s no secret some developers cut corners because they believe it will save them money. While that may work for them in the short term, we are dedicated to making sure these companies face maximum financial consequences for their negligence. No amount of profit is worth the safety and lives of Floridians. If you or a loved one were injured in a structure collapse, we are here for you.

Call our construction accident attorneys today at (866) 629-1061 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Miami and throughout Florida.

The Dangers of Building and Bridge Collapses

Structures are at a higher risk of collapse while they are being built or repaired. Typically, construction workers create temporary supports for load-bearing purposes. Poor design or shoddy work can introduce weaknesses that, with the right trigger, result in a widespread collapse. Construction work also causes heavy impact and vibration forces. Temporary structures that cannot withstand such ground movement may shift due to these forces and fall.

Structures without adequate foundations and buildings made with improper or weak materials are also liable to fail as their weight increases throughout the construction process. Responsible developers must properly calculate the load a foundation will have to bear; confirm all building materials are up to standards; and continually test the in-progress structure.

When Worker Error Causes a Collapse

In a well-run worksite, supervisors and trained individuals should oversee all efforts to stop mistakes before they happen. Even if a worker does make an error, others should double-check and spot it before it can turn into a catastrophe. Every company involved in construction and development must do its best to ensure the work is done to the highest standards.

Unfortunately, not all worksites are well-run. A negligent company may hire inexperienced or untrained workers because they are cheaper than construction workers who know what they are doing. Workers may not have the resources they need to do the best job possible. Even a seemingly small oversight, like a construction company asking workers to perform hard physical labor when it is extremely hot out, can lead to poor results due to heat exhaustion. You can hold a company liable if it has made these, or one of many other, mistakes in the lead-up to a tragic collapse.

Who Can File a Construction Collapse Claim?

Both workers and passers-by may be injured in a structure collapse. All affected parties deserve the chance to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party or parties. Even construction workers who have already filed a workers’ compensation claim may be able to recover additional damages by going to court. Our attorneys can help you determine who was liable for the accident, and then build a strategy to pursue maximum damages.

In the past, our firm has helped members of the public and construction workers bring claims against negligent companies.

  • $100 Million+ After Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse: Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen represented multiple individuals who were traveling under the bridge when it collapsed as well as a worker who was on the bridge platform when it fell.
  • Confidential Settlement After Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse: When a concrete platform collapsed on the fourth floor of a parking garage that was under construction, 4 workers died and several others were injured. We represented the wife and children of one of the construction workers who was killed in the accident.
  • Confidential Settlement After Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse: A 26-story condominium collapsed while under construction, and workers fell 27 stories into quick-drying concrete. We stood with a family after they lost a spouse and parent in this horrific buried-alive accident.

The steps you must take to file a case will depend on the circumstances of the accident. We can help you build a strategy that fits your situation and needs.

Miami-Dade Champlain Towers Questions

In light of the catastrophic event that took place in our South Florida community of Surfside, we at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen offer our sincerest prayers for the families, friends, and community members directly affected at the Champlain Towers. This tragedy has been absolutely heartbreaking as it unfolds, and initial investigations have made it clear this entire accident was preventable. We will do all we can to help hold the negligent builders—and all other parties—accountable.

Our attorneys always offer free consultations, and if you cannot come to one of our offices, we will meet you in a hospital, evacuation shelter, or wherever else you are staying. Our team is tracking the investigations and staying current with new findings, so we can give clients up-to-date advice and guidance.

Tough Miami Lawyers Fighting for You

With over 100 years of collective experience, our team at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can confidently handle complex and high-profile cases like construction accidents and structure collapses. We understand how tragic and shocking these events are for all who are affected. We strive to make the legal process as smooth and non-demanding as possible, so victims can save their energy for healing and spending time with their loved ones.

When it comes to construction accidents, multiple parties may share liability. Each one is likely to fight back against your claim—so you need a law firm that will go the extra mile to protect your right to compensation. We have a robust support staff that includes investigators and paralegals to back up our skilled litigators. Our firm also has the resources to pursue each thread of an investigation and fight your case to the very end.

Negligent builders and developers must be held accountable when they endanger the general public. Call our Miami construction accident lawyers at (866) 629-1061 if you think you have a lawsuit.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 

A LEGACY OF CHANGING LIVES

Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Personal Injury Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
  • Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse Confidential Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

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