Deadly Miami Condo Collapse Sparks Premises Liability Concerns Throughout Florida
In less than twenty-four hours after one of the deadliest structure collapses to occur on United States soil, except for the tragic events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country, multiple litigation lawyers around Miami-Dade County started the legal proceedings in civil court for a class-action premises liability lawsuit against the Champlain Towers South condo association in Southern Florida.
It has now been a little over two weeks since the sunny, seaside town of Surfside was sadly shoved into the nation’s spotlight as the Champlain Towers South unexpectedly crumbled to the ground during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 24, 2021. Although inclement weather conditions have hindered rescue teams, which have since been switched over to recovery efforts at this point, hundreds of Florida emergency responders continue their around-the-clock search for the remaining missing victims in order to bring some sense of closure to these families who tragically lost a loved one.
Although severe structure collapses such as this one are incredibly rare, instances in which the negligence of a property owner has directly led to a serious injury, or even death, are not. As one of the largest tourist destinations in the world, our great state warmly welcomes millions of tourists to its hospitable hotels, ritzy resorts, and iconic theme parks every single year. And while a majority of these vacations thankfully come and go without incident, premises liability accidents frequently occur in Florida because most of these fun-filled facilities share a common factor – swimming pools and their potential for slip & falls from the slippery surfaces surrounding them.
Regardless of the property type – either residential or commercial – owners are required and responsible for adequate building maintenance, monthly and annual repairs, and the overall upkeep and safety of these facilities. The investigation into the collapse of the Champlain Towers South will undoubtedly take months upon months, perhaps even years to unravel due to the sheer magnitude of devastation and the amount of people involved on both sides of the case.
Since 1977, Florida wrongful death lawyer James O. Cunningham has been compassionately representing the injured victims of negligent property owners. For additional information, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY to schedule an appointment for a free 30-minute case evaluation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.