Tentative Deal Reached for Condo Collapse Victims

Attorneys reached a tentative deal to pay $83 million to people who had personal property losses from the Champlain Towers condo collapse. The full, written agreement will be ready to file in court by next Thursday, according to attorneys involved. It will still need approved by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman, who is presiding over the lawsuits stemming from the condo collapse.

The lawsuit contended that work on the Eighty Seven Park tower, which was adjacent to Champlain Towers South, damaged and destabilized a building that was already in need of major structural repair. The condo collapsed without warning, destroying dozens of condos and burying 98 victims in debris and rubble.

This agreement will affect those involved in the property owner’s group. Those who accept the agreement will be finished with the case and free from a potential assessment for condo associations to cover legal costs.

This agreement will not resolve the lawsuit claiming damages for wrongful death. Multiple families have filed a lawsuit against the condo association’s board, alleging that the condo association and other liable parties knew or should have known about the structural problems but failed to repair them, resulting in wrongful death. The plaintiffs have cited a 2018 engineering report that listed major structural damage in the garage and pool areas and recommended immediate repairs needed. The wrongful death lawsuit has a potential to reach a remedy of $120 million or more from the sale of the property and an additional $30 in estimated insurance settlements. The property is scheduled for auction in late April.

Wrongful death lawsuits in Florida can seek damages for loss of services, support, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and lost prospect of inheritance.

The Wieand Law Firm, LLC, represents victims of wrongful death claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. You may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim when a loved one dies as the result of another individual’s legal fault. Building collapses, while uncommon, can be the subject of personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. These cases are complex as review of building records can stretch back for decades. There could be multiple liable parties, including:

  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Architects
  • Construction company
  • Engineers
  • Inspectors
  • Condo boards

The attorneys at the Wieand Law Firm understand how to investigate these types of cases to identify all the potentially liable parties. Seeking help from a personal injury or wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after a building collapse may increase your chances of recovering compensation for your losses. If you have lost your loved in a building collapse or sustained serious injuries, reach out to the attorneys at the Wieand Law Firm, LLC to discuss your case and its legal merits. We provide a free consultation, and we never take any fees unless we win your case.

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