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Building Collapse Liability

Who Is Liable When A Building Collapses?

Let’s start with the obvious – in the absence of negligence a building just does not collapse.

Now, the not so obvious – determining the negligent and liable parties after a building collapses is a complex process. Many factors may contribute to lack of maintenance or construction defects that results in a building becoming structurally unsound to the point that it collapses.

We are deeply saddened by this unimaginable catastrophic tragedy at the Champlain Towers South Condominium building which has now become the deadliest mass casualty building collapse in US history.

Injuries and deaths caused by a building collapsing are catastrophic and inexcusable.

The possible liable parties for such an incident can include:

  • Property owners.
  • Property maintenance companies.
  • Property management companies.
  • Original contractors and construction crews.
  • Original sub-contractors.
  • Home-owners associations.
  • Original developers of the building.
  • Persons who reviewed and approved the original building plans.
  • Persons who reviewed and approved supplemental building plans.
  • Building inspectors.
  • Material suppliers.
  • Others identified during the discovery process.


Another fact which may not be obvious to many – it is highly likely, if not certain, that these possibly liable parties are insured for such losses, including for the most serious injuries to survivors and for the wrongful deaths of others.

Sorting through the evidence is what we do.

Sorting through the complex insurance coverages for liable parties is also what we do.

Litigating cases is what we do.

What we do best is to bring peace of mind to families and friends of the victims of these outrageous events.

Peace of mind that these cases are being handled by experienced insurance claim attorneys and a support team experienced in construction matters who know how to maximize recovery.

As recovery efforts continue, we are here for you. We are ready to represent you and your loved ones during your most challenging times. Call us: 305-three three eight-7939, 305- three two one -2236, or 239-703-7210.


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