Posted On: January 16, 2013 by Hannon & Boyers

Collapsed Structures Claim 27 Lives in Past Three Months In Miami and Cairo

MIAMI, FL -- Collapsed Structures - Miami Premises Liability lawyers know how much devastation is wrought when a large structure collapses. At least 23 people were killed and eleven injured when an apartment building collapsed in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday. Closer to home, four Miami families continue to grieve the loss of loved ones after a Miami Dade College parking garage collapsed in the Doral area of Miami, FL last October.

Samuel Perez, 53, died shortly after being pulled from the rubble, his legs amputated in a last-ditch attempt to save him. His name joins the list alongside the names of Carlos Hurtado Demendoza, 48, Robert Budhoo, 53, and Jose Calderon, 60, who also lost their lives in the collapse.

The College’s parking garage was under construction, and Bill Byrne, the president of Ajax Building Corporation, still has no answers for what caused the Miami wrongful deaths. The $22.5 million dollar, five story garage is just the scene of the latest such catastrophe in our area.

After the collapse, victims were found under the rubble and at least one man was removed from the inside of a crushed truck, as students ran wildly from the wreckage. Miami Dade College reopened for classes, this month, but the grieving and rebuilding process continues.

In Cairo, the collapsed building had been erected without a permit, but here in Florida, even properly permitted buildings can be unreasonably dangerous due to any number of defects or oversights. A Miami, FL Premises Liability lawyer will know how to help victims or their families learn the truth about what caused a collapsed structure.

If your family has lost a loved one, or if you or someone you know has been injured due to a collapsed building or structure, you may be entitled to compensation, but you need to speak to a Miami collapsed building lawyer today. Contact Hannon & Boyers for a free, no obligation consultation or call 1-800-545-9100 to speak to one of our Miami, FL, wrongful death attorneys today.

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