It seems more and more structures are collapsing that shouldn’t. Just this morning, the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans, Louisiana collapsed. It has been reported that there has been at least one killed and 19 injured. The scene is still considered active and unstable, with further collapse possible. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon event. Structure collapses are happening way more than they should. In March 2018, the pedestrian bridge on the Florida International University campus in Miami, Florida collapsed, killing six people and injuring many others. In August 2018, a scaffolding collapsed at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, killing two people and in August 2017, a Navy Federal Credit Union in Pensacola, Florida collapsed severely injuring several construction workers. The list goes on and on.
These collapses are typically no accident. Instead, it is engineers, construction firms, design firms and others who are cutting corners to complete construction quickly and/or cheaply, putting profits before the safety of the construction crews and the public. At Romano Law Group, we have a team with experience in the handling of these structure collapse cases. Our collapse team has established protocols to assist victims and their families. We are prepared to respond to, investigate, and handle collapse cases in Florida and across the country.