Kline & Specter, PC, has successfully litigated cases involving serious injury and fatalities in structural collapses, such as the recent catastrophic collapse of a condo building in Surfside, Fla. (seen left)
If you or a loved one suffered severe injury or death in a building collapse, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Our firm has won more than $10 billion in personal injury lawsuits across the country.
Kline & Specter has more than 40 attorneys, including five lawyers who are also experienced medical doctors – the most in the United States – and has the expertise to both investigate and litigate the largest and most complex building collapse cases. We provide free case evaluations.
In the Florida case, collapse of the 12-story beachside building had, at last word, resulted in four confirmed deaths and another 159 people declared missing.
Among our law firm’s track record of many successful cases was the a $29.6 million settlement we obtained for the families of three young women who were killed when Pier 34 in Philadelphia collapsed. After a lengthy investigation into the tragedy, our lawyers learned how and why the collapse occurred and were able to file suit against all responsible parties.
In another case, Kline & Specter obtained substantial confidential settlements for victims of the collapse of a fourth-floor fire escape landing. One of the victims was killed.
Both cases, the pier and fire escape landing collapses, were followed not only with large monetary settlements but also other action, including felony charges being pressed against the Pier 34 owner and operator. To improve fire escape safety, a city ordinance was enacted mandating that all fire escapes be regularly inspected by an independent structural engineer. Our law firm works on a contingent fee basis, which means we only get paid if and when you are financially compensated.
Kline & Specter Building Collapse News:
Plaintiff in Salvation Army Case Awarded Record $95.6M in Arbitration, The Legal Intelligencer, 5/26/17
$95.6 million to woman who lost legs in building collapse, The Philadelphia Inquirer 5/25/17
Victim Who Lost Legs In Center City Building Collapse Awarded $95.6M, CBS NEWS 5/25/17
$227 million settlement reached in deadly Center City collapse case, The Philadelphia Inquirer 2/8/17
Plaintiffs Hint at Punitives as Sal Army Damages Phase Opens, The Legal Intelligencer 2/3/17
All defendants found liable in deadly '13 Philly building collapse, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/31/17
Salvation Army official rejects responsibility for deaths, injuries, The Philadelphia Inquirer 10/22/16
A voice from the horror, The Philadelphia Inquirer 10/12/15
Buried Alive in Collapse Rubble, The Philadelphia Inquirer 10/9/2015
Survivor, excavator operator testify in emotional trial day, The Philadelphia Inquirer 10/9/15