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Champlain Towers Victims may be entitled to a settlement. If you or a loved one has been injured in the Surfside Building Collapse, contact us today for legal assistance

Legal Aid for Champlain Tower Victims

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Surfside Strength is doing amazing work helping survivors and their families. Give them a call at 1-800-985-5990 information, physical support or counseling.

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Our team is providing free legal meetings with survivors of the Champlain Towers Collapse and their families. We have a dedicated team to help you find your best next step. For compassionate and competent legal help, give us a call or text at (321) 574-6916

Champlain Tower Lawsuit

As more information comes out, it is clear that this could have been avoided. Our team is devastated by the loss and is eager to help those suffering. If you are interested in speaking with our founder, Doug Beam, about the Champlain Towers lawsuit please give us a call or send us a text at (321) 574-6916.

What caused the Surfside Towers to collapse?

Source: Reddit /u/Novusor 

A wide range of causes have been rumored to have contributed to the collapse of the Champlain Condominium. Early guesses from a combination of internet sleuths, armchair experts, and actual experts using the information available as it comes in can cause a lot of confusion as to what are the real reasons the Champlain Tower in Surfside collapsed. Guesses on contributing causes have ranged from underground saltwater intrusion, nearby construction and demolition causing vibrations which led to a geological event underneath the building, to cheap construction material such as using beach sand instead of construction sand to make concrete. Videos, images, articles, and old building reports are available, but the truth is, it will take weeks or months to find out what the true cause was, who is at fault, how the collapse could have been prevented, and what the true measure of loss is for the families and the community of Surfside looking to piece their lives back together after this tragedy.

Who are the lawyers pursuing a lawsuit for the Champlain Tower victims?

Douglas R. Beam P.A. is a personal injury law firm in Florida. In our 30 years of service to the state of Florida, our personal injury lawyers have helped our clients recover over $100 Million Dollars in settlements and verdicts. Our firm is currently litigating a high-profile construction collapse in Central Florida, joining forces with attorneys who successfully prosecuted the Florida International University Bridge Collapse Case in Miami. We work with top experts in the country on these cases to prove who is at fault and who will be held accountable for their negligence. Building collapses like the one in Surfside are preventable and avoidable.

What happens next for the investigation?

As rescue teams work around the clock to help the victims of the collapse, witnesses are being interviewed, old building and construction plans are being reviewed, and governmental agencies are putting together early reports on the investigation around the Surfside collapse. Once it is safe to investigate further, materials will be gathered from the site, concrete will be tested, rebar will be tested, soil samples will be gathered, x-ray testing will be used on the ground to detect damage and weak points underground. Nearby construction will be looked at to see if there was any contribution from other builders to the fall of the condo. Their focus is on what went wrong, who was at fault, and how to prevent this in the future. There may be one person at fault or dozens of corporations. There may be one cause for the collapse of the Champlain condo or there may be many.

What does our firm do in cases like these?

Our first focus is on the client. We want to make sure our clients have questions answered and resources in place so that they can move forward after going through an unimaginable loss. Grief counseling, mental health counseling, and religious counseling are all forms of treatment which can help those cope with a tragedy like this. If there are other medical issues surrounding injuries caused by the collapse, we want to make sure our clients receive treatment for that, as well. If short-term financial support is needed, we will help our clients explore legal resources to help them through this difficult time.

Next, we begin working with our experts to begin building our case as to who may have contributed to this collapse. As reports are released from the government, we are able to determine more strongly the theory of the case. Cases like these are not over in a month. Collapse cases typically take years of hard work and dedication to get the result necessary for the clients. These cases usually require a lawsuit to be filed and litigation to take place. The lawsuit would be filed in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Corporations and individuals will begin pointing fingers at each other as to who caused the collapse and it is our job to gather the right information and paint the clearest picture possible so that the at-fault corporation is held responsible for the damages they caused. There will be hundreds of witnesses and dozens of corporations and corporate employees involved in this stage of the case. The at-fault corporations and individuals may try to settle with the victims of this tragedy. It is up to the victims if they believe the amount they are being offered is enough.

Once the case is clearly defined and ready to proceed to trial, we prepare for trial where we have had success before. Our team has had multiple multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements against billion dollar corporations. We are not afraid of the courtroom or to take on the corporations involved with this tragedy, whoever they end up being. We prepare our clients every step of the way from the beginning through trial.

How can we help?

Our success in cases around wrongful death and personal injury has led to the recognition of being placed on the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a 10/10 Super Rating on Avvo and consistent placement on Super Lawyers. Our team understands the complexities of tragedies like large scale building collapses that took place in Surfside, Florida.

With this tragedy, our team has made themselves available to provide any sort of help regarding legal aid. If you need anything, please call our team. We are eager and available to provide you with the best assistance we possibly can.

Our office phone line is open 24/7. Give us a call at (321) 574-6916 or contact us via our form.

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Our success in cases around wrongful death and personal injury has led to the recognition of being placed on the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a 10/10 Super Rating on Avvo and consistent placement on Super Lawyers. Our team understands the complexities of tragedies like large scale building collapses that took place in Surfside, Florida.

With this tragedy, our team has made themselves available to provide any sort of help regarding legal aid. If you need anything, please call our team. We are eager and available to provide you with the best assistance we possibly can.

Our office phone line is open 24/7. Give us a call at (321) 574-6916 or contact us via our form.

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Do I Need a Lawyer After a Building Collapse?

Yes, particularly in this extreme case of negligence.

After an injury or a wrongful death caused by a building collapse, many surviving families may be surprised to know that they have legal options for compensation. The entity responsible for the injury or wrongful death, and their insurance company, are required to uphold certain duties to those injured by the building malfunction.

Every day, we are shocked to find how little large organizations want to offer affected families. This help goes down after these corporations have a lot to lose. On average, we find that these company's insurance undervalues injury claims by 2 to 100 times what we get for our client. It’s a broad spectrum, but it proves a point.

Most people don’t understand how badly large corporations are setting them up for the future.

Few can understand how devastating a wrongful death or injury can be. What can appear to only be tragic for the individual can take on enormous demands for the family financially, emotionally and physically. To make matters worse, insurance is known for fighting wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits tooth and nail. When it is time for insurance companies to fulfill their duty to the family, they are often more focused on revenue than helping.

The top insurance companies made over $300,000,000,000 in 2019 by making sure they were paying out claims that were favorable to them. Great personal injury lawyers know the tricks of the insurance companies. At Douglas R. Beam P.A. our wrongful attorneys have brought in over $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts and helped our clients, on average, receive 3x what they’re offered before our firm is hired.

If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death you should speak with a Florida personal injury attorney. Do this as quickly as possible. Once a building collapse takes place, insurance begins working to make sure they pay you the least amount of money possible. If you’re experiencing pain and suffering from a personal injury caused by a building collapse are curious about what legal action you can take, complete this quiz or contact us for a free consultation!


How Much Can You Win in a Building Collapse Lawsuit?

Building collapse settlements range from six figures to millions.

Here in Florida, Douglas R. Beam P.A. has had $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts.

Why the difference? It all depends upon damages.

Damages is the phrase used in the insurance industry to understand what the insurance company needs to pay for. Damages could be anything from a broken bumper to a serious injury to a loss of work that was caused by a serious injury. How much money being paid out by insurance is dependent upon the damages.

Normally, when people interact with insurance companies, they do not know how to calculate, document and prove the damages that have taken place in a wrongful death suit.

When you sue for a building collapse, you are telling an insurance company that they owe more than what they are offering. How much you get all depends upon the damages you or your personal injury attorney can prove.


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For over three decades, our firm has helped those who have suffered personal injury and wrongful death in Florida throughout Melbourne, Florida and Central Florida. The expertise that our personal injury attorneys possess and our record of successfully representing clients has allowed our firm to become a leading personal injury law firm.

If you have suffered a wrongful death or a personal injury in your family from the Surfside Condo Collapse, call us today. Our team is available at all hours of the day and will act quickly to protect your rights. For an immediate consultation, call our phone number (321) 723-6591, email us at help@dougbeam.com or fill out the simple form below.

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