A Florida high-rise building collapse on Thursday morning killed at least ten people, injured 11, and it is being reported that 151 individuals are still missing. Officials said 102 people have been accounted for as rescue efforts continued into the night.

The devastation occurred at the Champlain Towers South condominium, which is located in the Surfside City section of Miami. The partially crumbled building is located on the corners of Collins Ave. and 88th Street, which is only seven miles north of the famed tourist destination known as South Beach. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, said the building was 12 stories high and housed over 130 units. The part of the building that fell held 55 units. 

If you are trying to contact a loved one who may have been involved in the collapse, a family reunification center has been set up at 9301 Collins Ave. You can also call the emergency hotline at (305) 614-1819 if you are having trouble locating a missing family member.  

Florida is the home to many great nursing home facilities that are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of elderly residents. However, these facilities are expected to uphold certain standards of care that may not always be met. Vulnerable residents are often neglected, abused, or taken advantage of by staff members who may be held liable. Having a licensed lawyer, who has experience working with elder abuse-and-claims, could help you hold the nursing home and its staff responsible for damages sustained by elderly residents.

If you or someone you care about was abused, injured, or neglected as a nursing home resident in Boca Raton, contact the law firm of Frankl & Kominsky today to schedule a free, initial review of your claim (by appointment only). It costs nothing to learn whether your claim qualifies for legal compensation. Depending on the details of your claim, you could recover funds to pay for damages, such as medical bills, loss of consortium, physical pain and emotional suffering, and more.

At Frankl & Kominsky, we aim to protect the rights of the elderly throughout the state of Florida by helping our clients hold negligent nursing home facilities responsible for damages incurred. Our compassionate attorneys understand the physical and emotional trauma that can occur, especially when elderly victims have nowhere to turn. Let our professional staff of legal professionals teach you your legal rights to pursue the compensation you and your family may legally deserve. 

Because of their massive size and weight, the aftermath of a serious trucking accident can sometimes result in widespread damage, which can include life-changing injuries. While proving liability in a rear-end truck crash can be difficult to prove without a knowledgeable lawyer, being involved in an accident with a government vehicle can be even more complex. 

If you or someone you care for was involved in a fire truck accident, contact the law firm of Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers for a complimentary initial consultation. Our dedicated lawyers can review the details of your claim to determine whether you may be eligible for financial compensation. If your claim has merit, you could recover funds to pay for medical costs, lost wages from missing work, property damage, pain and suffering, and any other damages related to the crash. 

While most rear-end trucking accidents are usually the fault of the rear driver, filing a claim against the government can sometimes be tricky. This is why you need to inquire with a legal professional before setting your claim with the insurance company. By accepting a quick settlement offer, you could be leaving a significant amount of compensation on the table, which you may need in the future to make a full recovery. 

As construction projects continue to increase in the Fort Lauderdale area, so do the number of injured workers on these sites. While many of these construction sites may be in compliance with local and federal safety laws, workers still put themselves at risk for serious injury every day.

In most cases, if a construction worker is injured at the workplace, he or she could be eligible for financial compensation, regardless of who caused the accident. This includes subcontractors who may not have been hired directly by the property or site owner. However, you may need the assistance of a qualified lawyer to help you pursue the full and fair amount of compensation you may legally deserve.

The law office of Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers offers complimentary initial claim reviews to help determine whether you may legally deserve financial compensation. Our award-winning lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience working with construction accidents and Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws. 

Experiencing the loss of a loved one can be devastating for surviving family members and friends, especially when the death could have been prevented. When a fatality is caused by the negligence of another individual or entity, it is considered a wrongful death and surviving family members may be able to hold the at-fault party liable for certain damages. These damages may include medical bills, loss of future income, funeral and burial expenses, and loss of consortium. 

However, it is important to learn your legal rights from a qualified attorney before settling for a low-ball offer from the insurance company. Having a licensed attorney can help protect your rights to seek the full and fair amount of compensation you may legally deserve. For example, according to the Florida Statute of Limitations, surviving family members only have a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death claim to seek legal compensation. The details of your particular situation will determine the amount of time you have to file a claim.

If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident in Miami, contact the law firm of Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers today to schedule a no-cost, initial consultation (by appointment only). Our compassionate attorneys have more than four decades of combined legal experience while recovering more than $100 million combined in successful verdicts and settlements for our past clients. 

While most nursing homes in Florida provide top-notch care for their residents, the growing number of neglect and abuse cases of the elderly continues to rise in recent years. Although many forms of neglect and abuse can go unnoticed or unreported, fractures and broken bones could be a telling sign, which means the nursing home and staff could be held liable for medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages. Having an experienced lawyer investigate your elder abuse claim may be an important step to hold at-fault parties liable for damages sustained by your loved one. 

If you or your loved one suffered from a fracture, broken bone, or any other significant injury at a nursing home, contact the law firm of Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers today to schedule a no-cost, initial claim evaluation. Our firm has more than four decades of combined legal experience, which includes cases involving elder abuse-and-claims in the Jupiter area and beyond (by appointment only). Our award-winning attorneys are active members of the community and we have received more than 600 five-star reviews from our past clients. 

Below we will discuss how nursing homes are legally required to maintain certain standards of care for its residents and how they can be held liable for serious injuries such as fractures and broken bones. It is important to learn your legal rights from a licensed attorney before settling for a quick, low-ball settlement offer from the insurance company. 

As Florida continues to become the home of many new residents and businesses, new construction projects continue to appear all around us. Unfortunately, this increases the likelihood of construction accidents and injuries. 

While some injuries may seem minor, there are several common types of construction accidents that have been known to cause severe damage, which may require long-term medical care and rehabilitative treatments. Having a licensed attorney review your injury claim may be crucial when you decide to pursue the full amount of compensation to help with your recovery efforts. 

At the law office of Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers, our goal is to protect the rights of injured victims in the West Palm Beach area and beyond (by appointment only). We never settle for less as we strive to help our clients pursue the full and fair amount of compensation they deserve. 

Although Florida is famous for being the perfect place to go on a cruise, many passengers suffer serious injuries every year due to cruise ship accidents. Cruise lines are in constant competition with each other, as they continue to build elaborate swimming pools, water slides, wave pools, and other aquatic activities which can lead to various types of injuries.

If you or a loved one was injured at a cruise ship’s pool, it is important that you understand your legal rights to seek compensation to pay for your medical expenses and other damages. Discussing your situation with an experienced lawyer may be critical to pursue the fair amount of compensation you may deserve. 

At the law office of Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers, our licensed lawyers have a wealth of legal experience, which includes in-depth knowledge of local and state maritime laws. We know what it takes to hold cruise lines liable for any damages you may have sustained such as medical bills, lost wages from missing work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Call our firm today to schedule a no-cost evaluation of your injury claim.

If you or a loved one was injured in a hit and run crash in Florida, you may need to explore multiple forms of insurance coverage to obtain the fair amount of compensation you may deserve. Trying to figure out which policies will cover your damages can be complicated without the help of an experienced car accident lawyer on your side that has had past experience with this. 

You may think you have enough insurance coverage. However, many serious injuries often leave victims with outrageous medical bills ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. If your medical costs exceed your policy limits, you may need to pay the difference out-of-pocket. 

Have the licensed car accident lawyers at the law office of Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers  listen to the details of your hit and run claim in a free, initial consultation. We know how to assess the facts to help build strong cases for accident victims trying to pursue the full and fair amount of compensation they need for a healthy recovery. We aim to protect the rights of hit and run accident victims in Boca Raton and throughout the state of Florida (by appointment only) by helping them hold negligent parties liable for damages such as medical costs, loss of income from missing work, pain and suffering, and property losses.

Falling asleep at the wheel can have devastating effects on injured victims and their families. The damages from serious trucking accidents caused by driver fatigue are comparable to that of a drunk driving crash.  

Injury victims are often left with costly medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages from missing work, loss of consortium, and property damage. To pursue compensation for your damages you will need to prove the other driver was drowsy and caused the crash which led to your damages. Hiring an experienced attorney may be essential to build a strong case in your favor.   

The distinguished attorneys at Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers have handled more than 6,000 cases and recovered more than $100,000,000 combined in successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of our past clientele. We handle injury cases of all kinds, including claims that involve trucking accidents. We offer free consultations to injury victims and there is no obligation to hire our firm for legal representation if you decide not to move forward.

Although most employers in the United States generally take the necessary measures to keep workers safe, many employees in today’s workforce are still at risk for serious injury. Accidents happen and sometimes injury victims are left with high medical bills and lost income from missing work. 

It is critical to understand your legal rights and how your employer may be held liable for your damages, such as lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. Furthermore, if you lost a loved one in a workplace accident, surviving family members may be able to recover these funds, along with funeral and burial costs. Speaking to a qualified lawyer may be crucial to obtain the full and fair amount of compensation you may legally deserve.

The compassionate lawyers at the law office of Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers understand the struggles injury victims and their families face when bills pile up and you cannot return to work. This is why our team of legal professionals is available to answer your work injury questions in a no-cost, initial consultation. 

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