The bridge on the FIU campus weighed at least 950 tons and stretched 174 feet across the Tamiami Trail, in the town of Sweetwater, FL, meaning that it posed a substantial threat should the employed accelerated bridge erection technique fail. Serious injury or death, as occurred in the most grim of situations, were the only conceivable outcomes and sadly what our personal injury attorneys have come to expect when construction fails. Injuries our attorneys have encountered upon bridge failure include:
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Amputation caused by debris
- Complex bone fractures
- Crushed bones
- Oxygen deprivation
Bridge Collapse Results in Psychological Trauma
The personal injury attorneys from Action Legal Group have come to recognize that anyone who has the misfortune to be involved in a bridge collapse accident is likely to experience severe psychological harm. This is not a common accident, making it difficult for you to find a healthy psychological footing after life returns to some semblance of normalcy. Mental health care for the trauma is completely normal. Those who do not seek the help of a professional often experience PTSD, depression, anxiety or a host of additional phobias.
The attorneys from our team stress that you must understand that psychological injuries are every bit as real as a crushed bone or a traumatic brain injury. You have the right to seek financial compensation for emotional suffering and ongoing psychological symptoms in addition to compensation for all physical injuries.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries After a Bridge Collapse
The collapse of a bridge is a traumatic experience and if negligence, recklessness or willful misconduct caused you injury, then you have the right to pursue compensation and it is always a good idea to employ the help of an attorney. More specifically, our personal injury attorneys can help you receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Bridge collapse attorneys are available at 1-877-880-4861 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 weeks a year.