A parking garage under construction collapsed killing five people and seriously injuring another 30. It was later determined that the building was built without the necessary steel required to connect the floors to the walls. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., spent four years in litigation and preparation for trial, took 250 depositions and inspected nearly 1.5 million documents to achieve one of the largest construction accident settlements in U.S. history.
Practice Area Category: Construction Accident
$101 Million Tropicana Parking Garage Collapse Case Settlement
$24.8 Million Awarded by Philadelphia Jury for Man Who Fell Through Skylight
In June of 2016, a 43 year old man was working alone on the roof of an auto body shop in Aston when tragically he tripped and fell 25 feet through a skylight onto the concrete floor below. As a result of this accident, he suffered severe and permanent brain damage. At trial, our attorneys argued that the defendants (the landlord and tenant) were negligent because they were aware the skylights were dangerous and did nothing to remedy the situation. Furthermore, counsel argued that screens, which now cover the 8 skylights on the auto body roof, could have easily been installed and prevented the injuries to our client.
$5.015 Million Settlement for Electrical Lineman Following Contact With Live Catenary Wires
An electrical lineman was electrocuted while replacing electrical catenary lines. He suffered multiple injuries including the amputation of both arms at the shoulder and his left leg above the knee. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., filed suit against multiple defendants in a highly technical and complex case involving many expert witnesses and teams of attorneys representing the various defendants. The case was settled on the first day of the trial.