The family of a 29-year-old man obtained a $2 million in a wrongful death case from a worker who was killed by a defective air pressure tank. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Miami, FL by the family seeking damages for medical, emotional and funeral costs as well as lost future income and other losses.
The court document stated, the fatal accident happened on August 13, 2015, at a warehouse off the Turnpike in the city of Miami. The report says that the machine was acting up and was not inspected which led to fragments of metal fatally injuring the 29-year-old man.
Percy Martinez, personal injury trial attorney, said the victim died due to trauma to the head. The company, in this case, did the right thing and settled with the victim’s family for the full insurance amount, which was $2 million, Martinez said.
“I am jubilant I could be of service for this family who seeks and obtain justice and rightful compensation for their loss,” he said. “Money cannot bring a loved one back to life; it can help family members recover their lives.”
Martinez also said this case is an illustration of why families of victims of wrongful death must act right away.
“It is critical to seek professional counsel in a wrongful death accident case immediately,” he said. “In wrongful death cases, getting important pieces of evidence such as the time when the machine was services, cell phone records and maintenance records can be crucial. If they are not obtained right away, such critical evidence could be lost or maliciously destroyed, making the case much harder. In wrongful death cases, you also know that there is insurance money. You have nothing to lose by seeking counsel.”
While the wrongful death portion of this case is settled, Martinez said, the premises liability case against the company is still pending.
“We found during our investigation that the warehouse incident occurred was poorly managed and dangerous conditions, which caused or contributed to this fatal explosion,” he said. “This is another reason to retain counsel right away because an experienced wrongful death attorney will be able to identify additional defendants whose negligence could have contributed to the fatal incident.”
Percy Martinez represents seriously injured victims of product liability and other acts of negligence. The firm has been featured on many popular media outlets including Forensic Files, 60min, NBC, and ABC and is known for its passionate pursuit of results for their clients. Since 1993, Percy Martinez has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims and their families. For more information, please call (305) 529-0001 or visit Our Miami Accident Lawyer for a free consultation. We are located at 2655 South Le Jeune Road #504, Miami, Florida 33134