Wrongful Death Cases
At the personal injury and wrongful death law firm of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our legal team has more than 100 years of combined legal experience representing surviving family members after fatal accidents. This page describes a selection of the wrongful death cases we have handled over the past several decades. For more information, call toll free (888) 499-9700.Fatal Car Accident Involving Mother of Two
We recovered a 22 million dollar settlement for a C-1 ventilator-dependent 5-year-old quadriplegic daughter of a Miami-Dade police officer and her injured sister, and for the death of their mother in a horrific and devastating automobile accident. At the time, this resulted in the state of Florida's highest claims bill ever being passed. We are pleased to say to that the injured girl has exceeded all of her doctors' expectations and continues to live a fruitful and productive life. We remain in close contact with the family to this day.Fatal Car Accident Due to Tread Separation in Firestone Tire
A defective product claim resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for the three minor children of a Miami construction worker who was killed when his Ford Explorer with Firestone tires sustained a tread separation, causing the vehicle to flip over while traveling outside of Florida.Florida Turnpike Accident Results in Three Fatalities
Verdict in excess of 5.6 million for the wrongful death of three elderly Miami ladies who were struck by another car, causing the car they were traveling in to go off the Turnpike and into a canal where they drowned.Cosmetic Surgery Mistakes Result in Fatality Due to Medical Malpractice
1.9 million medical malpractice settlement for the wrongful death of a Coral Springs, Florida, wife and mother who died during cosmetic surgery in Broward County.Truck Tire Failure Causes Fatal Car Accident
2 million settlement for a products liability wrongful death due to a truck tire failure in Palm Beach County, Florida.Product Defects in Cessna Plane Causes Fatal Crash
1.2 million against Cessna Aircraft Company for the wrongful death of a 48-year-old Connecticut man due to a product defect.Nursing Home Negligence Results in Death by Infection
A nursing home negligence claim for the wrongful death of an elderly Miami Alzheimer's patient who died as a result of an infection from a decubitus ulcer. The case settled for a substantial undisclosed amount.Street Light Outage Results in Pedestrian Fatality
A wrongful death claim brought against Florida Power & Light for the death of a 17-year-old Miami youth who was killed while crossing a street where there was a broken street light. The case was appealed, all the way to the Florida Supreme Court. The Florida Supreme Court established a precedent in Florida allowing lawsuits against utilities in such cases. The case was settled for a confidential sum.Premises Liability Lawsuit Follows Boy's Death From Falling Through Window
Undisclosed settlement of a premises liability lawsuit for the wrongful death of a 12-year-old Miami boy, who was killed when he fell through a plate glass window at an apartment complex.American Airlines Jet Crash Results in Wrongful Death of Chilean Man
Undisclosed settlement against American Airlines for the wrongful death of a Chilean passenger in a commercial jet crash.Father of Two Dies in Tractor Trailer Accident
A traffic crash where a tractor trailer lost control and killed a husband and Miami father of two who had stopped for traffic on the Palmetto Expressway. The case settled before trial for a significant amount, which was the total insurance coverage available.Infant Chokes to Death Due to Defect in Diaper Stacker
Product liability lawsuit against a manufacturer of a diaper stacker for the wrongful death of a Miami infant who choked to death. The settlement amount was undisclosed.Tractor Strikes and Kills Pedestrian
Wrongful death of a Hialeah pedestrian hit by a tractor. Case settled before trial for an undisclosed amount.Medical Malpractice Causes Mother's Death
Medical malpractice lawsuit for the wrongful death of a Broward mother settled against the doctor for an undisclosed amount before trial.
GAS EXPLOSION RESULTS IN WRONGFUL DEATH
A 54 year old Vero Beach, Florida man, was severely burned when a neighbor's condominium unit exploded as a result of an LP gas leak. The man, the father of two daughters and grandfather of six, lingered for over two weeks in the burn unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center before dying from his injuries. Shortly after the incident, while the decedent was still in the burn unit, his daughters retained the lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano to investigate the cause of the explosion. As a result of our firm being retained shortly after the explosion, we hired one of the nation's foremost experts in LP gas explosions. The expert as well as Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, partner, Mark Stone, immediately went to the scene to sift through the rubble together with the City's fire inspector and the insurance company representatives from the condominium association, the homeowner from whom the unit was rented, and the representative of the LP gas company which supplied the condominium. Luckily, we were able to photograph and inspect the scene when we did, because within days of our inspection, evidence was tampered with. As a result of our investigation, lawsuit and discovery, a very substantial and confidential settlement was reached. We were able to prove that as a result of a cold spell, the association ran out of LP gas and the LP gas company was called to refill the common tank for all the units. Unbeknown to the gas company, one of the owners of four units had had the gas appliances in one of his units removed by a contractor who was not certified in dealing with LP gas a few years before and when doing so, had failed to properly cap the gas lines. In addition, the gas delivery man claimed to have performed leak tests, but, during discovery, it was apparent that it would have been impossible to perform leak tests after he completed the delivery because had he done so, he would have discovered a number of leaks in the gas pipes which would have resulted in "red tagging" or shutting down the system until it was checked for leaks and repaired. Our client's father was acting as a good neighbor when asked by one of his neighbors if he could help them light their pilot light. When they opened the door to the condominium unit he was first in. He apparently struck a match and an explosion ensued. The case was resolved within 14 months of the explosion.
Not all results are provided, the results are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the law firm, and a prospective client's individual facts and circumstances may differ from the cases described on these pages.