We are experienced in handling complex litigation resulting from construction defects.
Our firm represented a severely brain-injured father of four and the deceased husband and father of three in the litigation surrounding the 2018 Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge collapse. As lead counsel, we had the privilege of handling all of the investigation, court hearings, expert witness retention, depositions, and discovery. Our representation of these two families resulted in significant recovery for these victims as part of the $103 million dollar settlement with Magnum Construction Management, formerly known as Munilla Construction Management. Currently, Silva & Silva is preparing for trial against Louis Berger, the company that was hired to do an independent peer review of the bridge’s final design plans to ensure their compliance with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) requirements, and others, and to identify any fatal flaws in the design of the bridge, because they did not participate in the previous settlement agreement.