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Catastrophic Scaffolding Accident Kills Two Near Walt Disney World Resort

Catastrophic Scaffolding Accident Kills Two Near Walt Disney World Resort

Since its opening in 1971, Disney World has been a magical place for incomparable vacations for people from all walks of life, including hundreds of thousands of families through the years. As sometimes happens in life, the idyllic existence of Disney World was upended when a horrific accident occurred at a resort hotel construction site not far from the expansive Disney properties. Three workers were involved with pouring concrete seven stories above the ground just after four in the morning. In order to try and keep up with project deadlines, contractors oftentimes run crews around the clock, which was the case with this Florida resort hotel project. As is so often the case on construction projects, the trio of workers were on scaffolding at the time of the accident. As the workers poured concrete, the scaffolding gave way and collapsed. Two of the men plummeted seven floors to theirs. The third man was able to grab onto a part of the scaffold that did not collapse and crawl to safety. The worker who survived the catastrophic collapse sustained only minor physical injuries. Families who’ve lost a loved one as well as people who’ve been injured in a scaffolding accident likely have many questions. The scaffolding accident lawyer hotline is staffed around the clock, 365 days a year. The hotline can be reached by calling (407) 289-0000 in Florida and (800) 349-0000 nationwide.

Who is Responsible for a Scaffolding Accident?

In the aftermath of a calamitous scaffolding accident, a major question arises as to who is responsible for the deaths and injuries that can stem from such an event. The Disney World scaffolding accident illustrates the fact that multiple parties potentially are responsible for scaffold collapse deaths and injuries. Potentially responsible parties include the general contractor for the project. The concrete subcontractor is also a potentially responsible party. Whoever installed the scaffold at the construction site and the manufacturer of the scaffolding itself are also possible responsible parties. In addition to these entities directly connected to the construction site, those with an ownership interest in the hotel are also parties potentially legally responsible for the incident and resulting deaths and injury. The construction project was building the 16-story, 516 room JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek resort, located in close proximity to all of Orland’s major theme parks, including Disney World and Universal. The hotel was being constructed pursuant to a licensing agreement from Marriott International, a holding company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. The future hotel itself was owned by a company called DCS Investment Holdings, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. DCS Investment Holdings is wholly-owned by Dwight C. Schar, a principal owner of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. Each of the parties potentially responsible for the losses associated with the scaffolding collapse will have its own liability insurance company. In other words, the family of those killed as a result of the accident, and the injured worker, will face the prospect of submitting multiple insurance claims in order to fully protect legal rights and interests. Because of the complex web of possible responsible parties, family members of people killed in a scaffolding accident, as well as workers who are injured, best assert their important legal rights by proactively hiring an experience, skilled scaffolding accident lawyer, like those on the legal team at The Doan Law Firm. The Doan Law Firm provides legal representation nationwide, with offices located from coast-to-coast in the United States. A nationwide firm is highly beneficial when parties who are likely legally responsible for the damages and losses arising from a scaffolding accident are located or headquartered in different states – as is the case with the scaffolding collapse near Walt Disney World.

Consult with a Scaffolding Accident Attorney

As mentioned previously, The Doan Law Firm maintains offices from coast-to-coast. This includes offices located throughout Florida, including in Orlando. You can schedule a no-obligation, no-cost initial consultation with a member of our legal team in Orlando by calling (407) 289-0000. If you are located somewhere else in the United States, you can schedule an appointment at any one of our offices by calling our national scaffolding accident lawyer hotline at (800) 349-0000. In addition to meeting with you at one of our firm’s offices, we can also schedule a consultation at your home or even at a hospital, depending on your circumstances. We can also arrange for a virtual consultation online. The Doan Law Firm’s Orlando office is located conveniently at: 111 North Orange Avenue Suite 800 Orlando, Florida 32801 (407) 289-0000

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  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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