FIU Bridge Collapse Marks One Year Anniversary But For Victims The Nightmare Continues

March 15, 2019, marked one year since the shocking FIU pedestrian bridge collapse; an incident that killed six people and injured eight more. Two of those victims are represented by Andres Beregovich, Esq. of The Beregovich Law Firm as they navigate multiple lawsuits related to the incident.

Our clients, a husband and wife, were in a car almost directly underneath the bridge when it collapsed. They escaped with their lives, but not the front end of their vehicle, and suffered traumatic physical and emotional injuries as a result of the collapse. A year later and they have both lost their jobs due to their inability to work and are still seeing physical therapists and psychologists for treatment related to the accident.

Click here to read a recent Miami New Times story about the situation.

“Alive, But Still Suffering”

To add insult to injury, the couple has had trouble getting insurers to pay out under their policies and are faced with mounting bills. That’s unacceptable to Andres Beregovich, their personal injury attorney.

“They’re alive, so they’re still suffering, and these companies, the only thing they care about is their bottom line,” explained personal injury attorney, Andres Beregovich. “The defendants have a great opportunity right now to stop my clients suffering right now. And the ball’s in their court right now as to whether they want to do it the hard way or the easy way.”

The easy way would be to pay the victims the insurance money they are due or to provide the insurance coverage that they’ve paid for. The hard way is to continue to litigate the issue, “I’d prefer to do things the easy way and so would my clients, but we’re not being given much of a choice, so the hard way it is,” said Beregovich.

Advocating For Victim’s Rights

Beregovich is helping his clients on multiple fronts, bringing a negligence lawsuit against the companies that designed and built the bridge and defending his clients from countersuits brought by insurance providers who don’t want to provide coverage for his clients.

“To me, it’s absolutely disgusting,” Beregovich says. “These are very complicated insurance issues where everyone is just pointing the finger at each other.”

This situation is a perfect example of how Andres Beregovich fights for victim’s rights even when the situation looks bleak. In fact, Beregovich argues that those bleak situations make it even more crucial that victims explore their legal rights.

“Victims can’t do this by themselves. They need help from someone who is familiar with all the tricks and intimidation tactics that businesses and insurers use to avoid responsibility. Helping people who are suffering and really need a win is what drives me. I fight for the little guys so they can hopefully move past their traumatic incident and get on with their lives.”

Have You Been Injured? Contact The Beregovich Law Firm

If you have been injured in an accident and want to explore your legal options, contact The Beregovich Law Firm. We’ll listen to your side of the story, examine the evidence, and provide you with honest advice about your situation.

Call (800) 631-9009 or email us to arrange a free consultation.



Don’t Let Spring Fever Lead To An Auto Accident

Spring break is in full swing here in Florida. That means plenty of winter-weary travelers are hitting the highways in search of some fun in the sun. More drivers on the road, distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and even inexperienced drivers all up the chances of a car accident occurring. While even the best drivers can get into a car accident, you can reduce your chances by remembering your defensive driving skills.

Defensive Driving Saves Lives

Defensive driving is sometimes confused with aggressive driving, but they are not the same thing. “Defensive” driving means defending or protecting yourself from threats on the road. Where an aggressive driver may try to get through that yellow light, a defensive driver will take stock of whether or not it would be safer to stop suddenly or to go through the yellow.

Being aware of your situation and thinking ahead are hallmark skills of a defensive driver. Defensive drivers:

  • Stay focused on driving. They don’t use their phones or multi-task while driving, nor do they try to pick things up off the floor or reach into the backseat.
  • Obey traffic laws and best practices. Sticking to the speed limit, obeying traffic signs and signals, yielding to pedestrians, and maintaining a safe distance between cars protect drivers and passengers.
  • Are aware of other drivers. They pay attention to what other drivers are doing and are prepared to respond appropriately.
  • Plan ahead. Know where you’re going and how long it takes to get there. Check your route ahead of time so you’re not surprised by construction or heavy traffic.

Involved in a Car Accident? Contact Us

Despite all of these precautions and your best intentions, car accidents can still happen. If you are involved in a car accident in Florida, contact The Beregovich Law Firm for help. We can help you navigate the insurance claims process, fight against denied claims, or file injury lawsuits. Contact us at (800) 631-9009 or email us to discuss your situation free of charge.