As efforts continue to untangle the debris from June 24th’s sudden collapse of the Champlain Towers condo complex, one Jupiter family has been holding out hope that their beloved mother somehow survived the horrific ordeal.
Magaly Ramsey of Jupiter, her husband and family are hoping against all odds that their 80 year-old mother, whom they described as strong, resilient, and “self-made”, will be found. Mother and daughter lovingly share the same name.
The Ramsey family is just one family of one victim. At the time of this posting, search and rescue teams have recovered 12 bodies with almost 140 still unaccounted for.
Families have been remanded to the official reunification site for the disaster. Cell phone video shows tensions in the center running high as the days wane on with few and far between updates on recoveries.
What victims’ families like the Ramseys can do now
Surviving families of victims of the Miami condo tower collapse like the Ramseys have few options this early into the recovery and investigative efforts. The official cause of the collapse may not be available for months or even years. As we explained in an earlier article on why the condo might have collapsed, the first massive step towards understanding what happened begins with clearing out the rubble to get down to the surviving structure. Only then can what remains of the building be forensically investigated by structural engineers to determine the root cause of the building’s failure.
Until then, hiring the right personal injury attorney would be a prudent decision to make. With upwards of 150 victims who lost their life in this terrible tragedy, the best strategy to protect the surviving families’ interests is to hire a lawyer with proven litigation experience. Our firm has that experience in our legal team, who combined, have more than 150 years of courtroom experience and hundreds of millions of dollars in gross settlements over the 20 years our firm has been representing clients.
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Leading our Critical Case department, the powerful litigation arm of our law firm, is Mr. Craig M. Goldenfarb, Esq., the founder and sole partner of our firm. Our firm has represented many victims of Wrongful Death in highly publicized cases, including incidents of negligence on a mass scale such as the Surfside condo collapse. We have the compassion, experience, and resources necessary to handle long, complex litigation of this type to the best possible resolution for the families of victims – our clients.