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NTSB Blames Engineering Firm for 2018 FIU Bridge Collapse

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Construction accidents occur everyday. Few make national headlines. One exception was the March 15, 2018, collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami. Known as the FIU Sweetwater UniversityCity pedestrian bridge, it was constructed to connect the FIU campus to nearby student housing. The construction project, which cost over $14 million,… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s New Laws on Construction Fraud

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

If you do business as a contractor in Florida, you will inevitably get into disagreements with homeowners. Such disputes can easily escalate into legal action if they are not dealt with promptly. And thanks to a recent change in Florida law, contractors need to take seriously the possibility of criminal prosecution if they fail… Read More »

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When Can a Contractor Be Sued for “Attractive Nuisance”?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Construction sites are dangerous places for people who lack the proper training. This especially includes children. And conversely, children pose a legal risk for construction companies should they injure themselves at a job site. Under normal circumstances, a property owner or contractor cannot be held liable for injuries sustained by “trespassers.” In other words,… Read More »

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