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Newly constructed bridge collapsed near Florida International University. (Photo: pleasecat/Shutterstock) Newly constructed bridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami. (Photo: pleasecat/Shutterstock)

As is well known, on March 15, 2018, Miami-Dade County experienced one of the most horrific incidents in recent memory when a 175-foot-long section of the FIU-Sweetwater University pedestrian bridge collapsed onto Tamiami Trail. The collapse of the 950-ton structure resulted in six deaths, eight injuries, and more than 20 lawsuits.

Unfortunately, as litigators for all sides continue to zealously advocate on behalf of their clients and time passes, the amount of insurance available to those who were affected by the horrifying incident will dwindle due to eroding insurance policies.

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