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Roofer Injured in Fall Awarded $16.6 Million

This is a settlement for the Construction Accidents lawsuit.

Miami, FL: A roofer who became paralyzed after suffering a fall in February 2006 has been awarded $16.6 million in settlement of his construction site accident lawsuit.

Antonio Acevedo was in the process of tearing off a roof when he fell about 20 feet, resulting in paraplegia and a traumatic brain injury. Consequently, he is now in a wheelchair and requires 24-hour care.

In his suit, Acevedo claimed his employers failed to inform the workers the metal roof was corroded and this failure caused his fall. The defendants claimed they had no prior notice of the hazard because the corroded parts of the roof were not readily apparent. The jury awarded Acevedo $16,437,648 in damages and his minor daughter $156,000 for her loss of parental support.

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Published on Nov-24-10


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