MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Just two months after the deadly Dec. 1 bus crash at Miami International Airport, the Miami trial law firm Rossman, Baumberger, Spier & Connolly has settled the first suit filed by a victim.
“We knew that with so many claims and a limited insurance pool, it was important to get our clients significant help and relief without delay and thereby give them the most favorable outcome under the circumstances.”
The plaintiff, Miram Lorenza Machado, was the first to file suit Dec. 7 against Miami Bus Service Corporation and the bus service’s driver. She sustained multiple spinal fractures, rib fractures, a ruptured spleen and facial cuts and bruises.
She was among 32 mostly elderly Miami Jehovah’s Witnesses on board a bus to a convention in West Palm Beach. The driver got lost and wound up at Miami International Airport, where the 11-foot-high bus smashed into a concrete overpass, killing two and sending 13 to the Ryder Trauma Center.
Rossman said the settlement amount, while confidential, should go a long way toward providing for her medical needs and dignity for years go come.
“The most important thing is that the settlement provides her with funds for long-term medical care, and will help bring her peace of mind and an improved quality of life,” said Machado’s attorney, Steve Rossman, co-founding partner of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso, Spier & Connolly. “We knew that with so many claims and a limited insurance pool, it was important to get our clients significant help and relief without delay and thereby give them the most favorable outcome under the circumstances.”
(Miriam Lorenza Machado v. Miami Bus Service Corp. et al.: Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Case No. 12-47452 CA 13)
About Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso, Spier & Connolly, P.A.
Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso, Spier & Connolly, P.A. is a Miami trial law firm, representing the catastrophically injured and their families throughout Florida and the Southeast since 1974. The firm has a long tradition of professional leadership and community service. In addition to specializing in various areas of personal injury law, the firm handles commercial motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Rossman was an adjunct professor in trial skills at University of Miami School of Law for nine years, president of the Florida Justice Association, president of the Miami-Dade Justice Association, and a member of the board of governors of the American Association for Justice. The law firm’s website is www.rbrlaw.com.