Feb. 8, 2013, MIAMI -- Just two months after the deadly Dec. 1 bus crash at Miami International Airport, the Miami trial law firm Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier has settled the first suit filed by a victim.
The plaintiff, Miram Lorenza Machado, was the first to file suit on 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.
“The most important thing is that the settlement provides urgently-needed medical care for the victims, and will help bring them peace of mind and an improved quality of life,” said Machado’s attorney, Steve Rossman, founding partner of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier. “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.”
(Miriam Lorenza Machado v. Miami Bus Service Corp. et al.: Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Case No. 12-47452 CA 13)
About Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A.
Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, 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 the 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.
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