Daren Stabinski and
Todd Stabinski, two of the Miami personal injury attorneys at Stabinski & Funt, P.A.,
recently represented a store owner in a lawsuit against his landlord,
Guillermo Sostchin. Their client, Leon Winikor, was the owner of a downtown
Miami show store that was burned down by a fire in 1998. Winikor filed
a lawsuit against Guillermo Sostchin, claiming that he had failed to cover
up a hole for an air conditioning unit in a vacant storefront of his building
in the 200 block of Northeast First Avenue.
In March of 1998, someone threw a Molotov-cocktail firebomb through the
hole, effectively destroying six of the surrounding businesses –
including Winikor's King Shoes. The subsequent trial lasted a week,
wherein a Miami-Dade Circuit County Court jury found the landlord to be
negligent. They ordered Guillermo Sostchin to pay Mr. Winikor for his
loss of inventory and profits through the end of his lease, which would
have been July 2004. In the end,
our client was awarded $1.3 million in damages.
Daren and Todd said that this was the first of six pending lawsuits against
the same landlord. Sostchin has since converted the property into a parking
lot. If you or someone you love has suffered physical, financial or emotional
losses as the result of your landlord's negligence, you too should
not hesitate to take action and file a
premises liability claim. With the help of a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer from Stabinski
& Funt, P.A., you can seek justice and fair compensation for the damages
that you have suffered. Call now!
Our firm has recovered more than $500 million in damages for past clients.
Find out what we can do for you by calling our office today and
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