The life of Steven Leonard, the only male cast member of the “Paradise Coast Wives” reality show, was tragically cut short in 2015 after he died in a fire that engulfed the historic Eagle Eye Building on Fifth Avenue South where he had an apartment.
Leonard’s mother engaged the Naples and Miami-based law firm of Weinstein & Cohen to represent his estate in their wrongful death suit against the building’s owner EEP-WRS, LLC and the property management company Morgan Property Management for not properly maintaining the building’s electrical systems, smoke detectors and for creating an environment that impeded the safe exit of Steven from the building.
According to Mark Weinstein, founding partner of Weinstein & Cohen and lead attorney on the case, Steven’s death was a preventable tragedy exacerbated by the lack of properly placed and maintained smoke detectors and the toxic fumes generated by the fire.
“Steven’s life was cut short by this very preventable tragedy,” said Weinstein. “While this settlement can never replace the vibrant, fun-loving and charitable person that Steven was to the entire Naples community, we hope this will allow Steven’s family to move forward while reinforcing the responsibilities that property management companies and building owners have for the care and safety of their tenants across Southwest Florida.”
Through skillful negotiation and extensive research and preparation, the legal team led by Mark Weinstein was able to achieve a $3.45 million settlement in Steven Leonard’s wrongful death case.
If you or someone you care about has been injured or involved in personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death accident in Southwest Florida or across South Florida, contact the Naples and Miami personal injury attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen at 239-793-3331 or 305-374-1011 or visit fairnessforall, for an absolutely free and confidential legal consultation to learn more about your options.