As the investigation unfolds on the recent Surfside Condo collapse, so too has the pursuit for accountability and compensation for victims. As of July 16, a search of Miami-Dade Court records revealed over 20 lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of the deceased, grieving families and the dozens of survivors rendered homeless.

Initially, litigants focused on the potential coverage limits of the condo association’s property insurance and liability insurance policies as sources of compensation. Indeed, at one of the first hearings, Judge Michael A. Hanzman, the judge presiding over the Surfside Condo matters, observed that the combined funds of these policies, totaling $48 million, are unlikely to adequately “compensate everyone fully for the extent of their losses.”