These community forums will not only provide information on the claims process and May 3 filing deadline but also serve as a great opportunity to discuss how to best make our voices heard and hold Skanska accountable outside of the courtroom.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (PRWEB) January 07, 2021
This weekend, the law firm of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz is hosting two community forums for citizens and business owners to discuss holding Skanska accountable for economic damages caused by the destruction of the Pensacola Bay Bridge following Skanska’s alleged failure to secure 26 barges prior to Hurricane Sally’s landfall. The events are open to the public.
The events will be hosted at local businesses with light refreshments provided.
Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach Community Forum
- Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM
- Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Pensacola Community Forum
- Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM
- The Fish House, 600 Barracks St., Pensacola FL 32502
May 3, 2021 Deadline to File Claims Against Skanska
In December 2020, Skanska filed a limitation of liability action (“LLA”) asking a Federal Court to absolve them from any liability related to the bridge outage. In the same filing, Skanska also seeks to limit their liability to the aggregate value of several work platforms that impacted the bridge. The filing triggered a limitations period within which business owners and individuals must file a claim against Skanska. That deadline is May 3, 2021.
The attorneys of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz will provide an overview of the Skanska claims process and deadline, what the LLA means for citizens, and what the communities of Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and Gulf Breeze can do outside of the legal process to hold Skanska accountable. On Monday, a group of AWKO clients, including 50 businesses and several hundred individuals, signed a letter sent to 27 local, state, and federal officials representing the area, requesting their assistance in holding Skanska accountable for economic losses arising from the bridge outage. The letter invited the officials to attend the community forums.