Wrongful Death Case Filed in Center City Building Collapse

September 18th, 2013 by Wapner Newman

The dedicated Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller have filed the first wrongful death claim following the building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets on June 5th, 2013.


The family of Mary Lea Simpson has hired our firm to help seek compensation for the suffocation death of the 24-year-old following the collapse of a building adjacent to the Salvation Army store, where Simpson and her best friend were shopping. Simpson was among one of six victims who died of asphyxiation in this tragedy.

If you lost a loved one in the building collapse at 2138 Market Street on June 5th, 2013, please contact Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller or call 800.529.6600 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys.

Dedicated to Justice

Mary Lea Simpson and the other victims of this collapse deserve justice. Our current action on behalf of Simpson’s family has been filed against a number of a parties that we have found liable including the Salvation Army, the developer of the site, the site’s contractor, expediter and architect, and the excavator operator involved in the collapse. The excavator operator in this case was high on both marijuana and prescription painkillers when the accident occurred. He is currently in jail awaiting criminal charges.

As with all wrongful death lawsuits we take, we are prepared to take this case as far as necessary to see that all liable parties are held accountable and justice is served for the Simpson family. If you have lost a loved one in this or any other type of accident, we are prepared to fight equally hard for you, and to help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.

Please contact our Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys to schedule your free consultation today. We serve people throughout our area from our offices in Allentown, Philadelphia, and West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and Marlton, New Jersey.