Corboy & Demetrio – Leaders in Porch, Deck and Balcony Collapse & Defect

The Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio has been a leader in the area of porch, deck and balcony collapse and defect litigation for over 50 years. We have represented victims in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from the negligence of others in the design, construction, maintenance and repair of porches, decks, balconies and buildings.

Our Record of Success in Porch, Deck, Balcony Collapse and Defect Litigation

  • A global settlement of $16.6 million was obtained for the victims of the Lincoln Park porch collapse. Corboy & Demetrio partner Francis Patrick Murphy represented 14 of the victims or victim’s family - the largest number of victims represented by one law firm;
  • Corboy & Demetrio attorneys secured a record-setting $4 million settlement for a young woman who fell from a porch when a railing broke away. It is the highest settlement in Illinois for an injury resulting from a defective porch structure;
  • Corboy & Demetrio settled a lawsuit, filed against the owners of an apartment building, for $2.15 million for two young people injured when they fell four stories due to a defective porch railing.

We presently represent several victims of defectively designed structures including two young adults who fell two stories as a result of a defective railing, a family whose young son was injured when he fell through a balcony railing and the surviving family of a young adult killed when he fell through a porch railing. We were the leading lawyers in the fight to hold the City of Chicago responsible for its negligent inspection of a porch in Lincoln Park which collapsed resulting in several young people being killed and injured.

Our work has resulted in exceptional results for our clients and many record-setting verdicts and settlements. We have acquired over $3 billion in settlements and verdicts, of which nearly 600 were in excess of $1 million. In the Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey, we have ranked first for the top settlements in Illinois, 8 out of 16 times, leading all other personal injury law firms.

Our skilled and successful attorneys combine their exceptional experience with a deep commitment, dedication, and compassion for our clients, a relentless drive to achieve justice, and the resources necessary to pursue such serious cases.

Call 312.346.3191 for a free consultation with a lawyer at Corboy & Demetrio. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.