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Fallen Tree Lawsuit Filed by Corboy & Demetrio

A fallen tree lawsuit has been filed by the Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio on behalf of a family whose two children were killed and whose other children were injured when a tree fell on their campsite.

“The deaths and injuries to the Stuebs family are a result of the camp ground owner’s negligence in failing to properly maintain the grounds and trees,” said attorney Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr.  “Property owners have a responsibility to monitor rotten trees so as not to endanger the public.”

The complaint alleges that the family, consisting of Jason and Christina Stuebs and their seven children, were camping at a site in Illinois. On the third night of their stay, a very violent thunderstorm, with high winds, rolled in and woke everyone up. As Jason and Christina were trying to get all the kids up and scrambling into their nearby vehicle, a large tree fell on one of the tents, killing their 9-month-old daughter and 4-year-old son. Another son was injured by the falling tree.

Corboy & Demetrio has a long history of successfully representing victims in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We have acquired over $3 billion in settlements and verdicts, of which nearly 600 were in excess of $1 million.

Our Record of Success in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death:

*A $75 million global settlement for the 10 victims injured or killed when a scaffold collapsed and fell from the John Hancock building in Chicago.

*A $29.6 million record-setting verdict for a passenger injured when a Metra train derailed. It is the largest verdict in Illinois for a person injured in a mass transit crash.

* A record-setting $25.2 million settlement for the death of a passenger in an airplane crash. The previous top record, a $25 million settlement, was also acquired by Corboy & Demetrio.

*A $22 million verdict for the death of a young mother who died after childbirth because a doctor and nurse failed to properly treat her high blood pressure. It is the largest verdict in Illinois for the death of a woman.

*A record $40 million verdict for a woman, who was seriously injured, and her husband, when the woman’s car was hit by a truck.

Our team of lawyers consists of 19 highly experienced and successful attorneys dedicated exclusively to the evaluation, preparation and trial of personal injury and wrongful death cases.

To consult with Mr. Corboy or any other Chicago personal injury lawyer at Corboy & Demetrio, call 312.346.3191. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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