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Corboy & Demetrio Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Passenger in CTA Blue Line Derailment


Corboy & Demetrio has filed a negligence lawsuit on behalf of a passenger who was injured when a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train derailed at O’Hare International Airport on Monday.

The plaintiff is 23-year-old Dalila Jefferson , a security officerwho was heading to her job at O’Hare, and was riding in the first car, which climbed the escalator after jumping the tracks.  

“Dalila was about to get off the train in the first car when she was catapulted forward as the car went up the escalator.  She had to be extracted from the car, and is experiencing severe pain from a broken foot, as well as neck and back injuries," said Corboy & Demetrio attorney Matthew T. Jenkins who is representing Jefferson.

"It’s clear there was a failure on multiple levels.   We hope this lawsuit helps bring answers as to how this could happen and to prevent it from happening again,” Jenkins said.    “Millions of people ride the CTA to and from work and they deserve to feel safe,” he added.

Case info:  #14L3424, Dalila Jefferson v. Chicago Transit Authority, Cook Co. Circuit Court, Law Division

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Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nation’s premier law firms.  The personal injury law firm represents individuals and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and is renowned for its achievements in the courtroom and for its contributions to the community.  The rights and concerns of its clients are at the core of Corboy & Demetrio’s practice.  That commitment, dedication, compassion and relentless drive have resulted in exceptional service and exceptional results for its clients.  The Chicago law firm has acquired more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts and has attained almost 600 settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million. To contact Matt Jenkins or another Chicago personal injury lawyer at our firm, call 312-346-3191 or toll free at 800-356-3191.  We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  For more information about our law firm, go to

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