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Corboy & Demetrio Obtains Order Preserving Evidence in CTA Blue Line Derailment


A Cook County judge has granted Corboy & Demetrio’s Emergency Motion for Protective Order to preserve evidence relating to the derailment of a CTA Blue Line train at O’Hare International Airport.  The Motion includes all video recorded from the train and train station; the complete employment file of the train’s operator; maintenance records of the train cars; all dispatch tapes evidencing communication and transmissions between the operator of the train and dispatchers immediately before, at the time of, and immediately after the crash on March 24, 2014; access to the event recorder on the train; all data reflecting the speed of the train and all data reflecting the operation of the braking system of the train.

The order comes a day after Corboy & Demetrio 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.

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

“This order will ensure that all data and physical evidence related to this derailment is safely preserved so that we can conduct our own thorough investigation to help get answers as to why and how this derailment happened,” said Corboy & Demetrio attorney Matthew T. Jenkins who is representing Jefferson.

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

About Corboy & Demetrio

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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