On June 29, 2003, the deadliest porch collapse in United States history occurred in Chicago. An overloaded balcony collapsed during a party in an apartment building, killing thirteen people and seriously injuring fifty-seven others. The ensuing investigation was highly critical of the way the balcony was built, finding a large
Ten years ago this month, 13 people died when two levels of porches full of party-goers collapsed in Lincoln Park. "I don't remember hitting the ground City officials said the porch was overcrowded, and several party goers were jumping on the decks before they gave way. Brougham says she did not see
James Johnson recounts the 2003 porch collapse at 713 W. Wrightwood on June 29, 2003. Johnson still bounces at the Burwood Tap across the street, and was one
Almost 10 years ago, some 75 guests, including at least one attorney and a number of law students, were attending a summer party at a home in the trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Shortly after midnight, a back porch on the third floor collapsed, falling into the basement level as it took down
Murphy's achievements in porch and deck collapse cases include 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 railing. He represented several victims of the 2003 Lincoln Park porch
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Twelve people died and more than 50 were injured when three wooden porches on a Lincoln Park apartment building where a party was taking place collapsed in a chain reaction, crushing people between the porches in a pile on the ground. ''There was a groan and a cracking noise from the wood but
  On June 29, 2003, there was a large party filled with Chicagoan young professionals taking place at an apartment building in Lincoln Park neighborhood on Chicago's North Side. The apartment building had first, second, and third story balconies. There were large congregations of young adults out
The porch collapse storyline was based on a real incident that occurred on June 29, 2003 in the Lincoln Park community area of Chicago, Illinois. As many as one hundred young partygoers were plunged into a basement pit when a third floor porch deck collapsed onto the decks below. Fifty-seven people were injured and
On June 29, 2003, a third-level porch behind an apartment building at 713 W. Wrightwood Ave. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago collapsed under the weight of an estimated 114 people, killing 13 and injuring more than 50.
John Jackson (MSB 03) died when a deck collapsed at a Chicago party in the early morning hours of June 29, killing 13 people and injuring 57. He was 22. The accident occurred shortly after midnight in Chicago's affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood when the floor on a third-story porch plummeted, crushing partygoers on
A nearly identical disaster occurred during a weekend party at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008, when a second-story deck collapsed and injured 20. And in 2003, the deadliest collapse happened in the north side Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Park when a third-floor wooden balcony
It was the first really warm summer night in Chicago's Lincoln Park, and a group of kids, most just out of college, were looking to make the most of it. The bars Within seconds, one deck, packed with dozens of partygoers, collapsed onto another crowded deck, plunging as many as 100 people into a basement pit. "Crack
"It looks like there were another 11 John Jacksons who died that night." Twelve of the victims died Sunday; an unidentified 25-year-old woman died from her injuries Monday. Preliminary investigations into the collapse suggest the deck in the Lincoln Park neighborhood was structurally sound, though it may
Attorney Murphy is a highly sought after lawyer in porch and deck collapse cases due to his extensive experience and success. fell through a balcony railing, the surviving family of a young adult killed when he fell through a porch railing, and nine victims and five families of victims in the 2003 Lincoln Park porch collapse.
TRAGEDY HAS SUBURBAN TOLL. WOMAN FROM BARRINGTON AMONG 12 WHO DIED IN PORCH COLLAPSE. Lincoln Park, Illinois -- (DH) -- A former Naperville high school football star and a photographer from Barrington were among a dozen young peope killed Sunday when a balcony collapsed
If any of those problems occur, Chicagoans and their guests were urged to stay off the porch, balcony or stairs. Renters should report the problem to the landlord, property manager or building owner and call 311 to demand an inspection if prompt repairs are not made as required by law. “Property owners
victims and five families of victims in the 2003 Lincoln Park porch collapse. In addition to this record-setting settlement of $4 million, Murphy's achievements in porch and deck collapse injury cases include a $2.15 million settlement for a couple who were injured when a deck railing gave way and they fell to the ground.
Eight people were hospitalized in a July porch collapse in Humboldt Park, and Chicago was home to the deadliest balcony collapse in U.S. history in 2003 when 13 people died in Lincoln Park. A combination of too much weight, deteriorating support structure or out-of-code construction is often to blame for
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
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