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Family Sues Oakland, CA over Teen’s Death from Falling Tree Branch

Winer, Burritt & Tillis LLP, is one of California's leading law firms representing victims of wrongful deaths. The parents of a 16-year-old killed by a falling tree branch contacted the firm and on December 20, 2016, the firm filed a wrongful death claim on their behalf. A wrongful death claim is a death that occurs due to another's negligence, recklessness or malice. Spouses, siblings, sons or daughters may also be allowed to file such a claim.

Winer, Burritt & Tillis LLP is noted for its empathetic attorneys who are committed to giving every client the attention and compassion needed to negotiate the complexities of such cases without an excess of stress. With a very accessible staff, clients are made aware of their case's progress and the firm is thorough in finding ways to obtain maximum recovery of damages.

When the parents of 16-year-old Jack Lewis contacted John D. Winer about their son's death, John Winer filed the wrongful death suit against the City of Oakland, claiming that the City of Oakland knew about the tree's condition because it had been inspected and marked for removal. The City of Oakland's policy that if the tree was deemed dangerous it should have been removed within 24 hours.

Right now, Jack's parents think about Jack every day, and hope this would never happen to anyone else. This story has appeared in dozens of publications throughout California and the U.S., including those in Miami, Houston, Ohio, Connecticut, Idaho and in the Washington Post.

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