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Millions Recovered for Wrongful Death Due to Falling Tree Branch in New Jersey Park

A 3-year-old toddler died after being struck by a 20-foot tree limb while camping at camp grounds located in New Jersey. Defendants denied responsibility, arguing that the tree limb fell as an “act of god” and they had no notice of the condition of the tree. Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., retained one of the foremost tree experts in the State, who opined that the camp grounds failed to have a formal tree risk assessment program throughout its campsite and that the subject tree showed visible signs of decay.  A multimillion dollar settlement was achieved on behalf of the family for their emotional pain in witnessing this horrific accident, as well as for the tragic death of their child. The case was handled by partner Michael Fruhling of our Englewood , NJ office.

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Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.