Family of Wood Dale Tent Collapse Victim Retained by Chicago Law Firm Goldberg Weisman Cairo

Following the death of Steven Nincic after a tent collapse at the Wood Dale Prairie Fest in Wood Dale, IL, the family has retained wrongful death lawyer Louis C. Cairo.

Aug 04, 2015, 10:07 ET from Goldberg Weisman Cairo

WOOD DALE, Ill., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of Steven Nincic, 35, has retained wrongful death lawyer Louis C. Cairo, partner at Goldberg Weisman Cairo, following the collapse of a tent during the Wood Dale Prairie Fest on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.

Around 2:40 p.m., a microburst storm passed through the area and caused a tent to collapse. Nincic, a father of two who was there with his family, suffered fatal injuries when a steep support pole crashed down on him. Winds lifted the tent and caused its supporting structures to topple. His wife, Nicole, was able to get their two young children out safely.

Louis C. Cairo represented a family several years ago who also lost a loved one when a wall came crashing down during a microburst in the Village of Tinley Park.

"In the Wood Dale tragedy, two factors will come into play that will be litigated exhaustively: weather and municipal immunity laws. The weather will be alleged to have been unpredictable, unanticipated and extensively fiercer than what the parties could have ever anticipated," said Cairo.

"Acts of God are not compensable under Illinois law and that will be a "claimed" defense by any party defendant. As for the Village of Wood Dale, it will attempt to avail itself of the protections of the Illinois law that provides tort immunity to municipalities for ordinary acts of negligence, as opposed to gross negligence/reckless and willful conduct."

Between 17 and 20 other people suffered serious injuries during the tent collapse. Fifteen people were taken to local area hospitals and three suffered critical wounds.

Officials are investigating whether the tent was properly secured.

For comments on the matter or to schedule a free case evaluation, contact Louis C. Cairo at 312-464-1230 or

About Goldberg Weisman Cairo

Goldberg Weisman Cairo is Illinois' largest personal injury law firm with several offices located through the state. The experienced lawyers are well-versed in the following areas of practice: auto accidents, construction injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home liability, workers' compensation, and wrongful death. With more than $1 billion in compensation collected for clients, GWC is committed to helping injury victims and their families obtain justice.

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