Nov. 25, 2014- Corboy & Demetrio has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the elderly couple whose home was crashed into and destroyed by a cargo plane near Midway Airport last week. Roberta Rolinskas, 82, and Raymond Rolinskas, 84, were asleep inside their bedroom when the plane crashed through their home, stopping just feet from their bed.

The negligence lawsuit names as defendant Central Airlines, Inc., which owns the plane that tore through the side of the couple’s brick home, ripping open a huge hole in their living room and then blasting through the living room wall, ripping a huge hole into their bedroom and crushing everything in its path. The plane miraculously stopped just a couple of feet from the couple.

“While thankfully Roberta and Raymond did not suffer any physical harm, the emotional trauma has been devastating to them,” said Matthew Jenkins of Corboy & Demetrio, the nationally recognized aviation law firm, which is representing the couple. “Hearing, seeing and feeling an airplane crashing just inches away from them has caused severe emotional distress,” Jenkins added.

Corboy & Demetrio obtained a protective order to preserve the plane; radar reports, voice recordings and other evidence relating to communications between Air Traffic Control and the pilot; and general maintenance records.

Case info: Roberta Rolinskas and Raymond Rolinskas v. Central Airlines, Inc., Case #2014L012277, filed on Nov. 25, 2014 in Cook County Circuit Court.; Order of Protection granted by Cook Co. Circuit Judge Mary Eileen Brewer on Nov. 25, 2014, #2014L012277.

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