Family Suing After Deck Collapses in Southern Indiana

The family had gathered for a group photo during a Christmas party Dec. 22 at a neighborhood clubhouse near New Albany when the deck gave way, dropping the group to the concrete below

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014  |  Updated 10:27 AM CDT
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At least two dozen people were injured when a deck collapsed at an Indiana clubhouse.

At least two dozen people were injured when a deck collapsed at an Indiana clubhouse.

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A family has filed a lawsuit after 24 people fell about 15 feet when a wooden deck collapsed during a family gathering in southern Indiana.

The family had reportedly gathered for a group photo during a Christmas party Dec. 22 at a neighborhood clubhouse near New Albany when the deck gave way, dropping the group to the concrete below.

Family members told NBC affiliate station WAVE-TV that those standing along the railing suffered the most serious injuries, and said three of the people injured still aren’t walking.

The incident was captured by security cameras, and the family hopes the footage will keep similar incidents from happening. They are also using the video in a lawsuit against Schuler Homes, Inc., and Wolf Lake Homeowners Association, WAVE-TV reported.

The company that built the deck says the law shields them from liability since the deck is more than 10 years old.

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