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Family From Cobb, Georgia Files Lawsuit After Daughter is Killed by a Falling Tree

May 15, 2019

MARIETTA, GA – According to an online news report at, a couple from Cobb, Georgia has filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) due to their allegation that the DNR failed to remove dead and hazardous trees, which led to the death of their daughter back in 2017.*

A couple from Cobb, Georgia are suing the DNR due to the fact that their daughter died after a tree fell on her at the Red Top Mountain State Park.  The girl who died was fifteen.

The teenager died in May of 2017 two days after she was struck by a falling tree as she was lying in a hammock between two trees at her campsite in Red Top Mountain State Park.  As a result of her injuries, the girl was taken to a local medical center and later airlifted to a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  

The suit filed by the girl’s parents alleges that the accident would not have happened if the DNR had properly maintained the campsite “as required by its own internal directives.”

The suit was filed on May 1, 2019, which aims to allow a jury to determine what compensation the family may be entitled to receive due to the tragedy of losing the couple’s daughter. 

According to the family’s attorney, “[n]o family should have to go through this and lose a child through a simple act of neglect. A promising young woman’s life was snuffed out.”

The accident involved a hammock that was tied between two trees.  The girl was lying in the hammock when her friend got into it as well.  At this time, one of the trees fell and struck the girl, who, as result, suffered severe brain damage, causing her to die two days later.

There are no further details on the accident at this time. 

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