Yes, consult with a local personal injury lawyer. Did the parents know that the branch was weak or diseased? Who constructed the tree house and was it appropriate for the tree?
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Lots of issues to consider such as whether the parents had notice of a dangerous condition and who built the treehouse/was it safe when initial built on the supporting branch.
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You should consult with an attorney who regularly practices personal injury matters to review your case and offer some advice. I could give you the names of a few colleagues in Western NY who may be interested in a consultation.
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You certainly have a case worth exploring. Best of luck and god bless.
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