Aviation Accident Attorneys
Air transportation safely serves thousands of people every day. Yet on occasion, something does go wrong. Sadly, the result is serious injury and, often death.
Families and friends suddenly are left with a number of burdens. We understand this time of difficulty , and we can help.
One burden we can help with is researching the potential liability or product defect issues of aviation crashes. We have decades of experience and nationally recognized expertise in aircraft-related cases. Thorough preparation and persuasive presentation by our skilled attorneys have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.
We welcome the chance to help clients and referring attorneys work through the intricacies of aircraft incidents. Samples from our case files follow.
Mike Hemmer, a Boeing engineer, was on a business trip when he was flying back to Seattle from Istanbul. On February 24, 2009, Mike remembers taking a taxi to the airport to catch a flight to Amsterdam that would transfer him to a flight destined to Seattle. The next thing Mike knew, he woke up in a hospital in Amsterdam. He has no recollection of boarding the plane that ultimately crashed just under a mile away from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam.
SKW airplane crash attorneys, Keith Kessler and Brad Moore, fought against incredible odds-- against the wealthy corporate opponents. After months of investigation, research, depositions, mediation, and trial--Mr. Kessler and Mr. Moore obtained justice for Mike Hemmer and his family.
Doe Estate v. XYZ Corp. Confidential settlement
Ms. Doe taught her students about the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula but had never seen them firsthand. Aboard a Caribbean cruise she signed up for a shore excursion flight to Chichen Itza. The return flight from the ruins lifted off and reached 600 feet when one of the twin turbo engines failed, and the plane rapidly plummeted to a field below. All on board, including Ms. Doe, died in the crash. Mexican authorities found pilot negligence in failing to properly respond to engine failure. Our legal team also charged the tour company for its negligence in choosing an unsafe airline, and the cruise line for negligence in assessing the tour company's operation. The cruise line, tour company and charter airline all contributed to the settlement.
Graves v. Thai Airways Confidential settlement
Our legal team assisted the families of two people who died in an airplane crash.