Ken Otto had just turned 50 years old a few weeks before he was killed on the job on a Boeing plane. Bostin Otto, Ken’s son, was 16 years old when he lost his dad. Because of issues discovered with the complex NextGen AmSafe airbag seat belt system on some Boeing planes, Ken was assigned… Read More
Airplane Crash / Cruise Injuries
SKW is nationally recognized for our success in representing families of passengers involved in airplane/helicopter crashes. From international flight disasters to local small plane/helicopter crashes, we have helped lift the burden and ease the pain for those who have either lost a loved one or who have suffered serious injuries.
Our long and impressive track record in aviation injury includes cases written about in national publications and featured in documentaries.
Air transportation safely serves thousands of people every day. Yet on occasion when something does go wrong, the result is serious injury and often death. Aviation injury victims are suddenly faced with a number of important decisions that determine their legal rights. We understand this time of difficulty and have the knowledge and experience to help.
Our attorneys are skilled in navigating jurisdictional mazes, working with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and investigating causation with top aviation experts to determine liability or product defect issues of aircraft crashes. Our decades of experience and ability to aggressively investigate aviation injury cases sets us apart. 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.
Rocky Spencer, a highly regarded wildlife biologist for Washington State, was killed on September 8, 2007 when a main rotor disc blade on a Northwest Helicopters Hughes 500 struck him in the head and decapitated him. SKW’s aviation accident legal team represented the Estate of Spencer and Scott Spencer. Rocky had flown bighorn sheep netting… Read More
Mike Hemmer, a Boeing engineer, was on a business trip when he was flying back to Seattle from Istanbul. On February 25, 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… Read More