Fraternity And Others Named In Deadly Plane Crash Lawsuit

Whether a fraternity is responsible for the death of a university student will soon be decided after the parents of the victim filed a wrongful death suit against the organization and three other entities they felt were responsible for the crash. Plane crash attorneys are closely monitoring the proceedings, following the deadly accident that killed four young men on the first day of the 2014 school year.

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Flying Club, Plane Owner and Pilot Also Named In Lawsuit

The Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is among the defendants in a lawsuit filed after a small plane crash resulted in the deaths of four students, according to Fox 8. The other defendants named in the wrongful death suit include the flying club from which the plane was rented, the owner of the plane, and the young pilot who was operating the aircraft at the time of the crash.

The students on the aircraft were embarking on a sight-seeing tour from Cuyahoga County Airport when the plane crashed during take-off. The family believes that the flight may have been part of recruitment for the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity on campus. However the fraternity released the following statement:

“The Fraternity continues to mourn the tragic loss of life resulting from this accident.  However, the claims made against the Fraternity in this lawsuit are wholly meritless and the Fraternity intends to vigorously defend those claims. Out of respect for the victims and due to the pending litigation, the Fraternity will have no further comment on this matter.”

The plaintiffs are demanding a jury trial, but no date has been set, the website reported.

Injured Passengers And Bystanders May Be Entitled to Compensation

Airlines and aircraft owners have a duty to maintain and operate their aircraft in a safe manner. When they fail to do this, and an airplane accident causes injury or death, injured parties may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the injury

If an airplane accident causes the death of a person, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:

  • Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
  • Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
  • Funeral expenses

People who have been injured in an airplane accident are advised to seek a qualified airplane accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.

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