Lawsuit: Plane Defects Caused The Death Of Three Doctors

A Kansas plane accident attorney notes a lawsuit alleging that a 2014 plane crash that claimed the lives of three Kansas doctors occurred as a result of the improper design, production, assembly and maintenance of the aircraft. An airplane accident attorney can help people injured, or the families of those killed, in aviation accidents.

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Plaintiffs Claim Poor Maintenance Procedures Partly To Blame For Crash

Lawyers for two of the three Kansas doctors who lost their lives in the October 2014 plane crash are seeking damages from various parties, including the Beechcraft Corporation, Honeywell International, alleging that their negligence directly caused the plane crash. The lawsuit claims that two essential components of the aircraft’s flight instrumentation and control system were defective, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. The lawsuit also alleges that the manufacturers of the aircraft were negligent in failing to provide proper instructions regarding the maintenance of these systems.

The fatal crash occurred near Palos Hills, Illinois, less than five minutes after the plane had taken off from Midway Airport. According to the lawsuit, the accident occurred because the attitude indicator, which displays information about an aircraft’s angle relative to the ground, and the autopilot were faulty. The lawsuit further claims that the aircraft maintenance manual and other relevant materials failed to provide correct information about the maintenance of both systems. The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages from Honeywell International, Beechcraft Corporation and a third party affiliated with the Kansas airport that the plane was flying to, the website reported.

How a Kansas Plane Accident Attorney Can Help

When negligence results in an airplane accident, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to earn
  • Scarring and disfigurement

When negligence results in the death of another person, family members of the person killed may recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages include:

  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death
  • Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
  • Loss of the economic support of the loved one
  • Loss of the companionship of the loved one
  • Funeral expenses

Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of a Kansas plane accident attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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