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Multimillion-dollar settlement — A man in his mid-40s residing in Allegheny County was killed aboard USAir Flight 427, which crashed near the Greater Pittsburgh Airport in September 1994. Our firm served as one of the lead counsel in the aviation incident litigation against USAir and Boeing. The case produced the longest investigation in aviation history in the United States. On behalf of this man's widow and child, we obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement.

Multimillion-dollar settlement A salesman from Baldwin was killed aboard USAir Flight 427, which crashed near the Greater Pittsburgh Airport in September 1994. Our firm served as one of the lead counsel on the aviation incident against USAir and Boeing. The case produced the longest investigation in aviation history in the United States. On behalf of this man's widow and children, we obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement.

Multi-Million Dollar Recovery for Death in Aviation/Helicopter Accident - This case involved a young woman who died in a helicopter crash in a lawsuit involving both the company operating the aircraft and the company who manufactured it. Please click here to read the full case summary.

Seven-figure recovery A business woman from Washington, Pennsylvania, died in an aviation incident involving a Beech aircraft while returning home from a business trip. The circumstances of the accident were disputed, but we were able to establish that the crash was caused by pilot error, and a seven-figure recovery was obtained on behalf of this woman's husband and son.

Very significant seven-figure recovery A retired couple from New York died as a result of a fire that broke out in the cockpit of a small airplane manufactured by Mooney. We were able to provide that the fire occurred because of improper service and repair on the tailpipe section, which permitted hot fumes to ignite the engine. We obtained a very significant seven-figure recovery on behalf of the children of this retired couple.

Significant six-figure recovery A brick mason from Washington County suffered serious orthopedic injuries in an aviation incident when his aircraft crashed due to water in the fuel system. A claim was filed against Cessna on the ground that they did not adequately instruct pilots on how to properly drain the fuel tanks of water. A significant six-figure recovery was obtained on behalf of this gentleman.

Significant six-figure recovery A young single man from Washington, Pennsylvania, was fatally injured in the aviation incident. There was a dispute about who was piloting the plane at the time of the accident, but with the use of extensive forensic experts, we were able to prove that it was not our client at the controls. That enabled us to obtain a significant six-figure recovery on behalf of this young gentleman against the pilot of the aircraft.

Six-figure recovery A businessman from Pittsburgh suffered a ruptured disk due to turbulence in an aviation incident aboard a US Air flight from Charlotte to Pittsburgh. Pilot error in ignoring certain weather warnings was at the root of the accident. We obtained a six-figure recovery for the gentleman.

Very substantial six-figure award - A middle-aged man from Fayette County was piloting his Cessna aircraft from Latrobe, PA, to the Chester County Airport outside of Philadelphia. Upon approach to landing at the Chester County Airport, the plane crashed and the pilot and three passengers died. With the help of extensive investigative work by a group of experts, including engineers, pilots and accident reconstructionists, we were able to show that the crash occurred due to a defect in the instructions on how to land the aircraft under certain emergency circumstances that existed at the time. We filed a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the airplane, Cessna, and obtained a very substantial six-figure award on behalf of this man's widow.

 

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