Lawsuit claims inexperienced pilot allowed to fly
When people in New Haven hear that lawsuits are being filed against a company, they may likely assume such action to be due to faulty products. This is especially true involving vehicle failures (such as plane crashes or vehicle rollovers). Cases involving operator error, on the other hand, might be assumed to be limited to those who were operating a vehicle at the time an accident occurred. Yet could it possible for the plaintiffs in a lawsuit to allege that operator error was the fault of a managing company?
That is what is being alleged in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Texas man who died in a plane crash in 2017. The man and the pilot of the small plane were killed after it attempted an emergency landing in response to an engine failure shortly after takeoff. The lawsuit alleges that the plane should have been able to land safely even after an engine failure. It claims, however, that the pilot (despite having reportedly been a career commercial aircraft pilot) was not experienced enough to have been approved to fly the aircraft involved in the accident, and that the companies named as defendants in the lawsuit knew that, yet approved him to fly it anyway.
Some might see wrongful death lawsuits as vindictive actions whose motivations are solely financial. Yet oftentimes, those who initiate such lawsuits may only be seeking to assign liability to those responsible in hopes of ensuring that no one else suffers the same fate as their loved ones. Those who need assistance in such lawsuits may find it in the form of an experienced attorney.