Aviation Disaster Lawyers
When disaster strikes, an experienced trial attorney can make a difference in recovering all of the damages you are entitled to. Panish Shea & Boyle brings extensive experience to the complex world of aviation law, including work on aviation accidents around the world involving:
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The firm’s expert attorneys have taken leadership roles in high-profile aviation disaster cases. Kevin Boyle served on the Plaintiffs Steering Committees for litigation related to the crashes of Alaska Airlines flight 261 and Singapore Airlines flight 006. Boyle also edits the American Bar Association publication Aviation Law Quarterly.
Notable results the firm has won for its clients include:
- Wu v. Singapore Airlines, in which the firm won a $15 million wrongful death lawsuit over a runway accident that killed two Los Angeles residents on their way home from Taiwan.
- Witham v. Avjet and Garcia v. Avjet, two consolidated wrongful death cases from 2003 stemming from the crash of a private charter jet in Aspen, CO that killed all 18 people aboard. After trial, the defendants settled with all plaintiffs for a total of $11.7 million.
- Multiple confidential settlements with Boeing and Alaska Airlines in litigation arising out of crash of Alaska Airlines flight 261 in January 2000.
- A partial settlement of $13.65 million for the families of two Army Chief Warrant Officers injured in Iraq when an Apache Longbow helicopter they were maintenance-testing crashed due to defective parts. The case is still set for trial against defendants who have not settled.