Airplane Accidents

Negligence in the Air

The Comair Plane Crash

On August 29th of 2006, Comair Flight 5191 crashed while attempting to take off from Blue Grass Airport near Lexington, Kentucky. Forty passengers and two crew members died in the plane crash; one crew member survived.

Attorneys at Sussman & Simcox were chosen by the family of the one Maryland victim on that flight to represent them in filing suit against the airline. We initiated the suit in federal court in Kentucky, putting together and presenting a compelling picture of the economic and other substantial damages suffered by the family as a result of the plane crash. The result of our efforts was a settlement sufficient to provide for that family's needs for life.

Trial Attorneys for Maryland Plane Crash Victims

Although major aviation accidents like the Comair crash are fewer and farther between than ever before — accidents involving small planes occur with alarming regularity. The most common causes of these accidents are pilot error, weather and maintenance-related equipment malfunctions.

Our firm handles small-airplane accident claims on behalf of victims and families throughout Maryland. Working cooperatively with investigators from the FAA and the NTSB, we focus the majority of our efforts on preparing a thorough and compelling picture of the damages our clients have suffered as the result of pilot or maintenance errors. Clients benefit from this and from the fact that our attorneysare actual litigators. Each has more than 20 years of courtroom experience in all. As a result, insurers often prefer to deal with us on a reasonable basis rather than risk a greater judgment at trial.

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