Boeing Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Victim’s Family Strikes Back

Earlier in April, the family of a young woman who was killed when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed on March 10 announced that they were filing a wrongful death lawsuit in the U.S. federal court in Chicago. The lawsuit currently names several parties as defendants in the case including Boeing, who manufactured the aircraft, and Rosemount Aerospace, Inc. who allegedly made the faulty sensor that investigators believe played a role in the crash.
A separate suit is expected to be brought about against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The lawsuit alleges that Boeing put profits ahead of the safety of their passengers by failing to fix the defect in a sensor that experts believe caused the crash. The same defect has already been found to have played a role in a similar crash with Lion airlines five months prior.

The FAA will also be charged for certifying the Boeing 737 Max flightworthy.

What Is Wrongful Death?


Wrongful death occurs when a person has died due to the fault of another party. A wrongful death claim is filed in order to compensate the surviving members of a deceased person’s family for financial losses they have sustained. Wrongful death actions can occur after a criminal lawsuit. Even if the defendant is cleared of wrongdoing in a criminal court, they can still be held accountable in a civil trial.

Elements Wrongful Death


There are four main elements of wrongful death as defined by law.

• Negligence. The surviving members of a victim’s family must prove that the death of their loved one was caused in part or in whole by recklessness, carelessness, or negligent actions of the defendant.

• Breach of Duty. A successful lawsuit must prove that the defendant owed a duty of care to the deceased victim. For instance, anyone who operates a motor vehicle has a duty to drive carefully and obey the rules of the road, just as those in the medical profession have a duty to maintain a patient’s health.

It’s the job of the plaintiff and their attorney to establish duty and how it was breached.

• Causation. In addition to proving breach of duty, the lawsuit must also show how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of the victim.

• Damages. The death of the victim must have quantifiable damages. Some examples include hospitalization, medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, loss of potential earnings, loss of protection and guidance, pain and suffering of the victim prior to death.

In the case of the lawsuit against Boeing, plaintiffs will attempt to prove these four elements by showing that Boeing was well aware of the defect that caused the deadly accident with Lion airlines, but did nothing to ensure that the defect would not take more lives on a future flight.

Ease The Pain


Wrongful death happens more often than you might think. An attorney who specializes in wrongful death cases has likely seen a variety of causes that have led to an unfortunate outcome. Automobile accidents, defective products, and occupational hazards are just a few situations that can lead to a wrongful death claim.

Death is never easy on the surviving members of a family. And when death comes as a result of another person’s negligence, it can be a bitter experience that can interfere with healing. Don’t let your family member’s untimely death cause even more pain in your family. Contact our office today to start the process of getting your life back on track.


 

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

Get Your Free Case Review

Fill out my online form.

Law Offices Near You

Sarasota Office

Sarasota

941-954-1234

3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota Florida 34239

Bradenton Office

Bradenton

941-330-0077

5291 Office Park Blvd. Bradenton Florida 34203

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg

727-381-9200

6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Venice Office

Venice

941-496-9555

3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office

Englewood

941-474-4800

2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte

941-613-1141

3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office

Arcadia

863-494-0122

10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers

239-332-0770

8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office

Lakeland

863-683-5600

5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813

Experienced Injury Lawyers Fighting to Make Them Pay!


 
×