Our hearts go out to the victims of the Asiana Airlines crash at SFO. Three people died, 181 others were injured, 12 of them critically so. The Boeing 777 plane has a good reputation for safety, and it’s not yet certain why the plane landed so incorrectly.
Asiana Airlines has ruled out mechanical failure as the cause of the crash, and defended the flight crew, calling them “very experienced and competent pilots.” They also announced plans to implement additional training programs for its pilots and introduce a system to manage “fatigue risk” for flight crew. Separate maintenance teams for Airbus and Boeing planes are also in the works.
A lot of questions will have to be asked–crashes like this don’t happen without someone being held accountable. The victims and families involved will want to talk to lawyers with experience handling complex and catastrophic injury incidents. Incidents like the firm’s recent resolution of the I-5 Tunnel Fire cases, where our firm was lead counsel for the plaintiffs’ committee in the largest tunnel crash in California history. Or the firm’s representation in the San Bruno PG&E gas explosion. They’ll want lawyers with aviation accident personal injury experience. And they’ll want a firm with a successful track record–decades of personal injury experience obtaining the maximum results for those harmed.
If you or someone you know were involved in this incident and want to talk to a lawyer, please contact us for a free initial consultation. We will gladly help you navigate through this difficult time.