San Francisco news reports that after an investigation of the Asiana Flight
214 crash that occurred this past July, investigators believe that an
equipment malfunction may be to blame. This summer's airplane accident
occurred led to three deaths and several individuals suffering serious
personal injuries. A representative from the NTSB notes that a problem
with the throttle may be to blame for the accident. Earlier in the investigation,
pilots and the airline noted that they believed that the problem was with
the automatic throttle, which they thought was maintaining speed as the
place descended to land, but later discovered it wasn't sending power
to the engine.
If you have been injured in any type of serious personal injury accident
- such as an aviation accident - it is important to consult with a
San Francisco personal injury attorney immediately. A skilled accident lawyer can begin an investigation into
all of the factors that may have caused or contributed to a particular incident.
While the results are not conclusive, if the incident was caused by a defective
part or equipment malfunction, victims of the accident may be able to
file a negligence lawsuit or
wrongful death action based on
product liability. Even if a defective part is not found to blame, other negligence causes
of action may form the basis if a personal injury claim resulting from
For example, if the accident was the result of recklessness or other negligent
behavior by the pilot or the airlines, it may be possible for those injured
to recover compensation for their injuries. This includes damages such
as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
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