Officials have released a statement concerning last summer’s Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport that killed three people and injured more than 180. According to the press release, the airport gave itself high marks in many different areas including a strong sense of shared goals among those who responded to the accident.
The incident has been under scrutiny to determine whether negligence played a role in the accident. Here the investigation continues, and no findings of negligence have been made.
However, in situations where negligence or recklessness leads to a fatality, surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit is similar to a personal injury claim but is filed by the family members of the deceased. Generally, a wrongful death claim may be brought in any type of accident that results in death. Recovery may include:
- Medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Punitive damages for death by negligence
- Loss of love Loss of companionship
- Loss of the moral support of the decedent
- Loss of the financial support or household services which you would have received from the decedent
For more information concerning wrongful death claims and when it may be possible to file such action, it is critical to speak with a knowledgeable California wrongful death attorney.
While the airport did find areas for improvement such as the need to have more integrated and coordinated medical resources and procedures, it did not mention any findings concerning the death of a passenger who survived the crash, but died after a San Francisco fire truck ran over her en route to put out a fire on the plane.
If you have questions about wrongful death or personal injury lawsuits, please contact an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette for an immediate consultation.