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Lawsuits Blame Air Traffic Controllers For Fatal Crash

March 30, 2016

Airplane crashes, are usually catastrophic resulting in serious injuries or death to crew members and passengers on board. When a plane crash occurs, it is up to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. It may have been caused by pilot error, other human error, mechanical failure, or weather. In any event, plane crash lawsuits are some of the most complex cases and usually take years to resolve. For victims whom can’t afford to wait for a settlement, litigation funding can help.

Former Qualcomm marketing executive Michael A. Copeland was piloting a single-engine Cessna plane last August when he crashed into a twin-engine Sabreliner business jet while the two aircrafts were on approach to Brown Field Municipal Airport. Copeland, as well as four people on the jet, were killed.

Copeland’s family filed a lawsuit alleging that New Jersey-based Serco Inc. — which contracts with the U.S. government to provide air traffic control services at Brown Field — and a manager at the airport’s control tower were negligent because the air traffic controllers cleared both planes to land at Brown Field and failed to maintain a proper, safe distance between the two aircrafts. According to the family’s attorney, the air traffic controller gave the OK for Copeland to conduct touch and go landings, an exercise in which a pilot briefly touches down and then accelerates to take off again. But, the Sabreliner jet was also given permission to land at the same time. The lawsuit also names defense contractor BAE Systems Technology, which owned the jet and employed the men inside. Other lawsuits make similar claims against Serco. The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages.

While the litigation process is underway, the financial burden caused by the death of a loved one can seem endless. Litigation funding can ease the financial burden while victims wait for a fair settlement. Litigation funding is an emergency cash advance to assist plaintiffs in getting back on their feet, financially, after losing a loved one or suffering a devastating injury. It is often used to pay mortgage payments, car payments, groceries, rent, tuition and other necessary expenses caused by death or serious injury. Once those important financial obligations are taken care of, victims are able to stay the course in their litigation; they are able to see the case through to a fair and just conclusion.

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