“Liability will not truly be in dispute here. Boeing is at fault. Their equipment failed. Their planes crashed twice,” Mark Lindquist, an attorney with the Herrmann Law Group who is representing the families of 26 victims of the Lion Air crash, told Yahoo Finance.
There are reports that Boeing is rushing to install new safety devices in its 737 MAX airliners, following two fatal crashes in six months: the Ethiopian Airlines crash less than a fortnight ago, and a Lion Air flight last October, which crashed into the waters off Indonesia shortly after take-off, killing everyone on board.
The families were still mourning relatives lost in the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia when they were crammed into a hotel conference room a few weeks after the crash.
A law firm in Washington State is suing the American aircraft manufacturer for its role in the crash of a Lion Air aircraft off Indonesia in October 2018 and is preparing a second appeal in connection with the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane, which occurred about ten days ago.
Renowned International lawyer Charles Herrmann came to Indonesia to compensate the families of Indonesian victims who took a tour bus in the US when they were hit by an Amphibious Tour vehicle operated by Ride the Ducks of Seattle, Washington.
Preliminary data recovered from the black boxes of last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash has revealed “similarities” to October’s fatal Lion Air crash, the Ethiopian Minister of Transport said Sunday.
On March 12, the Herrmann Law Group filed a lawsuit against the Boeing Company on behalf of the families of 17 victims who died in the crash of a Boeing 737 operated by Lion Air. The complaint alleges that Boeing equipment failed, and that Boeing failed to properly inform pilots about the presence and dangers of a new automated system installed in the aircraft.
Federal Aviation Administration managers pushed its engineers to delegate wide responsibility for assessing the safety of the 737 MAX to Boeing itself. But safety engineers familiar with the documents shared details that show the analysis included crucial flaws.
“Years of experience representing hundreds of victims has revealed a common thread through most air disaster cases,” said Charles Herrmann, the principle of Herrmann Law, which has an office in the International District.
“Generating profit in a fiercely competitive market too often involves cutting safety measures. In this case, Boeing cut training and completely eliminated instructions and warnings on a new system. Pilots didn’t even know it existed. I can’t blame so many pilots for being mad as hell.”
Herrmann law is known internationally as the best company for aviation litigation.
A Seattle-based law firm filed a lawsuit against Boeing Thursday, alleging that the company failed to properly inform pilots of the “presence and dangers” of a new automated system, which led to a Lion Air crash in October killing all 189 people on board.
Boeing is being sued in Seattle on behalf of the families of some of the 189 people who died in the October crash of a Lion Air jet. The suit blames a new automated flight-control system on the 737 Max and says Boeing failed to disclose information to pilots.
A Seattle lawyer representing several victims of the fatal 2015 Ride the Ducks crash on the Aurora Bridge says four of the plaintiffs have settled their cases for a total $8.25 million in the middle of a civil trial ongoing in King County Superior Court. Attorney Lara Herrmann said most of that sum — $7 million — will go to the family of 18-year-old who was killed in the collision.