Families of the victims of the Comair 5191 accident have already begun hiring attorneys. This is a very important process in aviation wrongful death cases and should be approached thoughtfully and deliberately.
A law firm’s representation of its clients involves much more than just litigation. Client needs, client communication, client access to information, firm organization, and dedicated investigation and analysis can significantly affect the timing and outcome of the case. The client’s trust, understanding and appreciation of the process must be nourished, as they are vital components of a law firm’s vigorous representation.
Baum Hedlund has represented passengers in virtually every major airline accident in the United States for the past twenty years. Our first airline case was the Arrow Air crash in Gander, Newfoundland on December 12, 1985.
Since then, we have handled 57 airline disasters (out of 75 commercial aviation accidents) and over 100 general aviation accidents. Our attorneys have actively served on many of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees which oversee the consolidated litigation in airline accident cases. John Greaves, an attorney on our staff, was a former airline captain for Comair and flew in and out of the Lexington airport over a hundred times in the 1980s. Ron Goldman, our senior litigation attorney, has over 35 years experience in litigating aviation cases and was an adjunct aviation accident law and torts professor at Pepperdine School of Law in Los Angeles, California.
Our efforts to improve safety through our involvement in these cases has encompassed aircraft design, flight crew conduct, and air traffic control, among many others. We regard representation of family members as not only a means of obtaining commensurate compensation for the disastrous losses occasioned by the families but also as a opportunity and incentive to improve aviation safety.