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The decision to hire an attorney after a devastating aviation accident is not one to be taken lightly. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP encourages those seeking the assistance of any aviation lawyer to ask about the aviation case results they've achieved and the aviation cases they've tried to verdict. A qualified plane accident law firm will have substantial results in the type of accident that you or your loved one have suffered through. Below are examples of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP's successes in the arena of Aviation Law.

Landmark Case

$17.8 MILLION VERDICT

Yoon v. United States -- Panish Shea & Boyle LLP represented Don Yoon against the United States government and Boeing for negligence after Yoons wife, two daughters and mother-in-law were tragically killed when a Navy/Marine Corps jet’s fuel tanks failed, causing it to crash into the Yoon San Diego, California home in 2008. Previously released recordings of conversations between federal air controllers and the pilot in question, who was in training and survived by parachute injection prior to the crash, show he was repeatedly offered a chance to land the plane at the a near by San Diego Navy base away from civilians avoiding the horror. The United States Government admitted liability for the crash and the family were awarded $17, 845,000 on December 28, 2011. The firm represented the mother-in-law’s husband, children and mother in their wrongful death claims - the highest wrongful death sentence against the United States and 20th highest verdict.

Commercial Airplane Crash Case Results

$15,750,000

Wrongful Death Airplane Crash Settlement
Doe vs. Commercial Airline - Confidential settlement for the family of a wrongful death victim in a highly publicized commercial aviation crash.

$15,000,000

Airplane Accident Wrongful Death Verdict
Wu v. Singapore Airlines - Wrongful Death verdict in crash of Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 which attempted to take off on a closed runway during Typhoon Xangsane, the plane crashed and the fuselage broke into three sections, killing 82 people and injuring 169 others. Only one case from the crash was tried to jury verdict, and that family was represented by Brian Panish and Kevin Boyle.

Other confidential commercial airplane results

$13,500,000

Doe vs. Doe Engine Manufacturer

$10,000,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$9,250,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$9,000,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$6,000,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$5,500,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$4,000,000

Doe vs. Flight Booker

$4,000,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$4,000,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$2,250,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$1,250,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$1,000,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

$1,000,000

Doe vs. Commercial Airline

Helicopter Crash Case Results

$13,550,000

Beltran v. Boeing, et al.
Beltran/Carns v. Boeing - Largest known settlement for military personnel injured during the war in Iraq awarded to Juan Beltran and Ron Carns for injuries they received. Beltran was represented by Kevin Boyle and was awarded $11,247,500 for injuries he suffered in a helicopter crash in Iraq which left him paralyzed.

$7,300,000

Doe vs. Helicopter Tour Operator - Wrongful death caused by the crash of a sightseeing tour helicopter.

$7,300,000

Johnson v. Pratt & Whitney - Verdict for the families of two Marines killed when their Cobra attack helicopter crashed in the Cleveland National Forest.

Charter and Private Plane Crash Case Results

$30,000,000

Doe v. Private Charter Company - Settlement for an individual wrongful death in a case pending in Federal Court.

$13,750,000

Doe v. Engine Manufacturer - Wrongful death caused by a defective airplane engine.

$11,000,000

Charter Jet Accident Verdict
Witham v. Avjet - Verdict for wrongful death in a charter jet crash in Aspen. This was the only case from the crash to go to trial. Brian Panish and Kevin Boyle tried the case and the jury found that punitive damages were warranted. The case settled for a confidential amount before the punitive damages phase of the trial.

$4,000,000

Doe v. Charter Company - Wrongful death in a high profile charter plane crash that occurred overseas.

$3,100,000

Doe v. Aviation Manufacturer


* Results in Red = Landmark Cases (see all)


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