Bresette Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Arising Out of Birmingham Airport Spring Break Tragedy

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Their attorney, Tim Dollar of Kansas City law firm Dollar, Burns & Becker, announced today that the Bresettes are filing a wrongful death lawsuit claiming damages for the death of Luke, along with damages for their own injuries and personal injuries to their four other children, Anna, Samuel, Tyler and Joe.

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The Bresette family wishes to express its deep appreciation to the communities of Birmingham; Overland Park; the greater Kansas City area; and to people across the country for their expressions of love and support in this time of deep sorrow and need.

Ryan and Heather Bresette lost their 10-year-old son, Luke, when a flight display unit fell on him and other family members at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport as the family was returning from spring break on March 22, 2013, according to the court documents. Their attorney, Tim Dollar of Kansas City law firm Dollar, Burns & Becker, announced today that the Bresettes are filing a wrongful death lawsuit claiming damages for the death of Luke, along with damages for their own injuries and personal injuries to their four other children, Anna, Samuel, Tyler and Joe. (01-CV-2013-902242.00, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama)

The Bresette family wishes to express its deep appreciation to the communities of Birmingham, Alabama; Overland Park, Kansas; the greater Kansas City area; and to people across the country for their expressions of love and support in this time of deep sorrow and need.

The Bresettes and their attorneys are committed to the integrity of the civil justice system and believe that all parties involved in the litigation should receive a fair trial. Accordingly, the Bresettes and their attorneys intend to refrain from further public comments about this litigation until the case is concluded.

To honor their son’s memory, the Bresettes announce the formation of the “Live Like Luke Foundation.” Luke lived life to the fullest and his family would like to fund opportunities for other children to reach their full potential.

For information, please refer to a copy of the lawsuit, filed this date, which is attached. Please call Tim Dollar at 816-547-1008 if you have specific questions.

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