California Personal Injury Lawyer Shehzad Ahmad Comments on Fatal Jet Airplane Crash in San Francisco

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Attorney Shehzad Ahmad of California Law Associates discusses the Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines airplane crash that killed two people and injured more than 180.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the two teenagers who tragically lost their lives in this horrific accident, as well as the scores of people who were seriously injured.

California personal injury lawyer Shehzad Ahmad of California Law Associates said today the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash illustrates the complicated nature of determining liability in catastrophic accidents.

One of the two passengers killed in the Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco may have been run over by a rescue vehicle responding to the tragedy on July 6, according to Reuters, “Pilot of crashed Asiana plane was in 777 training” (July 8, 2013).

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the two teenagers who tragically lost their lives in this horrific accident, as well as the scores of people who were seriously injured,” said Ahmad, whose firm represents negligence victims and families who have lost loved ones in accidents.

“We know how chaotic accidents can be, especially when they involve large, commercial airliners and rescue vehicles on an airport runway,” Ahmad said. “Any fatal accident, including the Asiana Airlines crash, will lead to many questions and will need to be thoroughly investigated. While this accident is under investigation, in general an airline accident might be the result of pilot error or mechanical failure, but there may be other contributing factors. We can only hope that the investigators discover exactly what happened for the sake of the families’ peace of mind.”

Ahmad said determining liability is not always clear-cut, and the recent airplane crash is no exception. Investigators believe one of the two Chinese teenagers who died in the accident was run over by an emergency vehicle responding to the airplane crash, according to the Reuters report.

The Asiana Airlines pilot had only 43 hours experience flying the Boeing 777 airplane before the plane crashed while landing at San Francisco airport, killing two people and injuring more than 180 people, according to Reuters. The article quotes investigators, who said Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was flying “well below” the target air speed just before attempting to land.

“If pilot error or inexperience played a role in the accident, the airline could be found to be negligent, but the airline’s representatives may point to the emergency vehicle’s possible role in the fatality,” Ahmad said. “Personal injury lawyers can fight for victims by carefully looking at all the evidence and holding the negligent parties accountable. An airplane accident lawsuit can help the victims obtain justice, but it also can ultimately lead to changes that prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.”

For more information about the rights of people injured or killed in an airplane accident in California and the legal options available to families of accident victims, call (714) 542-3377 or visit

About California Law Associates

For nearly two decades, California Law Associates has employed experienced, knowledgeable lawyers with more than 50 years of combined personal injury law experience. They thoroughly understand the state’s complicated personal injury laws and handle a wide variety of cases, from auto accidents to workplace injuries. California Law Associates serves Santa Ana, Orange County, Riverside County and communities throughout the Southern California area. Shehzad Ahmad, lead attorney, has been practicing personal injury law since 1995. He works closely with each client to design a strategy that suits his or her unique legal needs. Attorney Ahmad has a strong track record for obtaining large, sometimes multi-million-dollar settlements or verdicts.

California Law Associates
2107 N. Broadway, Suite 201
Santa Ana, CA 92706

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