Personal Injury Lawyer David Perecman Comments on Connecticut Plane Crash That Killed Four

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Personal injury lawyer David Perecman weighs in on the tragic airplane accident in Connecticut that killed two children at home, pilot Bill Henningsgaard, and his son.

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The family of the two dead children may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit some time in the near future.

A plane accident killed four people in a suburban Connecticut neighborhood after crashing into a house which became engulfed with flames. The plane was trying to land at the airport, reported The New York Times (8.10.13). National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are still working to determine what caused the accident. It was not the first plane crash for the pilot, noted David Perecman, a personal injury lawyer in New York for over 30 years.

The turboprop aircraft was inverted when it struck a house at about a 60-to-70 degree angle, said The New York Times. The pilot, Bill Henningsgaard, had not declared an emergency before the accident.

Two children, ages 1 and 13, who were inside the home when the plane slammed into it, are believed to have died.

“The family of the two dead children may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit some time in the near future,” said New York personal injury lawyer Perecman.

Traveling by small aircraft is convenient, but small planes crash with much greater frequency than larger commercial ones. The crashes are usually linked to errors made by licensed pilots, mechanical failure or environmental issues. These accidents often result in serious injuries and deaths. A lawyer can help sort out the facts in order to determine who the responsible party is.
Lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand a preliminary NTSB report on the crash should be completed within 10 business days. In-depth reports may take up to nine months.

“Determining the causes for the crash may also help prevent future accidents,” said Perecman.
In 2009, Bill Henningsgaard was flying from Astoria, Ore. with his mother when he crashed into the river as he tried to glide back to the airport. Both were rescued.

The New York Times article cited is “Four Bodies Are Recovered in Connecticut Plane Crash.”

The personal injury accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have helped many people obtain the compensation they deserve following vehicular accidents in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases of vehicular accidents in New York. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.

The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.

**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million    
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout

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