Manufacturers of airplanes, helicopters, homebuilt kits and component parts play a dangerous game. Sometimes they decide it just isn’t worth the cost of designing safety into a product. The lives they risk are the pilots, crews and passengers on aircraft.
A fuel injector servo was installed backward and caused a fatal crash. A simple fix by the manufacturer would have made it impossible for a mechanic to make that mistake.
At Girardi | Keese, our trial lawyers have a well-earned reputation for facing manufacturers in court and holding them accountable for defective designs.
The FAA’s advisory boards are staffed with manufacturers’ representatives. They don’t want to put any extra burdens on their companies, so they keep FAA recommendations to a minimum. The result is often defective designs.
The product defects attorneys at Girardi | Keese fight hard against defective design. We do not like it when a manufacturer risks other people’s lives in the name of convenience and cost savings.
In addition to fighting defective product design in the courtroom, Girardi | Keese is playing an active role in Washington, D.C., to make the Federal Aviation Administration more effective advocates for safety and less dependent on manufacturers.
Contact us to discuss an aircraft accident. We represent clients in California, nationally and internationally.