1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Verdicts and Settlements
  4.  » $2.2 Million Settlement Reached in Lexington, Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport Airplane Crash Case

$2.2 Million Settlement Reached in Lexington, Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport Airplane Crash Case

November 22, 2005

Aviation negligence attorneys at Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. reached a settlement in excess of $2.2 million today on behalf of the husband of a 77 -year-old woman who died when the pilot of an air ambulance failed to stop the Gates Learjet 25C-XR before it overran the runway at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, on August 30, 2002. After landing, the thrust reversers failed to deploy and the aircraft crew claimed the main landing gear brakes and the emergency brakes were both ineffective. The airplane crashed into a localizer tower before it finally came to rest on a highway next to the airport. The woman’s 76 -year-old husband survived the airplane crash with injuries. According to David E. Rapoport, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, the case was filed in Florida because Kentucky law does not allow damages for the loss of a wife’s companionship. Mr. Rapoport explained: “The time has come for the Kentucky legislature or courts to join the modern trend and allow loss of companionship damages for spouses.” In this aviation negligence case, filing in Florida enabled the widower to recover for his loss of companionship.

Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The personal injury attorneys at Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. have achieved multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for individuals with lawsuits arising from medical malpractice, product liability, semitruck and motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries and construction accidents in Illinois and Wisconsin. Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C.’s premier aviation negligence lawyers represent victims of commercial and general aviation disasters nationwide.

If you feel you may be in need of legal services, personally email an attorney from Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. for a free case evaluation or telephone our Chicago office toll free at 877-216-4213.

Watch A Quick Video:

Recent Jury Verdicts &

$6.4 Million Settlement Medical Malpractice

More Verdicts & Settlements
National board of trial academy
ABPLA | American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
AV preeminent | Peer rated for highest level of professional excellence 2018
The best lawyer in America
Super Lawyers
America's top 100 high stakes litigators
The national trial lawyers top 100 trial lawyers
Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top rated personal injury
American association for justice president's club
American association for justice Leaders forum
ACBCA American College of Board Certified Attorneys
B Injury Board
Recommended by peers for leading lawyers network the top lawyers
Best lawyers Best Law Firms | U.S.News | 2019
The national trial lawyers top 40 under 40
The national trial lawyers top 10