Nolan Law Group
Nolan Law Group helps individuals and families around the world after tragic events with loss of life or serious personal injury.
Our team of nationally- and internationally-recognized trial lawyers consistently develops winning litigation strategies in each of the cases we handle.
We have always recognized the individual needs of each client and the personal nature of their decision to seek full and fair compensation through the civil justice system. It is this complete understanding of the unique needs of every client which is reflected in the superior results which we obtain for them.
Our core practice area involves aviation accidents. Whether they be commercial, corporate, general, air cargo, military or helicopter crashes, our vast amount of experience among our aviation attorneys has consistently produced the results needed by our clients in the aftermath of unexpected tragedy. Additionally, we handle cases involving traumatic brain injury, dangerous/deffective pharmaceuticals, spinal cord injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, premises liability, product liability, construction negligence, railroad accidents and motor-vehicle accidents.
AIR CARGO CRASH CAUSED BY LOAD SHIFT
On August 7, 1997, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61F aircraft operated as Fine Air Flight 101, a cargo flight en route from Miami International Airport to Santo Domingo- Las Americas International Airport in the Dominican Republic, crashed on initial climb, killing all crew members aboard. The said aircraft was loaded with blue-jean fabric which was later found to have exceeded the aircraft’s cargo weight limit. In addition, investigation revealed that the cargo was improperly secured, shifted aft during rotation, producing an extreme aft center of gravity.
As a result of the crash, wrongful death claims were brought by Nolan Law Group on behalf of families of two crewmembers who perished. The complaints filed alleged that the cargo hauling company was negligent in its loading and securing of the cargo on the aircraft causing the load shift. The complaint likewise alleged negligence on the part of the aircraft owner for failure to exercise ordinary care in its control and maintenance of the subject. Fine Air was also sued for willful and wanton misconduct. The case was settled prior to trial.
Air Phillipines $165 Million
The largest loss of life from an airline crash in Philippine history has led to an unprecedented settlement in Illinois that could change the way old airplanes are leased to developing nations. [Read More...]