San Diego Family Files Lawsuit in Connection With Jet Crash

by Staff Blogger | December 12th, 2011

December 12, 2011

Relatives of a San Diego family have filed a lawsuit against the United States government in connection to a 2008 military jet crash that killed four members of their family. The Sacramento Bee reported today that a man and his father-in-law are the plaintiffs in the case contending mechanical and human errors by the Marine Corps pilots and crew were the reason their wives and two young children were killed when the jet crashed into their home.

It was December 2008 when the Marine Corp pilot-in-training made radio contact with air traffic controllers saying that he had experienced an engine failure. Rather than landing safely at a nearby Navy base, which Marine investigators admitted was possible, the pilot chose to eject and watched as the jet slammed into two homes in a residential area.

Since the Marine Corps has accepted responsibility for the crash, a two-day non-jury trial will begin today to determine the amount of money the government owes the family for their loss.

If you and your family are overwhelmed by the sudden loss of a loved one due to an accident that was not their fault, talking with a California wrongful death attorney can at least help you make sense of the legal and financial ramifications of your loss.

The California Wrongful Death Attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers are experienced and compassionate individuals that want to help you get what you need. Contact us today by filling out a free initial consultation form.