$28.2 Million verdict for brain & spinal injuries in airplane crash


Where did the incident take place?

On July 19, 1989, a United Airlines DC-10 aircraft was scheduled to fly from Denver, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois but crashed into an open field at the Sioux City, Iowa airport.

Who was involved in the incident?

McDonnell Douglas Corporation- designed, manufactured, distributed and sold various aircraft. Sold the DC-10 aircraft to United Airlines

General Electric Company- designed, manufactured, distributed and sold CF6-6 DC-10 engine to McDonnell, which was placed in the DC-10 aircraft sold to United Airlines.

United Airlines- commercial airline, by and through its agents and employees owned, operated, managed and controlled the DC-10 aircraft.

Allan Levenberg was a passenger on the plane who died as a result of the crash.

Doris Levenberg was a passenger on the plane who lost her husband, Allan, and sustained a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and a multitude of fractures to her arms, legs, and cervical spine.

What was the cause?

The engine and hydraulic system failed after liftoff from Denver, causing the DC-10 aircraft to crash to the ground.

Who do you feel is at fault?

McDonnell Douglas Corporation; General Electric Company; and United Airlines

What did Kenneth J. Allen Law Group do to prepare for this case?

Extensive written and oral discovery and motion practice for complete discovery responses.

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