Case Stats

  • This gives referring lawyers and the outside world the exact same information we use in-house for quality control. Intakes need to be accepted / declined and cases need to be resolved! Justice delayed is justice denied.
  • 2018 Total Intake Contacts 1106 (as of 12/31)
  • 2018 Total Intakes Declined 1028 (as of 12/31)
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 51 (as of 12/31)
  • 2018 Accepted/Filed Cases 27
  • Total Pending Cases 159
  • Referred Cases from other lawyers state and nationwide 94%
  • Median Time First Contact to Decline 25 days (most cases are reviewed w/ an indication of merit within 72 hours)
  • Median Time First Contact to Accepted/Filed Cases 9 weeks
  • Median Time Case Filing to Resolution 1.8 years

James Carter, et. al. v. Interstate Aviation, Inc, et. al. (Hartford Superior Court—filed April 30, 2018) James Carter is the father of the decedent, Dana Parenteau, who was killed on May 3, 2016, along with one other passenger and the pilot, on an aircraft en route from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Plainville, CT. While cruising at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the pressure air pump, which powered the flight instruments necessary to navigate the single-engine plane, suddenly failed causing the aircraft to lose control. The plane broke into pieces mid-air, resulting in the severe pain, suffering, and untimely death to the plaintiff’s decedent. Prior to the subject crash the aircraft’s repair facilities, including Interstate, performed inspections, repairs, and/or maintenance to the plane’s components included the obsolete air pump. . Manufacturing guidelines warned the defendants that the air pump was a “time limited part” and should be replaced after 500 aircraft hours or 6 years from date of manufacture, whichever came first.  That caution was included in an Airborne Service Letter dated May 31, 2002. Then, another warning was issued via service letter to the defendants Interstate and VIP in February, 2008. Clearly these warnings were ignored by the defendants, FAA-certified aircraft repair shops who marketed themselves as “providers of the best in aviation services” [Interstate.] Had the defendants properly inspected and maintained the aircraft’s parts and heeded the advice in at least two of the written warnings they were issued, the defective air pump would have been replaced and the crash could have been completely prevented. Because of the defendants’ negligence, Parenteau, only 49 years old at the time of the crash, was violently killed, leaving behind the plaintiff and two daughters.

 

 

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