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United Airlines Flight Experiences Severe Turbulence, Injures Passengers and Crew

March 13, 2014
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to CNN, a United Airlines flight experienced severe turbulence while in midair, startling and shaking the 114 passengers and five crew members inside. United Airlines Flight 1676 was flying from Denver to Montana when the plane began shaking violently and convulsing just as it was about to land.

Three crew members and two passengers were taken to local hospitals for their injuries. One passenger hit her head on the ceiling so hard that she cracked the panel above her seat.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, turbulence can be unexpected and can happen even when the sky appears to be clear. Last month, another United Airlines plane returned to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey when the Beijing-bound aircraft hit severe turbulence, injuring five flight attendants.

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At Colson Hicks Eidson, our team of injury lawyers is unique among law firms nationwide in that we have tried complex product liability claims arising from aviation crashes in and outside of the US.

Our firm successfully concluded the international litigation against AeroPeru and The Boeing Co. in its representation of 42 families who lost their loved ones in the crash of an AeroPeru Boeing 757 off the coast of Peru on October 2, 1996. Although the cases were initially filed in US federal court, they were arbitrated in Chile. The compensation levels in these cases were among some of the highest ever received for an aviation accident in South America.

If you lost loved ones in a plane crash, we can investigate your claim, determine who was at fault and seek justice on your behalf, across continental boundaries if necessary. Contact us today at 305-476-7400 to schedule a consultation. We have the experience, knowledge and record of success necessary to represent your claim.

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