The widow of the passenger killed in a Hawthorne plane crash last June is pursuing a wrongful death claim against the estate of the pilot.
On June 10, 2016, the Grumman American AA-1B, carrying the pilot and the passenger, crashed into a two-story townhouse less than a mile southwest of Hawthorne Municipal Airport.
The plane accident occurred around 5:10 p.m. in the 4500 block of Broadway.
Both the pilot and the passenger were killed in the collision. No one on the ground was hurt.
According to the lawsuit, the victim “endured extreme suffering and mental and physical anguish, pain and personal injury, including but not limited to, pre-crash fright, as a direct and proximate result of defendants’ negligence.”
The claim seeks damages for pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, and pre-flight fear of death, along with the remaining family’s loss of care, comfort, and companionship.
The lawsuit is still ongoing.
Many loved ones of a deceased victim are hesitant to pursue a wrongful death claim. Sometimes, it the feeling of lost hope and other times a lack of available information. This doesn’t have to be the case.
A death of a loved one can have both emotional and financial toll on your life. If you have suffered through the wrongful death of a family member, we want to help you on the road to recovery. While no amount of money can ever replace the person you have lost, we, at Bergener Mirejovsky, want to hold the negligent party responsible so you can move forward. Give us a call and receive answers at 1-800-881-2021 and we will be happy to speak with you at any time.