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Lawsuit Dismissed After Tampa Woman Settles With U.S. Airways

Posted on August 15, 2013

The aviation accident injury attorneys at Farah & Farah in St. Augustine have learned that a 48-year-old Tampa woman who claimed she was injured after a US Airways flight experienced a rough landing at Tampa International Airport has settled with the airline for an undisclosed amount.

According to the lawsuit, the woman was seeking damages for negligence.

The lawsuit claimed that the woman was injured in 2009 after the front tires US Airways Flight 124 blew out during landing. The Miami Herald reports that the suit stated the plane’s front gear collapsed after the blowout and that the airliner then slammed “hard onto the runway with tremendous force.”

Although the lawsuit didn’t specify what injuries she suffered, it did claim that that she was hospitalized after the landing. It goes on to state that she suffered a “loss of ability to earn money” and disfigurement.

This particular accident was made famous because celebrity pitchman and Tampa resident Billy Mays had been on the same flight and had reported that he had been hit in the head by falling debris. He died suddenly the next day, and at the time there had been some speculation that the blow to the head could have been the potential cause for his death. It was later determined he died of heart disease and not head trauma.

A spokesman for US Airways had no comment about the settlement.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation accident, the law firm of Farah & Farah has the experience to take on your case. Aviation accidents can be subject to a wide range of laws and regulations, so it is essential that you pick a law firm that is not only dedicated to protecting your legal rights, but also has the legal acumen to handle such cases.

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