Fieger Law Attorneys Geoffrey Fieger and E. Jason Blankenship reached a $7.5 million settlement in a general negligence action against a co-pilot of a private aviation company involving a plane crash that led to the death of a senior pilot.

Plaintiffs alleged that the plane crash was caused by the negligence of co-defendant junior pilot, who inadvertently stalled the aircraft, and then fought with the senior pilot for control of the aircraft. Plaintiffs asserted that the junior pilot had not been trained properly.

The senior pilot suffered third-degree burns across 40 percent of his body. He died after spending two weeks in a burn unit in excruciating pain.

Defendants argued that the accident was caused by the senior pilot. – Michigan Lawyers Weekly