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Lawsuit filed in death of entertainer in plane crash


Posted on behalf of Mark F. Griffin of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Dec 17, 2014 in Wrongful Death

For fans of the Mexican-American entertainer, Jenni Rivera, who met an untimely death two years ago, her death is likely still fresh. She, along with several others, died when the airplane in which she was a passenger, crashed in northern Mexico.

Earlier this month it was announced that the performer’s estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the crash. In it, several entities were named as defendants including the company that owned the jet and the companies that were responsible for servicing the Learjet.

This is not the first lawsuit to be filed in connection with the fatal accident. Previously, the company that owned the jet, along with Rivera’s own company, were sued by relatives of the other individuals who died in the incident. That case is currently in settlement talks.

It is fair to say that no one is prepared for the sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one in a manner such as this. As a result, when it does happen it can be difficult to those impacted to deal with financially as well as emotionally. Both of these matters may be addressed via a wrongful death lawsuit when negligence on the part of another person or entity is to blame for the fatal incident.

When successful, such a case could result in the recovery of financial damages. In addition, the process could provide a sense of closure to family members left to forge ahead in life without their deceased loved one.

Source: Fox News Latino, “Two years after Jenni Rivera's death, estate sues airplane companies over fatal crash" Dec. 9, 2014