No one here is suggested that passengers don't deserve just compensation And in some few cases that will be millions of dollars for continued medical treatment over the rest of their entire lives.
|Quoting flymia (Reply 62):|
Isn't that what the majority of this thread is about? Passengers potentially suing the airline and other parties involved in the crash like Boeing and PW.
The real theme of this thread is how the US legal system encourages lawsuits to include EVERYONE remotely associated with building and maintaining the aircraft.
The Airline - for 'faulty operation'
The Manufacturer - for not making the aircraft survive better
The Engine Manufacturer - for not making the engines spool up faster
The Instruments Manufacturer - for not making an instrument to say "Power Stupid!!"
The Maker of the Seats - for not making them stronger
The Maker of the Overhead Bins - because they came open at presumably higher than 9Gs
The Airport - for trying to improve safety by moving the ILS
The US Taxpayers - for the FAA not closing the 'dangerous' airport
The City of San Francisco - for not filling in the bay and avoiding the need for the embankment
The San Francisco Fire Department - for not getting to the scene faster
Most of those companies/ public agencies - will be found not liable in any way for this crash in court. But only after they have spend a few hundred thousand dollars for lawyers.
type-rated - I think you are a US taxpayer. In addition to costing three to five million dollars of your tax money for the investigation - this is going to cost the federal another million to two million dollars in lawyer costs to 'Defend' the US government in this case.
I remember one crash where the National Weather Service had to defend itself in court because pilots flew the missed approach procedures wrong and crashed. The families of the victims blamed the NWS for a 'faulty weather forecast.
Not all who wander are lost.