Relatives of victims of Brazil's worst air disaster have filed suit inThese clients are in very good hands.
Miamiseeking damages in 59 wrongful death complaints, attorneys said in a statement Wednesday.
Plaintiffs are seeking a jury trial to recover financial damages for pain and suffering, lost value of life, funeral expenses and other damages related to the crash of TAM Airlines Flight 3054, which killed 199 people.
The TAM jet went off the runway as it attempted to land at
Congonhas Airportin Sao Paulo, crashing into an air cargo building on July 17.
Attorneys said the lawsuits charge TAM S.A. (TAM), its pilots and maintenance personnel with negligence. They also name
France-based Airbus; Goodrich Corp. ( GR) of Charlotte, North Carolina; International Aero Engines AG of East Hartford, Connecticut; and Pegasus Aviation IV Inc. of Delaware.
"Responsibility not only lies with the companies that manufactured and handled maintenance for the aircraft," attorney
Steven C. Markssaid in the statement.
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