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Deadly plane crash in San Francisco now and we're learning more about.
More than eighty surviving passengers they've taken steps to -- Boeing the maker of that triple seven aircraft.
A law firm in Chicago -- Boeing is based has filed what's known as a petition for discovery on behalf of those Ozzy on airlines passengers.
The petition seeks to preserve evidence ahead of any potential lawsuit.
That law firm claims a malfunction on the -- so called auto throttle similar to a cars cruise control.
May have triggered the fiery crash less than two weeks ago.
The firm announced it also plans to go after the airline and other parts manufacturers.
No comment yet from -- airlines or Boeing.
Investigators say part of that jet slammed into a seawall sending the aircraft into a skid and then a flip.
Three girls died and more than 180.
Other people were hurt.
-- this now criminal defense attorney -- -- today have grounds.
They might we just don't we don't know what really caused this accident yet but when people are injured they tend to sue anybody who might have any potential liability.
The weird thing about suing Boeing now.
Is that when you when you buy a plane to get you essentially enter into contact with the airline -- his -- in -- money.
We're gonna get -- from point a to point B in one piece if we don't do that we're going to pay you some sort of damage so normally.
People -- involved in a plane crash who luckily survived or the surviving members of the family.
Don't -- -- litigate they can make -- claim and they can get paid.
Why these people are 83 of the passengers are coming out and filing the lawsuit against Boeing now I guess it's because they're hoping that ball he's going to have some sort of liability.
That will amp up their damages at the end of the day historically speaking though it's early.
For this sort of action very early and and felt a little bit unnecessary although in -- and show you stated that the reason why they filed filed the claim might be to preserve.
Evidence but in an investigation like this.
The worry about evidence you know going anywhere parents and it bit at that they're gonna do investigation anyway -- -- without a loss.
And that discovery would be available to the passengers if they decide later you wonder how quickly this thing will evolve though -- the investigation is I mean -- just get started.
Yes I know and and maybe this was equipment malfunction we don't know we don't know -- that was pilot error or combination of the two or what caused it yet.
That will -- -- out as an investigation unfolds.
You don't have to rush to a courthouse you've got time to file a claim for damages when you're involved in -- -- an airline crash like this.
A lot of airlines put caps on the amount of damages that era that they do for which they could be responsible and him are you on is not one of them they didn't put a cap on the wrongful death component of their damages which is interesting now fortunately I guess if you want to look at it that way only three people actually lost their lives here we have a lot of injured.
Passengers and I don't know the extent of these injuries either I don't know there.
If people lost limbs or -- just minor injuries so to speak but again and when -- bought these passengers can simply put their hand and say paying me and all the airline has to do is determine how much so you wonder why they would go through this -- lawyers like lawyers like the in the middle of things like is obviously well you know look if you represent 83 of these passengers and you get any sort of settlement the lawyers are gonna get at least a third of that that that's a lot of money in the lawyer's pockets.
Probably unnecessarily but I'm a lawyer so I should probably shut up and -- and all right John we'll follow -- until this progress is nice to see -- they -- -- -- --
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