In July 2013, Asiana Flight 214 clipped a seawall while approaching the landing strip. The tail fell off the plane, and it was forced to make a rough landing. Passengers were evacuated from the plane, and a young Chinese girl who was in the rear of the plane lay down outside on the ground in fright. While she lay there, two rescue vehicles ran her over, killing heron the site.
Now the parents of one of those girls is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of San Francisco, alleging that the rescuers were poorly trained and reckless in the way they handled the accident. The San Mateo County coroner investigated the case and ruled that the vehicles killed Ye Meng Yuan, the 16-year old whose parents have filed the suit. Two other teenage girls died in the crash, both from China as well.
The allegations in the lawsuit include that Ye was helpless on the ground and that rescue workers inexplicably failed to properly evaluate her serious condition, provide her with treatment, mark where she was located or help her to move from the dangerous position where she was lying.
In this particular lawsuit, the city of San Francisco is considered the liable party because it is in charge of the airport facilities and the training of rescue workers.
If some close to you has died in an accident due to another party’s actions or negligence, it’s important that you take action to find justice on their behalf and recover in the case. Speak with the San Diego wrongful death lawyers at Thorsnes, Bartolotta, McGuire for more information about your legal options in these types of cases.