Kreindler & Kreindler is a leader in handling military accident claims. Several Kreindler attorneys are former military pilots. We have successfully opposed the government contractor defense in a series of cases and obtained recoveries for our clients.
Ejection Seat Failure
We represented the family of the Commander of the elite Air Force Thunderbirds. He was killed when forced to eject from his fighter jet at low altitude. We demonstrated that the seat latch was improperly designed and obtained a favorable settlement from the manufacturer despite the government contractor defense.
Main Driveshaft Failure
We represented the families of five servicemen killed in two separate military helicopter crashes. We successfully reversed the lower court's ruling on the government contractor defense by demonstrating that the manufacturer failed to meet its burden of establishing government approval of reasonably precise specifications for the helicopter's main driveshaft.