Napoli Shkolnik Obtains $24.1M for 2011 Helicopter Crash
April 19, 2018
A Phoenix jury recently awarded Glendale resident Jeffrey Boatman more than $24 million in a settlement stemming from a 2011 helicopter crash just west of Valle.
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a law firm that specializes in aviation accidents, said they used crash reconstruction experts to piece together what cause the helicopter’s transmission to fail mid-flight. Hunter Shkolnik, who argued the case before the jury, wrote that the crash analysis revealed the transmission had been overhauled about 13 years before the crash. Shkolnik alleged Uniflight LLC, which had performed the overhaul, was negligent, leading to “a catastrophic failure of the main transmission gearbox, causing complete disintegration in the gears and seizure of the components.”