SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 11, 2013) - Randall H. Scarlett is a trial attorney who represents clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and severe spinal cord injuries as a result of the negligent and/or reckless actions of others. Mr. Scarlett has been representing clients who have faced these difficult situations for 25 years, and he has either directed trials or served as a consultant across the United States. In the aftermath of the tragic Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash at the San Francisco International Airport last weekend, Mr. Scarlett was asked to appear on CNTV, a national television news network in China to provide his perspective on several aspects of this terrible situation.
Mr. Scarlett appeared on CNTV on Tuesday, July 9 and he answered several questions regarding the injuries that the surviving passengers and crew members could face and the potential liability that could be faced by different parties who were involved in the matter. Mr. Scarlett also provided the viewing audience in China with a brief synopsis of his own background and qualifications so that those viewers could obtain an idea of what this crash could lead to in the near future.
With regards to the injuries that may have been suffered by the surviving passengers, Mr. Scarlett stated that based on reports that he had seen regarding the manner in which the seatbacks moved from compression to hyperextension that spinal cord injuries, concussions and traumatic brain injuries may have been inflicted on the people sitting in those seats. He also stated that he believes that within 24 - 48 hours after the crash that a 'second wave' of hospital admissions would occur when people realize that something is wrong.
In terms of potential legal liability, Mr. Scarlett stated to the interviewer that it was too early in the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation to identify potential liable parties clearly. However, he stated that it's possible that pilot error could be a cause based on the speed and slope of the vessel as it attempted to land, that the airline seats manufacturers could face questions because of reports that injuries can occur even in hard landings and that other parts manufacturers could face liability if the investigation reveals that certain parts failed.
Finally, Mr. Scarlett discussed his experience and his qualifications with the interviewer on CNTV. He told the interviewer that he had been handling trials involving traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries on behalf of clients for 25 years, that he is a Board Member with BIACAL, otherwise known as the Brain Injury Association of California and that he has been brought in to consult on trials regarding brain and spinal cord injuries across the United States.
About the Scarlett Law Group
The Scarlett Law Group is a law firm that is located in San Francisco, California and the firm has been representing injured clients in legal matters that include traumatic brain injury cases, spinal cord injury cases, personal injury cases, traffic accidents, defective products, wrongful death, civil rights, aviation accidents and several other legal situations where a client has been injured because of the negligence or recklessness of others.
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