Vaughan v. Omniflight Helicopters

Slack Davis Sanger represented Stevie Ray Vaughan’s family in suing OmniFlight Helicopters for negligence, and the case was settled for a confidential amount. In 1994, a statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan was erected at Auditorium Shores, in Austin, Texas, in recognition of his incomparable contribution to the Austin music scene.

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Your Texas Personal Injury Lawyers: Slack Davis Sanger

Putting more than 200 years of combined experience to work for the injured in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and beyond

A truly catastrophic injury can feel isolating. You may feel like you are alone in your fight, dealing with the stress, pain, and financial burdens that come with a life-altering injury. In the days and months following this kind of loss, it is more important than ever that you have a team who can help lift you up and get you on the path to a better, brighter future.

Slack Davis Sanger wants to be that team. Our experienced Texas injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping families and individuals get the justice they need to move forward. Our nationwide network of experts and resources are always at your disposal, whether you are the victim of a commercial plane crash or grieving the loss of a loved one from an individual act of negligence. We have the resources to take on any corporation in the world, and the compassion, dedication, and never-ending drive to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Mike Slack and Ladd Sanger are Board Certified in Aviation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

For decades, victims of aviation accidents and their family members have placed their trust in Slack Davis Sanger to navigate the complexities of aviation litigation to obtain optimum compensation for their losses. We have built a global reputation for aggressive representation handling passenger casualties, both injuries and deaths, in all types of aviation accidents. With in-house engineering and technical aviation backgrounds second to none, decades of experience litigating complicated aviation cases in this field, and thousands of hours of flying time logged as pilots, we are the team you can trust when you need assistance with:

Slack Davis Sanger’s work in the realm of aviation litigation has led to many significant changes in aircraft operational practices and aircraft design improvements. Whether your claim involves a defective part or an act of negligence, you deserve the team that can eliminate unsafe practices and product defects and make aviation safer. We look forward to helping you.

Our Services

What We Offer

Airplane & Helicopter Crashes

Aviation accidents are very different from other types of transportation and industrial accidents. Mike Slack and Ladd Sanger are Board Certified in Aviation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For four decades, they've helped victims of catastrophic aviation accidents and made Slack Davis Sanger a trusted law firm.


Truck & Car Accidents

An accident involving an 18-wheeler isn't just a big car wreck; there are many complex variables involved. Our lawyers bring the experience, resources, and diligence necessary to quickly determine cause and demonstrate liability, so families can obtain justice and fair compensation for their losses.


Oilfield & Construction Accidents

Increased demand in the oil and construction industries has made workers more vulnerable to serious injuries and even death while on the job. The workplace injury lawyers at Slack Davis Sanger have successfully represented workers who have been involved in a variety of serious and tragic accidents.


Catastrophic Personal Injury

Clients in Texas and across the country choose Slack Davis Sanger because our attorneys understand how a catastrophic personal injury can alter the course of your life – physically, financially, and emotionally. We have vast experience and deep insight into the complex laws that govern injury claims.


Class Action / Whistle Blower

Corporations don’t always do the right thing. Sometimes, it takes someone with inside knowledge of the wrongdoing to help make things right. Sometimes, it takes groups of people raising their voices. At Slack Davis Sanger, our team serves as passionate and experienced advocates for clients across the country.


Medical Malpractice

The medical malpractice attorneys at Slack Davis Sanger provide honest and knowledgeable representation for patients injured by medical negligence. We understand the toll a serious injury can take on your life, not only physically but emotionally and financially.


Trusted Texas Attorneys Handling Commercial Truck and Car Accident Claims

Texas led the nation in fatal commercial truck accidents in 2018, and it doesn’t look as though anything will change any time soon. At Slack Davis Sanger, we have the skills, experience, and resources required to handle complex truck accident litigation in Texas. Claims involving 18-wheelers are substantially different from the “average” car crash, because there could be numerous liable parties, and the injuries are almost always life-altering. Whether you are driving a rig or a driver or passenger in a car, we have you covered. Contact us to learn more about our services regarding:

  • Texas Truck Accidents Car Accidents
  • Austin Truck Accidents Car Accidents
  • Dallas Truck Accidents Car Accidents
  • Fort Worth Truck Accidents Car Accidents

Aggressive representation for clients injured by defective vehicles

Motor Trend reports that there were 786 different recalls, affecting more than 31 million vehicles, in the U.S. in 2020. Many of these recalls were issued because of defects in fuel lines, electrical systems, and powertrain systems – all elements that can lead to sudden acceleration or deceleration, vehicle fires, and other catastrophes. Faulty ignition switches, defective airbags, deadly tire treads and seat belt failure: these are but some of the common auto defect claims our Texas injury attorneys handle. We believe it is our duty to hold vehicle manufacturers accountable when their desire for greater profits outweighs their commitment to safety. Slack Davis Sanger has the resources and experience to represent injured individuals as well as classes in product liability lawsuits against retailers, designers, manufacturers, and other liable parties.

  • Austin Auto Defect
  • Dallas Auto Defect
  • Fort Worth Auto Defect

Camacho, et al. v. Penn Octane
International, L.L.C., et al.

On August 11, 2005, a tanker truck loaded with liquid propane was hit by a freight train in the town of Lucio Blanco in Mexico. Slack Davis Sanger represented sixty-eight plaintiffs regarding their injuries in this matter. Investigation showed that the company who owned and operated the tanker truck had loaded the propane without also injecting ethyl mercaptan, an odorant that would have allowed the town residents to be aware of the chemical spill before it caught on fire.


Compassionate care for victims of medical malpractice in Texas

Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in this country, but Texas’ draconian laws – passed under the guise of “tort reform” – are designed to protect providers, not patients. This is why securing experienced, competent counsel for a medical malpractice claim is the single best thing you can do to help yourself.

Slack Davis Sanger believes in accountability for individuals and governments alike. When an act of medical negligence causes you or your loved one irreparable harm, we move swiftly and efficiently to ensure that your case can be made. We understand that medical errors can lead to costly revision surgeries and procedures, chronic pain, and in some cases, life-long ‘round-the-clock care for victims. Let us help you get the justice and the compensation you need for your future.

Texas Board Certified specialists trusted with personal injury claims

After a catastrophic personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one, it can take a show of force to secure the compensation you deserve. Slack Davis Sanger has built a reputation on providing ethical, competent counsel on behalf of individuals and families who are living with life-altering injuries caused by unsafe premises, defective products, and the negligence of others. Three of our partners are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mike Slack, Paula Sweeney and John Jose, and all of our attorneys are seasoned litigators whose only goal is to help the injured. From traumatic brain injuries to limb loss, paralysis, or severe burns, we have the skills, resources, and experience you want on your side.

Why choose Slack Davis Sanger?

For close to 40 years, Slack Davis Sanger has been involved in complex litigation matters. Our founding attorneys come from vastly different backgrounds, providing a unique combination of experience, technical knowledge, and resources to the practice of law. Our firm has grown and changed over the years, but our dedication to working one-on-one with clients has remained the same. We invite you to learn about who we are and what we do.

The Team

What We Offer

Slack Davis Sanger partners with firms from around the world in complex aviation claims, and with attorneys throughout the country for all personal injury claims. We invite you to learn more about our referral process and services here.


What Clients Say

"My experience with Mike Slack was exceptional. Surviving a plane crash is extremely traumatic both physically and emotionally, and adding the task of navigating through legal issues was overwhelming. I interviewed several attorneys and knew after our first visit that he was different - he cared about me and about my family. He and his staff were patient and very kind as they spent time getting to know us all. I felt like he truly wanted to help and that is what he did."

Wendy Bonham

Corporate Air flight 5966

"Mike Slack and his team were professional, caring and attentive when helping myself and my daughters with our case. I couldn’t have done this without their professional legal help. I am forever grateful for Mike and his team for helping my daughter in an unfortunate event that we had to endure and encounter. Mike Slack and his team are the professionals you want to have on your team."

Gracie Casanova



Martin v. XTO Energy, Inc.

On August 11, 2005, a tanker truck loaded with liquid propane was hit by a freight train in the town of Lucio Blanco in Mexico. Slack Davis Sanger represented sixty-eight plaintiffs regarding their injuries in this matter. Investigation showed that the company who owned and operated the tanker truck had loaded the propane without also injecting ethyl mercaptan, an odorant that would have allowed the town residents to be aware of the chemical spill before it caught on fire.


Competent counsel for victims of serious worksite injuries and industrial accidents

Oil and gas extraction and construction are two of the most dangerous industries in the nation. According to the Texas Department of Insurance’s 2019 report, there were 608 fatal occupational injuries in Texas in 2019; 123 of those victims worked in construction. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the annual fatality rate for oil and gas extraction is about 6x higher than the fatality rate of all U.S. industries.

Because Texas doesn’t require most private companies to offer workers’ compensation, the only alternative many injured workers have at their disposal is a personal injury claim. Slack Davis Sanger fights on behalf of workers who sustain life-altering injuries as a result of worksite explosions, pipeline accidents, crane and decking collapses, electric shocks, falling objects, and more. We understand that the very real risk of life-threatening injuries like burns, crush injuries, brain injury, and limb loss that construction workers and oil field workers face every day, and how these types of injuries can affect them and their families. That is why so many workers and families choose us to represent their best interests in courtrooms and at the negotiation table.

Ready to learn more? Contact us in Austin, Dallas, or Fort Worth today

When you are injured, Slack Davis Sanger is ready to answer the call. We are recognized attorneys in personal injury and wrongful death case litigation. We have represented clients for over three decades in aviation litigation, transportation, medical malpractice, and workplace injuries, including construction and oil field litigation and other complex matters. To learn about our services, or to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Austin, Dallas, or Fort Worth, please call 800-455-8686 or fill out our contact form below.

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