Vaughan v. Omniflight Helicopters
The history of modern, popular music is intertwined with the stories of star performers whose lives ended far too soon in an airplane or helicopter crash.
One of those was legendary Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, who died at age 35 in a Wisconsin helicopter crash. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described Vaughan as "the second coming of the blues."
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.
A national leader in aviation accidents
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:
- Airline & Commercial Accidents
- Air Tour & Sightseeing Accidents
- Air Ambulance Accidents
- Private & Small Plane Accidents
- Helicopter Accidents
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.
What We Offer
Airplane & Helicopter Crashes
Aviation accidents are very different from other types of transportation and industrial accidents. For four decades, the aviation lawyers have honed their skills and achieved results that have resulted in Slack Davis Sanger being recognized as one of the preeminent aviation law firms in the nation.
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.
A car accident can leave you shaken. It can also leave you with devastating injuries that require a lifetime of care. Slack Davis Sanger has the skills, experience, and resources you want on your side when you suffer injuries because of another person’s negligence. We will fight for your right to compensation.
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.
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. In the face of immeasurable sadness, loved ones are forced to tackle complicated legal questions while trying to grieve. Having qualified and caring legal counsel can make all the difference as you navigate the wrongful death litigation process.
Manufacturers have a duty to their customers. A dangerous product or device can cause irreparable harm. Slack Davis Sanger holds manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other liable parties accountable when their negligence and errors cause you harm.
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.
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, Motorcycle, and Car Accident Claims
Texas has led the nation in fatal commercial truck accidents since 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 or motorcycle wreck, because there could be numerous liable parties, and the injuries are almost always life-altering. Whether you are driving a rig, riding your motorcycle, or are 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.
Rangel v. P.A.M. Transport (2017)
A busy interstate highway crowded with 18-wheelers can be a recipe for tragedy, as it was for Jose Rangel and his family from Laredo, Texas, two days before Christmas in 2013.
Rangel, his wife Martha, and their daughter were traveling from Laredo to San Antonio when the acts of two negligent trucks drivers changed their lives forever.
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.
Board Certified specialists leading the way 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 -- like a business or a concert venue -- defective products, and the negligence of others. Several of our partners are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 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.
Experienced representation for Texas clients injured by defective products
Manufacturers can now use sophisticated software to design and test their products. Vehicle parts, power tools, safety devices, home heaters, and other products should be designed to work properly and safely with quality parts. Consumers trust manufacturers to warn consumers of known defects and product recalls and to ensure products work as expected. At Slack Davis Sanger, our Austin product liability lawyers are well respected by clients, insurance companies, and defense lawyers for our ability to obtain large jury verdicts and strong settlements when manufacturers fail to make safety a priority. With nearly 30 years of experience serving the good people of Texas, we’re not afraid to take on negligent parts manufacturers. Contact our Texas litigators today so we can get started on your case.
Why Choose Slack Davis Sanger?
For close to 40 years, Slack Davis Sanger has been the go-to firm for 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.
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
Meyer v. Cooper Industries, et al
Workplace injuries suffered due to negligence or faulty tools can tragically and permanently change the lives of an employee and their family, as happened to elevator technician Michael Meyer just days before Christmas 2018.
Meyer lost the use of his right arm, suffered severe damage to the left, and suffered other permanent and debilitating injuries in a December 7, 2018, accident while servicing an elevator in a Dallas office building.
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.