January 25, 2023 | Airport Injury
The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport underwent a $200 million remodeling project and opened its first phase on March 13, 2013. However, nine days later, a flight information display collapsed, killing 10-year-old Luke Bresette and injuring his mother, Heather Bresette, and two brothers, Sam Bresette, 8, and Tyler Bresette, 5.
According to documents obtained by al.com, designs for the flight information display evolved over two years, becoming narrower at its base and heavier on the front than initially intended, which experts say contributed to the display’s instability and ultimately led to the collapse. Some contractors reportedly expressed concerns about the stability of the displays during installation, but despite these warnings, the construction manager, Brasfield & Gorrie, installed them anyway. Since the accident, the Birmingham Airport Authority has removed the display and three others like it. The primary contractors involved in the display’s design, construction, and installation are continuing work on the $200 million terminal modernization project.
However, there is an ongoing lawsuit filed by Alabama Media Group against the airport authority for open records related to the flight information display boards. In this tragic situation, the injured parties and their families should consider working with experienced attorneys like Minner Vines Injury Lawyers, PLLC. They believe that their results speak for themselves and the recent verdicts and settlements demonstrate a pattern of success. They have set records time and time again by securing jury verdicts that rank among the top 100 in the nation. Minner Vines Injury Lawyers, PLLC understand that accidents can have devastating effects on individuals and their families and they make sure that their clients are their first priority. They know how difficult and overwhelming the legal process can be for ordinary people, and they are dedicated to making the process as smooth as possible.