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Noted Tennessee Aviation Accident Attorney Comments on Boeing’s Settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Keith Williams, Founder, Keith Williams Law Group, is available to comment on the recent settlement between Boeing Co. and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the plane maker’s false claims regarding its 737 Max.

On September 22, 2022, Boeing announced it reached a $200 million settlement with the SEC over allegations that the company and its then-Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Muilenburg, misled investors about the plane’s safety and performance of its automated flight control system, which may have contributed to the crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia on October 29, 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in Ethiopia on March 10, 2019. Both crashes resulted in the deaths of 346 people.

Boeing and Mr. Muilenburg also falsely claimed that there were no gaps in the plane’s certification process, according to the SEC. Although both the defendant company and its former CEO denied any wrongdoing, they offered to settle out of court and pay any penalties. Mr. Muilenburg, who was ousted from the company nine months after the Ethiopian Airlines crash, agreed to pay a $1 million penalty.

“The settlement, while it is a sizable amount, allowed both Boeing and Mr. Muilenburg to deny taking any responsibility for what happened,” Mr. Williams said. “Their unethical actions also led to the deaths of innocent people. Had they made the proper inspections of the planes and their flight control systems, rather than concern themselves with losing money on this aircraft, these two tragedies would not have happened.”

Mr. Williams has represented clients who have been injured and the families of victims who were killed in airplane crashes and disasters. He is currently representing several victims of Southwest Flight 345. In addition, he has represented passengers against Comair, Southwest Airlines, American, Iranian, Robson Helicopters, Honeywell, Garmin, general aviation and fixed-base operations.

He is the past Chair of the Aviation Section of the American Association for Justice and a Member of the Aviation and Space Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

For more information, call (615) 444-2900 or visit www.keithwilliamslawgroup.com.

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About Keith Williams Law Group

With two convenient locations, one in downtown Nashville and the other on the historic town square in Lebanon, Keith Williams Law Group can help its clients achieve the maximum possible compensation for their injuries. Its attorneys represent those who have been injured as a result of car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, aviation accidents, highway work zone accidents, defective products, and trucker broker negligence. For more information, call (615) 444-2900 or visit www.keithwilliamslawgroup.com.

Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney Urges Caution Behind the Wheel during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Keith Williams

The month of April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Keith Williams, Founder, Keith Williams Law Group, is urging those who have been injured or whose loved one has been injured or killed as the result of another’s distracted driving to obtain legal assistance as soon as possible.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month is held every April to help educate drivers on the dangers of being distracted behind the wheel. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), eight people are killed and hundreds are injured each day as a result of drivers taking their eyes off a road — even for a few seconds.

A report from AmTrust Financial found that 6% of all drivers involved in a traffic fatality were not paying attention to the road and one in every four crashes was caused by a distracted driver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted drivers fall into three groups: visual (focusing on a cell phone, mobile device or touchscreen on the dashboard instead of on the road); manual (driving without keeping their hands on the steering wheel); and cognitive (their eyes may be on the road, but their mind may be thinking of something else besides driving).

“Too many accidents and fatalities on the road have been caused by drivers who were checking their cell phones, not controlling the steering wheel or mentally preoccupied by something else,” Mr. Williams says. “If you were seriously injured or your loved one was hurt or killed by a distracted driver, seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney immediately.”

Mr. Williams has dedicated his practice of 28 years to helping people and their families in accident, injury and wrongful death cases. He has tried hundreds of cases and obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Some of the more substantial verdicts include a $14.6 million verdict for an injured motorcycle rider and a $6.2 million verdict for a car accident victim that is believed to be the largest verdict ever in Sumner County, Tennessee.

Keith Williams Named to the List of Mid-South Super Lawyers for the Eighth Year in a Row

Also Named to Best Lawyers in America and Other Exclusive Lists

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Keith Williams Law Group has announced that its founder, Keith Williams, has been named to the list of Mid-South Super Lawyers for the eighth year in a row in the practice area of Personal Injury – General Plaintiff.

Super Lawyers is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys, with no more than 5% from each state being named to the list. The selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice and other cogent factors.

In addition to his recognition as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, Mr. Williams was also named to the Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers for the third consecutive year.

Mr. Williams was also selected this year for inclusion in the 28th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America for the Products Liability — Plaintiffs category. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review and its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Mr. Williams has dedicated his practice of 28 years to helping people and their families in accident, injury and wrongful death cases. He has tried hundreds of cases and obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Some of the more substantial verdicts include a $14.6 million verdict for an injured motorcycle rider and a $6.2 million verdict for a car accident victim, and he has also obtained numerous multimillion-dollar settlements for his clients.

Mr. Williams is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Only less than 300 out of 23,000-plus attorneys in the state and less than 0.5% of all licensed attorneys nationwide have earned this certification. He is also a recipient of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award and earned an Avvo Rating of 10 (Superb) and a peer rating of “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to his practice, he is a speaker, lecturer and author of The Consumers’ Guide to a Tennessee Accident or Personal Injury Case. He is also an active member of the American Association for Justice and past chair of the American Association for Justice’s Aviation Litigation Section, and he is a member of the Aviation and Space Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Mr. Williams is also a member and past president of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.

He earned an Associate’s degree in Business from Volunteer State Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Cumberland University and a Juris Doctor from the Nashville School of Law.

“I am very honored to be recognized by my peers once again for the hard work I have put in to help my clients obtain the justice they deserve,” Mr. Williams said. “I wish to thank my fellow attorneys for having the confidence in me to name me to these exclusive lists.”

For more information, call (615) 313-3999 or visit www.keithwilliamslawgroup.com.

 

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About Keith Williams Law Group

With two convenient locations, one in downtown Nashville and the other on the historic town square in Lebanon, Keith Williams Law Group can help its clients achieve the maximum possible compensation for their injuries. Its attorneys represent those who have been injured as a result of car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, aviation accidents, highway work zone accidents, defective products, and trucker broker negligence. For more information, call (615) 313-3999 or visit www.keithwilliamslawgroup.com.

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