Emergency Landings & Aviation Law – Arizona’s Kevin Neal

March 3, 2020

PHOENIX, Ariz., (March 3, 2020) –

From time to time non-normal and emergency situations occur. The key to the successful management of an in-flight emergency situation and/or preventing a non-normal situation from becoming an emergency, is for the pilot to know and follow the procedures from the airplane or helicopter manufacturer and contained in the FAA-approved Airplane Flight Manual and/or Pilot’s Operating Handbook.

There are three main types of emergency landings: a “forced landing” (an immediate landing because the plane or helicopter cannot keep flying, such as with engine failure); a “precautionary landing” (landing when flight is still possible but not advisable, such as worsening weather, getting lost, low fuel and engine trouble); and “ditching” (a forced or precautionary landing on water).

Several psychological hazards may cause a pilot to not act quickly and safely when faced with an emergency. Some of these factors include being unwilling to accept the emergency situation; a hope to save the airplane; and concern about getting hurt.

A pilot who is faced with an emergency landing when an airplane or helicopter damage is unavoidable must remember that crash injuries are largely a matter of keeping the cabin area as contained as possible by using the wings, landing gear, fuselage bottom to absorb the impact force of the landing before it affects the passengers and pilot.

Aviation Law, Kevin Neal

SIXTEEN GALLAGHER & KENNEDY ATTORNEYS SELECTED FOR SOUTHWEST SUPER LAWYERS 2019

April 15, 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz., (April 15, 2019) – The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy has announced that 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers. Additionally, two attorneys have been named as 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annually, only the top five percent of attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico are selected by Southwest Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

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BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® RECOGNIZES 33 GALLAGHER & KENNEDY ATTORNEYS AS LEADERS IN THEIR FIELD

August 15, 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 15, 2029) – Gallagher & Kennedy is proud to announce that 33 of its attorneys, across 34 practice areas, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers In America®.  Of those recognized, more than half have been included for 10+ years.

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ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTERS SUE HEALTH NET FOR FAILING TO PROPERLY PAY CLAIMS RELATED TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH) TREATMENT

Litigation Attorneys John Flynn and Kevin Neal, discuss separate lawsuits filed on behalf of treatment provider clients in Arizona and California  as part of a plan by Health Net to save money at the expense of the people who bought Health Net policies, all the while seeking to consummate its sale to a larger insurance holding company (Centene)