FAQ: My loved one was killed in a crash of a homebuilt (kit) aircraft. Does that effect my ability to bring a lawsuit?

It depends on what your relation is to your “loved one.” If you are an immediate family member, such as a spouse or child, you may bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Likewise, if you are the parent of the deceased victim, you may have standing to bring aa lawsuit. If the “loved one” is your close friend or a distant family member, you may not have standing under Texas Law to bring a lawsuit. As for the “homebuilt aircraft”; yes, those are treated as product cases, assuming they were put together correctly and depending on the facts and negligence there potentially could be a case.