Arizona’s Kevin Neal

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Address:
2575 East Camelback Road
Camelback East Village
Phoenix 85016
AZ
United States
Phone number:
602-530-8171

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From time to time non-normal and emergency situations occur. The key to 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.

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Kevin Neal: Taking It to the Limit “I like to think that I’m hitting my peak. If anything, I’m more passionate about what I do as a lawyer. It seems like everything in my life is coalescing.” There are very good reasons why attorney Kevin Neal, a shareholder at Gallagher & Kennedy feels this way. Definitely at the top of his game after more than 30 years representing clients in the areas of wrongful death and personal injury with an emphasis on aviation crashes, medical malpractice and product liability, Neal’s zest for life, adventure and giving back have never been greater. MAKING A DIFFERENCE Being involved in the community has always been a larger part of who Neal is outside the practice of law. Always an advocate in the courtroom for people and families wronged by powerful organizations and large corporations, Neal has a remarkable record for obtaining outstanding results on behalf of his clients and his representation has led to significant multimillion-dollar recoveries. As Neal points out, his involvement with his clients does not end when the case is over. His compassion for those whose lives have been grievously impacted has led to an even larger circle of influence. “I feel more fulfilled as a person and a lawyer helping people that have gone through a serious tragedy,” he says. “Being able to help people beyond the lawsuit is an important component of what I do as a lawyer. When someone’s gone through a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one it’s not just a financial hit, it’s an emotional one and when you can be a counselor and help them through that process well it just feels rewarding. It’s certainly not something they trained us for in law school, but over the years I’ve recognized that it’s an important part of being a trial lawyer.” Many of Neal’s clients have been hospitalized with extreme injuries. Because he’s always taken a deeper interest in his client’s welfare, well beyond the courtroom, Neal has experienced first-hand the care, support and even rehabilitation these people go through. This interest and concern led Neal to another passion and one about which he’s always enthusiastic to speak about. “I got involved with Valleywise Health after so many of my clients were treated at what we used to call our County Hospital,” he says. “I’m handling a case now for a flight nurse who was involved in a helicopter crash and was treated in the Trauma Center. I’m also representing a propane tank explosion survivor who was treated at the Arizona Burn Center, which is part of Valleywise. After working with the doctors and other healthcare professionals who have given so much to our community, I felt the need to become involved in efforts to support their work.” Neal now helps to raise both awareness and financial support for Valleywise. Neal was invited to serve on the board of directors for the Valleywise Health Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c) charity which supports the mission of Arizona’s only public safety net medical facility, the Arizona Burn Center and the largest teaching hospital in the region. Thanks to his tireless efforts and obvious dedication, this January he was elected as chairperson of the foundation. “Valleywise Health Medical is our only public teaching hospital,” he says. “Valleywise Health Foundation supports our county’s safety-net health care system that includes the Maricopa Medical Center, Arizona Burn Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, two behavioral health centers and 13 neighborhood clinics. Access to quality healthcare is a major issue in our community. Our County Hospital not only provides access to care, but also trains more doctors than any other hospital in the Valley. The foundation is there to help the people in our community who need healthcare the most but can afford it the least.” NEW PEAKS TO CONQUER While a lot of people talk about giving back or support various causes by attending events or donating money, Neal truly puts his heart and time into the foundation. Most recently, Neal was on hand to speak at the groundbreaking ceremonies of the highly anticipated new $900 million medical center at the Roosevelt Campus. The state-of-the-art medical center will be constructed adjacent to the current medical center will be approximately 673,000 square feet, 10 stories tall and will feature the same services for which the health care system has come to be known. Integral to raising both monies and awareness for this impressive undertaking, Neal has been at the forefront of the goal of providing the resources necessary for Valleywise to deliver exceptional healthcare to every patient, every time and without exception. “It’s really a big part of who I am,” he says. “I spent all day at the dedication recently, I’ll be in meetings all day this Friday, there are several days a week and many hours I put in making sure this great public health system gets the support it needs. Valleywise helps so many people; first responders, the under-insured and the uninsured. They do great work and don’t have a big publicity budget so you don’t hear about them as much as you should.” This year’s fundraiser is unlike virtually anything seen before. A far cry from formal dinners, galas and silent auctions, what Neal has planned is not only exciting and inspiring but is in perfect alignment with his own adventure-seeking nature. “We’re taking a dozen burn survivors and medical staff from the Arizona Burn Center on an expedition up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. We’ve had to push back our original date due to the coronavirus, but we’re working on rescheduling now,” he says. “All of it is to raise money and awareness of the Arizona Burn Center as part of their Wellness Program for burn survivors. “The medical staff developed this Wellness Program and it’s really geared toward patients after they leave the hospital,” he continues. “They want to make sure they are doing well both mentally and physically, because burn survivors struggle with a lot of issues people aren’t familiar with unless they’ve been through it. So, we’re taking on a bucket list item, showing that burn survivors, even with their injuries can do anything.” AFFINITY FOR ADVENTURE Anyone who knows Neal would not be surprised by this ambitious undertaking. An all-or-nothing kind of guy, Neal works hard and when he’s not working, he is what many describe as a thrill-seeking adventurer. “I work six or seven days a week,” he admits. “I work out of my home office and my clients have my cell phone number so I’m on call 24/7 but I’ve always had outside interests and activities that provide a kind of adrenaline rush that help me balance the stress of work. Being a trial lawyer is immensely satisfying, but also extremely hard work. So, my time away from work is important.” One of Neal’s favorite pastimes led him to one of the areas for which he’s considered an industry expert. “A main focus in my practice is aviation law,” he explains. “I have handled plane and helicopter crashes for many years.” As Neal explains “I’ve been a pilot since 1983. Right now, I fly almost weekly for fun or on business. Flying as a pilot gives me a unique insight into aviation law and crash investigation.” But flying is just part of the story. Neal also enjoys scuba diving. “I’m a Dive-Master rated scuba diver, I’ve done marine archeology which actually led to my being accepted into the New York Explorers Club.” He’s also led several expeditions to plane wrecks in challenging locales including oceans and mountain lakes. “I led an expedition into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to locate a World War II Bomber crash,” he recalls. “The team had to climb a mountain and then execute a high altitude dive to survey the wreckage. Standing by the shore of a mountain lake at 12,000 feet where few if any had been before, and bear witness was poignant and gripping. The loss of the young airmen who died in the crash reminded me of the high toll it takes. Flying into a mountainside at night is just as deadly as flying into a hail of enemy gunfire—and just as painful for the families of those killed. Perhaps even more so when years pass before the survivors knew how their sons’ lives ended.” As if that weren’t enough, his expertise with firearms led him to become a firearms instructor, avid hunter, competitive shooter and an active member in the Scottsdale Gun Club. He is a former member of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Advisory Posse, and qualified through the Sheriff’s Academy as an Armed Posse Member. One could go on, like to mention his team roping days, skydiving and at least a half-dozen more daring exploits, but you get the point. FAMILY MAN Despite what is obviously a full slate of work and hobbies, Neal always finds time for those who mean the most – his family. “I’m a newly-minted grandfather,” he says beaming. “I have a beautiful wife, Michele, and we have four grown children Jordan, Taylor, Tiff any and Jackson. Taylor and her husband Kevin Baker just presented us with our first grandchild, Beckett.” On top of that Neal and Michele have three dogs they take hiking several times a week. Neal has fond memories of his own childhood growing up with his younger brother in Kansas. “I guess one of my earliest memories is going out on our ski boat with our parents,” he says. “We learned to swim at an early age and our family vacations were at lakes in the Midwest. I have always loved the water and later I bought a sailboat that I kept in San Diego for several years.” From boats to soaring through the clouds to tackling some of the most challenging cases imaginable, Neal is without question a driven man. “I’m a hard charging kind of guy,” he says. “I’d like to think that when I come to the end I don’t want to have regrets like I didn’t take a case, go on an expedition or attempt something that I wanted to but let fear stand in the way.” Related Links: Plane crash Aviation law Kevin Neal Helicopter Crash airplane accident lawyer plane crash attorney aviation accident lawyer airplane accident attorney plane crash lawyer according to the laws of aviation according to all laws of aviation Location: 2575 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1100 Phoenix, Arizona 85016-9225 602-530-8171 Keywords: airplane accident lawyer, plane crash attorney, aviation accident lawyer, airplane accident attorney, plane crash lawyer, according to the laws of aviation, according to all laws of aviation, kevin neal, plane crash accident, aviation law
5/22/2020 8:43:45 PM Report

Aviation Law & Kevin Neal Aviation law is a complex practice area with highly specific state laws and federal regulations governing when tragedy victims have the right to seek financial compensation for their damages. At Gallagher & Kennedy, our Phoenix aviation accident lawyers have over 40 years of experience handling aviation accident claims in state and federal courts. We have the resources, aviation lawyers, and successful case history to provide high-quality legal representation after an aircraft disaster. For four decades, injured aviation accident victims and their families have chosen the Phoenix injury attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy to navigate settlement negotiations and litigate complex injury claims. We understand how to handle each unique accident case to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients. Contact us at (602) 530-8400 for a free consultation. Why Choose Gallagher & Kennedy? • We are the premier aviation disaster law firm in Arizona with attorneys regarded as some of the top aviation lawyers in America. • We have the legal resources of a large firm but use the personal care and attention of a boutique-style shop. • We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for past clients – many of which suffered significant injuries or lost loved ones in aviation disasters. • We operate on a contingency fee basis. We charge $0 in upfront costs and nothing at all unless we win the case on behalf of the client. Aviation Accident Lawyer: What to Expect? Gallagher & Kennedy’s approach to plane crash and aviation disaster law is straightforward and practical. First, we will arrange a free meeting with you and your family to listen to your story. We want to know how the accident impacted your life and what you plan on achieving by talking to a lawyer. Then, we will use our substantial legal resources to approach your case with a results-oriented focus. One of our aircraft accident lawyers will build your case with time and expense management in mind, helping you capitalize on compensation opportunities and overcome challenges along the way. How Many Plane Crashes Occur in the US Each Year? With over 220,000 active aircraft, the US has one of the largest and most diverse aviation industries in the world. Planes are just one of many types of general aircraft in the US, which also include rotorcraft, amateur-built devices, hot-air balloons and helicopters. Comparatively, plane crashes are rare in the US. Still, every year, hundreds of planes and other types of aircraft go down, causing many serious injuries and deaths. On average, over 1,000 aviation accidents happen in the US annually. In 2018, the US reported 1,347 civil aviation accidents. 2018 was the first in eight years to have a fatality on a large scheduled commercial airline. (Source: the Insurance Information Institute.) In 2017, 347 people died in fatal general aviation accidents in the US. There were 209 fatal aircraft crashes in the US in 2017. (Source: the Federal Aviation Administration.) Of all the aviation accidents in the US in 2018, the majority (1,275) were in general aviation while only 27 were commercial flights. On a global scale, the aviation accident rate in 2018 was 0.19. This translates to about 1 major accident every 5.4 million flights. In 2018, there were 30 U.S. air carrier accidents, with 1 related death and 25 injuries. (Source: the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.) 14 aviation accidents have happened in the State of Arizona since 1972. The most recent aviation accident in Arizona was in 2011, in Yuma. (Source: National Transportation Safety Board.) Deadly commercial plane accidents are rare. Most fatal accidents happen outside of the commercial industry, such as with private planes or jets. The owners of these aircraft are generally laxer with safety rules and inspections than airlines in the commercial industry due to fewer federal laws and restrictions. Unfortunately, this can lead to dangerous aircraft and deadly inflight malfunctions. As an aviation accident survivor or loved one, you might have grounds to bring a claim against an aircraft owner or another party for your US aircraft crash. Types of Aviation Disasters In our extensive history helping victims within the aviation accident practice area, we have successfully resolved cases involving many different types of aviation accidents and fatal aircraft disasters. We take all kinds of aviation accident claims, including commercial and general accidents. Our attorneys have experience handling tragedies involving numerous types of aircraft. • Private planes • Helicopters • Cargo planes • Medical evacuation aircraft • Commercial airlines • Floatplanes • Rotor wing aircraft • Law enforcement aircraft • Vintage planes • Air traffic controller errors Gallagher & Kennedy has taken some of the most high-profile aviation disaster cases in the U.S. In the last 10 years, our Phoenix airplane crash attorneys have worked on virtually every aviation accident case in Arizona, including the Flagstaff Medical Center Air Evac mid-air helicopter collision that took seven lives, the Cave Creek crash in which five people were killed, and the Page airport crash in which one person was killed and five others seriously injured. We have also successfully handled cases against airport operators and Air Traffic Controllers when their actions contribute to controlled airspace crashes. Our Phoenix aviation accident attorneys understand how these complex cases work in Arizona and around the country. Related Links: Plane crash Aviation law Kevin Neal Helicopter Crash airplane accident lawyer plane crash attorney aviation accident lawyer airplane accident attorney plane crash lawyer according to the laws of aviation according to all laws of aviation Videos: https://youtu.be/S4MQqSACpzo Embed Info 1: Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-neal-2838286/ https://www.facebook.com/arizonaaviationattorney/ Ranked: https://www.gallagherkennedyinjury.com/phoenix-aviation-accident-lawyer/ https://www.gallagherkennedyinjury.com/attorneys/kevin-neal/ https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/kevin-d-neal/37062 Location: 2575 E. 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5/12/2020 7:16:58 PM Report

From time to time non-normal and emergency situations occur. The key to 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. Related Links: Plane crash Aviation law Kevin Neal Helicopter Crash airplane accident lawyer plane crash attorney aviation accident lawyer airplane accident attorney plane crash lawyer according to the laws of aviation according to all laws of aviation Ranked: https://www.gallagherkennedyinjury.com/phoenix-aviation-accident-lawyer/ https://www.gallagherkennedyinjury.com/attorneys/kevin-neal/ https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/kevin-d-neal/37062 Location: 2575 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1100 Phoenix, Arizona 85016-9225 602-530-8171 Keywords: airplane accident lawyer, plane crash attorney, aviation accident lawyer, airplane accident attorney, plane crash lawyer, according to the laws of aviation, according to all laws of aviation, kevin neal, plane crash accident, aviation law
3/20/2020 8:15:01 PM Report