Commercial Aviation Accident Lawyers
If you lost a loved one in a commercial plane accident, you may be entitled to receive significant compensation for your losses.
Hundreds Die in Plane Crashes Every Year
Plane crashes are almost always catastrophic and take hundreds of lives each year and even more people are injured in airline accidents, some occurring even before takeoff. Anyone who was injured in an accident, and anyone who lost a loved one in a crash may be able to file a claim for compensation.
The most recent data suggests that 2016 was one of the safest on record for commercial airline accidents and fatalities. But the International Air Transport Association (ITIA) reports that there were 10 fatal accidents that caused 268 deaths. On average, 371 people die in airliner accidents each year.
We Fight for Your Right to Compensation
If you or a loved one were involved in a commercial airline crash, know that we are standing ready to fight for your rights, ensure you aren’t taken advantage of by the airline, and to help you seek the justice that you deserve.
Be aware, that even before you talk to an attorney about your injuries and losses, the airlines may offer you financial compensation after an accident, but before you accept this compensation, speak to us first. Plane accidents are usually complex because to have a successful claim, you must determine who is liable. A pilot, commercial airline company, airline manufacturer, air traffic control, airport operator, and even maintenance providers could be responsible for your injuries or losses.
Let us investigate your claim, scope the evidence and analyze the data to see if you are entitled to more compensation than what the airline is offering. And typically, you are. In fact, you may be entitled to compensation for many issues, including compensation for –
- Your pain and suffering
- Current and expected future medical costs related to the accident
- Permanent injuries that you may suffer
- Missed time at work and lost wages
- Loss of consortium of your spouse
- Wrongful death
Most Common Causes of Fatal Plane Crashes
While weather and other environmental factors can play a role in plane accidents, the FAA reports that most fatal crashes are caused by:
- Loss of Control Inflight
- Controlled Flight into Terrain
- System Component Failure – Powerplant
- Fuel Related
- System Component Failure – Non-Powerplant
- Unintended Flight In IMC
- Midair Collisions Low
- Low-Altitude Operations
Whether an accident is caused by equipment failure, or pilot error, the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit varies depending on whether the flight was international or domestic. If domestic, the time limit to file could be as short as one year, depending on the laws of the state in which you live. Contact us today to learn about the statute of limitations for your state and if you are eligible to seek compensation.
Recent Airline Crash Lawsuit Verdicts and Settlements
$115.75 Million awarded to families of flight crew killed in cargo plane crash.
$25.2 million settlement for USAir crash caused by malfunctioning rudder valve.
$17.8 million awarded to survivor of family who were killed when a military plane crashed into their home.
Aircraft giant Airbus pays $9.1 million to the families of 199 people who were killed when their plane ran into a building.
Why Choose Us?
We are dedicated to holding commercial airlines responsible for the injuries they cause through negligence, and we don’t let them take advantage of their victims. Contact us today to learn more about how we handle commercial aviation claims, including how we –
Analyze the evidence, black box data, eyewitness testimony, and expert testimony to see exactly what caused the crash and determine the scope of your injuries and losses so you know exactly how to file your claims.
Estimate the cost of damages and loss with medical and aviation experts who know how to estimate the cost and value of plane crash injuries and deaths.
Advocate on behalf of plane crash victims to ensure you get the most compensation possible for your injuries and losses.
Negotiate with the airline on your behalf to reach the best settlement possible.
When necessary, litigate your case in court and use every lawful measure to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.