Although rare in occurrence, aircraft accidents typically lead to a multitude of investigations conducted by federal and local governments and agencies. Any insurance companies involved will also conduct their own investigations.

Aviation lawsuits require detailed analysis of multiple federal regulations and complicated insurance and contractual arrangements. Assigning liability in aircraft accidents is a complex process which requires specific knowledge of the legal issues involved. As such, it is necessary to contact an experienced aircraft accident lawyer as soon as possible if you or someone you love was involved in an aircraft accident.


Types of Aircraft Accidents

Aircraft accidents may involve commercial airplanes, chartered flights, small private planes, home-built aircraft, helicopters, gliders, parachutes, pilot training, banner towing operations and more.

Who Might Be Liable For Aircraft Accidents

Aircraft accidents may be caused by human error, rules violations, mechanical failure, improper maintenance, defective equipment or air traffic controller negligence. As such, liability may be assigned to pilots, crew members, aircraft owners or operators, aircraft manufacturers or air traffic controllers. Because there are so many factors that can lead to an aircraft accident, assigning liability requires the knowledge and skill of an experienced aircraft accident attorney.

Damages Recoverable After an Aircraft Accident

Survivors of aircraft accidents may recover for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and other damages.

If a person has died as a result of an aircraft accident, their loved ones may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and other damages resulting from the victim’s death.


For an aircraft injury claim to be successful, you must prove that the liable party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and that your injuries resulted from that breach. Expect the liable parties (and their insurance companies) to dispute liability, deny insurance coverage and discount the nature and extent of your injuries. Insurance companies are profit-driven and will use any means possible to deny financial responsibility, including using contractual loopholes to deny coverage partially or completely. From our experience, you will need an experienced lawyer to receive fair compensation for injuries suffered as a result of an aircraft accident.


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