Aviation Accidents

Unfortunately, aviation accidents often result in death or catastrophic injuries. Consequently, these cases typically involve large settlements or verdicts. By the same turn, it can be challenging to prove liability. If you or a loved one has been involved in an aviation accident, it’s important to immediately hire a personal injury attorney practiced in this area of the law.

At Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, we have significant experience prosecuting cases on behalf of airline crew and passengers injured or killed in an aviation accident. We successfully represented the members of the crew involved in the United Airlines Sioux City, Iowa crash, and we have represented passengers from several other major commercial airline accidents. We also prosecute cases involving private airplanes and helicopters. For example, we successfully sued the federal government on behalf of a helicopter pilot who was seriously injured when a military plane caused his helicopter to topple over as it was stopped on the runway.

We have handled cases that involved a number of different causes including:

  • Altimeter failure
  • Engine failure
  • Pilot error
  • Air traffic control error

In most cases, aviation accidents are product liability claims or mechanical failure claims that require extensive research and knowledge of aviation law to prove. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to determine liability in any aviation case. We work with aviation specialists and experts to identify the cause of a plane or helicopter crash.

Our attorneys are both skilled negotiators and litigators. Many personal injury cases are settled prior to trial based on the strength of the case and the expected jury verdict. Regardless of whether we go to trial or settle out of court, however, our firm always fights for to ensure that our clients receive full and fair compensation for their injuries or losses.

Contact us immediately if you have been injured or lost a loved one in an aviation accident. Our personal injury cases are only charged on a contingency basis and the initial consultation is free. We are paid only when we win your case.