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If you’ve been involved in a serious aircraft accident that was no fault of your own, it’s important that you know your legal rights. We know that lawsuits can be overwhelming and stressful, which is why you need the support of experienced aircraft injury litigators to help you get financial compensation for your recovery and rebuilding your life.

Experience counts when you hire an aviation accident attorney to handle your personal injury case. 

Our lawyers understand what it is like to be involved in an aircraft accident and have provided expert legal representation nationwide for decades. Permanent injuries are common in aircraft accidents and can have life-altering consequences. 

Aircraft accident settlements often settle for larger dollar amounts because of the insurance requirements for commercial aircraft carriers.

Aircraft companies have teams of attorneys protecting their interests and will attempt to get accident victims to either drop their cases or settle for much less. The reality is that many truck accident cases require a personal injury lawsuit to obtain sufficient compensation for your injuries.

Common Cause of Aircraft Accidents


Aircraft Malfunctions

  • Aircraft Manufacturing Defects
  • Air Pressure Malfunction 
  • Airline Toxic Fumes 
  • Airplane Design Defect
  • Airplane Electrical Malfunction 
  • Airplane Engine Failure 
  • Airplane Fuel Tank Explosion
  • Defective Aircraft Equipment 
  • Defective Aircraft Part
  • Defective Airplane Design 
  • Defective Airplane Gauge 
  • Defective Landing Gear
  • Defective Runways
  • Fuel Exhaustion‎ 
  • Inadequate Aircraft Repair  
  • In-Flight Fires‎ 
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Plane Propeller  
  • Plummeted During Takeoff Injury
  • Undercarriage Malfunction‎ 

Human Error 

  • Air Traffic Control Error
  • Aircraft Negligence 
  • Altitude Flight Parameters
  • Crew Negligence
  • Errors Made in Monitoring Speed
  • Flight Instructor Error Injury
  • Improper Procedure
  • Loss of Control in Flight
  • Maintenance Errors
  • Maintenance Negligence
  • Missed Runway
  • Navigational Errors
  • Pilot Error‎ 
  • Pilot Fatigue
  • Pilot Lack of Training
  • Speed Excessive Landing
  • Unsecured Cargo 

Common Aircraft Injuries

  • Back Injuries 
  • Brain Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Coma
  • Fatality
  • Head Injuries
  • Hip Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Whiplash

Weather-Related Aircraft Accidents

  • Airframe Icing
  • Bad Weather 
  • Bird Strikes‎ 
  • Icing Turbine 
  • Inclement Weather
  • Jet Wing Icing Injury
  • Rain Slippery Runway 
  • Skidded Off Snowy Runway 

Aircraft Accident Statistics


  • 80% of all aircraft accidents can be attributed to some type of human error.
  • 50% of all aircraft accidents are caused by pilot error.
  • Over 40,000 in-flight medical emergencies happen  globally each year.
  • 21% of all aircraft accidents are caused by some type of mechanical error.
  • 21% of all aircraft accidents are caused by weather conditions.
  • 4,000 people are injured every year from falling suitcases, bags, boxes, and other carry-on items.
  • Flight Safety Foundation study on turbulence estimated 4,500 passengers are injured each year.

Who Can Be Held Responsible for an Aircraft Accident?

Injury victims should contact an aircraft injury attorney immediately after an accident. An experienced attorney understands the rules and regulations in the aircraft industry and can find any potential pilot or aircraft company violations.

Accident attorneys are experienced in dealing with difficult insurance companies and know how they try and get out of paying for a victim's injury claims.

When filing a lawsuit, the victim may not know who is responsible for causing the accident. In most cases, the lawsuit will name every potential defendant who may have had a role in causing the accident.

The Defendants Can Include:

  • Pilots
  • Aircraft Company
  • Aircraft Lessee
  • Aircraft Manufacturer
  • Aircraft Owner
  • Insurance Company
  • Aircraft Parts Manufacturer
  • City or County Government

Aircraft Company Fault

Aircraft pilots can be under a lot of pressure to make delivery deadlines, which can contribute to negligent driving. Aircraft companies sometimes intentionally or recklessly, violate transportation regulations and safety requirements to increase their profit margins. Even if a pilot is responsible for causing the accident, the aircraft company may still be liable for the negligence of their own employee. 

How Long After an Aircraft Accident Can I File a Lawsuit?

Whether a minor crash or a serious crash, aircraft accidents can take a long time to reach financial settlements. Most states allow plenty of time between the accident and the deadline for filing a lawsuit. Injured victims should contact an aircraft accident lawyer for advice on when to file. 

Understanding Your Statutes of Limitations

Every state is different regarding aircraft accidents and lawsuits. In most cases, victims have 1-3 years to seek legal action against the responsible parties for your injury. If you're concerned about your Statute of limitations timeline, a free case evaluation will help you understand your options.

Aircraft Accident Lawsuits

Compensation Damages from an Aircraft Accident

Compensatory damages are available to injury victims. Compensatory damages are intended to compensate a plaintiff for losses in an injury accident. Compensatory damages in an aircraft accident lawsuit can include both “economic” damages and “non-economic” damages.

Anyone injured in an aircraft accident may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages caused by the crash. If the pilot or aircraft company was negligent in causing the accident, the injury victim could file a lawsuit to recover damages that can include:

  • Court Costs
  • Disfigurement 
  • Emotional distress
  • ER Treatment
  • Future Medical Treatment 
  • Hospital Stays
  • Loss of Consortium for Spouse
  • Loss of Enjoyment in Life
  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Bills
  • Medical Supplies
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Physical Disability
  • Physical Therapy
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Property Damages
  • Vehicle Repairs  

What Happens During an Aircraft Accident Lawsuit?

Because each aircraft accident lawsuit case is unique, it could take several months or even years to settle a claim or complete a trial. An Aviation accident lawsuit involves the following steps;

Claim Assessment - When a claim is filed, an assessment is made to ensure you have a valid case. This involves examining accident details, evidence, damages suffered, medical expenses, cost of future care, and the negligence of the other party. This assessment is done during your free consultation.

Investigation - If you have a qualified case, a thorough investigation of the aircraft accident will begin immediately to preserve evidence. Negligent parties will also be notified, and demand will be issued for the preservation of all evidence, including photographs, planes involved, runway structures, pilot and aircraft company certifications, and other data.

File and Complaint - Once your evidence is preserved, a lawsuit will be filed against all parties who are deemed negligent in the accident.

Case Discovery - This is where case information is requested from the other parties, conduct depositions, interview witnesses, and obtain expert analyses,  accident reconstruction, and medical evidence to build a solid case.

Begin Mediation - Victims and defendants will attend mediation to determine if a fair settlement can be reached. During mediation, a negotiator will attempt to make a settlement to compensate for pain, suffering, and other damages. The majority of aircraft accident lawsuits will settle before going to trial.

Go to Trial - If no settlement can be reached in mediation, the lawsuit will proceed to trial. The case will be heard by a jury or judge.  Attorney's will present evidence and participate in closing arguments. 

Settlement - The judge or jury will then determine fault and make a decision on the amount of compensation to award for your losses.

 Put Experienced Aircraft Investigators on Your Case! 

Free Case Evaluation – Aircraft Accident Lawsuits

If you or a loved has been injured in an aircraft accident due to the negligence of others, we can help.

We have experienced aircraft accident lawyers that will hold negligent parties responsible for personal injuries, including wrongful death.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review. We can provide you with a 100% free case evaluation where we can examine the details of your case and determine which legal strategies can best protect your future.


If you think you have a case, now is the time to reach out to a legal representative. If you believe that you have an aircraft accident case, we can help you now.

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80% of all aircraft accidents can be attributed to some type of human error.

More than 4,000 people are injured every year from falling suitcases, bags, boxes, and other carry-on items.

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According to a Flight Safety Foundation study on turbulence an estimated 4,500 passengers are injured every year.

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