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Aircraft Accident Injury Lawsuits

Aircraft Accident Lawsuits

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 aircraft accident cases require a personal injury lawsuit to obtain sufficient compensation for your injuries.


Aircraft Accident Injuries

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

Aircraft Accident Types   

  • Air Ambulance Accidents
  • Air Race Accidents
  • Aircraft Crash Accidents
  • Aircraft Descent Accidents
  • Aircraft Equipment Accidents
  • Aircraft Landing Accidents
  • Aircraft Negligence Accidents
  • Aircraft Passenger Deaths
  • Aircraft Passenger Injury 
  • Aircraft Takeoff Accidents
  • Aircraft Terrorist Attacks
  • Airline Disaster Accidents
  • Airplane Propeller Accidents
  • Aviation Disaster Accidents
  • Aviation Seats Restraint Accidents
  • Cargo Shifting Accidents
  • Charter Plane Accidents
  • Commercial Aircraft Accidents
  • Corporate Plane Accidents
  • Drone Crash Accidents
  • Foreign Aviation Accidents
  • Helicopter Accidents
  • Inflight Injury Turbulence Accidents
  • International Aviation Accidents
  • Jet Aircraft Accidents
  • Major Airline Accidents
  • Mid-Air Collision Accidents
  • Military Aircraft Accidents
  • News Helicopter Accident
  • Plane Collided Accidents
  • Plane Rolled Accidents
  • Plane Taxi Accidents
  • Planes Into Houses Accidents
  • Preflight Accidents 
  • Private Aircraft Accidents
  • Sightseeing Aircraft Tour Accidents
  • Small Plane Accidents
  • U.S. Airline Accidents
  • VTOL Crash 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 

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 Injury Lawsuits

Human Error Aircraft Accidents

  • 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 

Compensation Damages from an Aircraft Accident

Compensatory damages are available to aircraft 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 accident involving an aircraft 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 
  • Funeral Burial Costs
  • 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

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.

Aircraft Accident

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

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