Our experience in aviation litigation includes providing representation in numerous areas.
Using our in-depth understanding of the technical, mechanical and engineering issues underlying aircraft crash and incident lawsuits, we defend clients against allegations of causation and negligence. Those involved in an aviation-related accident need to obtain an attorney who is familiar and experienced with the highly specialized and complicated field of aviation law which governs the operation of aircraft and the maintenance of aviation facilities. Both federal and state governments have enacted statutes and created administrative agencies to regulate air traffic.
State and federal aviation law will generally allow damages for certain things.
If a crash occurs within a state’s territorial waters, or on land, state aviation law will generally allow damages for medical & funeral expenses, loss of victim’s anticipated earnings in the future until time of retirement, loss of pension benefits (or some inheritances) caused by the victim’s death, pain and suffering or mental anguish to the survivors, loss of care, protection or companionship to survivors. Knowing the aviation laws that apply to the specific situation of the victims/survivors allows an attorney to properly prepare clients for what to expect, as well as to recover all funds to which the plaintiff is entitled.