Although aviation is known for being one of the safest modes of transportation, accidents still occur and when they do, the consequences are often serious, or even deadly. At CaseyGerry, we provide highly-skilled representation to California aviation accident victims and their families.
With an outstanding record in aviation litigation, our attorneys possess the industry knowledge and experience necessary to help clients successfully navigate even the most complex of cases.
Aviation is one of the most highly regulated and specialized industries in the country. When a disaster occurs, they demand an immediate investigation and require familiarity with state, federal, and international laws.
These complex legal matters should be handled by a personal injury law firm with the necessary experience, as quickly as possible. As with all personal injury cases, within the first week, critical physical evidence can be lost, and witnesses may be difficult to locate or could start forgetting important details.
Having legal representation will also prevent you from having to deal with the airline’s insurance company or corporate attorneys. Ensuring that you have someone on your side working hard to see you recoup any losses and damages you’ve sustained and recover from your injuries.
At CaseyGerry, we have litigated aviation cases for over 50 years, giving us first-hand knowledge of what it takes to pursue these types of claims. We have recovered billions of dollars in compensation on behalf of injured clients and their families and will work tirelessly to see that you are compensated fairly and fully.
Our attorneys know how to work with government agencies, such as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), that investigate aviation accidents, in order to quickly gain access to any evidence they have, such as:
Additionally, we have the resources to gather a team of independent experts who can reconstruct and analyze the incident. For the purpose of determining which parties can be held liable for your injuries, and to find any evidence of negligence that the authorities may have missed.
We have represented clients in a wide variety of aviation cases in California, including ones that involve large and small airplanes, pilot training, chartered flights, banner towing operations, air races, helicopters, parachutes, gliders, and more. All of which require a deep understanding of aviation technicalities, such as piloting, airline operations, and weather and traffic control.
Aviation accidents can be the result of a variety of factors, but some of the most common include the following:
A number of different parties can be held liable for injuries or death related to an aviation accident, such as the following:
Which parties can be held responsible will depend upon the nature of the accident. Personal injury or wrongful death claims that arise from aviation accidents typically fall under two different theories: negligence or product liability.
An injured passenger or their family member must be able to demonstrate that the defendant failed to provide the care that another reasonable person would have done under similar circumstances, and they suffered injuries as a result. Airline companies, pilots, maintenance crews, other employees, air traffic control, and airports are often subject to negligence claims following an accident.
Under this theory, manufacturers or sellers of defective parts can be legally liable if one of those products fail and was responsible for another person’s injury or death.
In some cases, there may be multiple liable parties, making matters even more complicated.
If you or a member of your family suffered injury or death as a result of an aviation accident in California, contact CaseyGerry. Rather than accept a quick and unfair settlement that will likely be offered by an airline’s insurance company, we will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call (619) 238-1811 or message us online to schedule your free consultation.