Aviation Litigation

Aviation litigation cases must be handled with expertise and care. The practice requires a vast knowledge of aviation engineering, applicable laws and regulations, and the various factors that can cause or contribute to a crash or catastrophic event, whether that may be human error, mechanical defects, design defects, or poor maintenance and repair. The lawyers at Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge have worked with the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) to assist in the investigation of crashes. We are also trained and skilled in working with aviation experts to investigate and determine the cause of crashes and any potentially responsible parties.

Airplane crashes are almost always multi-factorial. Our experienced team of lawyers, experts, and investigators will uncover the key facts to deconstruct what influenced the accident and how it could have been avoided. While weather is often a contributing cause, it is usually one of many elements that together bring about a crash. In our practice, we routinely investigate and examine the rolls of air traffic controllers, pilots, aircraft manufacturers, maintenance companies, airlines, and other possible contributing causes. We handle all types of aviation accidents including catastrophic crashes, injuries from plane propellers, airport related accidents and injuries, injuries while maintaining an aircraft, and jetway injuries.

Our lawyers, experts, and investigators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to rapidly respond to any aviation disaster. We mobilize experts and make sure no piece evidence is lost or overlooked. Our rapid response team is trained and experienced in handling all types of aviation crashes and events from initial investigation through litigation. Our lawyers have been retained in both state and federal court cases and know how to reach successful resolutions amicably and through jury and bench trials.

Our cases have involved:

  • Aviation engineering
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Design defects
  • Pilot error
  • Control tower error
  • Workplace injuries
  • Jetway injuries
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