Hundreds of people die each year in the United States in airplane crashes, with thousands more who perish worldwide. A study conducted on nearly 2,000 major airline crashes across more than five decades found that 60 percent of accidents were caused by pilot or other human errors, such as improper loading or maintenance. Another 21 percent of accidents were attributable to mechanical failure. The weather was blamed for most of the remaining percentage of accidents. 

Aviation accidents may leave you eligible for compensation due to any injuries or trauma you have experienced. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an airplane accident, please call 215-772-1000 to schedule a consultation today.

What Can Happen In an Aviation Accident?

Whether an airplane accident involves a major commercial carrier or a smaller private plane or jet, such mishaps are no less open to civil litigation than an accident involving a car or truck. Some injuries that occur from an aviation accident include: 

  • Minor or severe burns
  • Brain and spine injuries
  • Emotional or physical trauma
  • Broken or fractured bones

Airplane Accident Lawsuits

Airplane lawsuits are often filed by people hurt in accidents or by the families of those who died. It is important to know your rights and what compensation you may be eligible for if you or a loved one has been in an aviation accident. 

Who Can File a Lawsuit After an Aviation Accident?

Who has the right to file a lawsuit after being in an aviation accident depends on a few different factors. Typically, those who have the legal right to sue after an aviation accident include anyone who was injured during the accident as well as the family members of those who perished in the crash. Under some circumstances, legal guardians and personal representatives for the deceased's estate are eligible too. The list of those who can file a lawsuit also includes those who are suffering from physical and emotional trauma as a result of the accident. 

Why Choose Kline & Specter For Your Aviation Accident Case?

At Kline & Specter, we have 60 attorneyss, five of whom are also highly skilled medical doctors, which is more than any firm in the United States. Our firm is thought by many to be one of the country's leading personal injury firms and was labeled “a powerhouse law firm” by The New York Times. With some of the best attorneys in the country, we know exactly what to do to help you win your case, and help you receive the justice you deserve. Kline & Specter also works with local attorneys in each state as applicable to ensure you get the legal assistance you need. The firm is experienced in aviation accident litigation and has received exceptional results in a litany of cases. You can count on us to provide professional experience, assistance, and legal advice.

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Kline & Specter, PC, is based in Philadelphia and also has offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you find a solution. For cases outside those states, Kline & Specter works with local attorneys in each state to provide assistance. Give us a call at 215-772-1000 to see if you have a valid legal claim, or visit us to schedule a consultation.