Aviation Accidents

Air travel remains one of the safest means of transportation, and yet aviation accidents do occur and can cause serious harm, injury or even death to the passengers and crew members onboard. It is important to know your rights if you or a loved one is involved in an aviation accident, including helicopter crashes and commercial airline incidents. These types of accidents often involve complex state or federal laws that require the proper legal team in order to help you pursue maximum compensation for you and your family.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides continuous updates on safety efforts being made for commercial airplanes, helicopters, general aviation, pilots, airports and all components of aviation. According to recent reports, there are about 12.25 fatalities for every million flight hours recorded.

Failure or negligence on the part of any factor of your flight, including pilots, ground crew, manufacturers, airlines, mechanics and safety inspectors, need to be considered and thoroughly investigated for liability.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provides information and assistance for victims, family members and their friends. If the aviation incident occurred on an international flight, the Montreal Convention may apply. This is a treaty that governs the rights and liabilities of international carriers and passengers.

Due to the complexities of aviation incidents, local, state and federal laws may apply. It is important to contact professionals with aviation expertise who can help guide you through the process.

The aviation lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP have secured multimillion dollar results on behalf of our clients. Our aviation attorneys understand the complexities of plane crashes and helicopter accidents. We have the experience and the ability to handle extensive cases, which have given us a reputation as one of the premier personal injury law firms in Southern California.

The aviation litigation attorneys of McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP have more than 30 years’ combined experience representing victims and their families by making sure you have access to the best resources and experts in order to secure the most positive outcome for your case. We can help navigate you through the legal process.