Aviation Accidents

According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Transportation Safety Board report, in 2010 there were 1,500 civil aviation accidents in the United States. Civil aviation is defined as all non-military aircraft including both commercial and private air travel. Our law firm represents clients in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois who have suffered personal injuries or lost loved ones in a private or commercial plane accident or helicopter accident.

As with other types of transportation accidents, there may be many different factors surrounding an airline accident which can contribute to its cause. Some of these factors include:

  • Faulty Equipment
  • FAA Regulation Violations
  • Pilot Errors
  • Problems in the Design or Structure of an Aircraft
  • Flight Service Station Employee Negligence
  • Negligence in a Third Party Selection of a Carrier
  • Federal Air Traffic Controller Negligence

How we can help

At Levin & Perconti, our litigation team has experience with the unique challenges and complexities of aviation law, which has enabled us to achieve multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including a $2.33 million settlement for the family of a pilot whose Cessna plane crashed due to a defective carburetor part.

We take pride in our long-standing relationships with renowned aviation experts and other industry personnel who have proven to be an invaluable asset to clients seeking their rightful damages following a plane accident.

Although plane and helicopter accidents are less frequent than car accidents, they do occur and often lead victims to suffer serious injuries or death. Our attorneys understand that following a serious injury or the loss of a loved one, most people do not know where to turn for answers or legal guidance. The thought of taking on a large airline corporation can be intimidating but it is important for victims to learn their rights to ensure that they receive fair and just compensation for any damages caused to them by the negligent actions of others.

Our lawyers are here to assist plane accident victims and their families to ensure that any and all wrongdoers are held accountable. Not only do plane accident lawsuits help victims recover damages for the harms caused to them, but they are also send a message to civil aviation operators that aviation negligence will never be tolerated.

A successful outcome in aviation accident litigation requires an understanding of the all the various issues that arise when an aviation accident occurs. That is why it is crucial to seek the assistance of attorneys who have handled aviation accident lawsuits. Our law firm is here to help. Our attorneys offer free consultations and you will not pay us attorneys' fees until or unless we successfully resolve your lawsuit. 

There are time limitations for filing plane accident lawsuits in Illinois so please contact us today to discuss what legal options may be available to you. We are happy to answer your questions and consult you on the best course of action.

Feel free to contact us online or call us at 312-332-2872 for a free and confidential consultation. You can also leave your contact information and a brief summary of your case with one of our live chat operators and they will pass along this information to our lawyers.

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog - Aviation