Airplane Crashes and Airline Liability

Airplane travel is generally safe. However, when an aircraft incident occurs, the results are often fatal or otherwise very serious. While death is common in a crash, an injury can occur during boarding, landing, or in flight. Several factors may affect an airline’s liability, such as a pilot or airline’s failure to adhere to federal standards, general negligence, mechanical failure, or defectively designed or improperly maintained equipment.

At Decof, Decof & Barry, our aircraft accident attorneys handle personal injury and wrongful death litigation cases involving commercial and private aircrafts of all types and sizes.

Airline Crash Lawsuit Expertise

We handle a variety of claims involving the following:

  • Aircraft design
  • Air traffic controller negligence
  • Pilot error

The following examples demonstrate our success on behalf of numerous clients. While every case is different, and there are no guarantees of success or value, these examples provide some insight into the claims we have handled.

Please see Our Record of Success for additional aircraft accident verdicts and settlements.

Contact us for a free consultation today.

Airplane Crashes and Airline Liability Case Wins

$7.2 million judgment following a jury verdict on behalf of an elderly man and his wife against a commercial airline for injuries sustained as a result of a fall from the stairway of the plane.

$5.2 million settlement on behalf of the estates of a 49-year-old man and his 10-year-old son who were killed in the crash of a private aircraft.

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