Aviation Accidents

Plane Crash and Aviation Accidents

When a person has been seriously injured or killed in a small private plane crash or a commercial airline crash, family members will be looking for an experienced attorney to handle their aviation accident lawsuit. The law firm of Leesfield Scolaro has the knowledge, expertise and resources necessary to handle complex aviation cases successfully. Aircraft accidents require a specialized investigative skill and extensive knowledge of aviation law.

Below is a representative list of some of the verdicts and settlements we have obtained for our clients who have lost loved ones in plane crash accidents.

CASE NAME
VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT
Decenzo
$ 10,000,000
Est. of Rivas
$ 8,575,000
Est of Emmart
$ 5,400,000
Estate of G.
$ 2,800,000
Est. of Barley
$ 1,850,000
Walker
$ 630,000

The National Transportation Safety Board has estimated that approximately 83% of all general aviation accidents are attributable to pilot error. Thus, in some cases involving injuries to passengers, bystanders or property loss, the pilot, his estate and/or employer could be primarily at fault. Whether there was negligent preflight of the aircraft, negligent flight planning, inadequate flight experience for conditions, or other error must all be considered by counsel.

Our attorneys work with a team of accident investigators and aviation accident specialists investigating crash sites and recreating accidents to identify the causes of airplane crashes. We have obtained verdicts and settlements for pilots, passengers, and innocent bystanders in cases involving defective aircraft parts, negligent air traffic controllers, and other negligent parties. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.