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Aviation Accident Lawyer

Aviation Accident Lawyer

Nationally-recognized by U.S. News & World Report each year as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms,” Wilshire Law Firm’s aviation accident lawyers are setting the new standard in legal service. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the firm’s experienced team of 150+ legal professionals offers effective legal representation in both national and international personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.

Highly Technical and Complex Specialty

Aviation litigation requires in depth knowledge of the multi-faceted body of domestic and international laws, treaties and regulations that govern aviation manufacturers, operators, airports and passengers around the world. Additionally, aviation lawyers must possess knowledge of highly technical issues concerning aerodynamics, piloting, engineering, biomechanics, aircraft maintenance, airline operations, weather and air traffic control systems, and radar and tracking systems, among other things.

You get much more than aviation lawyers at the Wilshire Law Firm. Our lawyers are also engineers and pilots, are frequent speakers at aviation law conferences around the world, and are called on by other aviation lawyers for assistance with complex matters.

Senior partner Ilyas Akbari, for example, is not only a bioengineer, but also serves as Plaintiffs’ Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Aviation and Space Law Committee, and as Editor of the Aviation and Space Law Newsletter, while also continuing to teach other lawyers how to properly handle these complex cases. A prominent legal journal featured one of his many articles that teach other lawyers how to properly prepare for aviation cases (Minimum Equipment List: The Essentials of an Aviation Products-Liability Case, Advocate Magazine June 2020).

The aviation accident lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm possess a highly technical understanding of airplanes, helicopters, and related aviation component parts and systems. They know how to investigate a plane crash and whom to contact before critical evidence is lost or destroyed. Wilshire Law Firm’s airplane crash lawyers have extensively researched the inner workings of virtually every general, commercial, and military airplane and helicopter in service, performing flight testing and simulated testing on various models of helicopters and planes, in addition to analyzing the service history and maintenance records in order to understand each flight. Even when planes crash and cause serious injury or death for no apparent reason, the helicopter and plane crash lawyers and experts at Wilshire Law Firm reconstruct each detail of the plane crash, and the actual cause of the doomed flight is determined. This vast experience and specialized knowledge is noticed by aircraft manufacturers, airlines and aviation insurers.

Aviation Accident Types

From passenger jets and commercial airliners to helicopters and single-engine aircraft, the attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have successfully represented hundreds of aviation accident victims and their families in some of history’s worst aviation disasters.

Our team’s deep and comprehensive understanding of how to investigate and prepare airplane accident cases, and its extensive network of technical and legal consultants around the globe, gives Wilshire Law Firm’s clients an advantage over passengers pursuing a claim with lawyers that refer to themselves as “aviation” lawyers simply because they worked on cases which were tangential to aviation.

We provide exceptional legal representation to accident victims and their families in all types of aircraft accidents, including:

  • Airline accidents
  • Air ambulance accidents
  • Charter plane accidents
  • Drone crashes
  • Helicopter crashes
  • International aviation accidents
  • Inflight injury and turbulence incidents
  • Mid-air collisions
  • Military aircraft crashes
  • Plane into house incidents
  • Runway accidents
  • Sightseeing or tour crashes
  • Small plane accidents

Common Causes of Aviation Accidents

Wilshire Law Firm’s airplane and helicopter accident lawyers have extensive experience investigating and preparing major accident cases for trial or settlement. Our team will thoroughly examine your claim and pursue accountability against the airline, airport, manufacturer, or other negligent parties.

All aircraft disasters are complex, but human error is often the first factor looked at when determining the cause of the accident. After a review of all facts available, and using differential diagnosis, our aviation lawyers are able to scientifically rule out causes which could not have occurred, until the primary and secondary causes are remaining. Some common causes of aviation accidents are:

  • Corporate negligence
  • Crew negligence
  • Design or manufacturing flaws
  • Maintenance negligence
  • Human error

The airplane accident attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have learned throughout the years how to handle major U.S. airline accidents, international air disasters, helicopter crashes, and military crashes. Our experience has taught us that any aviation accident lawsuit can involve multiple state or federal laws, multiple court systems, and numerous complex choices that are required to maximize recovery.

Wilshire Law Firm has also learned through decades of experience that insurance adjusters and airline or manufacturer attorneys do not have the best interests of victims in mind. The defense may urge a quick settlement, or threaten to prolong the process – it doesn’t matter to the insurance carrier; they will do whatever it takes to lower your recovery. Remember to never sign anything after an aviation incident unless it is reviewed by an attorney, to ensure that your rights are protected and not waived.

Hiring an Aviation Accident Attorney

Why hire us? For years, victims of plane crashes have trusted Wilshire Law Firm to successfully resolve their cases. Our clients receive exceptional legal representation and personal support during the most difficult time in their lives.

The attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have represented clients in many countries across the globe and have worked on many of the major airline disasters; some of the cases handled include the following airlines and manufacturers:

  • Airbus
  • Air Midwest (No Longer Operating)
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Boeing
  • Continental Airlines (No Longer Operating)
  • JetBlue
  • Malaysia Air
  • Robinson Helicopter
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines

We understand what it takes to guide our clients to a successful result through the complex laws, interweaving statutes, and bullying defense tactics. No matter the case, whether it be a large disaster involving hundreds of deaths, a serious injury, or a person that was mildly injured. Wilshire Law Firm brings the same dedication and preparation in its pursuit of justice and holding those responsible to be accountable.  Wilshire Law Firm’s first priority is getting clients the support they need and the answers they are seeking in order to understand what really happened and, hopefully, to receive some measure of justice in exposing the safety flaw.

Our team’s vast experience representing personal injury victims and heirs in wrongful death cases make us one of the world’s foremost aviation accident law firms. The defense is going to do everything they can to devalue your claim – Wilshire Law Firm’s broad knowledge of international aviation law levels the playing field.

Aircraft Accident Support Resources

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Truth. Justice. Accountability. | Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with a network of attorneys and technical consultants around the globe, Wilshire Law Firm represents the families of fatal crash victims as well as seriously-injured survivors, both nationally and internationally. With more than $750,000,000 recovered for our clients and appointed to leadership positions in most of the major airline disasters, our track record speaks for itself. We would be honored to investigate your claim and work on your behalf.

To schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced airplane accident attorney, call (855) 596-8778 or complete our online contact form. Our team is available 24/7 to assist you.

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Mr. Saadian has represented me in 2 separate cases. In both instances, he did far more than obtain me the best possible settlement. I'd recommend him highly to anyone.

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Bobby is at the very top of the Personal Injury Attorneys.

Bobby is at the very top of the Personal Injury Attorneys I've worked with. He's very professional and responsive. I highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking an attorney in this field.
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