Denver Aviation Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been in an aviation accident, you’ve likely suffered severe, even life-altering injuries. At worst, you’ve lost your loved one in a fatal crash. On top of dealing with the trauma, you may be wondering how you’re going to recover from your injuries, take care of your family, and put your life back together.
You may be entitled to monetary compensation for medical bills, lost wages and income, pain and suffering, or loss of a loved one’s companionship and support. You deserve to know your legal rights and to have someone in your corner fighting for you. The aviation accident lawyers at Eddington are ready to review your case for free, advise you as to the compensation you may be legally entitled to, and guide you through the process of getting the compensation you deserve.
The aviation accident attorneys at Eddington are passionate about fighting for our clients. We have over 30 years of experience representing personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs. We are experienced in representing clients with the most catastrophic of injuries, such as spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
We work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t owe us anything unless we get a settlement or a favorable verdict in your case. Contact us today at (303) 815 1585 or fill out an online contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
Why Do I Need an Aviation Accident Lawyer?
After you or your loved one has been in an aviation accident, you may be wondering how you’ll recover from serious injuries, pay your medical bills and other expenses if you are out of work, or provide for your family if you’ve lost a loved one. You need someone in your corner who has the time and energy to pursue a claim against the responsible parties
Aviation accidents are often incredibly complex. An experienced aviation accident lawyer can take on the burden of pursuing your claim while you focus on yourself and your family. Let an aviation accident attorney handle the complex investigation of the accident, compile all the documentation proving your losses, and fight against the big corporations, law firms, and insurance companies to get you the recovery you deserve for your losses.
Why Choose Eddington to Handle My Aviation Accident Case?
You certainly have many personal injury law firms in Denver to chose from to handle your aviation accident case, but not all personal injury lawyers are created equal. Many likely do not have the experience and resources to pursue such a complex claim as an aviation accident. Choosing the right law firm may be critical to the outcome of your case.
The experienced and skilled aviation accident attorneys at Eddington will work diligently to get the maximum recovery for your aviation accident. With have more than 30 years of experience handling aviation accident claims, we have a deep understanding of the complex laws and regulations governing aviation, personal injury, and wrongful death. We know how those laws and regulations may affect your claim.
Our award-winning team has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Super Lawyers, and we have been featured in 5280 magazine’s Top Lawyers of Denver. We have won millions for our clients, and we are committed to protecting their interests, providing strong legal advocacy to get each client the recovery they deserve.
Eddington doesn’t back down when the other party tries to avoid liability. We’ve represented victims of an air ambulance accident in which the defendants denied responsibility, blaming the crash on unforeseen icing. After taking the defendants to trial, we were able to obtain a just settlement for our client. No matter what your claim may be, we offer a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and the compensation you may be entitled.
Types of Cases We Handle
Eddington has represented all kinds of aviation accident victims in our 30-year history. These accidents include:
- Commercial airline accidents
- Private aircraft accidents
- Air ambulance accidents
- Military plane accidents
- Helicopter accidents
- Glider accidents
These accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Pilot error: Pilots who make careless or reckless errors such as flying while intoxicated, distracted, or drowsy, or who knowingly violate air traffic laws, can easily cause accidents.
- Equipment Failure: The failure of navigational equipment or communications equipment or problems with engines, control surfaces, or anti-icing equipment often lead to aviation accidents.
- Airline negligence: Airlines are responsible for hiring and training their employees properly, maintaining their planes, and complying with all rules and regulations regarding air travel.
- Improper maintenance: Workers who maintain and service aircraft may negligently perform their duties, leading to an equipment failure.
- Design error: Aviation crashes can occur if an aircraft is improperly designed and tested or as the result of a manufacturing defect.
- Air traffic control error: Mistakes by air traffic controllers can lead to aircraft collisions and near collisions.
- Runway error: Problems on a runway can cause airplanes to collide with each other on the ground, or cause other issues.
- Federal Aviation Administration regulations violations: Aircraft operators may fail to maintain aircraft properly, and pilots may operate aircraft outside hours restrictions or under prohibited conditions. Operators and pilots may also falsify or doctor FAA-required documentation.
We can help you by thoroughly investigating your accident and claim, identifying the parties responsible for the accident, and getting the compensation you and your family deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions About Aviation Accidents
After an aviation accident, you have lots of questions. Following are some of the most common. For answers to more specific questions, contact us at (303) 815 1585 and schedule a free consultation of your case.
Who is at fault for my accident?
Liability for an aviation accident can rest with pilots, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft maintenance companies, airports, or, even, the government. The experienced aviation accident attorneys at Eddington can investigate your case and determine who is at fault for your or your loved one’s aviation accident and hold those parties responsible. It is also possible for multiple parties to be responsible for your accident.
Should I take the settlement that the airline or insurance company offered?
Do not accept a settlement offer until you’ve spoken with an aviation accident attorney. The insurance companies know that you and your family are vulnerable after an aviation accident, and they will likely try to take advantage of you by proposing a lowball settlement offer. However, this offer will likely not come close to covering all the costs your injuries will create. Only by speaking with and hiring an experienced aviation accident attorney will you know what your claim is worth and have someone in your corner who will fight to make the insurance companies pay you what you deserve.
What kind of compensation am I entitled?
Through a personal injury suit, you should be able to recover monetary compensation for all the losses you incurred as a result of your aviation accident. This compensation can cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, rehabilitation expenses, disability, disfigurement, and even non-tangible losses like pain and suffering or loss of consortium. If your family member passed away as a result of an aviation accident, you can further pursue a wrongful death claim. Through this claim, you can recover compensation such as funeral expenses and loss of financial support.
How long will it take to resolve my claim?
Because aviation accidents are often complex events to investigate, it is difficult to estimate how long it may take to resolve a claim. If the other party accepts responsibility, it may be possible to quickly resolve a claim after agreeing upon a measure of damages. However, if the other party disputes liability, it may be necessary to take your claim to court, in which case we will work as quickly as the system allows to get you the compensation you deserve.
Aviation Accident Statistics
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there were 1,316 civil aviation accidents (passenger and cargo flights) in the United States in 2017 with 346 fatalities. Over 93 percent of the aviation accidents in the United States in 2017 involved general aviation aircraft, which include gliders, powered parachutes, rotorcraft, and corporate business jets. The FAA reports that almost 25 percent of fatal general aviation aircraft accidents from 2012-2016 involved amateur-built and experimental aircraft. The International Civil Aviation Organization reports that from 2008 to 2018 most commercial aviation accidents involved runway safety. Over that ten-year period, only 8 accidents involved loss of control inflight or controlled flight into terrain; all other accidents involved runway/tarmac safety. The FAA further reports that in 2016 there were 108 helicopter accidents in the United States, with 17 of those accidents being fatal.
Contact the Denver Aviation Accident Lawyers at Eddington
After the tragedy of an aviation accident, you are often left with life-changing injuries and steep, unexpected expenses. For more than 30 years, the aviation accident attorneys at Eddington have worked tirelessly to get our clients the compensation and justice they deserve, and we want to help you too. Contact the Denver aviation accident attorneys of Eddington at (303) 815 1585. We’ll discuss the details of your case in a free, no-obligation consultation.