San Diego Aircraft Accidents Attorneys
Airplane and Helicopter Accident Lawyers in Southern California
Aircraft accidents, while rare in frequency, almost always result in serious injuries or fatalities. Whether they involve a commercial or private aircraft, aviation lawsuits can be complicated and difficult to prove. The San Diego personal injury attorneys of Martinez & Schill LLP are skilled in navigating complex aviation accident proceedings. We understand how to interact with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which conducts investigations into all aircraft accidents, and how to utilize aviation experts to build a compelling and effective case.
Fault in California Aviation Accidents
Establishing who is at fault for an airplane or helicopter crash can be very difficult. There are many different factors that can cause an aircraft to crash, including:
- Human Error – Passengers on an aircraft can sue a pilot (or the pilot's employer) for negligence in some cases;
- Mechanical Failure – The manufacturer of the aircraft or aircraft parts may be held liable;
- Maintenance Issues – Whoever is charged with maintaining the aircraft may be held liable;
- Air Traffic Controller Error – The air traffic controller may be held liable.
Many aircraft accidents result in the deaths of some or all of the passengers aboard, including the pilot. As such, many aircraft accident claims are wrongful death cases. Our attorneys are skilled in representing family members in wrongful death claims. We understand how devastating it is to both mourn the loss of a loved on and then have to deal with subsequent legal proceedings. We seek to minimize the pain of the legal process and guide our clients with compassion and efficiency towards a positive resolution.
We also understand how challenging it is for survivors of plane and helicopter crashes to split focus between their physical recovery and financial recovery. Our experienced San Diego personal injury attorneys strive to make the legal process as painless as possible. We work hard to effectively advocate for our clients and ensure you receive the maximum compensation you are due.
If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has died in an aircraft accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. One of our experienced accident attorneys will meet with you to go over your legal options and answer your questions. Our firm has offices in San Diego and Riverside, and we work with clients throughout Southern California. Like all of our personal injury cases, we handle aircraft accident claims on a contingency basis, so you do not have to pay us until we win your case.