Airplane Accident Attorneys in Philadelphia

We Can Help You Fight for Fair Compensation Throughout Pennsylvania
Fatal aviation accidents are more common in smaller chartered planes than in large commercial aircrafts, but they more often go unnoticed. A large 747 cargo plane crash will get more media attention than a Cessna incident due to the mere size and potential damage it can cause. However, even accidents that do not result in death can result in injuries and losses. If you have been in an airplane accident of any kind, Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers can help you earn rightful compensation.

Although there are stringent regulations put in place regarding airplane safety, studies have revealed that more than 50% of all aviation accidents are caused by human error.

Common causes of airplane accidents and injuries include:

  • Poor engineering (flaws in the aircraft’s design)
  • Control tower error (failure to give proper guidance to pilots)
  • Pilot error (such as making improper maneuvers or judgments)
  • Mechanical failure and improper maintenance
  • Bad weather conditions (ice on wings, poor visibility, high winds, lightning, or slick runways)
  • Poorly secured items (tossed about during take-off/landing or turbulence)

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Liability & Your Legal Rights When in an Airplane Accident

The litigation process for airplane accidents is similar to that of automobile accidents. If you have been injured or a loved one has died as a result of a recent plane crash, you are entitled to legal redress. The great way to ensure you receive fair compensation is to hire competent airplane accident attorneys in Philadelphia. We will carefully examine all of the paperwork before an insurance company agrees to pay out a claim to ensure your rights are not denied.

We can also help you fight for compensation if you experience non-crash or in-flight airplane injuries due to:

  • Turbulence (that causes strains against seat belt/passengers or causes unsecured items to be thrown around the cabin)
  • Slips and falls (while entering/exiting airplane platform or stairway on the plane itself)
  • Falling luggage (overstuffed/improperly secured overhead bins or faulty locking mechanisms)
  • Failure to provide medical attention or immediate emergency landing (in the case of in-flight heart attack or stroke)

Turbulence is the leading cause of in-flight injuries. There may be as many as three parties (the pilot, the equipment, or the air traffic controller) responsible for turbulence-related injuries. It’s the pilot’s responsibility to check the weather conditions for your flight path ahead of time and delay the flight if extreme weather is suspected. Equipment defects may contribute to injuries, making the manufacturer, service repair team, seller, or aircraft responsible. The air traffic controller is obligated to warn the pilot of air pattern conditions or other dangerous situations. Failing to do so is a liability.

Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers can closely examine the situation and determine if your injuries could have been prevented. Choosing well-versed Philadelphia airplane accident lawyers can help improve your chance of achieving fair compensation.

Damages & Compensation

Since most airplane crashes and in-flight injuries are often the result of negligence, you will most likely be entitled to some type of compensation. Insurance companies may try to convince you that your right to compensation is only valid in the case of wrongful death. Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers can assure you this is not true.

There are many forms of damages you may be entitled to, some of which include:

  • Medical costs for treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of work due to injuries
  • Reduction of future earning potential if you or your loved one has been permanently injured

These are all strong legal reasons to seek legal counsel, and our Philadelphia airplane accident attorneys have the experience and the resources to help you achieve the compensation you deserve.

Contact Gay Chacker & Ginsburg at 215-567-7955 to learn more about how we can help you defend your rights. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.