Private plane crash lawsuits are complex and challenging. Private aircraft do not have the “black boxes” that commercial planes do. In addition, regulation and enforcement of maintenance and certification procedures are not nearly as rigorous for private aircraft. When damage and defects aren’t detected and remedied, plane crashes result.
Despite the challenges, our aviation accident attorneys have obtained record-setting results on behalf of our clients. We routinely represent victims of private and charter airplane crashes. These accident cases involve:
General aviation refers to all flights other than military and scheduled airline and cargo flights. The majority of air traffic in the United States falls into this category. Most of the airports in the United States, around 5,300, serve general aviation exclusively. According to the NTSB, in 2009 over twenty million flight hours were flown by general aviation aircraft such as private planes, business jets and chartered aircraft. In that same year, 1,474 accidents were reported involving general aviation aircraft. NTSB and FAA statistics from 2013 reveal that in contrast to the safety record of commercial airplanes, small private planes average five accidents per day, accounting for nearly 500 American deaths in small planes each year.
Our private plane crash lawyers have successfully represented the families of executives, charter passengers, and crews involved in crashes of private aircraft including Cessna and DeHavilland planes. Our airplane crash lawyers have obtained record setting results on behalf of our clients. Robb & Robb’s private plane crash attorneys have represented victims of private and charter plane crashes involving executive and business travel, skydiving, sightseeing, and other medical and emergency situations.
WHAT CAUSES PRIVATE PLANE CRASHES – There are a variety of causes. The conduct of the pilot is, rightly or wrongly, always a focus. This is particularly true with private planes, whose pilots are sometimes part-time. However, chartered private planes can run into trouble even if they’re flown by the most experienced professional pilots. Bad weather is a frequent cause of crashes; small aircraft are often more strongly affected by bad weather than commercial planes. Other causes of chartered plane crashes include running out of fuel, air traffic control errors, or striking wildlife or stationary objects. But some of the more common causes we see involve defects in equipment, such as:
Our chartered plane crash lawyers handle cases of fatal and catastrophic crashes caused by equipment defects, pilot error, air traffic control errors, fuel mismanagement, and more.
Gary C. Robb has been recognized by his peers as one of the top aviation accident lawyers in the country. He served for four years as Co-Chair of the Aviation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Aviation Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly ATLA) which is the largest organization of Plaintiffs’ aviation attorneys in the world. Mr. Robb also has served as Chair of AAJ’s Products Liability Section.
He has written and spoken often to attorney groups on aviation topics, having published articles in TRIAL Magazine on “How to Select and Use Aviation Experts,” and “General Aviation Cases; Investigating the Case and Knowing the Law and Applicable Rules.” Mr. Robb’s presentation at the most recent Aviation Attorney Section at the AAJ Annual Convention was on “Damages in Aviation Cases.”
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“For over thirty years, our legal team’s aviation focus has been on representing families in helicopter and private plane crash lawsuits. Experience counts and results matter.”
We’re the aviation accident lawyers that other personal injury attorneys look to when they need an experienced authority in aviation law.
We would be honored to put our specific experience in these types of cases to work for your family. At such a difficult time, it is so important to have legal counsel you can trust to handle your case with the special professional care it deserves. From pilot error to negligence to defective equipment, our aviation crash attorneys will conduct the investigation necessary to determine your legal rights and work to obtain the full compensation and justice that you are entitled to.
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