Your Trusted Aviation Accident Lawyers
Usually, when we step onto an airplane or helicopter, we’re thinking about our destination, not the risks of air travel. Yet unlike accidents involving other forms of transportation, aviation accidents often have a catastrophic impact. Loss of life, injuries, and property damages sustained in an airplane accident or helicopter crash typically far outweigh those associated with a car accident. For over 25 years, victims of aviation accidents and their families have chosen the aviation accident lawyers at Slack Davis Sanger to navigate the complex litigation rules associated with air travel and to receive just compensation for their losses.
The Aviation Accident Law Firm with the Experience and Compassion You Need
Demand for air travel is expected to double over the next 20 years. As air traffic increases, so does the risk that passengers will be injured or involved in a fatal aviation accident or life-altering helicopter crash. The caring airplane accident lawyers at Slack Davis Sanger have a unique combination of skills and experience in the aviation industry to help advise victims and their loved ones in the event of an accident.
The attorneys of Slack Davis Sanger regularly handle the following types of aviation cases:
These large-scale tragedies often involve multiple defendants, the National Transportation Safety Board, independent investigators, commercial airline carriers, and aircraft manufacturers. Air crash litigation and multiple layers of state, federal, and international law make these cases extremely challenging to take on. The aviation accident attorneys at Slack Davis Sanger have successfully represented passengers involved in commercial airline crashes across the United States, as well as in dozens of foreign countries.
Although we may hear more about commercial airline crashes, commuter planes and air taxi charters that hold fewer than 30 passengers have higher crash and accident rates than flights on the major carriers. These types of private aircraft are governed by a different set of federal safety regulations than larger planes, although the impact on victims and families can be just as heartbreaking in the event of a crash. The experienced plane crash attorneys at Slack Davis Sanger apply their knowledge for the benefit of those who have sustained an injury or lost a loved one in a plane crash.
Vacation spots advertise helicopter tours as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see your destination from a unique perspective. Athletes, executives, musicians, government officials, and celebrities may opt for a charter helicopter to travel shorter distances. In a medical emergency, patients may be transported to a medical facility by an air ambulance, medical helicopter, or medical transport plane. Offshore oil workers may take a helicopter ride to a job site. Unfortunately, the passengers in each of these scenarios are at a higher risk of a crash or accident when compared to a flight on a commercial airline. Helicopters are more vulnerable to bad weather, have more moving parts than airplanes, and are more difficult to handle for novice pilots. Slack Davis Sanger has a long history of successfully helping families secure just compensation related to helicopter crashes and accidents.
Growth in low-cost airlines with transatlantic flights and new stripped-down options from traditional airlines has meant that flying internationally is easier — and cheaper — than ever before. When tragedy strikes on an international flight, passengers and their loved ones have a daunting journey ahead of them to seek compensation for catastrophic losses. Although every aviation accident claim is complex, these crashes and incidents require an even deeper knowledge base. Not only will your legal strategy need to take into account global treaties, including the Montreal and Warsaw Conventions, but your legal team will also need to evaluate a broader range of jurisdictions to determine where to try your case. Only a select group of law firms has the experience and knowledge to take on these kinds of cases, and Slack Davis Sanger has established a reputation as one of the best.
Individuals who are involved in a catastrophic plane crash or accident can experience mental suffering related to the traumatic event. Panic, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and self-directed guilt are some examples of conditions a plane crash victim may experience in the days, weeks, and months following the accident. The legal team at Slack Davis Sanger can work with victims to recover damages in these cases to help individuals and their families adjust in the aftermath of a crash.