Chicago Aviation Accident Lawyer – Plane Accident, Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney
Aviation accidents can, and often do result in serious injury or death. This often highly complex practice area requires strong technical and legal skills.
After any air crash, there are many possible causes including, but not limited to, pilot error, air traffic controller error, defective equipment, negligent maintenance and flying in unsafe weather conditions. Establishing the cause of an airplane crash is often a highly technical process that takes extensive time and usually involves the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and sometimes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In addition, investigators and experts working on behalf of the victims, the airplane carriers and the manufacturers participate in determining what caused an airplane crash.
In the case of a major airplane crash, The Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 (“the Act”) requires the federal government to provide support to families of victims and places certain duties on the airline. It also prohibits lawyers and their agents from unsolicited communications with crash survivors and victims’ families within 45 days after the crash.
When claims or lawsuits are filed against an airline or other major corporation such as a product manufacturer, highly competent and well-funded defense teams are assigned to defend their clients. It only makes sense for airplane crash victims to level the playing field by hiring their own top-rated aviation lawyers.
Aviation Accident Attorneys
The lawyers at Willens Law Offices are able to assist in the legal aspects of commercial airline disasters, small plane crashes and helicopter accidents. If you were injured or have lost a relative or a loved one as a result of an aviation accident, we will assemble a team of experts to help you navigate what is often a very complicated legal and technical maze. We will analyze the root causes of an aviation accident. We will assist you in your time of need.