Airplane Accident Lawyer
Airplane accidents often involved complex questions of causation, touching upon many areas of specialty, such as piloting, component design, avionics (and avionics software), and human factors. Mithoff Law has decades of experience conducting in-depth, independent investigations with subject-matter experts to determine the underlying causes that may have contributed to a crash. Whether you were injured as a passenger or a pilot, or are a family member who lost a loved one, the trial-ready lawyers at Mithoff Law have extensive experience pursuing aviation claims.
Our aviation accident lawyers have won many high-profile cases for passengers and pilots who were involved in crashes. Contact an airplane accident attorney at Mithoff Law by calling 713-654-1122.
“Mithoff has been one of Houston’s most respected attorneys for decades, handling such high-profile cases as the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Enron-related litigation on behalf of J.P, Morgan Chase and highly publicized bus and plant explosions.”
– Houston Chronicle, June 26, 2019
Who are the responsible parties in an airplane accident?
Determining the responsible party is one of the most critical components of any personal injury case. Was the crash a result of human error, a lapse in maintenance, or a manufacturing defect? Many flights also travel to different states or countries, so unique questions of jurisdiction may arise.
Responsible parties can include:
- Aircraft or component part designers and manufacturers
- Maintenance providers
- Airline companies
- Airport personnel
An airplane accident attorney from Mithoff Law will leverage our resources and our extensive network of expert witnesses to collect evidence and build your case.
Mithoff Law is home to some of the best airplane accident attorneys in Houston
Since airplane accidents are rare, finding an airplane accident law firm that has tried and won cases for multiple accidents under different circumstances speaks volumes about Mithoff Law.
Our aviation accident attorneys work closely with a team of subject matter experts to investigate and pursue claims. With and through our experts, we have reviewed both National Transportation Safety Board investigations and investigations conducted by foreign regulatory agencies.
We also have extensive experience conducting independent, thorough analyses of contributing causes, such as component part or avionics testing, radar and flight reconstruction, detailed materials analysis (including metallurgical testing or industrial CT scanning), meteorological conditions, and aviation human factors analysis.
The airplane accident lawyers at Mithoff Law have helped multiple clients win or resolve high-profile matters, including those involving:
Commercial aviation accidents:
Mithoff Law represented the surviving family members of the only two American passengers aboard Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while en route between Rio de Janeiro and Paris. The plaintiffs asserted negligence claims against Air France and Airbus. The lawsuit was resolved prior to trial.
Manufacturing and design defects:
Mithoff Law represented the family of a pilot when his single-engine Turboprop aircraft crashed during the final approach. The lawsuit was settled for a confidential amount prior to trial after the plaintiffs alleged the aircraft and avionics manufacturer were both responsible.
When should you contact an airplane accident attorney?
Accident victims and their loved ones should seek representation from a skilled airplane accident lawyer as soon as possible. Aviation cases can involve unique questions of jurisdiction, and a complex framework of regulations and laws. Mithoff Law is a trial-tested law firm that has handled cases like yours with extreme diligence, respect for our clients’ time, and a record of success.
Call 713-654-1122 and meet with a trial-tested airplane accident lawyer to learn about your options.