Airplane Crashes

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New Castle Airplane Crash Attorneys

Representing Crash Victims & Their Families in Pennsylvania

The western Pennsylvania law firm of Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George can represent the interests of airplane accident victims and surviving family members in both wrongful death actions and personal injury litigation.

Our board-certified civil trial lawyers work to ensure that clients are compensated for the devastating loss of a loved one or the catastrophic injuries suffered in a plane crash.

Contact us today at (724) 576-8855 for a free initial consultation. Our airplane crash lawyers in New Castle also represent clients in Lawrence County and throughout western Pennsylvania.

Common Causes of Aviation Accidents

Airplane accidents are typically caused by:

  • Pilot error — Negligence in preflight checks; dangerous maneuvers; flying with knowledge of bad weather; disregarding tower instructions or warnings; errors in taxi, takeoff, or landing
  • Airplane defect — Failure of the plane to perform as designed; defects in the rudder, ailerons, engines, landing gear, or other components
  • Negligent maintenance — Inadequate preflight inspections; disregarding recommended repairs; shortcuts or defective replacement parts; failure to de-ice wings

Common Injuries in Airplane Crashes

In the aftermath of an airplane crash, victims may suffer a range of injuries, both physical and emotional. Common injuries in airplane crash accidents include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): The impact of a plane crash can cause head injuries, leading to traumatic brain injuries that may have long-lasting consequences on a victim's cognitive function and overall well-being.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The impact of a crash can lead to spinal cord injuries, affecting mobility and potentially leading to paralysis. These injuries often need extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Burn Injuries: Fires and explosions following an airplane crash can cause severe burn injuries, necessitating extensive medical care, including skin grafts and rehabilitation.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: The forceful impact of a crash can result in broken bones and fractures, requiring surgical intervention and prolonged recovery periods.
  • Psychological Trauma: Survivors and witnesses of airplane crashes may suffer from psychological trauma, which includes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in an Airplane Accident Claim?

In the aftermath of an airplane crash, victims and their families may be qualified to pursue compensation for various damages. Potential damages that could be recovered may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for present and future medical expenses related to the injuries sustained in the airplane crash, including hospital bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Income: If the victim cannot work due to injuries sustained in the airplane crash, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and potential future earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Victims of airplane crashes often experience physical and emotional pain. We can help you seek compensation for the pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In cases where the airplane crash results in the loss of a loved one, surviving family members may be authorized to pursue wrongful death damages, including funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and more.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances involving egregious negligence or misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded to dissuade the responsible parties from engaging in similar behavior.

Why Hire Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George P.C.

We have a board-certified civil trial specialist with experience in both airplane accidents and product liability who knows what to look for in building a case for liability. We pore over every detail of the findings of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigates airplane accidents. We obtain data from the “black box” and cockpit recordings.

Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George represented the wife and children of a man who was among 132 people killed in the crash of a commercial carrier. Working with a steering committee of attorneys representing other victims, we retained aviation engineering experts who pinpointed a defective rudder as the cause of the accident. Our firm interviewed co-workers and hired economists to project the loss of future earnings over the course of the man’s normal life expectancy. After four years of discovery, we reached an eight-figure settlement on behalf of his family.

Contact Our Airplane Crash Lawyer in New Castle Today

If you or a loved one has been affected by an airplane crash, it's crucial to seek legal representation promptly. At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George P.C., our New Castle airplane crash attorneys are here to advocate for your rights and guide you throughout the legal process. We are committed to helping you secure the compensation you deserve and holding negligent parties responsible for their actions. Your recovery is our priority, and we are here to fight for justice.

If you were injured in a light plane crash or lost a family member in an airplane accident, contact our office today for a free case evaluation. Our New Castle airplane crash lawyers are dedicated to providing the care you need.

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