Airplane/ Aviation Accidents and Liability

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) , there were 1,990 aircraft accidents nationwide in 2007.

Our Chicago personal injury law firm is devoted to handling the following types of airplane accidents:

  • Commercial airplane accidents (Boeing 737, Boeing 747, Airbus)
  • Personal aircraft (Cessna, Ultralight, single-engine airplanes)
  • Charter airplanes
  • Business jets
  • Twin-engine aircraft
  • Military aircraft
  • Airport accidents (O’Hare International Airport, Midway International Airport)
  • Medical transport

Aviation disasters can be caused by pilot error, weather, mechanical failure or other human error, not to mention the rare but horrific cases of airplane hijacking.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll has firsthand experience with airplane crashes, including the settlement of a Cessna crash in Romeoville, Illinois. Associate attorney Heather A. Begley was part of the legal team that worked on the case involving the airplane collision that took the life of radio personality Bob Collins in Waukegan, Ill., in 2000.

How do you know if you qualify for an airplane crash lawsuit?

Surviving family members of people killed in airplane disasters may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. An injured person who survives an airplane crash may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages including pain and suffering (including post-traumatic stress), medical costs, loss of income, disability and disfigurement.

Usually, people wanting to file a claim must do so within a certain time period after the accident, or permanently waive the right to seek financial compensation.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll , we will take into account the circumstances of your case and help you decide whether to file an aviation accident lawsuit. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney at (312) 676-7222, or fill out the contact form to set up a personal consultation.

Chicago Accident and Injury Lawyer Blog - Aviation Disasters