California Aviation Accident Attorney
Advocating for Victims of Aviation Accidents for Over 30 Years
The level of engineering that goes into creating aircraft, whether large or small, is quite complicated; it follows that the litigation involving aviation accidents is just as complex. The reason is that innumerable mistakes and malfunctions can lead to a plane, helicopter or other aircraft crash, and it takes a skilled legal professional to uncover them.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an aviation accident, working with an aviation accident lawyer who has extensive experience in investigating, building and litigating these claims would be a wise decision. Our nationally recognized legal team at Robins Cloud LLP is highly proficient in handling these types of cases and wants to advocate for your rights. We will provide you with a guiding hand at every step of the legal process, as we work tirelessly to win the maximum amount of legal compensation available to you.
Contact Robins Cloud LLP online today to schedule a free consultation with our California aviation accident attorneys.
Types of Aviation Accidents
Several examples of the cases that Robins Cloud LLP takes on include:
- Private jet accidents;
- Helicopter accidents;
- On-board injuries;
- Ramp injuries;
- Loading dock injuries;
- Domestic plane crashes;
- International plane crashes;
- Commercial airline crashes;
- And many other aircraft-related accidents/injuries.
Who is Liable in an Aviation Accident?
If you were involved in a plane, or other type of aircraft, crash due to negligence on the part of the pilot, crew or operator, it is likely that you qualify to pursue compensation from the party responsible. If a product defect or mechanical failure led to your injury, you are likely still eligible for a claim, but it would be brought against the at-fault aircraft manufacturer, mechanic, or parts distributor and/or retailer.
Compensation Available for Aviation Accident Lawsuits
If you or a loved one is involved in an airplane or helicopter accident you can seek compensation for the following:
- Current medical bills for past care
- Lost income due to treatment and physical limitations
- Future lost earnings due to disabilities or death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Costs associated with a lifetime of medical care for permanent, disabling, or disfiguring injuries
- Loss of love, companionship, and guidance, and household services after a wrongful death
To successfully recover compensation, you will need to prove that the liable party was, in fact, liable. Often, this requires the help of a legal professional, as they will build your claim by poring over technical documents in search of evidence, reconstructing the accident, working with technical experts, reaching out to witnesses and more.
What is the Statute of Limitations on Aviation Accident Claims in California?
According to California Code of Civil Procedure § 335.1 claimants have two years from the date of the accident or incident to file a claim; this statute of limitations encompasses claims concerning both severe and fatal injuries caused by the negligence of another party.
This may seem simple, but the legal deadlines that apply to aviation accident claims vary greatly depending on the type of aircraft involved, where the accident or incident took place and who was responsible. For example, if the claim is against a state or government agency, you may be required to file a separate government claim that must be approved before you can file a legal claim through the civil justice system.
To be on the safe side, consult an aviation accident attorney as soon as possible after being injured to determine which deadlines apply to your claim and to ensure that you do not miss them.
Begin with a Free Consultation. Call Robins Cloud LLP at (800) 691-2363.
Our approach to legal representation at Robins Cloud LLP is one that centers the needs and voices of our clients. When we take on a case, we often provide clients with our personal phone numbers so they can reach us at any time, whether we are in or out of the office. If you are out of state, we will personally fly there to meet you.
Backed by over 30 years of experience, our aviation accident lawyers are ready to fight for you. In a consultation, we can discuss your legal options, potential next steps, and the strengths and weaknesses of your claim. Consultations are offered without any obligation, financial or otherwise, so why wait?
If you have been injured in an aviation accident, call Robins Cloud LLP’s California lawyers at (800) 691-2363 today.
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