Experienced Aviation Accident Lawyers
Most aviation accidents do not involve traditional commercial jets. In fact, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, 97% of aviation-related fatalities occur in general aviation, which includes private planes, corporate jets, helicopters, and recreational aircraft. When aviation accidents occur, the aircraft’s passengers and crew often sustain catastrophic injuries.
As one can imagine, building a case arising out of an aviation accident is significantly more complex than in a car crash or other land-based accidents. The severe damage suffered on impact can obscure evidence and make it harder to build a compelling case that shows the true cause of injuries or wrongful death.
Aviation Litigation is Expensive & Complex
Although these airplanes are smaller in size, the investigations and lawsuits are typically more complex, as private aircraft often operate with fewer records and restrictions than commercial jets. Further, private aircrafts tend to fly much lower than commercial airliners and with less frequency, which makes them more prone to collisions with ground structures and more likely to experience mechanical or electrical failures.
A law firm must have considerable experience and resources to pursue aviation litigation, as these cases often involve challenging accident reconstruction scenarios, numerous government agencies, and an array of experts, from engineers to meteorologists to air traffic controllers. With decades of experience in complex accident litigation, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader is well-positioned to help victims and families affected by aviation accidents.
We handle all types of aviation cases, not just those involving crashes. If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation-related accident, such as being hurt by a plane propeller, suffering injuries while maintaining an aircraft, or being hurt at a public or private airport, please reach out to us immediately so that we can advise you about your legal options.
Premier Aviation Accident Lawyers in Kansas City
For over forty years, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has been one of the country’s premier law firms representing people who have been catastrophically injured through the wrongful conduct of others.
Our team has a proven track record of success in representing victims of aviation accidents and their families who have suffered harm due to others’ negligent or reckless conduct. We have specialized knowledge in aviation accident cases, which requires an in-depth understanding of a myriad of local, state, and federal legal principles. Our firm has the experience and the resources to maximize your potential recovery, along with a network of accident reconstruction experts necessary to build the strongest possible case. Our reputation and results speak for themselves.
What To Expect With Your Aviation Accident Case
Each aviation case starts with us getting to know you, your family and what you have lost as a result of the crash. This happens at an initial free consultation.
Time is of the essence when it comes to aviation cases. Physical evidence from the crash scene, the remains of the aircraft, and documentary evidence, such as flight logs, plans, or maintenance records, must be preserved and evaluated to ensure you can make the strongest possible case. Aviation cases are highly complex and may have numerous contributory causes and involve several responsibility entities. Experts may be required to reconstruct the accident, download, and interpret any electronic control module (black box) information, examine the airplane or helicopter for mechanical failures, comment on standards of care in the aviation field, or evaluate you or your injured loved one for future medical care needs. Our firm will handle putting the right team of experts in place and taking the steps necessary to preserve and gather all relevant evidence.
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader will also investigate the existence of all potentially responsible entities, including the insurance coverage available to compensate you and your family for the personal, emotional, and financial harm sustained. Depending upon the strength of the liability and the severity of the injuries sustained, preliminary settlement negotiations make take place. Our team will handle dealing with the responsible entities’ insurance companies and fight on you and your family’s behalf so you can focus on healing and recovery.
Our team will prepare and file the lawsuit if a pre-suit settlement cannot be reached to your satisfaction. We will work with you and the experts to develop a compelling and persuasive case.
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Air travel is statistically safer than automotive travel on a “per mile traveled” basis. However, when airplane accidents do occur, they tend to involve more people, cause more fatalities and injuries, and lead to wide-scale disputes over insurance issues. Moreover, assigning liability and determining the precise causes in airplane crash cases can often be far more complicated than it may appear upon first inspection of the facts.
Accordingly, a law firm must have considerable experience and resources to pursue aviation litigation, as these cases often involve challenging accident reconstruction scenarios, numerous government agencies, and an array of expensive experts.
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has the experience and financial resources to explore all theories of liability to maximize your recovery. With decades of experience in complex accident litigation, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader is well-positioned to help victims and families affected by aviation accidents. Our team meticulously investigates the causes of each accident and pursues accountability against the airliners, aviation companies, airports, manufacturers, and other negligent parties.