Prepare a Strong Case with a Small Plane Accident Lawyer
Although small plane accidents are more likely to have survivors than large commercial or international aviation accidents, these crashes are more frequent and serious injuries are common. In 25 years as a law firm, our aviation accident attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area and Walnut Creek, CA, have built a record of successful small plane accident personal injury litigation. As a 23-attorney law firm, Bowles & Verna LLP is small enough to remain nimble and efficient yet large enough to handle all aspects of your case. We have great diversity among our attorneys to help with complications in a trial, and we have the financial resources to fund your case even if it gets more complex and lasts a lot longer than anticipated. To discuss your case in more detail, contact a small plane accident lawyer today.
Complexities of Small Plane Accident Litigation
There are several issues that can make small plane accident litigation more challenging, including insurance claims, determining liability.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires Airbus, Boeing, and other major domestic airlines to carry adequate insurance, but small plane owners and pilots are only required to carry a $100,000 insurance policy. This is woefully inadequate for this type of accident. We can usually find ways to increase the insurance limit and bring other parties into the lawsuit to obtain adequate reparations for our clients' losses. If you have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of a small plane crash, or you have endured the death of a loved one, you deserve to be compensated.
Causation and evidentiary issues
Private planes are often in unregulated air space, so there may be no Air Traffic Control contact with the plane when prior to the crash. This makes it much more difficult to uncover the factual details surrounding an accident. A small plane accident lawyer with extensive resources can significantly improve your chances of receiving compensation for your injuries.
Finding fault and liability
What we commonly refer to as "pilot error" rarely involves only the pilot. Especially on small commercial planes, the pilot is often an employee in the regular course of business or a contractor. Not only will the pilot not necessarily be liable, but in almost every case, the pilot will personally lack the money to provide compensation for a small plane personal injury judgment. Our attorneys know how to seek out larger and more appropriate entities — the pilot's employer, the airline manufacturer or the entity responsible for maintenance of the craft — to ensure that our clients are fully compensated for their losses.
A small plane accident lawyer with extensive resources can significantly improve your chances of receiving compensation for your injuries.
A Seasoned, Compassionate Team
A small plane crash lawyer at Bowles & Verna LLP has the experience and skill needed to navigate these complications. We represent anyone who has suffered catastrophic injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one in a small plane crash, including private plane pilots and owners, passengers of small commercial planes, land owners and other people on the ground who were caught in the accident radius.
We are Dedicated to Helping You
If you have been in a plane accident or lost a loved one in a private jet crash, we are dedicated to helping you receive the restitution you need to move forward. Discuss your legal options with one of attorneys by contacting our firm online or by phone at (925) 935-3300. We can listen to your account of the accident and provide you with direct, honest legal counsel.
“With 24 lawyers and a total of 50 employees on our team, we have the resources to do battle with major insurance companies and corporate defendants.” Attorney Michael Verna