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Aviation Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving commercial airliners almost always leave victims with catastrophic injuries or loved ones mourning their loss. Bowles & Verna LLP is an internationally recognized law firm based in San Francisco and Walnut Creek, California. Our aviation accident lawyers have represented domestic and international clients and can assist with complex cases involving crashes outside U.S. borders. There is hope of securing compensation with the help of an attorney.

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If your family has been impacted by a commercial jet or private plane accident, Bowles & Verna is your legal resource. Even if you think the U.S. court system has no jurisdiction in your case, you may be mistaken. We have represented injured and wrongful death victims involved in dozens of plane crashes, including most major airline incidents in the last few decades.

About Aviation Accidents

Because of the nature of flight, aviation accidents are among the most complex. Commercial airplanes routinely cross international boundaries, carrying passengers from all over the world, and small planes and helicopters also cross national borders. Planes and equipment components are designed and manufactured in various countries, impacting court jurisdictional issues. Liability for a crash can rest with several potential parties. In many cases, blame is attributed to aviation errors involving the pilot, maintenance crew, or air traffic controllers. Often, the situation involves product liability traced to faulty design or manufacturing of plane equipment. Our attorneys handle cases for victims of all types of aviation accidents, including:

High-Profile Cases

By multinational treaty agreement, crash victims and families have potential avenues for obtaining compensation in American courts. The location of the accident and citizenship of the victim is not necessarily a deterrent to the pursuit of a civil personal injury case in the U.S. Bowles & Verna is currently representing clients in the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370 case from 2015 and the 2013 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from South Korea to San Francisco.

We represent domestic and international clients and can assist with complex cases involving crashes outside U.S. borders.

We have successfully obtained compensation for international clients in many other high-profile cases, including the 2005 Helios Airways Flight 522, which crashed in Greece, and the 2009 Air France 447 flight from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. For the Air France flight, we pursued a federal court case against the American companies that manufactured malfunctioning computer parts, securing a $22 million settlement for our clients.

Damages For Victims And Families

Most aviation cases are wrongful death litigation, with damages collected by the families of accident victims. Any crash survivors will almost always suffer catastrophic injuries, such as burns and spinal cord injuries. Our firm has achieved numerous high-dollar settlements and jury awards for aviation accident victims. After many years of experience and familiarity with these complicated laws, we have a very strong record of success with these cases. We are trial lawyers with a reputation for aggressive legal work for our clients. We are always fully prepared in court, with meticulously researched cases that bring top settlements or jury awards.

Can Any Personal Injury Lawyer Represent Me In An Aviation Accident Lawsuit?

While most attorneys would be allowed to represent you, only select firms would have the knowledge, experience, resources and geographical reach to be able to handle your case effectively. Aviation accident cases are incredibly complex, and complexity and costs generally increase with the size of the plane.

Our firm has 23 attorneys, an international reach and considerable experience taking on well-funded defendants like major airlines and airplane manufacturers. For these and other reasons, we are a trusted legal resource for plane accident victims and their families.

How Long Do Aviation Accident Lawsuits Last?

Unfortunately, litigation related to major accidents can last for years. Crashes often require lengthy investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and other government agencies. Then, litigation can be stalled by questions of jurisdiction (where lawsuits should be heard) and other procedural hurdles.

Although these cases require huge investments of time and money, if you hire us, we will not abandon you when things get difficult. Our firm sees these lawsuits through to the very end.

Contact Our Expert Legal Team

If an aviation accident has taken the life of your loved one or caused devastating injuries, an informed decision can bring maximum compensation. Money never truly compensates for grief and trauma but can help on the path to rebuilding. Please contact Bowles & Verna today to schedule a free consultation.