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Commercial airplane crashes are devastating, catastrophic events that immediately affect the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of people. And for each family member or survivor involved, the process of dealing not only with the sudden tragedy but also the abrupt legal issues related to a plane crash lawsuit can be overwhelming.

In the aftermath of an airline crash, our aviation team works to guide each of our clients through the many complexities involved and strives to make them feel as comfortable as possible with the legal process.

Drawing from our history of cases involving complex commercial and international airline crashes, our aviation team has the experience and resources necessary to research and analyze all aspects of an aviation disaster and will fight for justice on behalf of those involved.

Our lawyers seek to hold companies and manufacturers in the aviation industry accountable and work to promote the importance of placing passenger safety ahead of profits. It is through this work that we also serve as a voice for change to raise the standard of air travel safety and security in the United States and abroad.

Reviewing and Researching a Commercial Plane Crash

Our firm has represented passengers, pilots, flight crew, and persons injured or killed on the ground in litigation against airlines, manufacturers, maintenance contractors, airports, air traffic control and government entities. Due to the increasingly international nature of these incidents, these tragic events typically require thorough and complicated investigations.

Most commercial airline crashes involve a number of intricate factors, including:

  • a failure to check weather conditions
  • air traffic control errors
  • faulty aircraft equipment
  • negligent maintenance
  • pilot or crew error
  • security breaches

When an air tragedy occurs, Motley Rice's aviation team does not merely rely on the investigations of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following a crash in the United States, nor do we rely solely on the aviation investigative agency at the location of an international crash. We conduct our own extensive research, in addition to reviewing available government investigations of a crash.

Contact a Commercial Aviation Attorney

If you or someone you love has been tragically harmed by a commercial airline crash, contact Motley Rice aviation attorney and former U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo by email or call 1.800.868.6456.

Commercial Airline Lawsuit Experience

Motley Rice attorneys have the professional experience and financial resources to investigate, litigate and resolve commercial airline crash cases on behalf of clients residing virtually anywhere in the world, and work with foreign attorneys to handle international cases. We have represented crash victims and their families in numerous commercial airline cases. See the aviation cases that we have litigated or are currently litigating.

We have also represented numerous individuals in passenger rights cases and cases involving private, on-demand and general aviation incidents.

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