Category Archives: Airplane Accident


Can Plane Crash Survivors Get a Settlement?

  • Dec 3 2020

Traveling by plane has become commonplace among many Californians for the ease and convenience of long-distance travel. Though statistics support airplane travel to be relatively safe, occasional aviation accidents do occur and raise concerns among air passengers.   

California airplane accident attorneys help airplane and helicopter crash victims navigate the legal aftermath of aviation accidents. Perhaps the most frequently asked question of airplane crash lawyers is “Do Plane Crash Survivors Get Settlement?” 

No one wants to contemplate being the victim of an airplane crash.

View of Airplane's Wings on Sunset

Is The 737Max Safe To Fly?

  • Apr 29 2019

Boeing is expected to face significant legal liability because of the issues related to the 737 Max 8 airplanes. Lawsuits by families who lost loved ones in airplane crashes and airlines who have lost significant revenue from the grounding of the 737 Max 8 planes could cripple the airplane manufacturer. Boeing could face government fines and penalties depending on the outcome of various investigations.

Individuals and others who sustained damages because of the airplane crashes or related events may want to discuss their cases with a California airplane accident lawyer to learn more about their legal rights and options for filing injury lawsuits and product liability lawsuits.

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What is the Statute of Limitations on Airplane Accident Cases in California?

  • Apr 30 2018

Much like an airline, lawsuits operate according to a schedule. However, if an airplane arrives late, it simply inconveniences the passengers. If a lawsuit arrives late, it will find itself with nowhere to land. That’s because of time limits set by a statute of limitations. For this reason, if you have been injured in an airplane accident, you have little time to delay in calling a personal injury attorney.

What is a Statute of Limitations?

A statute of limitations is simply a law (or “statute”) that establishes a timeline for lawsuits to be brought to court,

Airplane Crashes into California Freeway

  • Nov 15 2017

“Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway” ~ John Wayne

People often try to get the attention of firefighters in an emergency situation, sometimes by screaming and waving their arms. One desperate person who was moments from disaster did so by tapping the firefighter’s moving car – – with his airplane’s wing! Of course, the pilot couldn’t have known at the time that the car he tapped as it drove along 405 Freeway contained a man ready to help save his life.

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Airplane Accidents: Real Life and Silver Screen

  • Apr 21 2017

Who can sue for damages in the event of an airplane accident?

“Get off my plane!”~ Air Force One 1997

It’s one of those epic movie quotes delivered by a man whose superb acting ability is surpassed only by his ability to survive an airplane accident…or three.

Airplane accidents often yield catastrophic losses, leaving victims dead or suffering from severe and long-term injuries. Such accidents might be caused by pilot error,

Colombian Officials Say Crashed Plane Ran Out of Fuel

  • Dec 24 2016

Who may ultimately be liable for the deadly Columbian airplane crash that killed at least 75 people?

Families, friends and soccer fans across the world were rocked by the news of the plane crash just outside of Medellín that killed 71 of the 77 passengers, including most of the underdog Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense. The investigation is ongoing, revealing new information on a daily basis. As with most airplane accidents, ultimate liability must be decided between a multitude of players.

When Planes Fall

  • Aug 24 2016

As a driver in Northern or Southern California, you might swerve to avoid a collision from another car, but did you ever think you could collide with a plane?  This occurred on Interstate 15 North, in Fallbrook, near San Diego, when a small plane crashed into a Nissan.  At approximately nine in the morning, the plane came in so fast that it continued to skid about three hundred feet even after colliding into a motor vehicle filled with passengers.  At the time of impact, the car was pulled over on the side of the road because the driver,

Deadly Plane Accidents & Unknown Causes

  • Aug 18 2016

Relatives and friends are mourning the deaths of those lost in a devastating plane crash that recently occurred at an airport in Northern California.  Four individuals were involved in the collision, including the Kruetzfeldts and the Chandlers—both couples were residents of Sonora, California.  The passengers on board were relatives of one another, including the pilot and his wife, and the pilot’s mother and stepfather.  The Kruetzfeldts had three children that they left behind as a result of this deadly accident.

According to reports, the plane deviated off of the track as the pilot was attempting to make a landing on “runway 17.”  At approximately forty-five minutes after four in the evening,

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