"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes
Airplane Accident Attorneys
Aggressive Representation and Personal Service
Airplane and aviation accidents can result in some of the most shocking and devastating tragedies. Although rare, aviation accidents can occur with large commercial airlines as well as private and charter airplanes. Accidents are not limited to plane crashes and other disasters; events inside planes can also cause serious injuries or death to passengers.
Contact the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. for advice and representation on aircraft and airplane accident cases involving personal injury or wrongful death. Whether it’s passengers, crew members or other aircraft workers, every airline accident case is different, and time is of the essence. We encourage victims and their families to seek immediate legal representation.
Airline laws involving injuries aboard passenger aircraft, cargo planes or other aircraft, and flight related vehicles, are not the same as other typical personal injury cases and differ in many ways. Your lawyer must be able to establish the cause of the accidents, prove negligence and causation, and determine what laws will apply and which courts have jurisdiction. There are different rules which apply, including time limits, which may affect your rights. Another obvious concern is preservation of critical evidence and putting responsible parties on notice so that critical evidence is properly preserved. The intricacies of state and federal laws make it even more important that you obtain quality legal representation immediately.
Unlike many law firms, we don't just settle! We don't simply take what the insurance company wants to pay — we demand and fight for fair and just compensation for your injuries and all of your damages, including your economic and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and your loss of enjoyment of life.
Types of Aviation Accidents
Many aircraft accidents occur due to negligence, whether it’s a mechanical error that puts the aircraft worker at risk or the owner/employer’s lack of observance and failure to repair the problem before a crewmember or worker gets hurt. Mechanical errors are one of the most common reasons for airplane injuries and death. Fatigued airport workers are another major cause of accidents and injuries. Owners and employers must be held accountable, but oftentimes, are simply not. Contract law can play a major role in aircraft injury or wrongful death claims. Remember, responsible parties, like large airlines and their insurance companies, do NOT want to pay damages. Oftentimes, these companies attempt to get crew members to "waive" their right to bring a claim under certain circumstances. These companies will attempt to avoid responsibility by compelling arbitration and avoiding a trial by jury.
At the law offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we take claim preservation and investigation seriously and we work with a wide range of experts in the field of aerospace and aircraft law for the following type of claims:
- All injuries and wrongful death
- Unfit for service claims against owners and operators
- Negligent airplane operations resulting in injury or death, including mid-air collisions with other planes or other aircraft crashes
- Onboard injuries involving airplane passengers, crew members, airport workers, guests, passengers, airplane contractors, airplane repairmen, and airport workers
Hurt in an Airplane Accident?
While our firm cannot heal anyone’s injury or loss, we can — and will —help you recover damages for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, present and future lost wages, and present and future medical expenses, among other damages which may be recoverable. We understand every element of damages that is recoverable, and we strive to maximize our clients’ recovery for each and every element available.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an airplane incident, we are here to help.