Chicago Airplane Accident Attorneys
Airplane accidents are relatively rare in today’s world. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there were 27 airplane accidents in the state of Illinois in 2009 that involved small aircraft and large commercial airliners, such as an accident involving American Airlines Flight 879 in June at Chicago-O’Hare International Airport. When airplane accidents occur the results are often devastating, such as a 1979 airplane crash at O’Hare that killed 258 passengers and 13 crew members – ranking as one of the worst commercial aviation crashes in U.S. history.
With the sophisticated instruments and regulations involved in the airline industry today, an accident is rarely caused by unavoidable factors. Even when an airplane crashes in a bad storm, negligence usually played a role – because the airlines have a responsibility not to allow their aircrafts to fly in dangerous conditions. Amid the FAA and other investigations that take place following an airplane accident, injury victims and their families need representation from attorneys who understand aviation law.
If you or a loved one has become seriously injured in an airplane accident, you may have questions about your legal rights to compensation. The experienced Chicago airplane accident attorneys at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. can help. Contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. today for a free, no-obligation consultation at 877.420.1305.
Our Experienced Chicago Airplane Accident Attorneys Can Help You
Airplane accidents are caused by a number of factors, including:
- Pilot negligence
- Airline negligence
- Engine failure
- Negligent maintenance
- Air traffic controller negligence
- Instrument failure
- Defective parts
- Improper storage of baggage.
Often, so many components of the aircraft have suffered damage that proving what caused an accident can be challenging. A knowledgeable legal team is necessary to ensure that key evidence is not overlooked and that the true cause of the crash is accurately determined. The Chicago airplane accident lawyers at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have represented many families injured in the airspace of Illinois, including accidents occurring at O’Hare, Midway, and Chicago Rockford. Whether your accident occurred on a commercial aircraft or a private plane, we can handle your claim. The FAA conducts investigations of airline accidents, but our legal team can obtain court orders to preserve important evidence and hire independent experts to assess the root cause of the accident.
Surviving victims of an airplane crash are often left with serious injuries that require long-term care, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Physical impairment
- Severe burns
- Psychological trauma.
Unfortunately, many victims of an airplane accident do not survive – and their families are the ones who need legal help to bring action against those whose negligence resulting in the loss of loved ones. At Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., our Chicago accident lawyers have three decades of experience in representing injury victims and we know how to prepare an effective claim on your behalf. Whether you need help with a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death claim, we will prove who was to blame for your injury or loss.
We understand how to thoroughly conduct airplane accident investigations, preserve important evidence and collect the medical records necessary to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and your long term health status. We work with qualified medical experts who can review the facts of your case to provide informed opinions about your medical condition and the damage caused by your injuries.
Contact Our Chicago Airplane Accident Attorneys Today
For 30 years, the attorneys at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have represented accident victims in legal claims across Illinois, including Chicago, Cook County, and Lake County. Our legal professionals understand the emotional, physical and financial turmoil that airplane accident injuries can cause – and we remain committed to helping our clients rebuild their lives.
We have obtained substantial recoveries across the nation on behalf of our clients – over 190 cases with a minimum result of $1 million, totaling more than $650 million in various types of personal injury, accident and wrongful death cases. If you have additional questions or need help with a Chicago airplane accident case, please contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. for a free, no-obligation consultation at 877.420.1305.