Aviation Accident Attorney in Columbus
Were You or a Loved One Injured in a Plane Crash?
If you have been injured or a family member has been killed in an airplane
crash, helicopter crash, or any other aviation-related accident,
contact our Columbus personal injury attorneys at Rourke and Blumenthal. Our legal
team is knowledgeable of all aspects of the aviation industry and its
rules and regulations that pertain to personal injury litigation. We employ
expert investigators to perform thorough research and inspections when
necessary to fully prepare your negotiation or trial case.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Rourke and Blumenthal handles both commercial
airline and private aircraft crashes throughout Franklin County, Central
Ohio, and statewide. We have seen the consequences of aviator negligence,
which often results in fatalities or severe,
permanent injuries. Our plane crash attorneys have earned many sizeable
verdicts and settlements in all types of personal injury cases, including:
- $2.1 million for the wrongful death of a man in a commercial airliner crash
- $800,000 for the wrongful death of a helicopter pilot whose engine failed
For dedicated legal representation that cares about your wellbeing, call
What Caused the Plane Crash?
The correct and safe operation of an airplane, helicopter, and other aerial
vehicle is a complicated procedure that requires precise science. If a
single party involved with constructing, maintaining, or controlling an
aircraft chooses to act negligently, they put countless people at risk,
including both passengers and people on the ground below. Our Columbus
aviation accident lawyers are always thorough with their investigations,
turning to the help of industry experts if the situation calls for an
extra set of eyes.
If the crash can be attributed to pilot error, we will investigate whether
or not the pilot was qualified the aircraft in the first place. It may
also be possible that the employer did not do sufficient background checks
when hiring the pilot, or had no system in place to review the pilot’s
health and mental condition prior to beginning a flight.
If aircraft maintenance is suspect as the cause, our attorneys can examine
the inspection history of the craft, records of which mechanics and their
companies have serviced it, as well as a list of parts that have been
replaced or repaired. When the crash can be attributed to a design or
manufacturing defect, our injury lawyers are do not hesitate to bring
a lawsuit against the plane’s manufacturer.
Aviation accidents may also be a result of:
- FAA regulation violations
- Negligence of flight service station employees
- Negligence of air traffic controllers
- Intentional tampering of third party
- Mechanical defects
Get Your Free Consultation Today – Call 614.321.3212
If you were seriously injured in a plane crash, you need bedrest and ongoing
medical attention. If you have lost a loved one in an airplane accident,
you understandably need time to think and grieve. In either situation,
you do not need to burden yourself with litigation and legal concerns
about your lawsuit.
Contact Rourke and Blumenthal and talk to our Columbus aviation accident attorneys. During a
free consultation, you can learn how we assist you from start to finish in your
personal injury or
wrongful death claim. We also offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.