Aviation Accident Attorneys in Columbus
Were You or a Loved One Injured in a Plane Crash?
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an airplane crash, helicopter crash, or any other aviation-related accident, contact our Columbus aviation accident attorneys at Rourke & Blumenthal. Our legal team is knowledgeable in 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 for your negotiation or trial case.
Rourke & 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 lawyers have won 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
What Caused the Plane Crash?
The correct and safe operation of an airplane, helicopter, or 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 can investigate whether or not the pilot was qualified to operate 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 suspected 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 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 a third party
- Mechanical defects
Get Your Free Consultation Today—Call (614) 321-3212
If you were seriously injured in a plane crash, you need bed rest 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.
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