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Handling Aviation Accidents Nationwide

Commercial Airline Accidents

Every hour in the United States, more than 61,000 people are airborne on commercial flights (families on vacation, business travelers, students traveling, grandparents visiting their family members, etc.). The commercial airlines have a “duty of care” to each passenger — a contractual agreement that is assumed when a passenger purchases a ticket. The airlines are required to provide the safest travel service in exchange for your business.

During the investigative process of commercial airline accidents, certain facts may emerge that show an air carrier or manufacturer failed to exercise that “duty of care,” which could range from improper maintenance to faulty design of the aircraft to inadequate crew training. As the facts emerge, we develop our case and prepare for trial with the goals of fair compensation and holding the liable parties accountable. Many times, a defendant will want to avoid negative publicity by settling a case before a trial begins. While we frequently represent a number of families and individuals in the same commercial flight crash disaster, each individual client determines what is the best course of action to take to achieve his/her goals. When cases proceed to trial, the attorneys at Nolan Law Group are meticulously prepared to win.

Nolan Law Group is currently evaluating commercial airline accidents involving:

  • Pilot error
  • Bad weather
  • Faulty or out-of-date equipment
  • Federal Aviation Administration regulation violations
  • Structural or design problems
  • Negligence of flight service station employees
  • Negligence of federal air traffic controllers
  • Dangerous or defective airplane design
  • Negligence in a third party’s selection of a carrier
  • Failure to maintain or repair the aircraft or its components
  • Failure to fuel the aircraft
  • The Boeing 737 MAX — After this aircraft was involved in two crashes that resulted in the deaths of 346 people, the planes were grounded in 2019, and a full investigation was launched into whether the manufacturer failed to recognize dangerous defects in its equipment. It has subsequently been determined that Boeing failed to employ a proper and safe engineering process for the aircraft’s MCAS design.

If you, or someone you love, have been injured in a commercial airline accident and would like the attorneys at Nolan Law Group to review your case, please contact us.