Illinois Plain Crash Lawyers

Whether on major airlines or on small aircraft, aviation accidents can be devastating . State, federal, or even international law may govern airline and manufacturer accountability, depending on the cause of the accident. An aviation accident attorney in Chicago can help you understand your rights and help you seek compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

At the federal level and for cases involving a major airlines, the injury attorneys at Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago can help you determine how the Family Assistance Act can help. Under this act, airlines must adhere to a set of requirements following an accident, including:

  • Establish family support services, including grief counseling and support
  • Designate individual caregivers to assist each family
  • Cooperate with families to identify and return remains and possessions
  • Establish a communications network with families

Prompt Action Is Advised

According to Illinois law, you have two years from the date of an aviation accident to file a personal injury claim. If a loved one has died as a result of an aviation accident, you have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured in or by any of the following types of aviation accidents, you deserve compensation for your damages.

  • Descent and landing accidents
  • Aborted landings
  • Defective landing gear
  • Takeoff accidents
  • Preflight accidents
  • Climbout accidents
  • Mechanical failures
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Engine failure
  • Weather, including rain, snow, thunder, and lightning
  • Bird hazards
  • Fuel mismanagement
  • Pilot errors and negligence
  • Radar malfunctions

We Have The Resources To Maximize Results

We conduct thorough research to gather all the necessary facts to prove liability and negligence of the aircraft and any associated parties. We use our network of aviation industry experts to investigate the crash scene and preserve any evidence useful to your case. With the help of expert witnesses — for example, an traffic control expert, engine design expert, or metallurgist — at our disposal, we evaluate the evidence to build your case.

When an aviation accident injures many people, those victims can band together and file a class action suit. Federal and Illinois state laws dictate certain requirements for class action lawsuits, including

  • Volume — that it is more practical for a few representative victims to file as plaintiffs than for each individual person to file jointly in a regular lawsuit
  • Common claims — that the injured parties share in their claim against the defendant and raise similar questions
  • Fair and adequate representation — both the plaintiffs and their class action attorneys must care for other people’s claims

It is critical to seek the help of a Chicago aviation lawyer if you seek to claim damages caused by an aviation accident. At Healy Scanlon Law Firm, our experienced aviation class action suit attorneys can help determine whether a class action suit is already in progress and, if not, to prepare a case for the named plaintiffs.

Meet With Our Aviation Accident Consultants

When you need a Chicago aviation accident lawyer, you can rely on the experience of the Healy Firm. To arrange for a free consultation, call 312-977-0100 or contact us online.