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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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