While accidents involving large, commercial aircraft attract nationwide press coverage, most crashes involve small planes made by companies such as Beechcraft, Gulfstream, Learjet, and Cessna. Since small planes are typically not installed with so-called "black boxes" to record what happened in the moments before the crash, it takes painstaking investigation to find out what happened and to hold the negligent parties accountable.
If you have lost a family member in an accident involving a small plane, it's important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights. Cavanagh Law Group in Chicago understands that aviation accident litigation is complex and can assist you with answers to the pressing questions about your future, your legal rights, and your options. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Illinois Plane Crash Attorneys
Investigating the cause of a small plane accident is often a search for the truth of what happened. The following are examples of negligence that can lead to disaster:
- Flying in bad weather;
- Mistakes by air traffic controllers resulting in collisions with other planes;
- Pilot error such as running out of gas or failing to perform preflight checks;
- Defective maintenance;
- Mechanical failures; and
- Defective components such as restraint systems, engines, and instruments.
Who Can Recover in Airplane Accidents?
Most crashes involving small planes are wrongful death cases. One of the first questions that arises in a plane accident is who can recover compensation and how are damages determined. The answer can depend on what state law applies to the case. Our lawyers will take the time to examine the specifics of your case and provide you with the right answers.
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We are available to take cases in Illinois and nationwide. Contact our Chicago small plane accident attorneys today at 312-425-1900, or by e-mail.