Plane Crashes and Aviation Accidents

For over 50 years our firm has represented victims of aviation disasters all over the world, building a reputation for excellence in the area of aviation litigation both nationally and internationally. Our firm has handled cases involving over 25 major air carrier crashes and well over 250 general aviation crashes involving private aircraft, as well as crashes involving military aircraft. These cases have resulted in the recovery of tens of millions of dollars in damages for our clients. Our aviation cases have involved the crashes of a wide variety of aircraft, including major commercial airliners, smaller fixed wing airplanes, helicopters, military and ex-military aircraft, and experimental/homebuilt aircraft. Our firm has also frequently been called upon to associate with foreign counsel representing air disaster victims residing outside of the United States.

Our aviation attorneys have extensive expertise in the areas of conflicts of law, forum non conveniens, sovereign immunities, international air treaties and protocols and standards of regulation for pilots, air carriers, controllers, mechanics, and manufacturers. Our attorneys also have extensive experience with rules for complex  multi-district litigation, and jurisdictional disputes, matters that frequently arise in aviation litigation.

Being situated in Seattle, Washington, home to the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world, our firm has built relationships that allow us to provide the best possible representation to our clients who have suffered a loss in an aircraft disaster.