Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accident Law Firm

Aviation Accident Attorneys in Virginia

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, nearly 1.5 million Americans board commercial airplanes each day. While aircraft crashes, collisions on runways, and in-flight injuries due to pilot error or aircraft malfunction are extremely rare, they can have catastrophic results for those involved and their loved ones when they do occur.

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After an accident, it can feel as though you have more questions than answers. How will I pay my mounting medical bills? How will I support my family while I recover? What about my job? How can I seek compensation for funeral expenses and emotional trauma after losing a loved one? Do I need a lawyer to help me?

Our Aviation Accident Attorneys at Allen & Allen understand that you feel as though your life has been shattered, and we have made it our mission to help you put the pieces back together.

What Should I Do in the Event of an Aviation Accident?

The federal government considers commercial jets and propeller airplanes that transport persons or cargo for compensation to be common carriers. The activities of common carriers are controlled by federal laws and regulations which generally hold them to a higher standard of care than private parties or entities which own and operate smaller aircraft.

Because every situation involving an aircraft is different, if you are injured or a loved one is killed because of the negligence or malfunction of a common carrier, it is essential that you seek the advice of an attorney with extensive experience with aviation injury claims to help explain these complex laws and regulations and what relevance they may have in your case.

Under Virginia law, you may have the right to recover monetary damages if you have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another person. In addition, the Virginia Wrongful Death Act allows the deceased’s personal representative to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent’s family members. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Expected loss of future income.
  • Loss of services, protection, care, and assistance provided by the injured.
  • Medical expenses incurred as a result of the negligence.
  • Future medical expenses.
  • Funeral and burial expenses if the injury results in wrongful death.
  • Grief, sorrow, mental anguish, and solace.
  • Punitive damages in the event of willful or wanton conduct.

Although damages in an aircraft injury or wrongful death case cannot heal or bring your loved one back, a successful claim can provide your family with some security as you face an uncertain future.

Aircraft insurance companies have the resources at their disposal to find many possible reasons to deny your claim. An experienced attorney who has navigated the murky waters of airplane and helicopter personal injury and wrongful death cases with positive results is crucial to the success of your claim.

At Allen & Allen, we have a team of lawyers dedicated to handling aviation personal injury claims. You can discuss your unique situation at no cost by calling Allen & Allen today. Ours is a family firm built on compassionate service, and we are committed to protecting our clients throughout their recovery and will fight for their fair treatment and compensation.

Why Choose Allen & Allen?

While the circumstances behind every aircraft-related injury are different, one fact holds true for all—the right attorney is necessary to ensure you receive the support you need.

Allen & Allen is a family firm built on compassionate service and aggressive advocacy. We are committed to protecting our clients throughout their recovery and will fight for your fair treatment and compensation.

No matter how severe your injury may be, an attorney can help you to navigate the intimidating field of insurance claims to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve. You can discuss your unique situation at no cost by calling us today.

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Injury Types

Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury that affects the functioning of the spine, spinal cord, skull, or brain can lead to limited cognitive functioning and mobility. Permanent disabilities as a result of a severe automobile crash can have a major impact on a victim's quality of life and financial means.


When the damage to the spinal cord is classified as a "complete" injury to the spine, nerve sensation and voluntary movement is diminished, resulting in paralysis. A victim of a car accident with this type of injury will have to deal with physical limitations for the rest of their lives, often limiting them financially as well.

Spinal Injuries

Upon impact in an auto accident, the spine and spinal cord can experience damaging compression that can lead to bone breakage or nerve damage. A spinal cord injury can lead to extensive medical and rehabilitation costs and can impact the quality of life of a victim forever.

Wrongful Death

The death of a family member due to a fatal accident caused by someone else's negligence can be emotionally and financially devastating. While families are left trying to cope with a tragedy, Allen & Allen can help you recover damages through reimbursement or compensation for the dramatic changes that will follow.

Our Client Process

For over 100 Years we have been tailoring our process to the needs of our clients. From your free initial consultation through settlement or litigation, you can count on a team of compassionate advocates that care about your settlement.

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