Houston Aviation Accident Lawyer

Houston Aviation Accident Lawyer

Houston Aviation Accident Attorneys

Modern aircraft are designed with the highest safety standards, but this, unfortunately, does not prevent aviation accidents from happening. While it is possible for anyone to experience this type of event, some individuals, specifically oil and gas workers operating offshore, rely on helicopter and airplane transportation more than others. A Houston aviation accident lawyer can represent your interests if you have been injured in such an accident.

Houston Aviation Accident Attorneys Handle Helicopter and Airplane Accidents

Real Help for Victims of Aviation Disasters

Houston Aviation Accident Lawyer

Aviation incidents are more common than you might think. The federal regulations that govern aircraft safety are extremely complex. Victims of airplane and helicopter accidents are best served by seeking legal advice and representation from a capable attorney who has substantial experience and a thorough knowledge of aviation law.

A rapid and thorough investigation is often the key to obtaining real results in a helicopter crash, airplane accident or any other aviation disaster. At the Texas law firm of Stevenson & Murray, you will find a team of attorneys, independent investigators and industry experts dedicated to helping unravel the tremendous amount of evidence, complex issues of liability and government bureaucracy involved in many aviation disasters. We seek to determine the facts for you.

A hangar-keeper, fixed-base operator (FBO), air traffic control, pilot or aircraft manufacturer may be held liable for damages when negligence results in a helicopter crash or airplane accident. The average person may not know what evidence they will need to firmly establish liability for their accident. Houston aviation accident lawyers have the professional experience necessary to evaluate the most complex details of helicopter & airplane accidents.

If a loved one has suffered a severe, catastrophic or fatal injury in a helicopter or airplane accident, we invite you to our offices in Houston today for a free consultation. Our firm has decades of experience helping injured clients throughout the Houston area with all types of civil claims, including both personal injury suits and wrongful death suits. You can expect responsive, personalized legal counsel from every member of our team.

Experience and Resources Make a Difference in Aviation Accidents

The firm has a proven record of success in obtaining multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our injured clients. We have the experience and resources to uncover the cause of your helicopter or airplane accident and hold the responsible parties to account for their negligence, including:

  • Pilot error
  • Engine failure caused by negligent maintenance or faulty design and installation
  • Aircraft structural defects or design flaws
  • Runway and in-air collisions caused by pilot error or negligent air traffic control
  • Negligent repair or maintenance
  • Faulty aircraft parts
  • Any other FAA safety violations

Stevenson & Murray routinely represents injured individuals and families who have lost a loved one in claims and lawsuits against large local, regional and national companies and major multinational corporations. The firm has the skill and resources to aggressively pursue recovery, whether through tough settlement negotiation or powerful trial advocacy.

Who is Liable for Helicopter & Airplane Accidents?

Resolving the aftermath of an aviation accident follows a similar framework to what you could expect after vehicle accidents on land. You will need to identify the party responsible for causing the accident, prove how they caused it, and then show the full extent of the resulting damages to hold them fully accountable.

It’s possible for helicopter & airplane accidents to happen because of a single party’s actions or due to the fault of multiple liable parties. Your Houston aviation accident lawyer can help determine the cause of the accident and identify all parties potentially bearing fault for the resulting damages,

If your recent accident happened due to pilot error, the fault may fall to the pilot and/or their employer. Employers in the aviation sector are required to ensure their pilots are trained and capable of performing their job duties safely. If an employer fails to properly vet or train a pilot before assigning them a flight job, they can face vicarious liability for the pilot’s error. It is also possible for the pilot’s professional negligence to result in sole liability for the accident.

Many aviation accidents happen due to mechanical failures or faults in the aircraft’s electronic systems. Liability is more difficult to determine in many of these cases, and it is possible for fault to fall on a product manufacturer, a product designer, a programmer, or a software company, depending on the nature of the error that caused the crash. It is also possible for a manufacturer to face liability for a faulty product they produce.

Recovering Compensation for an Aviation Accident

If the victim of a helicopter or airplane accident survives, they have the right to pursue compensation for their damages from the party found liable for the accident. Under Texas’ personal injury laws, the plaintiff in a personal injury case has the right to seek compensation for their medical expenses, future medical treatment costs, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, and their pain and suffering.

Economic damages in a Houston personal injury case are easier to prove than pain and suffering, with the latter being more subjective and open to interpretation. The plaintiff has the right to seek whatever amount they believe to be reasonable to reflect the extent and severity of the harm they experienced. Your Houston aviation accident lawyer can help determine a suitable figure that reflects the physical pain and psychological distress your accident caused.

Unfortunately, there is a very high risk of fatal injury in helicopter & airplane accidents, especially those that occur over the sea. If your loved one died because of another party’s negligence, you likely have grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim in lieu of the personal injury suit the victim could have filed if they had survived. There are special rules for filing a wrongful death suit, and an experienced attorney can provide valuable guidance in this case.

If you must file a wrongful death claim after a loved one’s fatal helicopter or airplane accident, your case can focus on the damages sustained by you and your family. While a personal injury case seeks compensation for the victim’s damages, a wrongful death suit focuses on the impact of the death on the victim’s surviving beneficiaries.

Resolving Your Aviation Accident Claim in Houston

Every civil claim for damages is unique, and every injured claimant needs legal counsel they can trust to guide them through the proceedings necessary to ensure accountability and compensation for their losses. If you need help recovering compensation for your recent accident, the Houston aviation accident lawyers at Stevenson & Murray have the experience you want on your side for your impending legal proceedings.

You will need solid evidence proving fault for your helicopter or airplane accident, and you will need proof of the full extent of your losses. If you are filing a wrongful death suit on behalf of a deceased loved one, your attorney can help ensure you meet all the procedural requirements for your claim under Texas law. Once you have the foundational elements of your case, you can file it with the court.

Most of the civil claims for damages filed in Houston each year end in private settlement negotiations. As long as all parties involved in a case are willing to compromise, it is possible for them to reach a mutually acceptable resolution in a fraction of the time that litigation would require. However, litigation may be necessary depending on the details of your case.

Stevenson & Murray will do everything we can to settle your claim outside of court if possible, but you can rely on our team for representation in litigation if necessary. We know the various legal challenges you are likely to encounter as you seek compensation for your damages, and the earlier you connect with our team, the more time we can have to build a compelling civil suit for you.

Contact Our Houston Aviation Accident Lawyers Today

You have a relatively limited time in which to pursue compensation for your damages after an aviation accident or to pursue accountability for a family member’s wrongful death. Whatever your case may entail, the attorneys at Stevenson & Murray can provide the compassionate legal support and unwavering advocacy you need to succeed with your claim.

We invite you to call our offices toll-free at (713) 622-3223 today to discuss what your next step should be in seeking maximum recovery after an airplane or helicopter accident. You may also contact us online for prompt attention to your important questions or to schedule a free case evaluation.


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