Orange County Airplane Accident Attorneys

Aviation Accidents

The law firm of Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. has represented family members of victims of commercial, private and military aviation accidents for more than 30 years. Despite the strict protocols and standards governing aircraft design, inspection, maintenance, pilot evaluation, and training, history has shown that many fatal plane crashes could have been prevented. Such accidents often result from the negligence of pilots, crews, maintenance personal, and airline management, as well as defects in the design and manufacture of aircraft components.

In addition to obtaining and thoroughly examining the work of accident investigators from government agencies, we retain our own aviation experts and consultants to review all available evidence including the following:

  • Flight data recorders
  • Cockpit voice recorders
  • Air traffic control records
  • Crash photos
  • Maintenance and inspection records
  • Flight plans
  • Crew training records
  • Aircraft operation, procedures and maintenance manuals

In cases involving potential aircraft design or manufacturing defects, our experts may also review the manufacturer’s records concerning design and testing of the subject aircraft, as well as records relating to other failures and of similar aircraft with safer alternative designs.

If you or a family member have been involved in an aircraft accident, please contact the aviation accident lawyers at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. before you speak to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator or an insurance agent.

Civilian and Military Aviation Accidents

The wrongful death attorneys at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. have represented clients in aviation accident cases involving a wide range of aircraft and causal factors:

  • Commercial airliners
  • Foreign carriers
  • Helicopters
  • Military aircraft
  • Private planes
  • Airline negligence
  • Component failure
  • Design defects
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Negligent supervision
  • Pilot or crew error
  • Willful misconduct

Our Experience in Aviation Accident Cases

Our aviation litigation attorneys have successfully represented family members of victims of air crash disasters in state and federal court lawsuits against both foreign and domestic airlines, as well as in products liability actions against aircraft manufacturers. We have also represented clients in a number of military helicopter crashes. Our firm served on the plaintiff’s steering committee on the multi-district litigation assigned to the Alaska Air Flight 261 crash that occured in the Pacific Ocean. In a noteworthy case involving the crash of an international flight in Bali, Indonesia, the firm obtained a rare federal court jury verdict finding the airline guilty of willful misconduct, allowing our clients to obtain wrongful death damages beyond the Warsaw Convention limitations on damages in cases involving international flights.

Getting the Information and Assistance You Need

If you are unsure where to start in pursuing damages involving an aviation accident, contact the California airplane crash lawyers at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. today. We will explain the state and federal laws and regulations governing your claims, the role of the NTSB, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and accident investigations, and how we can advance your claim and prepare your case for trial, if necessary. Consultations are confidential and free. If you would like an in-person meeting but are unable to travel to one of our offices, we can arrange to meet at a convenient location such as your home or hospital.