Airplane Accident Attorney

Airplane Accident Attorney

If you lost a family member in an airplane crash, you deserve to know what happened. You deserve answers.

Finding the answers and discovering the truth takes research and investigation by an experienced aviation accident attorney. Whether the crash involved a small privately-owned plane, a corporate jet or a commercial airliner, your tragedy concerns us greatly.

Chionuma and a team of law firms have filed multiple petitions in Dana Air Flight 0992 airplane crash that killed at least 163 people in Lagos, Nigeria. Additional litigation pending.

Chionuma Law Firm, LLC will respond immediately and intelligently in the face of this disaster. Our initial consultations are free and we do not get paid until and unless we win your case. Call (816) 421-5544, 800-923-8216 (toll free) or submit our contact form.

Airplane Crash Investigation

Once Chionuma Law Firm, LLC has been retained following an airplane crash, our investigation will obtain the initial information from these government sources*:

Then, we will launch an independent investigation. Our accident investigation will center around collecting and analyzing the following data:

  • type of aircraft
  • accident record of that type of aircraft
  • the maintenance records of the airplane involved in the crash
  • airport maintenance
  • air traffic controllers work schedules
  • incident reports on any air traffic controllers on duty
  • weather conditions
  • any sanctions or fines imposed on the airline involved in the plane crash

Airplane Crash Liability

In every wrongful death claim, there may be multiple avenues of recovery. The following is a list of those who may be liable to the families of plane crash victims:

  • The airline company
  • The owner of the plane
  • The company that maintained the plane
  • The manufacturer of the airplane
  • The manufacturer of a defective part
  • The pilot or the estate of the pilot
  • If the negligence of air traffic control (ATC) personnel caused or contributed to the accident, the ATC, FAA and the Federal Government can be held liable for any damages that result.

The right to recover damages in a plane crash depends on whether the flight was domestic or international. The Warsaw Convention, The Hague Protocol and the 1975 Montreal Protocols had provided limitations on liability and uniform liability rules. As of March 6, 2002, 123 international carriers (90%+ of the world's air transport industry) had signed the IATA Inter-carrier Agreement on Passenger Liability, which waives the Warsaw liability limits of $75,000. The new IATA agreement requires carriers to pay up to approximately $135,000 to accident victims, regardless of carrier negligence.

Airplane crash litigation is not about revenge. It is about fairness and justice for the innocent victims and their families. A lawsuit is the best way to hold negligent parties responsible and potentially eliminate unsafe products and practices.

Chionuma Law Firm, LLC aviation accident attorneys are skilled, aggressive litigators. We will pursue every avenue of recovery in your case. Call (816) 421-5544 or 800-923-8216 (toll free) for a free case review. We offer the personal attention of a small law firm with the expertise and experience of a large firm.

*The FAA database provides a comprehensive history of United States airlines or U. S. registered aircrafts for accidents as far back as 1935.