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Aviation Accidents

Though considered the safest mode of transportation, airplanes do crash. When they do, it is often the result of several failures – human and/or mechanical. Leighton Law aggressively litigates airplane crash cases, including commercial aviation, general aviation (small planes) and helicopters. The firm also handles cases involving injuries caused by airline and airport personnel in landside operations. Aviation accidents require specialized investigative skills and intensive investigation. We work with a team of aviation accident investigators and engineers to investigate crash sites and recreate accidents to identify the causes of aviation disasters.

Managing partner John Elliott Leighton has been instrumental in obtaining recoveries for victims of plane crashes and aviation disasters, including general aviation (crash of small plane in bad weather where tower had instructed inexperienced pilot to turn in direction of weather system, resulting in $2.8 million settlement), ground victims ($500,000 settlement for victim of smoke inhalation after residential plane crash), and commercial aviation (settlements of $430,000 and $300,000 against major airlines).

Our approach to aircraft disasters and aviation injuries is unique to each case and each client.   Leighton Law does not subscribe to a “one size fits all’ approach to our clients.  Instead, each client’s needs are individually assessed. If there is a need to coordinate medical, psychological and vocational care, we provide that in addition to litigating and trying cases.  Because many aviation disasters are so devastating to families, we are always conscious of the need to serve people individually.  Our team of lawyers, paralegals, nurses, investigators and experts and staff are available any time to discuss aviation and plane crash cases at 888-395-0001 or by contacting us by email.

Click here for examples of our pending and finalized aviation accident cases.

Disclaimer: The information about past verdicts and settlements of the firm’s cases are based on the unique facts of each case. These amounts reflect the gross recovery in each case (before attorneys fees, expenses and medical costs are deducted). Although these results were obtained by our firm, they may not indicate the success or value of any other case as each case is unique. By clicking on Verdicts and Settlements you are acknowledging that every case is different and each case must be evaluated on its own merits. The information contained here has not been reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar.



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