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Aviation Accidents - Danko Meredith
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  • 35 years experience
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$13.3M Unapproved parts Jury verdict for family of 67 year-old pilot killed in Cessna 182 crash.
Unapproved parts Jury verdict for family of 67 year-old pilot killed in Cessna 182 crash.
$12M EMS Helicopter crash Confidential settlement for families of crew members killed after helicopter’s rotor blades separated in flight.
EMS Helicopter crash Confidential settlement for families of crew members killed after helicopter’s rotor blades separated in flight. Read More
$14.9M Manufacturer liability Jury verdict for passenger injured in crash of Beechcraft Bonanza
Manufacturer liability Jury verdict for passenger injured in crash of Beechcraft Bonanza Read More
$2.9M Overhauler error Jury verdict for commercial helicopter pilot injured after engine failure.
Overhauler error Jury verdict for commercial helicopter pilot injured after engine failure. Read More
$32.5M Boeing 737 Settlement involving crash of foreign airliner
Boeing 737 Settlement involving crash of foreign airliner
$10M Wire strike Jury verdict for widow of pilot killed in the crash of an antique helicopter.
Wire strike Jury verdict for widow of pilot killed in the crash of an antique helicopter.
$9.75M Tour helicopter Settlement for passengers injured in crash following maintenance-induced control failure.
Tour helicopter Settlement for passengers injured in crash following maintenance-induced control failure.
$11M Post-crash fire Confidential settlement for passenger injured in crash of private jet
Post-crash fire Confidential settlement for passenger injured in crash of private jet
$14M Controlled Flight into Terrain Confidential settlement for families of passengers killed in helicopter crash
Controlled Flight into Terrain Confidential settlement for families of passengers killed in helicopter crash
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California Aviation Accident Attorney

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We’ve handled cases arising from virtually every type of aircraft: ultralights, light sport aircraft, legacy single-engine and multi-engine aircraft, technologically advanced aircraft such as the Cirrus, private jets, helicopters of all sorts, and even hot-air balloons.

And we’ve represented the families of various airline disasters, such as TWA Flight 800, the Crash of the Air France Concorde, Alaska Airlines Flight 261, EgyptAir Flight 990, Adam Air Flight 574, and Air Philippines Flight 541.

Our clients have included the families of some of the world’s most skilled pilots. We’ve represented the families of a 747 pilot, a Concorde SST pilot, a US Aerobatic Pilots Hall of Famer, and even a Blue Angel.  We’ve been the choice of judges and lawyers, including a lawyer for the President of the United States.

We’ve taken aviation cases to trial in courts from Massachusetts to Hawai’i. If you would like to discuss your possible aviation crash case, contact us for a free, confidential consultation with one of our aviation lawyers.

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Why Choose Danko Meredith?

  • We know more about aviation accidents than any other law firm in Northern California. Our results in aviation cases are unmatched.
  • We don’t take the NTSB’s word for what happened. We uncover the truth regardless of the circumstances of the crash.
  • Our successes in cases involving spinal cord injuries, burns, and traumatic brain injuries work to maximize the air crash victims’ compensation.
  •  Our trial record proves we can take your case to court and win. That gives more bargaining power during settlement negotiations.
  • We charge fees only if we win a settlement or verdict.

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About California Aviation Accidents

Common causes of aviation accidents:

  • Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)
  • Improper maintenance
  • Continued flight into adverse weather without proper equipment or crew training
  • Defective or bogus aircraft component part
  • Air traffic controller error
  • Defective aircraft design
  • Engine failure
  • Failure to account for high density altitude during takeoff

Our Aviation Accident Case Results

Examples of the results we’vee achieved for our aviation clients include:

  • $14.9 million jury verdict against an aircraft engine manufacturer for injuries a passenger sustained in the crash landing of a single-engine aircraft.
  • $1.55 million settlement for a passenger injured in a plane crash at Lake Tahoe.
  • $32 million settlement for families who lost loved ones in the crash of a foreign airliner
  • $10 million jury verdict for the widow of a pilot killed in a helicopter crash.
  • $13.3 million jury verdict for the family of a 67-year-old pilot killed in the crash of a single-engine Cessna.
  • $14 million settlement for families of those lost in a crash following controlled flight into terrain
  • $12 million settlement for families of those lost in helicopter crash following main rotor blade failure
  • $11 million settlement for a passenger injured in a private jet crash.
  • $2.9 million jury verdict against an overhaul facility for a pilot injured in a helicopter crash.
  • $9.75 million settlement for family involved in the crash of a tour helicopter
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Danko Meredith has a long history of winning cases arising from aviation accidents occurring in California or around the globe.

Whether you suffered permanent injuries or lost a loved one in an aviation accident, we can help. Our attorneys are not afraid to go up against major manufacturers, aviation companies, pilots, or insurance companies in pursuit of fair results.

Contact an Aviation Accident Attorney Today

Our lawyers can discuss your unique aviation accident case with you for free during a consultation at our local California firm. Schedule your meeting today by calling (650) 453-3600, or send us a message to speak to an attorney.

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