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California Aviation Accident Attorney

People think “General Aviation” means “small planes.”  But it actually includes any non-military aviation operation other than scheduled airline service or other operation involving transportation for hire. We’ve handled general aviation cases arising from virtually every type of general aviation aircraft: ultralights, light sport aircraft (LSAs), legacy single-engine and multi-engine aircraft, technologically advanced aircraft (TAAs) such as the Cirrus, private jets, helicopters of all sorts, and even hot-air balloons

General aviation accidents are always sudden, unexpected and devastating for the aircraft’s occupants and their families. We’ve represented those injured in general aviation crashes and their families for more than 20 years. If you would like to discuss a possible general aviation crash case, contact us for a free, confidential consultation with one of our California aviation accident lawyers.

Why Choose Danko Meredith?

  • We know more about general aviation accidents than any other law firm in Northern California. Our results in general aviation cases are unmatched.
  • We never give up. We don’t take the NTSB’s word for what happened. We uncover the truth regardless of the circumstances of the crash.
  • We have an excellent trial record. Because we can take your case to court and win, you have more bargaining power during settlement negotiations.
  • We charge fees only if we win a settlement or verdict.

About California Aviation Accidents

Common causes of general aviation accidents:

  • Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)
  • Improper maintenance
  • Continuation of a flight into adverse weather without proper equipment or crew training
  • Defective aircraft component part
  • Defective aircraft design
  • Engine failure
  • Failure to account for high density altitude during takeoff

Aircraft crash survivors frequently suffer serious injuries such as multiple fractures, burns, lacerations, spinal cord injuries, or brain damage. A lawyer with experience in these types of injuries can help victims obtain the maximum compensation that they are entitled to.

Our Aviation Accident Case Results

Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers has a long history of winning cases arising from aviation accidents occurring in California or around the globe. Our representative cases showcase some of our general aviation results.

  • $14.9 million jury verdict against an aircraft engine manufacturer for injuries a passenger sustained in the crash landing of a single-engine aircraft.
  • $13.3 million jury verdict for the family of a 67-year-old pilot killed in the crash of a single-engine Cessna.
  • $12 million settlement for families of those lost in helicopter crash following controlled flight into terrain
  • $11 million settlement for a passenger injured in a private jet crash.
  • $10 million jury verdict for the widow of a pilot killed in a helicopter crash.
  • $9.75 million settlement for family involved in the crash of a tour helicopter
  • $2.9 million jury verdict against an overhaul facility for a pilot injured in a helicopter crash.
  • $1.55 million settlement for a woman injured in a plane crash at Lake Tahoe.

Whether you suffered permanent injuries or lost a loved one in a general aviation crash, 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.