Aviation Accident Lawyer in Mobile, AL
Decades of Experience Handling Aviation, Airplane Accident, & Airplane Disaster Cases in Alabama
Over the last 100 years, air travel has revolutionized the world around us. Whether for business or recreation, billions of people use air travel each year. Despite advances in aviation technology, accidents and crashes continue to occur – often times with tragic consequences.
At Cunningham Bounds, our aviation accident attorneys we have decades of experience successfully representing victims and families affected by private, military, and commercial airplane and helicopter crashes. Our firm has a proven track record of success, with billions obtained in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Types of Aviation Accidents
Under Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, an incident may be classified as an “aviation accident” any time that a person is seriously injured or killed on an aircraft, regardless of who owns the aircraft or what the person was doing at the time of the accident.
From helicopter crashes to private jets failures, there are many incidents that can be classified as aviation accidents each year. In fact, based on the most recently available data, there were about 1300 aviation accidents in the U.S. in 2017 alone.
The main types of aviation accidents we can handle:
- Helicopter crashes
- Private plane accidents
- Airport accidents
- Commercial airline crashes
What Are the Common Causes of Aviation Accidents?
Because commercial air travel is considered to be one of the safest forms of transportation, aviation accidents are a relatively rare phenomenon. However, when aviation accidents do happen, victims and their families may face unique struggles and obstacles to seeking compensation.
After a plane or helicopter crash, there are usually two questions on everyone’s minds: Why did this happen, and how can this be prevented from happening ever again? While the causes for aviation accidents may range considerably, we believe that all aviation accidents are preventable.
By working with a team of leading aviation experts and carefully investigating the root causes behind a crash, our attorneys aim to provide victims and families with concrete answers to their questions – and ensure that future accidents are avoided.
Generally, the most common causes of aviation accidents are:
- Pilot error
- Engine failure
- Computer and electronic failure
- Equipment and component failure
- Structural failure
- Faulty maintenance
- Dangerous or defective aircraft design
- Air traffic controller error
- Airport design error
- Violations of FAA regulations
Aviation Lawyers Here For You
Airplane accidents can be overwhelming, both physically and financially. Not only do they cause serious injuries and emotional trauma, but they also leave victims struggling to recover both medically and financially.
This is especially true if the plane accident was caused by someone else's negligence, such as:
- A distracted pilot
- Or poorly maintained aircraft
At Cunningham Bounds, we provide help for plane accident victims in the form of experienced plane accident lawyers. Our aviation lawyers specialize in handling plane accident claims, and their expertise and insight can make a big difference in getting your compensation.
Speak with a Skilled Aviation Accident Lawyer in Alabama
Aviation accidents involve unique and complex factual and legal issues, and they demand experienced representation. While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) may send their own investigators to examine a crash, they are not looking for evidence of how the accident hurt victims specifically, but rather attempting to get a general picture of the accident.
This is why it’s important to speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible after your aviation crash. At Cunningham Bounds, we have the experience, drive, and resources necessary to ensure that your case is handled correctly from the minute you contact us all the way through trial.
With 12 partners who have an extraordinary track record of success and millions won on behalf of our clients, you can trust that our Alabama aviation accident team will treat your case with the care that it deserves. Our team of top-rated aviation accident attorneys can help you understand your rights and provide you with a course of action that helps ensure you receive the justice that you and your family deserve.
With You to the End
Unlike most plaintiff law firms, we have our own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process. We keep fighting until the case is over.
Committed to Our Community
We believe in giving back to our community. We provide pro bono (no cost) legal services to those in our community who can’t afford legal representation. We also support local charitable organizations by donating our time, money, and expertise.
With Us, It's Personal
Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them.
Amazing group!- Michele
We appreciate the time you took to have the file reviewed and for your helpful comments and advice.- Cindy
I can’t thank you enough for your help with my case.- Cody
I am thoroughly appreciative of how things turned out.- Martha
His success is unmatched.
Skip is at the top - the very top - of trial lawyers in this region, period. He has exceptional skills, drive, ethics and judgment. His success is unmatched.” - Private Practice Attorney - As compiled and reported by Martindale Hubbell and other news agencies