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Aviation Accidents


Aviation Accident Attorney in Mobile, AL

Decades of Experience Handling Aviation & Airplane Accident 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, 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

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

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.

Contact Us Today Our team of top-rated 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.



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