Skilled Airplane Accident Lawyers in Portland, Oregon
Our law firm’s founder, Jon Friedman, has a commercial pilot’s license and has been a certified flight instructor, both instrument and airplane, since 1981.
His experience provides a unique and knowledgeable approach to handling airplane accident injury claims in Oregon.
Although airplane crashes are rare, they are on average 200 times less likely than automobile crashes. And no matter what type of aviation crash you were in, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
An international aviation consulting firm reported 86 accidents that occurred last year involving large commercial airplanes, which included eight fatal incidents that resulted in 257 fatalities. These figures do not include accidents involving training flights, private flights, cargo operations, military flights, or helicopters.
Whether your airplane crash was caused through human error, mechanical failures, or weather, the first thing you should do is seek medical care, then contact an experienced airplane crash lawyer to protect your rights.
Airplane accidents are highly publicized events, and when significant injuries or wrongful death occurs during the crashes, the insurance companies and attorneys for each potentially liable party will begin contacting the individuals who were hurt to offer undervalued settlements to preserve their bottom line.
Accepting a quick settlement from an insurance company could be something you regret going forward. When injury victims try to put these traumatic incidents behind them, they may take what looks like a lot of money, sign the required paperwork, and unintentionally negate their rights to pursue further compensation before the ink is dry.
We can help you avoid those mistakes.
Preserving Evidence After the Investigation
All airplane accidents are carefully investigated by the federally run National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The NTSB pieces together the evidence from the accident will ensure that the evidence is not interfered with in any way.
The aviation industry is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which sets standards for the actions and activities of aircraft manufacturers and spare parts suppliers, air pilots, traffic controllers, and airport authorities.
Any of these parties may be responsible for an error of judgment, manufacturing or maintenance errors and the NTSB will assess the incident based on the requirements set by the FAA.
Our lawyers will follow the investigation.
Aircraft Accident Fatalities and Wrongful Death
If you have lost a family member in an aircraft incident, your loss may be classified as wrongful death if we can prove liability for the accident, you may be entitled to some form of compensation.
Despite the independent review of any aircraft accident by the NTSB, we will use our experts to research and determine the reasons for the crash involving an aircraft.
These experts will try to ascertain the reason for the crash and testify on our behalf as to who may be liable for the crash.
The factors responsible for any aircraft crash are numerous and may involve any of the following:
- Not adhering to FAA regulations
- Air traffic controller error
- Aircraft mechanical errors, which may include parts failures
- Poor maintenance of any part of the aircraft
- Defects in the airport runway
- Error or misjudgment by the aircraft pilot
- Structural or design defects which have not been noticed or remedied
- Human error
Our airplane crash attorney can help you with any of these causes and establish your lawsuit separately, or in conjunction with other passengers who were on board. We will be responsible for the research, independent investigation, and negotiations with the other party’s attorneys to pursue a fair resolution.
Pursuing Fair Settlements for Our Clients
At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our airplane crash attorneys understand the physical and emotional toll these incidents can take on the injured and their family members.
When you partner with our law firm, we will fully explain the personal injury legal process, so you know what type of compensation you are entitled to. Once you have all the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions, you will have consistent legal guidance and protection to fight for your rights.
Suffering an injury in an airplane crash is a traumatic experienced that can cause life-changing health and psychological problems. The last thing you need to worry about is negotiating with the airline’s insurance company or corporate attorneys. Allow our experienced lawyers to take the lead in representing you or your family’s interests.