Category Archive: Aviation Accidents

Often claiming the lives of multiple victims, aviation accidents are one of the most severe and devastating accident types. At Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC our experienced aviation attorneys represent aircraft tragedy victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an aviation accident, our team can advocate for you in recovering damages from the at-fault party, regardless of whether a result from a commercial, private, or corporate aircraft accident. Before giving up hope, call our attorneys today for a consultation to discuss the damages you are entitled to, and how we can help to recover your full compensation amount.

Appropriate Airline Attire and Passenger Rights

Appropriate Airline Attire and Passenger Rights

| Aviation Accidents
When you board an airplane, what rights do you have, and what rules can the airline impose? Latisha Rowe said that an American Airlines crew told her to cover her strapless romper, or she could not fly from Jamaica to Miami. Dr. Rowe, who wrapped herself in a blanket to board the plane, later took…Read the article
Second 737 Max Disaster Prompts Serious Questions

Second 737 Max Disaster Prompts Serious Questions

| Aviation Accidents
Less than two years after aerospace giant Boeing introduced its 737 Max with tremendous fanfare, two of these planes have crashed and hundreds of people have died. The families of those lost deserve compensation for their losses. In March 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed just minutes after it took off from Addis Ababa.…Read the article
4 Risks of Airplane Travel You May Not Have Thought About

4 Risks of Airplane Travel You May Not Have Thought About

| Aviation Accidents
There are millions of people who take flights on commercial airlines every year. The clear majority transpire with little inconvenience and no real issues- this is why flying still remains the most popular and efficient way to travel long distances quickly. However, from time to time things do happen and there are some risks involved…Read the article
Fault In The Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

Fault In The Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

| Aviation Accidents
In a major event like the recent emergency landing, there are usually a number of heroes. One is the anonymous passenger who kept a victim from being sucked out of the plane. There is also Captain Tammie Jo Shults, who made a successful emergency landing under Sully-like conditions. There is very often someone to blame…Read the article
What to do After an Aviation Accident 

What to do After an Aviation Accident 

| Aviation Accidents
As the number of planes flying the skies increases and as more and more people travel by plane, the risk that passengers will be involved in some sort of aviation accident while flying also greatly increases. Generally, air traffic is considered one of the safest methods of traveling long distances, but when something does go…Read the article
$24.1 Million Dollar Verdict in Aviation Case

$24.1 Million Dollar Verdict in Aviation Case

| Aviation Accidents
In the News Phoenix Business Journal covers the historic avaition verdict in their article, Phoenix jury awards Glendale helicopter owner $24.1M for helicopter crash in Arizona desert” The trial team led by Hunter J. Shkolnik, Esq. along with Partner Patrick Haines and Associate Brett Bustamante of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC obtained a $24.1 million-dollar verdict in…Read the article
Personal Injury Claims During Aviation Accidents

Personal Injury Claims During Aviation Accidents

| Aviation Accidents
Aviation accidents happen every day and can range from minor injuries to major damage done to personal property. Although air travel is relatively safe when compared to travel by automobile or train, injuries in flight do occasionally occur. Injuries may be as minor as a twisted ankle suffered in attempting to reach the bathroom, or…Read the article
NTSB Eyes Key Errors In Troy Gentry Helo Crash

NTSB Eyes Key Errors In Troy Gentry Helo Crash

| Aviation Accidents
In a preliminary report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that the New Jersey helicopter accident that killed country music singer Troy Gentry may not have been “accidental” at all. Several hours before a scheduled concert, Mr. Gentry went up in a Schweizer 269C helicopter “to provide an orientation/pleasure flight to the passenger who…Read the article
Two Killed In NJ Airplane Crash

Two Killed In NJ Airplane Crash

| Aviation Accidents
During a recent airplane crash, an “out of control” Learjet toppled into several cars and buildings during a crash landing at a Carlstadt airport. Federal investigators have yet to determine fault, but Jim Silliman with the National Transportation Safety Board indicated that winds gusting up to 30mph may have been responsible. In fact, based on…Read the article
Senate Hearing Looks at Primary Issues Concerning Drones

Senate Hearing Looks at Primary Issues Concerning Drones

| Aviation Accidents
While unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are currently in use by the military, there is debate on the benefits and ramifications expanding this technology for uses by the general public could have. A recent Senate hearing on the topic of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was held to determine not only the viability of expansion, but…Read the article