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.

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
Aviation Accidents in 2016: The worst for CIS Travel

Aviation Accidents in 2016: The worst for CIS Travel

| Aviation Accidents
Whether you rely on international flights regularly as a part of your business or use foreign carriers mostly for travel, a new report on the frequency of aviation accidents throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) provides cause for alarm. While these accidents occur overseas, they often involve U.S. citizens. For those who are injured…Read the article
Riverside Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead: Investigation Ongoing

Riverside Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead: Investigation Ongoing

| Aviation Accidents
On Monday, February 27, 2017, a small plane crashed into a Riverside home (image source), leaving three people dead and two more injured. According to reports, the twin engine, six seat Cessna was only airborne for a short time after taking off from the Riverside airport, and was scheduled to fly to San Jose when…Read the article
More Than Pilot Error Caused Airbus/Eurocopter Crash

More Than Pilot Error Caused Airbus/Eurocopter Crash

| Aviation Accidents
I see more than pilot error here. The main rotor turns in the opposite direction in French helos (when compared to US helos). One effect is that pedal inputs (for tail rotor anti-torque) are also opposite. In a difficult situation, pilots revert to muscle memory. Here, proper control inputs for a US helo would exacerbate loss of control in this French helo. Opposite/incorrect pedal input is a recurring problem and has been a casual factor in multiple helicopter crashes.Read the article
Aviation Accidents: Who’s At Fault?

Aviation Accidents: Who’s At Fault?

| Aviation Accidents
AVIATION SAFETY & ACCIDENTS Aviation accidents are tragic, and while they occur with less frequency than do accidents involving cars and trucks, the results of an aviation accident can be catastrophic. Plane crashes often result in both emotional and physical trauma. Fatal crashes almost always cause multiple deaths. Because of the nature of airplane crashes,…Read the article
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