Aviation Accidents

Airplane Crash Attorneys in Missouri and Illinois

Air travel allows many people to travel faster and over longer distances than cars and other automobiles and is generally considered a safe means of transportation. When accidents happen, however, they are very serious and typically result in catastrophic or fatal injuries for their victims. Airplane accident victims and their families may be able to recover damages to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses related to their accidents.

At the law firm of Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C., in Belleville, Illinois, our lawyers represent the victims of plane crashes involving both major air carriers and small aircraft. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of personal injury experience and have obtained many successful verdicts and settlements for clients. We provide personal attention and knowledgeable legal counsel that puts client needs at the forefront of all that we do as a law firm.

If you have been involved in a plane crash, contact our firm and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Call at 618-234-2440 to get started.

Causes of Plane Crashes and Aviation Accidents

Aviation accidents, involving common carriers, small planes, large jets, helicopters and other aircraft, have a variety of causes that include:

  • Pilot error or insufficient pilot training
  • Defective equipment
  • Improperly maintained aircraft
  • Violations of FAA regulations
  • Negligence of air traffic controllers
  • Overloaded planes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are responsible for investigating all accidents involving civil aircraft and will provide much of the information used to pursue personal injury or wrongful death claims. Aviation law is complex, however, and requires an attorney who understands federal and state rules and regulations as well as the standards of care owed to aviation accident victims.

Pursue Damages After an Airplane Accident

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a plane crash in Missouri or Illinois, contact an attorney at the law firm of Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C., in Belleville, Illinois. We will ensure that your rights are protected and will work hard to obtain the compensation that you deserve. Call us at 618-234-2440 to schedule a free consultation and to learn more.