Plane Crashes

Chicago Injury Lawyers Get Results For Victims

The record of success for Latherow  & Duignan Law Office, formerly known as Latherow Law Office,  includes an $18.9 million jury verdict for the family of a co-pilot killed in a plane crash that established an Illinois record for loss of society damages. Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan emphasize a personal approach in helping clients throughout Illinois, and they make negligent parties take responsibility for your family’s loss. The offer by the insurance company to settle that case was $1.3 million.

Latherow  & Duignan Law Office has always been and will always be a small Chicago firm that takes pride in maintaining close, working relationships with every person that needs our help. Our compassionate Chicago lawyers help families from all over Illinois who have lost family members in plane crashes. Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan will work tirelessly to deliver the maximum compensation your family deserves if an airplane accident has taken the life of someone you love.

Representing Injured Victims in All Types of Aviation Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board says passengers board airplanes more than 700 million times every year, and the Federal Aviation Administration estimates there are around 7,000 aircraft over the United States at any given time. Our Chicago injury attorneys represent clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries in airplane crashand file wrongful death claims on behalf of families who have lost loved ones. Families can lose a loved one in various aviation accidents:

  • Air ambulance accidents
  • Charter flight accidents
  • Commercial aviation accidents
  • Corporate jet accidents
  • Helicopter accidents
  • International aviation accidents
  • Privately-owned aircraft accidents

Experienced Lawyers for Aviation Litigation

Latherow  & Duignan Law Office is a law firm with a commitment to pursuing justice for the families of individuals killed as a result of another party’s negligence. Our Chicago injury lawyers represent clients and families of victims involved in plane crashes that may have been caused by:

  • Aborted landings
  • Air traffic controller negligence
  • Assaults
  • Bird hazards
  • Climbout accidents
  • Defective landing gear, on-board equipment or other parts
  • Descent and landing accidents
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Engine failure
  • Fuel mismanagement
  • Fuel tank explosion
  • Improper or negligent maintenance
  • Improper storage of baggage
  • Instrument failure
  • Mechanical failures
  • Pilot errors and negligence
  • Preflight accidents
  • Radar malfunctions
  • Sabotage
  • Takeoff accidents
  • Weather, including rain, snow, thunder, and lightning

Chicago Injury Attorneys Place Personal Focus on Clients

Jerry A. Latherow is Immediate Past President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying that his peers hold him in the highest level of professional excellence. Bridget Duignan is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. She has delivered lectures on legal matters and has published multiple articles in legal journals. Together at Latherow  & Duignan Law Office, our Chicago lawyers take pride in the fact that many new clients are referrals from friends and families for whom our firm has previously secured substantial verdicts and settlements.

If you have sustained injuries or have a loved one who died in an plane accident, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for physical pain, emotional hardship and financial difficulties. You can complete the form located on this page to have our Chicago injury attorneys review your case, or contact us today at (312) 372-0052 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

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