Chicago Aviation Accident Attorneys

Protecting the Injured & Families Affected

Despite significant advances in safety technology, human error and mechanical failure continue to cause aviation accidents throughout Illinois and the United States.

It’s important to seek legal assistance immediately after an aviation accident in order to ensure that important evidence is preserved and your right to recover compensation are protected. The aviation accident attorneys of Latherow & Duignan are prepared to help. We have secured compensation for our clients and can bring this skill and insight to your case.

Helping After Airplane & Helicopter Crashes

Protecting the Injured & Families Affected

Every case is important to our lawyers. That is why we work tirelessly to prepare every case as if it is headed to trial. This aggressive approach equips us to go into the courtroom strongly and negotiate timely when possible. Our goal is to secure a full and fair settlement that will allow our clients to put a painful episode behind them. We start by investigating the accident to determine who is at fault.

The parties who may be held liable include:

  • Pilot: The accident may have been triggered by the pilot’s failure to check instructions, react to weather conditions or adhere to correct procedures.
  • Mechanic: The crash may be traced to a mechanic’s failure to adequately inspect, maintain, or repair some type of defective or damaged part.
  • Air traffic controller: Overworked air traffic controller can violate FAA rules, fail to give timely warnings, or steer aircraft into hazardous flight paths.
  • Manufacturer: Faulty instruments, wings, wheels, and other landing gear may contribute to a disaster if improperly manufactured or designed.