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Ohio Aviation Accidents

When aviation professionals are careless, make simple mistakes, or intend to cause harm, the results will likely be disastrous. Call an Ohio airplane accident lawyer immediately if you or a loved one were injured in an airplane accident. An attorney can investigate the crash to determine who is responsible and seek compensation on your behalf.

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we understand how an airplane accident may affect your life. Whether there was an incident on a runway at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport or something went wrong with your small personal aircraft, airplane accidents can lead to serious physical injuries, emotional trauma, and fatalities. At KNR, we want to help you and your family get back on your feet by fighting for your right to maximum compensation.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

A Better Approach to Ohio Aviation Accidents

At KNR, our Ohio personal injury lawyers understand the complexities of an airplane accident and the devastation such incidents cause. Fortunately, the law may give you the option to pursue a civil lawsuit or wrongful death claim to recover compensation for your losses and hold the right parties accountable.

With more than 500 years of combined experience and a long history of fighting for injured Ohioans, we can help you understand your rights and successfully guide you through the legal process after an airplane accident.

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Hurt in an Airplane Accident? Call KNR

Due to the size, weight, and speed of most commercial airplanes and the number of passengers onboard, an accident on the ground or in the air can lead to mass casualties. An accident involving a personal plane may have fewer fatalities; however, that does not make the incident any less devastating to the pilot, passengers, and their loved ones.

Common Causes of Airplane Accidents

  • Pilot error
  • Inability to maintain control during flight
  • Crashing into terrain
  • Runway excursions
  • Air traffic control error
  • Dispatcher error
  • Loader and fueler errors
  • Lack of or improper maintenance
  • Equipment or system failure
  • Negligent hiring
  • Lack of training/equipment
  • Bird Strikes
  • Unsafe weather conditions
  • Sabotage

Identifying Pilot Error

Pilot error is one of the most common causes of all airplane accidents, and many authorities cite it as the reason behind approximately 50 percent of incidents. Pilot error does not necessarily arise during an average flight. Instead, pilot error tends to be an issue when conditions become less than ideal. Your lawyer will investigate the accident and preserve evidence to ensure objective experts can weigh in on what went wrong and who is responsible. Your lawyer will also take a hard look at the pilot as well as the other common causes of airplane accidents.

Our Ohio Aviation Accident Lawyers Are Close By

Our statewide practice is designed to make going through a claim or lawsuit more convenient and accessible for aviation accident victims. With 12 Ohio locations, KNR is a call or click away.

*KNR also serves Ohio’s rural counties & conducts consultations via Zoom.

Aviation Accident Categories

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which creates regulations for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, and environmental protection, there are 7 categories that account for most aviation accidents:

  • CONTROLLED FLIGHT INTO TERRAIN (CFIT) – In-flight collision with terrain, water, or obstacle without indication of loss of control.
  • LOSS OF CONTROL IN-FLIGHT (LOC-I) – Loss of aircraft control while in flight, and not primarily due to SCF.
  • RUNWAY EXCURSION (RE) – A lateral veer-off or longitudinal overrun off the runway surface, and not primarily due to SCF or ARC.
  • FIRE (F-NI AND F-POST) – Fire or smoke inside or outside of the aircraft, in flight or on the ground, and regardless of whether the fire results from an impact (F-POST) or not (F-NI).
  • ABNORMAL RUNWAY CONTACT (ARC) – Any takeoff or landing involving abnormal runway contact, and not primarily due to SCF, leading to an accident. Hard landings and tail strikes are included in this category.
  • SYSTEM/COMPONENT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION (SCF) – Failure or malfunction of an aircraft system or component, related to its design, the manufacturing process, or a maintenance issue, which leads to an accident. SCF includes those related to powerplant (SCF-PP) and those which are not powerplant-related (SCF-NP).
  • UNDERSHOOT/OVERSHOOT (USOS) – Touchdown off the runway surface in close proximity to the runway. It includes offside touchdowns.

The leading cause of fatal aviation accidents over the last 20 years is Loss Of Control In-Flight.

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Airplane Accidents: Damages & Compensation

When you are hurt or harmed because another individual or business was negligent or reckless, you may have the right to seek financial compensation for the damages you endured. Your attorneys must prove the other party’s negligence through an insurance claim or personal injury suit, confirm liability, and document your losses, so you recover the full and fair value of your losses.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

Recoverable Losses After an Airplane Accident

Upon demonstrating that party’s responsibility and liability, your lawyers will pursue a financial recovery that compensates you for losses such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement and disability
  • Loss of consortium – your relationship with your spouse

If your loved one died in an aviation accident, you may have cause to pursue a wrongful death claim. And under some circumstances, punitive damages may be possible if the party responsible for your airplane accident acted with malice or gross negligence. And while there is no standard formula for predicting a wrongful death settlement or injury award, you can get an idea of what to expect by discussing the facts with a lawyer.

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What Makes KNR Special?

You Need a Lawyer with Aviation Experience

Airplane accidents are far rarer than car crashes or slip and falls. It can be difficult to find legal professionals who are knowledgeable about the nuances of airplane incidents and have experience gaining compensation for aviation accident victims like yourself.

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, you will work with a legal team who understands how unique your circumstances are and will immediately set out to ensure your accident is thoroughly and properly investigated. From preserving all necessary evidence to obtaining expert opinions about the cause of the crash, we will tirelessly represent your interests.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

The Legal Team at KNR Will

  • Investigate, collect evidence, and find those at fault.
  • Interview witnesses, medical professionals, and aviation experts.
  • Communicate with the airline, company, and insurer to clarify liability and pursue the max.
  • Determine your case’s full and fair value – what you lost and will need long-term.
  • Keep you informed and involved. KNR is available by phone, text, email, or Zoom.
  • Protect your rights and, if necessary, take your case to court.
  • Never charge you upfront. If there’s no recovery, there’s no cost.