Aviation Accidents

People rarely survive plane crashes, but many individuals suffer serious injuries in several other kinds of aviation accidents. Several passengers sustain in-flight injuries of varying severity as the result of slip and fall accidents, being struck by certain objects, or the negligence of other parties.

While airlines are common carriers that owe their passengers the duty to use the highest degree of care in the practical operation of their businesses, common carriers are not liable for turbulence or other “acts of God”—meaning events beyond the common carrier’s control that cannot be prevented. The Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 was drafted with the purpose of better using federal resources to provide information, services, and support to the family members of passengers involved in plane crashes, but people who have lost loved ones or been injured in aviation accidents will want to seek legal representation for assistance filing the complex legal claims that arise out of these types of incidents.

Lawyer for Aviation Accidents in Chicago, IL

Did you suffer severe injuries or was your loved one killed in any aviation accident in Cook County? Do not speak to any insurance company representatives without legal counsel. Contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates as soon as possible.

Chicago personal injury attorney Susan E. Loggans represents clients in communities all over northern Illinois, such as Berwyn, Chicago, Elgin, Evanston, Des Plaines, and several other nearby areas. Call (312) 201-8600 today to have our lawyer provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents clients on a contingency fee basis, so you are not charged any fee unless you receive a monetary award.

Overview of Aviation Accidents in Cook County

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Types of Aviation Accidents in Illinois

Personal injury cases involving aviation accidents are extremely complicated. Major crashes require extensive investigations, and multiple parties could be liable for victim injuries.

Susan E. Loggans has over 30 years of experience as a multi-engine pilot. Her years in the field as well as her time in the courtroom provide her with a unique set of skills that allow her to help victims achieve justice.

Susan E. Loggans & Associates frequently helps clients with such aviation accident issues as:

  • Travel related Injuries
  • Crashes and Accidents

Our firm represents people who were injured or family members of loved ones killed in such airline accidents as:

  • Commercial airline accidents;
  • Air medical services (air ambulance, Life Flight) accidents;
  • Regional carrier accidents;
  • International airline accidents;
  • Terrorist-related airline accidents;
  • Private or charter airline accidents;
  • General aviation accidents; and
  • Helicopter accidents.

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Evidence in Chicago Aviation Accidents

Following a plane crash, multiple federal and state agencies will often immediately initiate investigations into possible causes. The simple size and scope of most airline accidents usually makes the ensuing investigations very challenging.

The first major issue with any plane crash is the actual location of the accident. When an airline crashes into a body of water, recovery of wreckage or victim remains may be impossible. In some cases, wreckage could be strewn across a very large area.

Some of the other types of evidence that is important to review in these types of cases include, but is not limited to:

  • Air traffic control records
  • Cockpit voice recorders
  • Crash photos
  • Flight data recorders (black boxes)
  • Flight plans
  • Maintenance and inspection records

When a person suffers in-flight injuries, the evidence may be more limited. Any individual injured in an aviation accident not involving a crash should try to take pictures of the accident scene and attempt to preserve any evidence that could be beneficial to his or her personal injury case.

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Resources for Aviation Accidents in Cook County

Accident & Incident Data | Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) — The FAA is the United States Department of Transportation agency responsible for regulating civil aviation. On this section of the FAA website, you can view preliminary accident and incident notices, final aviation accident reports, and investigation policies and forms. You can also learn more about the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) system.

Aviation Accident Reports | National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) — The NTSB is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation. Visit this section of the NTSB website to view the final accident reports following these investigations. Accident reports can be sorted by Report Number, NTSB Title, Accident Date, Report Date, City, State, Country, or National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Number.

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Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Chicago Aviation Accident Attorney

If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in an aviation accident in northern Illinois, it is in your best interest to not attempt to negotiate a settlement without legal counsel. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents individuals in Oak Forest, Elmhurst, Park Ridge, Calumet City, Burbank, and many surrounding areas of Cook County.

Susan E. Loggans is an experienced personal injury lawyer in Chicago who will fight to get you compensation for all possible economic and noneconomic damages. She can review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call (312) 201-8600 or fill out an online contact form to receive a free initial consultation.

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