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Airplane Accident Attorneys in Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre, PA

The personal injury lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli are experts in representing the victims of catastrophic accidents, such as plane crashes, and also in wrongful death suits and other intricate cases. Our aviation accident team knows that airplane disasters and air crashes often result in serious injury and death, and can change families forever. Our expert team of airplane accident lawyers and litigators understand aviation law and FAA regulations, and know how to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. From small plane and helicopter crashes to airline disasters and other aircraft crashes, our aviation accident attorneys are here for you in Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, and throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

Our aviation accident attorneys are dedicated to airplane crash victims and their families. We have won multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients in various accident cases. Because many plane crashes involve fatalities, you need an aviation lawyer that is highly experienced in wrongful death claims as well as injury cases. Most aviation crashes involve private aircraft and small plane accidents. Our teams of airplane crash lawyers and investigators in Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre have the experience needed to fully investigate and find the cause of the accident. We realize that a thorough investigation is vital to effective litigation.

What causes plane crashes?

Pilot Error:

Pilot error and pilot negligence is the leading cause of aviation accidents. The pilot may be inexperienced, may not be adequately trained, or may have used poor judgment when flying. If a pilot fails to properly evaluate the weather, calculate the weight of the plane is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or is sleep deprived, he or she is putting aircraft passengers in jeopardy.

Design Defects:

A bad design, defective parts or overstressed frame can lead to aircraft structural failure that leads to a plane crash or another aircraft disaster. The aircraft manufacturer or parts manufacturer may be liable.

Faulty Maintenance:

Maintenance errors in planes and helicopters are another leading cause of aircraft accidents and plane crashes. Lack of regular maintenance or negligent maintenance can be deadly to passengers.


It is estimated that approximately 12% of all plane crashes are caused by weather conditions.

Air Traffic Control Mistakes:

Aviation accidents can also be caused if an air traffic controller makes a mistake or is distracted and not paying attention.

How common are plane crashes?

Aviation accidents are the most dangerous type of transportation accidents. Although airplane accidents are rare, when they do occur, the results are often deadly. Small planes are involved in crashes at a much higher rate than larger, commercial airlines. Lack of pilot experience and poor plane maintenance are both contributing factors to the higher rate of small plane crashes. Private aircraft crashes could include charter planes, helicopters, propeller planes and sightseeing planes among others. Different laws exist for commercial and private flights, so it is important to speak to a plane crash attorney who understands aviation law.

According to the Aviation Safety Network, there were a total of 21 fatal airliner accidents, resulting in 990 fatalities in 2014. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversee commercial and private aviation in the United States. The FAA estimates that approximately 450 people are killed each year in general aviation accidents, with loss of control being the number one cause. The FAA reported that there is one fatal accident involving loss of control every four days. Our airplane crash attorneys in Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre know the law and are focused on helping the victims of air crashes and other aircraft accidents.

According to WTOP, a Washington news radio station, general aviation safety has not been improving. The news station reported the NTSB chairman as stating that they are concerned that the general aviation safety trend has been flat for some time.

Aviation Accidents handled by the Aviation Accident Lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli

  • Commercial airline crashes
  • Small plane crashes
  • General aviation/private plane crashes
  • Tour plane crashes
  • Helicopter crashes
  •  Military plane or helicopter crashes
  • Parachuting accidents
  • Hang glider accidents
  • Airline negligence
  •  Airport negligence

Fellerman & Ciarimboli’s Lawyers Seeks Justice for Airplane Accident  Victims

Have you been injured in a plane crash or another aviation accident? Have you lost a loved one in an airplane crash or helicopter accident? Call the aviation accident lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We represent those who have suffered serious injuries in aviation accidents, commercial airline crashes and small plane crashes, as well as those who have lost family members in an airline disaster. A plane crash lawsuit can help your family obtain full compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, loss of quality of life, pain and suffering and wrongful death. We represent plane crash victims and other accident victims and their families in Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre and throughout Pennsylvania. We are highly experienced in personal injury and wrongful death cases and are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve

Call the Aviation Lawyers today for a Free Consultation

Call our law firm to learn your legal rights after an aircraft crash. We can help families and victims of plane crashes obtain the maximum compensation available after an airplane disaster or air crash. If you want a team of injury and wrongful death attorneys on your side with a track record of success, call an aviation accident attorney at Fellerman & Ciarimboli in Philadelphia or Wilkes-Barre today.

The aviation attorneys at Fellerman & Ciarimboli are here to fight for justice for the victims of plane crash and their families. For a free lawyer consultation, call our Philadelphia airplane accident attorneys at 215-575-9237 or our Wilkes-Barre aviation attorneys at 570-714-HURT. We are committed to putting our knowledge, experience and resources to work for you today.

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With more than 40 years of combined experience, the personal injury attorneys at Fellerman & Ciarimboli strive to provide the best service to clients in Philadelphia, Northeast Pennsylvania, and throughout the Keystone State.





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