Pittsburgh Lawyers Representing Airplane Crash Victims
The airplane is a marvelous invention … one of the major technical developments of the 20 th century. While it generally provide us with one of the safest forms of transportation available, things sometimes go wrong with air travel, and when that happens the consequences are usually deadly. Accidents can happen aboard large commercial airlines, or in small private planes manufactured by well-known companies such as Cessna, Piper, Beach, Mooney and others.
I’m attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. We are lawyers who represent people in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania who have lost family members in aviation accidents. Our lawyers have a track record of obtaining large recoveries for our clients in all types of airplane accident cases. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident.
Plane Crash Investigation
Aviation accidents can be caused by a variety of circumstances including pilot error, faulty maintenance on the engine or other parts of the plane, or sometimes poor design of the plane itself. One of the biggest challenges facing any attorney handling aviation cases is to figure out what went wrong and caused the accident. Often there are no survivors to provide clues. In large commercial air crashes, investigators may have the benefit of a flight data recorder (the so-called “black box”), but in most accidents involving smaller aircrafts, there is no such “black box.” In those cases, we rely on a team of experts, including pilots, aviation designers, metallurgists, mechanics and others, to reconstruct what happened onboard the aircraft before it went down. This can be a very tedious process that takes weeks or months to conclude as evidence from the crash scene is sifted and re-sifted.
A Lawsuit Provides Compensation … And More
We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member … mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.
We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Airplane accident cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.
Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the people who caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.
Our Experience With Airplane Accident Cases
Over the past 30 years, the attorneys of Gismondi & Associates have been involved in many aviation accidents. We have had the honor of being appointed by a federal judge as one of the “lead attorneys” in the 1994 crash of US Flight 427, the largest commercial airline disaster ever in Pennsylvania. We obtained multimillion-dollar recoveries on behalf of each family we represented in that crash.
We have also handled a variety of cases involving smaller private planes, including:
- A recovery in excess of a million dollars for the death of a husband and wife due to a fire on board a Mooney aircraft, a fire caused by faulty maintenance.
- A million-dollar award for the death of a young business woman from Washington, Pennsylvania, who died onboard a Cessna aircraft.
- A significant six-figure award for the mother of a young man who died as a passenger on a Cessna Citation, which crashed due to pilot error.
- A high six-figure recovery for a pilot who died due to improper instructions about how to land his plane in certain emergency circumstances.
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If you have been injured or a family member killed in a plane crash, call us now for a free consultation toll free at 1-888-529-1255. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our attorneys handle personal injury cases throughout Pennsylvania.