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Aviation Accident Attorneys in Austin

Understanding the Definition of an Aviation Accident

Though they are generally considered rare, aviation accidents do occur. For the individuals involved and/or their families, they are terrifying and the impact can be catastrophic. Loss of life, severe bodily injury, emotional distress, and property damage are just a few of the life-altering consequences of most aviation accidents. At Howry Breen & Herman, we understand the difficult time you and your family are going through. We have prosecuted numerous aviation-related accidents, from crashes of small private planes and helicopters to injuries and death on major airlines. Through aggressive and tireless work, our firm has secured record-breaking settlements, including a record settlement for a life-changing injury on an international flight. Our Austin aviation accident attorneys can help you understand your legal options and take action against the negligent parties.

Learn more about filing an aviation accident injury or wrongful death claim when you call our office at (512) 430-4844 for a free consultation.

Proving Negligence in Aviation Accidents

Most aviation accidents are directly or indirectly caused by negligence. In fact, a study by Boeing revealed that around 80% of commercial aviation accidents were caused by human error. The other 20% were caused by equipment failure.

Some of the leading causes of fatal aviation accidents include:

  • Loss of control over the aircraft
  • Controlled flight into terrain
  • Problems during approach and landing
  • Issues with automation
  • System component failures
  • Mechanical failure in-flight

While human error is the most common cause of aviation accidents, pilots, air traffic controllers, and other professional individuals are not always at fault. If an airline company fails to conduct proper or sufficient maintenance on an aircraft, they may be liable for any accidents that occur. Improper pilot training, failure to conduct background checks, faulty parts, defective aircraft design, and a myriad of other issues can also point to an airline company or aircraft manufacturer’s liability.

Why Hire an Aviation Accident Attorney?

Aviation accident cases are generally very complex. There might be any number of liable parties involved and often, the liable party is a large, powerful airline company or manufacturer. Some or all of the defendants act quickly to cover their tracks. Additionally, determining the true cause of an aviation accident can be very difficult. Having an experienced aviation accident attorney on your side is crucial. At Howry, Breen & Herman, we have years of experience handling these types of complicated claims. Our team works with reconstruction experts and industry specialists to determine the cause of an aviation accident and win compensation from those responsible.

We handle aviation accident cases involving:

  • Commercial airplanes
  • Private jets and aircraft
  • Helicopters

Our Austin aviation accident lawyers have helped injured individuals and the families of people who were killed or injured in serious aviation accidents. We understand that financial compensation cannot negate the suffering you experienced; however, it can help ease the financial burdens associated with the accident and thereby help you begin the process of moving forward. Our team is prepared to use our decades of litigation experience to help you fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

Contact Howry Breen & Herman to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. We can be reached online or by phone at (512) 430-4844.

  • Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes top legal talent throughout the U.S. via a rigorous peer-review process. At Howry, Breen & Herman, we are proud to have several attorneys who have earned a place in The Best Lawyers in America® list.
  • Best Lawyers 2018
    Inclusion in Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most highly regarded legal peer-review publications, is regarded by both attorneys and clients as an extremely high honor. Our firm is proud to have multiple attorneys selected for this honor.
  • Top 50 US Verdicts All Practice Areas Texas 2017
    Our attorneys were honored by TopVerdict.com for recovering on of the Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2017. This is an honorable distinction, reserved for those attorneys that achieve the highest settlements and verdicts in the state.
  • Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US News 2016
    Howry, Breen & Herman is proud to have been selected as one of U.S. News’s Best Law Firms. Law firms are selected for inclusion in in this prestigious ranking based on a series of quantitative and qualitative criteria.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Several of our attorneys are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a renowned legal organization whose membership is restricted to trial attorneys who have achieved seven-figured settlements and/or jury verdicts.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    A number of our lawyers are invited members of The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100, a highly respected legal organization that limits its members to trial attorneys who have been nominated by their peers and met strict qualification requirements.
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    We are proud to have numerous attorneys who are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In order to become a member, an attorney must demonstrate that he or she has successfully achieved at least one sex-figure settlement or jury verdict.
  • Top American Lawyers
    Membership in Top American Lawyers is limited to only 1% of all attorneys in the United States. We at Howry, Breen & Herman are proud to have a number of attorneys who have been accepted as members of this exclusive organization.
  • AV Preeminent
    Martindale-Hubbell® is widely regarded as one of the most renowned peer-review rating organizations in the legal field. Several attorneys at Howry, Breen & Herman have achieved the organization’s highest distinction of AV Preeminent®.
  • Super Lawyers
    Each year, Super Lawyers® magazine publishes its list of peer-nominated/evaluated and independently reviewed attorneys. We are proud to have several attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Lawyers® list.
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