Aviation Accident

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Air Crash & Aviation Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton

We Have the Skill and Resources to Take on Big Airlines and Aviation Companies

Each year, Americans are injured and killed in private or charter airplane crashes. In 2018, the most recent year for which the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has provided fatality statistics, 393 individuals died in aviation accidents. This means, in an instant, the lives of nearly 400 families were changed. Then, there are those who survived these accidents but sustained serious injuries that will affect them for the rest of their days.

Help is available after a plane crash or aviation accident if you know where to turn. Our team at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help determine who was liable and guide you through the process of filing an injury or wrongful death claim. While the companies behind these tragedies may be prepared to put up a fight, our team is ready to handle any sort of response. Speak with one of our lawyers today to learn about your legal options if you were injured or your loved one was lost in a plane accident of any sort.

We offer free consultations—schedule yours now by calling (866) 629-1061. Our experienced Boca Raton team is here for you.

Causes of Aviation Accidents

Airplane crashes and accidents may be caused by one big mistake, or by multiple smaller factors that combine to cause disaster. Bringing a case first requires identifying who—and what—is liable.

Pilot Error

Pilots are required to train extensively before they are allowed to fly on their own, but even good training is not enough to prevent every mistake. Especially when pilots find themselves in challenging situations such as bad weather, they are more likely to make the sort of mistakes that cause accidents.

An NTSB survey of aircraft accidents in 2016 found the 5 most common pilot errors were:

  • Loss of control (on ground)
  • Loss of control (in flight)
  • Abnormal runway contact
  • Poor fuel management (running out of fuel)
  • Runway excursion

When a pilot’s lack of knowledge or judgment contributes to an accident, damages may be collected from the individual, their employer, or their insurance companies..

Airplane Malfunction

The recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes aside, malfunctions in commercial jets are rare. This is the outcome of decades of work to create fail-safes and redundancies, so an in-flight breakdown is not catastrophic. Smaller planes, like the ones used for private or charter flights, do not have these safety features, meaning flying in one is much more dangerous.

Failures of power and other components are the most common non-pilot related causes of accidents, according to the NTSB study cited above. Depending on the circumstances of an accident caused by a malfunction, you could be able to bring a suit against:

  • The company that designed or manufactured the plane
  • The owner of the plane
  • Anyone responsible for maintaining or repairing the plane or its components

Other Potential Sources of Liability

You may find yourself bringing a suit against a third party in cases of:

  • Organizational lapses, like failure to communicate potential dangers or institute necessary safety fixes
  • Air traffic controller error
  • Failure to maintain runways, jet bridges, or other airport features
  • Failure to properly repair the plane

Finding the cause of an airplane accident can be difficult given that in many cases the airplane itself is destroyed in the crash. We have knowledgeable investigators who can partner with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other organizations, if necessary, to get to the bottom of the crash.

Serious Injuries Caused by Aviation Accidents

Airplane crashes often cause severe harm to all involved. We can help you request compensation for injuries like:

  • Asphyxiation
  • Bone crush injuries
  • Burn injury
  • Complex/multiple fracture
  • Loss of limb
  • Organ rupture
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

Any of the above injuries can result in missed work and high medical bills. The more serious ones can mean a life of pain and disability. Patients who are facing widespread disruption in their lives due to these types of injuries should speak with a lawyer before accepting a settlement.

Along with the medical bills you are now facing, your eventual payment should consider lasting medical needs, lost wages and earning potential, continuing pain and suffering, and other effects that may linger for the rest of your life.

We Can Fight for Aviation Accident Victims

Especially after a serious injury, filing an injury claim can overwhelming. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen will handle your case efficiently. We will keep you in the loop while handling the hard work for you. We have over 30 years of experience bringing injury claims against insurers and corporations of all kinds. We don’t back down when justice is on the line.

If you have lost a loved one in an aviation accident, we can help you understand the benefits of filing a wrongful death case. Whenever someone is injured or killed due to negligence, we urge the victims to consider holding the responsible parties accountable. Not only can compensation provide an essential lifeline to you and your loved ones as you try to figure out your next steps, but it is often the only form of accountability big companies take seriously.

Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 for a free consultation. Our Boca Raton attorneys want to help you understand your legal options after an aviation accident.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Hotel & Resort Liability Eight-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case

    A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to the property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic.

  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Judgment on Behalf of Miami Doctor $1,750,000

    A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict Against Vision Air $5,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Jury Verdict for Palm Beach County Residents $19,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict on behalf of residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, whose citrus trees were cut down by the state as part of its program directed toward the elimination of citrus canker.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

A Legacy of Getting Justice

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