Private Planes Dangerous Than Commercial Airlines

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February 6, 2017
Colson Hicks Eidson

Not all personal injury law firms are equipped to handle airplane accidents. At Colson Hicks Eidson, however, our attorneys have handled commercial airline cases, private plane crashes and helicopter accidents internationally. In this video, aviation attorney Curt Miner explains that there are a number of differences between crashes involving private planes and incidents regarding commercial airplanes.We have a record of success in bringing personal injury, wrongful death and products liability claims against the top aviation corporations, including Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Airbus, Hughes Helicopters, Cessna, Piper and more. This includes an incident involving an AeroPeru Boeing 747 crash outside Peru, which resulted in a recovery for 42 families that was the largest amount of compensation recovered for such a case in South America.

Video Transcription

Colson Hicks Eidson has a long history of handling aviation accidents. And that includes both, what we call, commercial aviation, and that would be for commercial airlines that we fly on for business and pleasure around the country and around the world. And a whole other area of that is what is sometimes called general aviation. And that’s small private planes that people own themselves, or charter, or use for various purposes. And we handle those types of cases as well. When you talk about general aviation accidents, many of the same principles apply as to what you’re looking for causes of accident. Typically, in general aviation, pilot errors is much more common as a cause of the accident. We have the same sort of concerns about was there a problem with the aircraft itself, was there a defect in either the design or the manufacture of the aircraft itself. And often in general aviation cases, because sometimes the quality of the maintenance they receive is not as high as you would expect with a major commercial airline. Defective maintenance is an area that often needs to be looked into. Also something that needs to be looked into is air traffic control guides that was obtained. For more information, call Colson Hicks Eidson at 305-476-7400, or visit our website,