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Illinois Aviation Litigation Attorney

Cook County Aviation Accident Lawyer

Lawyers Representing Victims of Plane Crashes and Aviation Accidents Across the U.S.

Air travel is generally very safe, but when incidents involving aircraft do occur, they can be devastating, leading to the deaths of large numbers of people and extensive property damage. Victims of aviation accidents, whether they result in death, serious injury, or psychological harm, should work with an attorney who understands the complex legal issues involved in these cases.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our attorneys are highly skilled and experienced in aviation litigation cases. Attorney Timothy Tomasik has been involved in a number of high-profile lawsuits, including helping secure a $1.2 billion settlement from the airlines for the security breaches in the hijackings and plane crashes which took place on September 11, 2001. With this experience, we not only help our clients pursue the compensation they deserve for injuries suffered in cases involving airplanes, but we also seek to improve public safety by influencing laws and policies.

Aviation Injury Cases

Large-scale plane crashes often receive the most media attention, but injuries can occur in a wide variety of other incidents involving aircraft. At TKK, we can assist with cases involving:

  • Defective parts - Airplanes contain a wide variety of complex, interconnected systems, and the failure of any of these parts can lead to tragedy. Issues such as faulty sensors or navigation systems could cause pilots to lose control of a plane and crash. However, even if it does not ultimately cause a crash, faulty equipment can result in serious injuries to passengers. For example, a pilot may be able to land safely after a cracked turbine causes a plane's engine to explode, but passengers may still be injured by debris from the explosion or inhalation of smoke within the plane's cabin.
  • Improper maintenance - Regular inspections and equipment maintenance are required for commercial aircraft, and failure to meet these requirements can put people in serious danger. In addition, failure to properly complete tasks such as de-icing of a plane's wings can result in tragic accidents.
  • Negligent operation - Piloting a plane is a complex task that requires a great deal of training and an understanding of a wide variety of systems and factors. If pilots or crew members act negligently and fail to meet their responsibilities to keep passengers safe, people may be seriously injured in plane crashes, runway incursions, or other incidents that should have been prevented.
  • Inadequate security - While steps have been taken to prevent high-profile incidents of terrorism, there are still a large number of cases in which injuries are caused by someone who should have been stopped by airport security or airline personnel. Failure to prevent harm by a belligerent or antagonistic passenger may be considered a form of negligence, and those responsible for these types of injuries may be held liable.

Contact a Chicago Aviation Injury Lawyer

At TKK, our attorneys understand the complex legal issues surrounding plane crashes and aviation injuries. We provide dedicated representation in these cases, working to ensure that victims and their families receive full and fair compensation from the parties responsible. In addition, we work to enhance safety throughout the airline industry, proactively addressing legal issues and helping put regulations in place to protect the public from harm. Contact our Illinois personal injury attorneys today by calling 312-605-8800 to arrange a free consultation.

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