When an act of carelessness leads to an airplane or helicopter crash, the victim has the right to seek compensation for damages. These damages can include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. At the law firm of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, our attorneys have the experience to provide justice in these challenging cases.
Our aviation law clients include aircraft companies, aircraft owners, pilots and those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to an aircraft crash. Our partner, Rock Palermo, is an FAA-licensed Airline Transport Pilot. Rock flies both airplanes and helicopters. He also holds a jet type rating. Rock has served as an FAA Aviation Safety Counselor and National Legal Officer for the Civil Air Patrol. He serves as a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
The Challenges Of Aviation Crash Cases
When a helicopter is in a crash on the way to an oil rig, when a small plane crashes taking off from a private airfield or in any other type of aviation crash, there is one major challenge: most of the evidence is destroyed on impact.
Our lawyers know how to overcome this challenge. We know how to collect and study whatever evidence remains in order to determine the cause of the helicopter or airplane crash. Was it pilot error? Was it a mechanical failure? We will find out what caused it and we will take the appropriate action.
Commercial Aviation Accidents
While accidents involving smaller private aircraft are more common, commercial airline accidents do happen. When they do, we can handle them.
The laws that apply in commercial airplane crash cases are different. Commercial airplanes are regulated by common carrier laws, the same laws that apply to buses and trains. These include unique federal and state regulations that hold the airline to a higher standard of care. We know these regulations, and we know how to show that the standard of care was not met, resulting in a serious crash.
Free Consultations In All Airplane And Helicopter Crash Cases
Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney by calling 337-202-2922. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay attorney’s fees only if we are successful in getting compensation for you.