Commercial Airline Accident Lawyer


When a commercial airline has an accident, the results are devastating and tragic. Many lives are lost, and survivors endure horrible physical and emotional injuries and face mounting medical bills and expenses at a time when they are unable to work. Victims and their families should be entitled to compensation, but they face complex legal roadblocks; commercial airlines and their insurance companies often attempt to minimize or deny claims.

At this difficult time, an experienced airline accident attorney can help navigate the maze of laws, international treaties, and obstacles involved in getting justice and a fair settlement. While no amount of money can make up for a tragic airplane accident, fair compensation can relieve the financial burdens for crash victims and their families and help them go on with their lives.

If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died in an airplane crash caused by someone else’s negligence or fault, there is help available from the skilled and experienced airline accident lawyers at Crain Brogdon, LLP.  Our attorneys know and understand the laws surrounding airline crashes and are fully prepared to handle all legal hurdles, deadlines, and requirements needed to achieve optimum compensation.

We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case and determine the best way to move forward, so call us today.

Why Choose Our Commercial Airline Accident Attorneys

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When seeking an attorney, it’s important for you to find one you feel comfortable with who also has a reputation for winning cases and who possesses the skills, experience, and resources to go up against big airlines and their insurance companies. Here are some reasons why we feel you should choose Crain Brogdon LLP:

  • We are experienced. Our personal injury lawyers have been helping clients since 2001 and have over 125 years of combined experience. Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience in the field of personal injury trial law and is board certified.
  • We win big for our clients. The legal team at Crain Brogdon LLP has won over more than $355 million in settlements for our clients, including a $142 million net settlement in a fatal child care negligence case.
  • We are skilled negotiators experienced in dealing with insurance companies and other lawyers. Our goal is to settle your case out of court if possible, but we are always prepared to take it to trial if necessary.
  • We are nationally recognized and respected. Our attorneys have received multiple honors and awards and often provide national media analysis and train other attorneys. Attorney Robert Crain has been included in lists such as U.S. News’ Best Lawyers in America, and Quentin Brogdon has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating.
  • We develop a personal relationship with our clients. You can read testimonials from satisfied clients that prove it.
  • We provide free, no-obligation consultations. Your consultation is free, and we work on a contingency basis so there are no fees to you unless and until we win your case.

How Our Commercial Airline Crash Lawyers Work to Help You

After a commercial airline crash, it is important to get started with your case quickly to prevent evidence from evaporating. When you retain our commercial airline accident attorney, we will get to work immediately. We will:

  • Meet with you to discuss how the airplane crash happened, who the responsible parties may be, and determine how much your case should be worth.
  • Investigate the crash and gather evidence. In the United States, aviation accidents are primarily governed and investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Our attorneys will look for evidence such as radar information, air traffic control recordings, administrative and maintenance records of the plane, pilot logbooks, and FAA or NTSB incident reports as to past problems.
  • Interview witnesses, police officers, and first responders to get all available information.
  • Hire experts to reconstruct the accident and testify as to all parties who might have been at fault as well as experts to estimate your losses, and the expected costs and care needed into the future.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and their attorneys to fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.
  • Build your case and present it in front of a judge or jury if your case goes to trial.

Commercial airlines and their insurance carriers have armies of attorneys, adjusters, accident investigators, and expert witnesses working to protect their bottom lines, but our Crain Brogdon legal team knows how to go up against them.

Damages Our Airplane Accident Lawyers May Recover


In a successful lawsuit, our airplane accident lawyers may be able to recover an award that covers both economic and noneconomic damages, the losses that resulted from the accident.

Economic damages are for monetary losses that include:

  • Medical expenses, rehabilitation and continuing care
  • Lost wages, now and in the future
  • Property damage.

Noneconomic damages are those that do not have a specific dollar value, but negatively impact your life, such as:

  • Physical pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and disorders like PTSD
  • Loss of consortium and ability to enjoy life
  • Disfigurement and scarring.

What will my damage award amount be?

There is a wide range of possible settlement amounts for an airline crash, and for serious injuries and deaths, judgments may reach the millions of dollars. The amount you receive depends on factors that include the extent and permanence of the injuries, the degree of fault, any legal restrictions and the individual circumstances of the case. The skill and negotiating ability of your attorney also plays a role. 

Airplane Accident Lawyers Must Prove Negligence


To win your case, our airplane accident lawyers must prove there was negligence by another party, the defendant in the case.  To prove negligence legally, we must show the existence of the following elements:

  • Duty: The defendant had a duty not to cause harm.
  • Breach: The defendant breached this duty by actions or failure to act.
  • Cause: This breach caused the crash that resulted in injuries.
  • Damages: You suffered actual damages as a result.

Commercial carrier airlines have a duty to exercise the highest degree of care and diligence in the safety of their passengers. As a result, there is lower threshold necessary to prove that they were negligent. According to the FAA (FAA FAR 91.3), the pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for the operation of that aircraft and may be liable for a crash if negligent. Other parties that may be held liable include:

  • pilots and flight attendants
  • safety inspectors
  • maintenance personnel
  • the government for the failures of air traffic controllers, FAA officials, or regulatory authorities
  • Airplane manufacturers for defects in the plane or its safety and testing procedures.

Airplane accidents may have multiple potentially negligent parties, and our legal team will seek to identify them all, as they all may have assets and insurance that can go toward a settlement.

Get Help from Our Commercial Airline Accident Lawyer

At Crain Brogdon LLP, we know the most common causes of crashes, how to investigate and identify them, and whom to hold accountable in an aviation accident. Recovering compensation can be a long and complicated process, but we will handle everything from advising you on how best to proceed to managing all investigations, negotiations, communications, and court procedures associated with your case.

Our legal team has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and are not afraid to take on even the most challenging cases.

Call us today at 214-522-9404 to schedule a free consultation.



Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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