Aviation Accident Attorneys

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Airplane Accident Lawyers Since 1950

When a Fatal Airplane or Helicopter Crash Occurs, Families Turn to the Leading Airplane Accident Law Firm of Kreindler & Kreindler

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Kreindler’s experience with aviation accident cases is unmatched by any other airplane crash law firm in the world. Our attorneys focus their law practice on representing victims who have been in a plane crash and have an unprecedented history of securing record amounts of compensation for victims and their families. Flying is safer today, due in no small part to the 70 year legacy of Kreindler & Kreindler’s efforts following international and domestic aviation disasters.

Kreindler Partners and Former Military Pilots (L-R): Justin Green, Brian Alexander, and Dan Rose

Who knows more about aviation law than attorneys who are also licensed, commercial pilots?

Kreindler Partners and Former Military Pilots (L-R):
Justin Green (USMC)
Brian Alexander (U.S. Army)
Dan Rose (U.S. Navy)

A Kreindler aviation attorney has served as leading counsel in nearly every major airline disaster case since 1950.

Leading Aviation Accident Attorneys

Kreindler was the first law firm in 1952 to successfully prosecute a commercial aviation plane crash case on behalf of multiple passengers. Today we are the largest and most successful plaintiffs’ aviation accident law firm in the world. For 2024 and beyond, Kreindler continues its legacy as a world leader in the practice of plaintiffs’ aviation accident law.

Kreindler changed the way I thought about lawyers. They were about helping me and my family. I knew I was in the right hands.
~ David Spatola | Plane Crash Survivor

Kreindler Airplane Accident Attorney in the Media

Kreindler plane crash lawyer and partner Justin Green on ET 302 Boeing 737 MAX airplane crash on CNN
Airplane accident lawyer and partner Dan Rose on the Boeing 737 MAX disaster on Fox News
Aviation accident attorney Brian Alexander quoted in The New York Times article about the Nature Air crash in Costa Rica.
Kreindler Partner Brian Alexander in the New York Times regarding Nature Air charter plane crash in Costa Rica
Partner and aviation accident attorney Anthony Tarricone quote for KELO radio regarding Pilatus PC-12 crash.
Kreindler Partner Anthony Tarricone to KELO Radio regarding Pilatus PC-12 plane crash in Sioux Falls, SD

The Amazon Prime documentary movie Flight / Risk offers a glimpse into Kreindler’s legal work prosecuting the case against Boeing following two separate tragic 737 MAX aircraft crashes. The film includes appearances by Kreindler airplane accident attorneys Justin Green, Daniel Rose, Megan Benett, Brian Alexander and Marc Moller. 

We Know, We Fly - Kreindler Airplane Accident Lawyers are also Commercial Pilots

Our staff of aviation accident attorneys includes commercial pilots, engineers, and a former aviation maintenance specialist. In each case, we assemble a team of litigators, investigators, outside experts, and staff. The team meticulously examines and prepare all aspects of liability and damages to determine the cause of the accident, identify responsible entities, present the most compelling case and obtain the highest possible recovery for the plaintiffs we represent. 

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Boeing MAX airplane taking off with blue sky behind.
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Kreindler's resources and relationships in the aviation accident industry, at regulatory agencies, with technical experts, and aviation litigation attorneys worldwide are without peer.

International Flight Accidents

Kreindler’s aviation accident attorneys have achieved an unmatched record of success representing people globally who have been injured or lost family members in international and domestic airline disasters. Kreindler’s seventy-year legacy of advocacy and successfully representing victims of International aviation disasters has helped make air travel safer today.

Our recent international aviation accident cases include:

Domestic Plane Crashes

The firm has handled aviation accident cases in every state in the United States. Our aviation partners have served as leading counsel in most major airline crash cases since 1950. We have secured record compensation amounts for victims and their families as well as promoting improvements to aviation industry safety standards, practices, laws, and regulations.

Our recent domestic airplane crash cases include:

Airplane Passenger Injuries

Kreindler represents passengers who have been seriously injured as a result of severe turbulence, service or beverage cart crashes, slip and falls and overhead bin malfunctions during travel. Our airplane injury attorneys have successfully handled cases on behalf of air travelers injured aboard domestic or international flights or at the airport.

Helicopter Accidents

Kreindler’s aviation team works with the country’s foremost experts in helicopter aerodynamics, design, maintenance, and operations have worked to successfully uncover the true source or contributing factors to a helicopter crash, even when official government investigations failed to do so. Our aviation accident cases have resulted in many of the highest plaintiffs’ recoveries on record. 

Our recent helicopter accident cases include:

Charter, Corporate & Small Plane Crashes

Our partners have a history of securing record amounts of compensation for the victims and their families of all types of general aviation cases, including sightseeing, private, charter, corporate, military, and emergency crashes. Kreindler attorneys have a history dating back to the early 1950s of holding responsible parties accountable following a crash and prosecuting the case to its maximum potential. 

Our recent small plane crash cases include:

  • Charter Nature Air Cessna 208 Caravan, Costa Rica
  • Aerostar 600 Crash, “American Made” Movie Production, Medellin, Colombia
  • Private Socata TBM 900 Cabin Depressurization, Open Waters near Jamaica

Our recent charter & corporate plane crash cases include:

Medical Emergency Aircraft Accidents

Kreindler investigates all available data including weather conditions, maintenance records, and operator issues to not only achieve successful results for our medevac and air ambulance accident clients but to also help improve the overall safety of the EMS aviation industry.

Our emergency aircraft accident cases include:

Tourism & Sightseeing Aircraft Crashes

The firm has represented victims in sightseeing aviation accidents involving floatplanes, helicopters, seaplanes, lighter-than-air-craft, and 2-seaters. Our attorneys prepare all aspects of the sightseeing aircraft accident cases we take on to achieve the highest award possible.

Our recent sightseeing & tour aircraft accident cases include:

Military Plane & Helicopter Accidents

Kreindler aviation accident attorneys have recovered claims on behalf of those killed or injured in military airplane and helicopter crashes by successfully overcoming limitations such as the Government Contractor Defense which can protect contractors against liability.

Our recent military aircraft accident cases include:

Today, Kreindler is renowned as the world’s preeminent aviation accident law firm. Our firm has successfully represented victims and their families against airlines, manufacturers, component suppliers, maintenance providers, and other parties responsible for the catastrophic consequences of airplane and helicopter crashes.

Aviation Accident Law is a Highly Technical Specialty

Aviation accident litigation involves a multi-faceted body of international and domestic laws and regulations. Aviation accidents present complex factual issues, many of which require extensive technical expertise and investigation. 

A Kreindler airplane accident lawyer possesses a depth of technical knowledge and experience matched only by the firm’s decades of precedent-setting success in cases involving aviation tragedies.

Given these complexities, general aviation lawyers must be deeply versed in aviation law and have a consummate knowledge of highly technical issues regarding aerodynamics, piloting, engineering, aircraft maintenance, airline operations, weather, and air traffic control systems, among others.

Any lawyer unfamiliar with the minutiae of aviation accident law is at risk of seeming misguided or producing a less than satisfactory result for their client. That’s why so many victims, and their attorneys, turn to Kreindler & Kreindler for our unmatched resources and experience.

Headshot of partner and aviation accident attorney Brian Alexander.
Our sole mission is to determine why the accident happened, make sure it doesn’t happen again, and take care of the family left behind.
~ Brian J. Alexander | Attorney and Partner
  • LEADING COUNSEL in nearly every major airline disaster case worldwide
  • OBTAINED THE LARGEST RECOVERY for a single disaster in the history of aviation
  • CONTINGENCY FEE-BASED You don't pay unless we win

Aviation Accident Litigation Experience

Kreindler’s will to win drives every plane crash case we prosecute. We are exhaustive in our approach to case preparation, work tirelessly to investigate and uncover the truth, and we are relentless in our pursuit of justice. 

Whether it is a mass disaster with hundreds of victims or an individual small plane crash with one victim, Kreindler brings the same fight for justice, meticulous preparation, and commitment to every case that we accept.

Our partners and airplane accident lawyers maintain the tradition of excellence that has been the firm’s hallmark for over 70 years and counting. The breadth and depth of our experience provide our clients with unique advantages that set Kreindler & Kreindler apart in the field of aviation accident law.

Aviation Accident Law Books

We wrote the book

Kreindler has literally written the book on aviation accident law. Our partners have authored numerous highly acclaimed books, articles and treatises, including the leading treatise in the aviation litigation field, Aviation Accident Law.

Look inside the book here

Aviation Accident Law Firm Based in New York

Kreindler is the preeminent aviation accident law firm in the world. Our attorneys have been appointed leading counsel in nearly every major commercial airline disaster case in the U.S. and abroad. Since 1950, we have fought diligently to achieve a record of success in resolving plane and helicopter crash cases on behalf of our clients. Kreindler has law offices in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles.

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