Aviation Accidents

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Aviation Accidents

When an aviation disaster strikes, the world turns to Kreindler & Kreindler.

*Kreindler partners are closely following the recent tragic heli-skiing crash near Knik Glacier in Alaska.
No law firm anywhere in the world can match Kreindler’s track record in aviation accident cases. We have an unprecedented history of securing record amounts of compensation for victims and their families as well as promoting improvements to aviation industry safety standards, practices, laws, and regulations. Flying is safer today, due in no small part, to the seventy-year legacy of Kreindler & Kreindler’s advocacy and tenacity following aviation disasters. 

Kreindler attorneys have served as leading counsel in nearly every major airline disaster case since 1950.

Kreindler was the first law firm in 1952 to successfully prosecute a commercial aviation plane crash case on behalf of multiple passengers, and today we are the largest and most successful plaintiffs’ aviation accident law firm in the world. For 2021 and beyond, Kreindler continues its legacy as a world leader in the practice of plaintiffs’ aviation accident law.

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)

We Know, We Fly

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

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Our resources and relationships in the aviation industry, at regulatory agencies, among technical experts, and with aviation litigation attorneys around the world is simply without peer.

Our recent aviation 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.

Kreindler Attorneys in the Media

Kreindler Partner Justin Green on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Crash on CNN
Aviation Partner Dan Rose on the Boeing 737 Max Crash on Fox News
Kreindler Partner Brian Alexander in the New York Times regarding Nature Air crash in Costa Rica
Kreindler Partner Anthony Tarricone to KELO Radio regarding Pilatus PC-12 crash in Sioux Falls, SD

Aviation Accident Law is a Highly Technical Specialty

Aviation 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. 

Kreindler attorneys possess 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, 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 being 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.

Our sole mission is to find out 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
  • UNSURPASSED RECORD OF SUCCESS of any law firm for aviation accident law
  • LEADING COUNSEL in nearly every major airline disaster case worldwide
  • OBTAINED THE LARGEST RECOVERY for a single disaster in the history of aviation

Aviation Accident Litigation Experience

Kreindler’s will to win drives every aviation accident 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. 

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

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

Our partners and attorneys 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

Call on Our Experience

Kreindler is one of the largest and most distinguished aviation accident law firms in the world. Since 1950, our attorneys have served as leading counsel in nearly every major commercial aviation disaster litigation. Our staff of attorneys includes pilots, engineers, and a former aviation maintenance specialist. The firm has successfully handled countless private, charter, military, general aviation, and helicopter accident cases. Our partners have authored numerous highly acclaimed books, articles, and treatises on aviation litigation.