San Diego Airplane Accident Lawyers

plane Accident Attorney San DiegoAlthough rare in frequency, airplane and aviation accidents often have life-altering consequences. Whether involving commercial or private aircraft, aviation lawsuits can be difficult to prove and be complicated. In the aftermath of an aviation accident, a multitude of federal and local investigations will be conducted by government agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Investigations will also be conducted by local authorities and various insurance companies, which may be involved.

Assigning liability in an aviation case can be difficult with different factors possibly contributing to the accident. Factors for aviation accidents may include human error, mechanical failure, maintenance issues, defective equipment or air traffic controller negligence. Many aviation accidents result in the death of some or all passengers on board making many of these accidents wrongful death cases [link to wrongful death page].

Our attorneys at Berman and Riedel, LLP understand the devastation of losing a loved one and subsequently dealing with a lawsuit. For a survivor of an aviation accident, our attorneys appreciate the challenge of dividing focus between physical, financial and emotional recovery. This can be a stressful and confusing time for victims and their families, it is important for injured victims to seek legal assistance as they make an effort to obtain the damages to which they are rightfully entitled.

At Berman & Riedel, LLP, we understand that handling airplane and helicopter cases requires a detailed understanding of the aviation industry. Having unique and extensive experience in serious personal injury litigation, our attorneys understand the added efforts that must be made with complicated aviation accident cases. That is why Berman & Riedel, LLP often calls upon respected aviation experts to help determine the cause of the accident. This allows our attorneys to build the strongest possible case, and successfully recover the maximum in damages for its client’s past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless misconduct in causing an aviation accident, Berman & Riedel, LLP can offer the experience and skill necessary to provide you with sound advice on how to protect your legal rights. Contact an attorney at Berman & Riedel, LLP to discuss your legal options.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to common questions people have about personal injury cases and working with a lawyer. During your initial consultation, we will be happy to answer questions that are particular to your case.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, accept cases on a contingency-fee basis. This type of agreement means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees out-of-pocket for legal representation. Attorneys’ fees are also contingent on the outcome of your case.

You benefit from legal representation in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of a settlement or jury award. We will only recover a fee if you recover compensation.

Can You Tell Me How Much My Case Is Worth?

There is no way to determine the exact value of a personal injury case, especially early in your case. However, an experienced attorney can give you an estimated range based on their experience with similar cases.

There are many factors that may influence the value of your case, such as:

  • Your total financial or economic damages
  • The severity of your injuries
  • The impact of your injuries on your daily life
  • The strength of your case
  • Whether you share fault for your accident
  • Insurance policy limits 

Some damages are easy to calculate, such as lost wages and medical bills. Calculating the value of diminished earnings for the rest of your life or future medical needs; however, may require the help of experts. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering have no intrinsic financial value. These damages are challenging to calculate. 

If your case goes before a jury, you may potentially be able to recover more than you could through a settlement. However, this introduces a new element of risk: the jury. The circumstances of your accident and even how sympathetic you or the defendant are can influence the outcome.

During your consultation, and throughout your case, we will help you understand how these factors influence your case. We will also work tirelessly to document the value of all your damages and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

The vast majority of cases are resolved by reaching a settlement agreement outside of court. Very few personal injury cases actually go to trial, but it is more likely if the facts in your case are in dispute, a legal issue is being contested, or you have a high-value case.

An experienced lawyer will build your case as if it will go to trial from the beginning. The stronger your case and evidence, the more likely a fair settlement will be reached.

How Do I Know If I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If your case involves mostly property damage or minor injuries, you likely do not need a lawyer to handle a claim with the insurance company. The more serious your injuries, or the more complex your case, the more important it becomes to seek experienced legal counsel.

Remember that the insurance company is not on your side, even if the insurance adjuster seems sympathetic and you receive a settlement offer. If you are being blamed for your accident or sustained serious injury, a lawyer will help you protect your rights and build the strongest case possible. This includes calculating the full value of your current and future losses.

Legal representation is also vital if your case involves a complex area of law such as elder abuse or neglect, premises liability, commercial vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, or serious work-related accidents. Determining liability, navigating decades of legal precedence, and interpreting specific statutes in these cases is best done with years of relevant legal experience.

Do You Accept Cases Outside of San Diego?

While our law office is located in San Diego, Berman & Riedel, LLP, accepts cases throughout the state of California.

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