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Whether you are a frequent or rare flyer, you always hope everything will go smoothly. You may expect delays at security at McCarran International Airport or a bit of turbulence, but you never expect to get hurt while onboard. Worse yet, you never expect to receive a call that your loved one passed away in a private or commercial plane crash. When you and your family experience a serious aviation accident, we recommend learning as much as you can about your legal rights and options. The best way to do this is to call our aviation accident lawyers at Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC.

We have years of experience helping individuals affected by plane crashes, in-flight injuries, and other types of aviation accidents. We know federal aviation law and the international treaties that impact some aviation lawsuits. We will utilize our knowledge and experience to aggressively pursue compensation for your injuries or loss.

To schedule your free consultation, call our personal injury lawyers at (702) 878-2889, or submit your information through our online form.

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Types of Aviation Accidents We Handle

At Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC, our aviation accident attorneys handle claims involving:

  • Private Plane Crashes
  • Small Chartered Plane Accidents
  • In-Flight Injuries on Commercial Airplanes
  • In-Flight Injuries on International Flights
  • Commercial Airplane Crashes
  • Helicopter Accidents
  • Hot Air Balloon Accidents
  • Skydiving Accidents
  • Hang Glider Accidents

If you were injured or lost a loved one in an aviation accident in Nevada, do not hesitate to call us. Whether you were injured onboard a commercial flight or lost a relative in a small plane crash, we are here to fight for your rights.

In-Flight Injuries

Aviation accident claims do not always arise from serious crashes. We help many airplane passengers who suffered injuries while flying.

Common in-flight injury claims include:

  • Falling Baggage: Overhead baggage compartments need to shut fully and remain secure. If these overhead bins come open during the flight, heavy pieces of luggage can fall on passengers’ heads, causing anything from a concussion or brain injury to a spinal cord injury and paralysis.
  • Turbulence: Pilots cannot always avoid turbulence, but they can warn passengers about it and put on the seatbelt sign. If the pilot fails to warn passengers about turbulence and an accident occurs, the airline may be liable. However, turbulence is a natural occurrence, and an airline is not inherently liable for turbulence-related injuries.
  • Broken Seatbelts: Seatbelts are essential safety equipment on any plane or helicopter. If your seatbelt broke loose during turbulence or landing and you suffered an injury, call a lawyer immediately.
  • Mismanaged Food and Beverage Carts: Airline food and beverage carts are metal and tend to be heavy when full of items. They also are on wheels and can move if left unattended. If airline stewards do not hold onto or secure carts, they can run into and harm passengers.
  • Falls: Slip, trip, or stumble and falls are a risk on a plane and while boarding or disembarking. Falls often occur because of loose or torn carpet or poorly lit areas.
  • Lacerations: If there is a shark plastic or metal edge in the plane, a passenger could severely cut themselves.
  • Assault: An overzealous member of security, airline steward, or another passenger may assault and harm a passenger or airline employee.
  • Hot Liquid Burns: Airlines serve hot water for tea and coffee on flights. These beverages should be warm but not so hot as to cause serious burns. If an airline employee spills overly hot liquid on a passenger, the airline may be liable.

If you suffered a preventable injury while onboard a plane, talk with Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC about suing the airline for your injury.

An airplane injury lawyer will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury. We will analyze the evidence to determine if the airline or another party is liable for compensating you for your injuries. Under the Federal Aviation Act, airlines must maintain a high standard of care. They are responsible for the condition of their planes and their employees’ actions. If a hazard on the plane or employee misconduct caused you harm, we would file suit against the airline.

Airplane Injury Compensation

If you can establish the airline is liable for your in-flight injuries, then you can demand compensation for your past or future:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Income
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Reduced Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Normal Life
  • Loss of Consortium

Talk with our aviation accident lawyers to get a full picture of your damages and the potential value of your claim. The more severe your injuries, the more your claim may be worth. You also may be entitled to a greater amount if the airline employee’s actions or the airline’s negligence was egregious.

Common Causes of Plane Accidents

In addition to in fight injury claims, we also address plane accident injuries and fatalities. Call us right away if you were injured or lost a loved one in a crash or other serious accident on an airplane. We will thoroughly investigate the incident to determine what happened and who was responsible.

Common causes of plane accidents include:

  • Pilot error
  • Pilot intoxication
  • Pilot fatigue
  • Mechanical or systems failure
  • Traffic control error
  • Design or manufacturing defect
  • Runway defects
  • Inadequate plane maintenance
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory violation
  • Weight imbalance
  • Bad weather

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a crash, contact a plane crash lawyer as soon as possible. You need an experienced attorney to investigate the cause of the crash. We will obtain the evidence you need to establish the airline or another party’s liability for your injuries or loss.

Case Results


Settlement for our client’s injuries after a Las Vegas car crash.

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Settlement for the tragic loss of a loved one.

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Recovered for a severely injured client after a motorcycle crash.

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Aviation Accident Laws & Government Agencies

When you are injured while flying or lose a loved one in a plane crash, you cannot work with just any personal injury or wrongful death lawyer. You need an attorney who has specific knowledge of federal and state aviation laws and agencies.

At Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC, we have the knowledge and experience you need concerning:

  • Federal Aviation Act: This law created what would become the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has the power to regulate and oversee safety in the airline industry.
  • FAA Regulations: The FAA creates the standards airlines must adhere to, including a high standard of care regarding passenger safety.
  • Warsaw Convention: This is an international convention that regulates intentional air carrier’s liability to passengers, luggage, and goods.
  • Montreal Convention: This updated certain provisions of the Warsaw Convention to create uniformity regarding passengers, baggage, and cargo on international flights. Under this convention, air carriers are strictly liable for damages up to about $170,000.
  • Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act: If you or a relative were involved in a significant airplane crash or accident, you might be entitled to assistance from the federal government.
  • The National Transportation Safety Board: The NTSB investigates plane crashes and other aviation accidents that take place in the U.S. Investigators are on standby 24/7/365 to respond to an aviation accident. These investigators are highly experienced in gathering physical, electronic, and other evidence to determine why a crash or accident occurred.
  • Nevada Department of Transportation: The NDOT Aviation Planning Section is responsible for the safety and use of public and private airports in the state.
  • Clark County Department of Aviation: Clark County owns and operates McCarran and four other aviation facilities.

Fatal Airplane Crashes

It is rare for large commercial airplanes to crash, but it does occur. If you lost a relative in a crash involving a large commercial plane, contact our aviation accident lawyers immediately. You are likely one of many families that have claims against the airline. We will ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

If your loved one passed away in a small private plane crash, give us a call as soon as you can. We will thoroughly investigate the crash and cooperate with any government investigation. We may find that the pilot, plane owner or operator, maintenance provider, or manufacturer is to blame.

Whoever is at fault, we will guide you through pursuing wrongful death compensation.

Call Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC After an Aviation Accident

This is probably the first time you or your family have dealt with an aviation accident. You may not be sure of what to do next. We recommend calling us at Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC to talk with our aviation accident attorneys. We will listen to your story, explain the relevant aviation laws, and offer candid advice. Depending on the circumstances, we may encourage you to pursue compensation through litigation.
To learn more about your options after a plane crash, in-flight injury, or another aviation accident, call (702) 878-2889. We offer free consultations.