By their very nature, airplane and aviation industry accidents give rise to some of the most shocking, painful and devastating tragedies imaginable. Aviation accidents are thankfully rare, but they do occur with large, commercial airlines as well as private and charter airplanes. And, of course, aviation accidents are not just limited to plane crashes and other disasters: Injuries to passengers inside planes, and events on and around the tarmac, can also give rise to serious injuries or death.
Aviation lawsuits involve complicated legal and factual issues, from establishing the cause of such accidents, to proving negligence and causation, to legal issues of what law to apply and which courts have jurisdiction.
Proving which person or company is responsible for a plane crash or other aviation accident – whether from pilot error, mechanical failure, improper maintenance, runway defect, negligently operated aviation equipment, air traffic controller error, or other cause – requires a highly specialized set of skills and expert legal representation. The attorneys at SUGARMAN are experienced in the complexities of aircraft litigation, and are among few in Massachusetts to have litigated and tried aviation cases to conclusion.