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General Aviation and Corporate Aircraft Accident Law Firm

General aviation refers to the roughly 92 percent of U.S. aircraft and more than 65 percent of U.S. flight hours flown by someone other than major and regional airlines or the military. This branch of aviation is sometimes misunderstood as only small, propeller-driven aircraft. However, even a large jet or cargo plane operated under certain federal rules can be a general aviation aircraft. Aircraft from gliders to non-scheduled cargo flights and corporate jets can be included. Most aircraft crashes involve general aviation, rather than commercial airliners. As with other types of airplane crashes, victims and their families may be able to obtain compensation and damages. As in all aviation cases, it essential to have knowledgeable legal representation in general aviation and corporate aircraft accident litigation.

At the Chicago law firm of Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., our experienced attorneys assist people who were injured and the families of those who died in general aviation crashes in Illinois and throughout the United States. We have been able to circumvent the problems and obtain the full compensation our clients need and deserve in many general aviation cases.

General Aviation Cases

Our cases have involved almost all categories of general aviation, including:

  • Charters
  • Corporate planes
  • Sightseeing planes
  • Unscheduled cargo jets
  • Traffic and weather helicopters

These cases have centered on issues such as pilot certification, mechanical defects, maintenance problems, air traffic control errors and weather. We work with skilled investigators and aviation experts to determine liability in general aviation cases. Of course, the knowledge and experience of our lawyers make us able to evaluate cases quickly and help people understand their options after a general aviation accident.

Small Aircraft Crash Attorneys Skilled at Trial and Negotiation

We are trial attorneys, fully prepared to try every case. Our comfort in the courtroom and extensive record of accomplishment in aviation cases often force insurers and self-insured companies to offer fair settlements rather than meet us in court. When this occurs, it is a benefit to our clients because they avoid the cost and time required for trials, obtaining their awards more quickly. However, settlements for less than a fully just amount when all factors are considered are not advantageous and should not be accepted. Clients rely on us to pursue the best legal strategy, one that is most likely to obtain a fully just recovery.

To speak with a Chicago general aviation law attorney, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. You may also review our aviation accident frequently asked questions to learn more.

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