Air Craft Accidents

Bay Area Aircraft Accident Attorney

30+ Years’ Experience. Millions Won by Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm.

A decade of aviation defense experience has helped our lead attorney, Tab Mitchell, gain in-depth insider knowledge of how aviation and insurance companies work. At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, we strongly believe that our unique firsthand experience in dealing with insurance companies and aviation cases distinguishes our firm from the competition.

Our Bay Area personal injury lawyer knows how to handle aviation claims, represent aviation accident victims, and advocate for the rights of surviving family members. He has substantial experience in aviation insurance defense, including handling cases involving general aviation, commercial air litigation, private plane injury, and mass disaster accidents.


Tab Mitchell has not only been an injury victim himself, but he's worked for the insurance companies and knows exactly how they think. Contact our firm and speak with a Bay Area personal injury attorney in a free case evaluation.


Handling Cases Involving Major Airlines

Few personal injury claims are more complex than aviation accident cases. We have experience handling claims and litigation matters with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and can use our knowledge of the law to help you obtain maximum compensation.

Attorney Mitchell has worked cases involving major companies, including:

  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Trans World Airlines
  • Military aircraft manufacturers
  • Jet engine manufacturers

It is our commitment to excellence that enables us to achieve the best possible results. Our unwavering dedication has helped our past clients secure satisfactory outcomes where other attorneys have been unable to do so!

Common Causes of Aviation Accidents

Any aviation accident will be investigated thoroughly by the FAA. You may think that the FAA has a seemingly unlimited amount of resources with which to clearly determine causes of accidents so that you can obtain full compensation, but this is rarely the case. These cases are never as simple as receiving one clear answer from the FAA. You need a skilled lawyer to advocate for you and your case.

Aviation accidents can have many causes, and accidents may include:

  • Pilot error
  • Faulty maintenance
  • Hazardous weather
  • Takeoff accidents
  • Equipment failure
  • Accidents occurring to the airplane mid-flight
  • Landing accidents and defective landing gears

By investigating the cause of the aircraft accident or collision, we can maximize your compensation. From conducting accident reconstruction, utilizing an expert network of forensic analysts, or investigating special recording devices such as the airplane flight data recorder (also known as a black box), we can help determine whether your or your loved one's accident was caused by a defective part, pilot error, or other issues. We work hard to hold parties responsible for FAA negligence, air traffic controller error, aircraft part manufacturer errors, commercial airline negligence, private charter company negligence, and individual pilot error.

Call Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm for a Risk-Free Consultation Today!

At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, our Bay Area injury lawyer has been protecting the rights of injured victims and surviving family members for more than 30 years. Because we believe that our clients should not have to suffer financially when seeking legal assistance after an accident, we work on a contingency fee basis. Our clients won't have to pay out of pocket for our services until we secure a recovery for them.


If you or someone you love has been involved in an airline accident, a helicopter accident or any other injury-causing, aircraft-related incident, call (888) 483-8614 and schedule your free case consultation.


Contact Mitchell Law Firm for a Free Case Evaluation!

If you've been injured in an accident through another's wrongful actions, you are entitled to compensation. Don't wait any longer; contact our firm immediately to see how we can help you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?
    There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.
  • How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?

    This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.

  • What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?

    The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.

  • Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?

    Yes. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000.