Philadelphia Aviation Accident Lawyers

Nationally Recognized Aviation Accident Lawyers

Aviation disasters are some of the most terrifying accidents. Whether the accident is in a commercial airliner or a private aircraft, The Beasley Firm finds answers and gets the results our clients need. One little known fact about our firm is that Attorney Jim Beasley Jr. is a commercial pilot with over 30 years of experience flying many different types of aircraft, from a World War II fighter aircraft with the United States Air Force, to jet aircraft and turboprop aircraft. We have hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements across the country against aircraft manufacturers, Air Traffic Controllers, flight schools, and engine manufacturers. Even when the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will not investigate beyond the pilot, The Beasley Firm goes the extra mile to discover the true cause of the accident.

Presently, The Beasley Firm is investigating a deadly crash in which a pilot was blamed by the NTSB even though it is known that an engine problem had caused the same accident in the past. In aviation accident cases, we investigate all aspects of the case to ensure that we hold the proper parties responsible for their actions. Contact The Beasley Firm to ensure knowledgeable, skilled and aggressive representation from our Philadelphia aviation accident lawyers: (215) 866-2424.

Decades of Success in Airplane Crash Litigation

Since 1958, The Beasley Firm has been nationally recognized for setting the benchmark in the fields of aviation disaster, in-flight airline injuries, airport premises liability, helicopter accidents and catastrophic injury. The Philadelphia aviation accident attorneys at The Beasley Firm have successfully obtained numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our catastrophically injured and wrongful death clients.

Review some of our top aviation case results below:

  • Guanere et al v. Cessna: In 1984, in the landmark case of Guanere et al v. Cessna, Jim Beasley secured a verdict of $29 million dollars for the Guanere family after he proved that a defective airplane part was the cause of the crash and resulting death. Mr. Beasley also proved that the manufacturer, Cessna, had carelessly installed the defective part in approximately 175,000 aircraft. This was the largest verdict (at the time) ever awarded against an aviation company.
  • Smith v. Republic of Iraq et al: Our aviation expertise was an important part of our successful lawsuit assessing responsibility for the September 11 attacks - the only September 11 verdict in history. The Beasley Firm won a $104 million verdict in 2003 on behalf of the families of victims during the 9/11 attacks.

We have decades of experience representing victims of the most serious and high-profile aviation accidents, including the accident that took the life of Senator John Heinz. Both the founder of our firm, Jim Beasley Sr., and his son, Jim Beasley Jr., have an insatiable passion for flight. In fact, Jim Beasley Jr. has performed with The Horsemen air team in America and England. This passion lends thorough insight as to the structure and workings of a plane and the problems that can occur while in flight. As a result, our firm has fought successfully against even the largest of the world's corporations.

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Causes of Airplane Accidents

Airplane accidents are caused by a variety of factors. It takes a firm with expertise and thorough investigative tactics to effectively get to the bottom of such crashes.

Take a look at some of the common causes of airplane accidents:

  • Instrument failure
  • Mechanical failure
  • Tire failure
  • Defective landing gear
  • Fuel mismanagement
  • Pilot error
  • Inadequate training
  • Mid-air collisions
  • Inclement weather
  • Metallurgical failures
  • Improper maintenance
  • Improper inspections
  • Poor fuel
  • Inadequate security
  • Improper flight training
  • Medical issues
  • Design defects

The majority of aircraft accidents occur in small or private airplanes and helicopters. Sightseeing helicopter accidents and Medivac aircraft accidents are occurring with increased frequency. The Beasley Firm has a highly qualified team of experienced pilots, investigators, accident reconstructionists, and Philadelphia aviation accident lawyers dedicated to evaluating your claim.

Upholding Our Legendary Name. Contact The Beasley Firm!

For the past 60 years, The Beasley Firm has been a legendary national leader in the areas of aviation law, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death. The firm has been successful in winning awards for our clients totaling well over $2 billion dollars. We prepare every case for trial so that we are always one step ahead of the opposition.

Client Testimonial

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“I contacted the Beasley Firm following my husband’s tragic death in an aircraft accident. As pilots and expert aviation accident attorneys, Jim Beasley, Jr., and Lane Jubb immediately understood the complexities of this unusual accident. They judiciously examined the official reports and circumstances. With attention to detail and dogged determination to establish the truth, the Beasley Firm pursued its own aggressive investigation while successfully navigating the intricacies of filing a federal case in a state known to be especially harsh on individuals regarding wrongful death suits. They assembled experts in aviation and with laser-focus proved conclusively that this accident was not the result of pilot error.”

Our dedication to preparation and excellence has been the foundation for our success. If you or a loved one have experienced an aviation accident of any kind, don't hesitate to enlist our help. Our passion for aviation coupled with our legal expertise can effectively guide you through this complicated time.

Learn more about how our Philadelphia firm can help you by calling (215) 866-2424!

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Why Choose The Beasley Firm?

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    Over $2 billion awarded on behalf of our injured clients

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    Listed in Best Law Firms and recognized by Super Lawyers

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    Free case evaluations and contingent fees available

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    Dedicated to representing the injured for over 60 years.

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