Indianapolis Aircraft Accident Attorney - Cohen & Malad, LLP

Airplane Accidents

Indianapolis Airplane, Helicopter and Jet Crash Lawyers


When you think of an airplane crash, you most likely think of commercial carriers. However, aviation disasters can also involve medical helicopters, private jets, and small planes. Our team of attorneys, nurses, and paralegals has successfully handled cases involving all of these types of aircraft. These catastrophes could be due to a variety of factors. Aircraft design defects, pilot negligence, crew negligence, maintenance negligence, and air traffic safety controller decisions could all play a part in a crash.

Aviation accidents are devastating events. Trauma, serious injuries, and fatalities can all result when an aircraft crashes. Personal injury claims involving commercial flights or private charter flights require experienced legal counsel that can handle the complex nature of this litigation. The personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Malad, LLP use accident reconstruction and expert opinion to paint a thorough picture of the conditions that contributed to the plane crash to better illustrate your interests in court.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) work together to promote airway transportation safety. These administrations conduct safety studies on various aircraft and also investigate accidents to determine probable cause and find ways to improve air travel safety. When airplane crashes occur, the accident reports compiled by the NTSB & FAA can prove to be invaluable in representing a personal injury case in court.
We have represented multiple victims many airplane crash cases and have a team of experts that can help us prove your case.

Summary of a Claim

One of the most devastating aviation disasters was the 1987 Ramada Inn airport disaster. An Air Force pilot was flying an A-7D Corsair II from Pittsburg to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada when the jet’s engine stalled and the instrument panel went dark. The pilot communicated his situation with Air Traffic Control at the Indianapolis International Airport and awaited instruction. After a few maneuvers, the pilot was unable to land the aircraft. He directed the jet toward a runway and ejected from the plane. The aircraft clipped the roof of a nearby bank branch and slid across the parking lot of the Ramada Inn. The plane eventually stopped when it crashed into the lobby of the Ramada Inn killing nine employees and one visitor to the hotel as a result. Cohen & Malad served as Plaintiff’s Counsel.

Your Rights

If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a commercial airline or private chartered flight accident, our Indiana personal injury airplane crash attorneys can help you. Contact our office to discuss your claim and learn your legal rights and options in seeking compensation for your injuries. There is no charge for your initial consultation and legal fees will not be collected until you win your claim.