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The trial lawyers at Weidner & Associates have years of experience in litigation pertaining to aviation related accidents that result in catastrophic injury, death or property damage. We have represented clients in numerous aviation related cases in the past 40 years and are committed to fighting for our clients’ rights to recover and relief for their damages and needs. We have handled suits ranging from large commercial airlines to small bush planes. Although our focus is on Alaska, we represent clients throughout the United States. We have also successfully prosecuted lawsuits involving international aviation and the Hague Convention.

There are two categories of civil aviation: general aviation and scheduled air transport. The latter refers to all passenger and cargo flights that operate on scheduled routes. General aviation represents all civil flights, both commercial and private. Many of the charter flight operators in Alaska operate under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 135 (FAR 135). All aviation cases are unique, but in each case, aircraft manufacturers and airline operators have liabilities.

Types of Aviation Cases

Jet and commercial aviation crashes
Tourist and Bush planes
Engine failures and defective design
Helicopter crashes
Cases involving Cessna aircraft, including the Cessna 206, Cessna 208 and Cessna Caravan
Pilot error
Both commercial and personal aircraft crashes
Foul weather crashes
Icing related crashes

If one has been involved in an aviation accident it is important to choose a lawyer that is familiar with the laws that pertain to the aviation industry. Many accidents that result from pilot error, engine failure, equipment failure, weather conditions or design defects, often warrant legal action. Weidner and Associates can and will help. Contact us today for a free consultation.