Thousands of Clients Served. A Proven History of Claims Success.
Advancements in aircraft technology and security have made flying an incredibly safe means of transportation. Yearly, accident and fatality statistics decline, with 2015 reaching a historical low. However, when airplane accidents do occur, the incident can result in severe damages and potential fatalities for passengers and other individuals involved. Litigation can be highly complex, making it extremely beneficial to consult a lawyer for help. At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we employ skilled and experienced airplane accident lawyers in Kansas City who are committed to fighting for just compensation on behalf of injured passengers.
Flight 1340 Settlement
In 2003, our founding attorney, David M. Peterson settled claims for passengers who were on board an American Airlines flight from Kansas City to Chicago O’Hare International Airport on February 8, 1998.
Flight 1340 was attempting to land in Chicago under what is known as a Category II approach, where vertical visibility was 100 feet. When the plane broke through the clouds, the pilot finally realized he was headed straight into the dirt, well in front of the runway. He pulled the nose of the plane up, but crashed the plane over 1,000 feet short of the runway, totaling the Boeing 727.
Fortunately, no one was killed, but many people were injured and everyone suffered psychological damages, many developing a permanent fear of flying.
Identifying the Cause of Airplane Crashes
The key in pursuing litigation against a party is determining the cause of the accident. Occasionally the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) become involved in the investigation as well, depending on the nature of the crash. Regardless, having a seasoned advocate on your side can make all the difference in identifying the cause and liable parties.
Most airplane crashes are caused by one or more of the following:
- Fuel Problems
- Faulty Maintenance
- Federal Air Traffic Controller Error
- Pilot Error
- Defective Design
- Structural Issues
- Defective Equipment
Injured in an Aviation Accident?
Since 1993, our attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have gained quality legal experience through helping clients resolve thousands of cases. In that time, our Kansas City airplane accident attorneys have obtained over $500 million* on behalf of our clients! Our legal team continues in a long tradition of aggressive courtroom tactics and is qualified to fight for justice in your aircraft accident case.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
We are proud to establish long standing relationships with our clients and we pride ourselves on offering quality, personalized, confident representation to all of our clients.
Team did a great job resolving my injury case- Daniel G.
They were instrumental in saving my life.- Kathy
I’m a witness to how wonderful they are as a law firm.- Larry
Peterson & Associates, P.C. heard me and made sure I was not taken advantage of.- Lee
I would definitely recommend Peterson & Associates- Leesa
They get the job done- Theresa
Choosing Our Team
Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.