Queens Airline Accident Attorneys Help Survivors After Accidents

Getting airline accident victims and family members the compensation they need

Bhurtel Law Firm represents victims of airline accidents. Our attorneys have the knowledge of aviation law to pursue full compensation for your injuries or to pursue a claim for the death of a family member.

Human and mechanical errors cause most aviation disasters. Common factors in airline accidents include:

  • Faulty equipment
  • Engine failure
  • Fuel tank explosions
  • Electrical failure
  • Pilot negligence
  • Ground crashes
  • Mechanical breakdowns
  • Wake turbulence
  • Runway accidents
  • Weather conditions

What are the rights of a victim’s family after a fatal airplane crash?

If an airplane accident occurs in the United States, the airline must comply with the requirements of the Federal Family Assistance Plan for Aviation Disasters, including:

  • Notify family members of the victim’s accident before public disclosure
  • Provide family support services, including grief counseling
    • Monitor search and recovery operations
    • Brief family members about investigation results before notifying the press
    • Return the victim’s remains and possessions to family members

Do families of airplane accident victims get compensation?

If your loved one died in an airplane accident, you may have a wrongful death claim against the airline. The death of a providing family member will leave behind an uncertain financial future for the victim’s family.

Our attorneys have experience handling wrongful death claims after aviation accidents, helping each family member recover for the damages caused by the fatal accident. Family members eligible to seek damages for a wrongful death in New York include the surviving spouse, domestic partner and any children of the deceased.

New York does not allow family members to recover for their mental anguish in a wrongful death claim. However, family members are eligible to recover such damages as:

  • Loss of expected earnings and benefits
  • Loss of parent’s guiding and training
  • Medical bills
  • Funeral costs

The New York statute of limitations gives family members two years from the victim’s date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Our personal injury attorneys make sure your claim is filed before the deadline so you can get the compensation you need.

Contact us for a free consultation — we provide compassionate counseling in airline accident claims

Bhurtel Law Firm provides flexible hours at its offices in Jackson Heights and Manhattan. We speak Nepali, Hindi, Urdu and Spanish. Our attorneys serve clients in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Nassau County. Contact us by email or call us at [In::phone]. In personal injury cases, we offer free initial consultations and are compensated on a contingency-fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless you receive compensation.