Aviation Accidents Attorney in Chicago, IL
Aviation Accidents Overview
At Rapoport Law Offices in Chicago, Illinois, we have more than 60 years of combined experience successfully representing clients nationwide in domestic and international aviation disasters, including those involving private and commercial aircraft. If you or a loved one has been in an aircraft accident, our aviation accident attorneys will provide you with personalized service, and we have the experience and resources to make sure you recover the highest amount of money as compensation either through settlement or trial.
Our firm's aviation litigation team includes a former Deputy Director of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and a licensed private pilot. The firm's aviation trial team is led by David E. Rapoport. For over two decades Mr. Rapoport has been obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts (including several record verdicts) and multi-million dollar settlements for victims of airplane crashes. Mr. Rapoport was selected to act as the lead trial attorney in federal litigation arising out of the crashes of United Airlines flight 232 at Sioux City, Iowa on July 19, 1989, and the crash of USAir flight 1016 at Charlotte, North Carolina on July 2, 1994.
Mr. Rapoport has also been appointed by federal judges to serve on plaintiffs' steering committees and represented airline passengers and their families in cases arising out of the crashes of American Airlines flight 1420 (Little Rock, Arkansas), Egypt Air flight 990 (Nantucket Island, Massachusetts), Swissair flight 111 (Nova Scotia), and American Eagle flight 3379 (Morrisville, North Carolina). Mr. Rapoport also is representing or has represented passengers or their families in air carrier cases arising out of the crashes of Continental flight 1404 (Denver, Colorado), Comair flight 5191 (Lexington, Kentucky), Southwest Airlines flight 1248 (Chicago, Illinois), USAir flight 405 (LaGuardia Airport, New York), USAir flight 427 (Pennsylvania), United Express flight 5925 (Quincy, Illinois), an American Air Network on demand charter (Lexington, Kentucky), and a Northern Illinois Flight Center on demand charter (Beaver Island, Michigan).
In addition to representing passengers and their families, Mr. Rapoport has successfully represented pilots or other crew members in product liability cases including Air Midwest flight 5481 (Charlotte, North Carolina), American Airlines flight 587 (Queens, New York), Propair flight 420 (Montreal, Canada), United flight 585 (Colorado Springs, Colorado), United flight 232 (Sioux City, Iowa), and United flight 811 (High Seas near Hawaii). If you may have a personal injury or wrongful death case arising out of an aviation accident, we encourage you to call our experienced aviation accident attorneys today for a free consultation at 877-216-4213. We do not charge any fee for our service unless and until we obtain compensation for you. If you would like to meet us and are too injured to leave your home, we can be available for an in-home visit.
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Areas of Practice
- Aviation Accident
- Litigation & Appeals
- Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
- Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
- Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
- Products Liability Law