Houston Aviation Accident Lawyers

Advocating for Those in Serious Aircraft Accidents in Texas & Nationwide
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Each day across the nation, there are people who use airplanes and helicopters to travel without incident, but all too often, many other people suffer serious or life-threatening injuries. Some lose their lives. What they and their families do next will shape their futures. When aviation accidents happen, people call Arnold & Itkin. Our Houston lawyers have won more than $20 billion for clients who were seriously injured or lost family members in the worst accidents. We fight for the best results to help people recover and create brighter futures.

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We pour everything we have into our cases because your opponent is doing the same thing. Even when we were outspent or outnumbered, our aviation accident attorneys have beaten the world’s largest airlines and companies. Our secret? We don’t stop fighting until our clients have gotten what they need. No matter what.

Our Trial Attorneys Take Every Case Personally

Helicopter and plane crashes are life-altering. People who’ve gone through them usually come away with physical and psychological scars. 

That’s why our firm takes every case personally. 

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No Matter How Tough the Fight

An airplane or helicopter crash is every passenger’s worst nightmare. Whoever is at fault for the accident, their negligence has put people through the worst trauma of their lives. We’re there to help.

Our firm knows that we can't undo what's happened or what you've gone through, but we want our clients to have everything they need to move forward with their lives. That begins with forcing aviation companies and other liable parties to take responsibility for plane or helicopter accidents. Of course, we know from experience that these corporations and their legal teams won't be looking out for your interests but will put up a fight before they admit to owing you anything.

We won’t be intimidated by the complexity of an aviation crash investigation, neither will we hesitate to go after international corporations and their large, well-financed legal teams. We welcome the challenge. After $20 billion in recoveries, we’ll do whatever it takes to get our clients back on their feet. No matter what.

Hear Our Clients' Stories

  • “I told him, “Kurt you’re my hero. You’re my knight in shining armor.” Because that’s how I feel toward him. He’s there to protect me, and I feel so safe. They are driven. They are aggressive. They will not quit for you. They will not give up for you. That’s what makes them special.”
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  • “They’re unstoppable! They definitely have the experience you need. They're fighting for these little people that can’t handle themselves when a giant comes. Almost like the David and Goliath. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
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  • “I really feel like Arnold & Itkin brought justice to my family. Not only my family but many other families. It was just unreal how tirelessly they worked. Our trial lasted around 10 days. Every night, they were working ‘til way after midnight. There were a couple nights they never even slept. It was just amazing to me and my family.”
    Terry Yount Father of Drug Injury Victim
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We've consistently received the legal industry's highest honors, won the nation's largest results, and been repeatedly featured in both local and national news publications. We're proud of these honors and deeply grateful to the clients who continually put their trust in our team.

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Common Questions

  • What Are Common Causes of Plane Accidents?

    Plane and helicopter crashes are not usually the result of a single cause, but the combination of factors. Maybe someone didn’t check the weather before takeoff. Maybe another person failed to do a maintenance check. Maybe the instrumentation was poorly built. As a result, there are usually multiple parties responsible. It’s our job to find all of them and ensure they are held accountable.
  • Are There Different Types of Aviation Accidents?

    Yes. While the most severe aviation accidents are crashes, aviation accidents have five types: mid-air accidents, mid-air collisions, ground collisions, taxiing accidents, and landing accidents. Accidents can occur aboard a perfectly functional plane or might happen on the tarmac before the plane is in the air. Our firm has investigated a variety of aviation accidents, allowing us to understand the factors at play.
  • Who Is Responsible for an Aviation Accident?

    Because an aviation accident is typically the result of numerous failures occurring at once, the parties responsible can include the pilot, ground crew, parts manufacturer, or airline itself. Investigating fault involves not just looking at the actual equipment that may have failed, but also looking at how policies and decisions led to the accident, and who can be held accountable for those decisions.
  • How Many Aviation Accidents Happen Each Year?

    According to the Aviation Safety Network (ASN), there were an average of 14 fatal aviation accidents involving commercial passenger and cargo planes each year over the past 5 years, worldwide. An average of 345 people lost their lives in these aviation accidents each year. According to early data from the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 1,139 civilian aircraft accidents in 2020, just in the United States. These accidents caused 349 deaths. Aviation accidents are rare, but when they do happen, they often cause catastrophic injuries or the deaths of many, if not all, passengers on board.
  • Do I Need an Aviation Accident Attorney?

    If you lost someone you love in a helicopter or plane crash or were injured in any way at an airport or on a plane, you should talk to an attorney about your rights and options. Taking legal action might not be the first thing on your mind, but you deserve to know why the accident happened and who is responsible. Working with an aviation accident attorney gives you the opportunity to get answers and hold all at-fault parties accountable, bringing a sense of closure and the chance to recover compensation that can help you provide for yourself and your family.
  • What Roles Do the NTSB & FAA Play After a Crash?

    The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are both government agencies that may be involved in investigating aviation accidents. They may investigate the circumstances to determine what caused the accident and, therefore, what can be done to improve safety to prevent future occurrences. Additionally, the FAA regulates the aviation industry and air traffic control.
  • What Will It Cost to Hire Your Aviation Accident Firm?

    There is no upfront cost when you work with our aviation accident law firm. We work on contingency, which means we only get paid if and when we recover a settlement or award on a client’s behalf. Our fees will be paid out of the final settlement or award, typically based on a predetermined percentage and agreement. You don’t have to worry about coming up with retainers or finding money when you’re already struggling to make ends meet. Our goal will be to help you get answers and secure a life-changing recovery.
  • What If I Lost a Loved One in an Aviation Accident Overseas?

    Aviation accidents that occur in international waters may be covered by the Death on the High Seas Act (DOSHA), which includes deaths that occur more than 12 nautical miles from American shores. Under DOSHA, the family of a person who lost their life in an airplane accident overseas may be able to pursue compensation and hold negligent parties accountable. Our aviation accident lawyers have extensive experience with DOSHA and how it applies to airplane accidents in international waters.

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