Aviation accidents

Houston Aviation Injury Lawyers

Decades of experience representing aviation accident victims have given us the knowledge that sets us apart from other law firms.

Houston aviation accident lawsuits are complex and challenging. Many factors can contribute to an aviation accident, including pilot error, defective components, structural damage, and maintenance issues. Representing victims who have been injured as a result of an aviation accident requires a firm with a technical and scientific understanding of aircrafts and flight, in addition to thorough legal knowledge.

When you or your loved one has been the victim of a Texas aviation accident, you can rely on the Houston aviation accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. to help you and your family through this tragic time in your lives. We represent ordinary people fighting for justice and accountability from airlines, manufacturers, maintenance contractors, component suppliers or any other party responsible for the catastrophic consequences of an airplane or helicopter crash.

We have represented accident victims in some of the most infamous aviation and aerospace catastrophes our nation has known, including:

Apollo 1

Apollo 1

An aerospace accident in which a cabin fire killed all three crew members.

Space Shuttle Challenger

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

A spacecraft explosion shortly after launch resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

Space Shuttle Columbia

Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

Upon reentering Earth’s atmosphere, a spacecraft disintegrated and killed all seven crew members who were returning home.

Pursuing an Aviation Accident Claim

Examples of the kinds of cases our lawyers handle specifically involving aircraft crashes include:

Helicopter Crashes

Helicopter Crashes

A helicopter crash may be the result of pilot error or failure to maintain rotors and blades. The condition of a helicopter can reveal many details about how a crash may have happened and why.

Private Plane Crashes

Private Plane Crashes

Maintenance standards for private planes are not enforced as attentively as they are for commercial airlines. Furthermore, it is easier to obtain a private pilot’s license than a commercial one.

International Plane Crashes

International Plane Crashes

When an international commercial airliner is involved in a major accident in the airspace over Texas or the Gulf of Mexico, our Houston aviation accident lawyers can represent families with claims involving the same accident.

Domestic Plane Crashes

Domestic Plane Crashes

Severe personal injury and wrongful death claims are often the results of a domestic place crash. Liability and damage claims may be pursued if you or your loved one has been the victim of a major domestic airline crash.

Product Liability Involving Aviation Accidents

When determining liability or product defect issues involving aviation accidents in Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend and statewide in Texas, our skilled team of Houston personal injury lawyers will work with top engineers, safety experts and other industry-leading experts to determine if manufacturers failed to ensure their products were safe before being sold.

The Houston aviation accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if any of the following product defects resulted in the catastrophic or life-threatening Texas aviation accident:

  • Improper design
  • Defective airplane or helicopter components
  • Negligent warnings and instructions
  • Faulty mechanics and equipment
  • Defective engineering

Manufacturers should be held accountable for their actions when their faulty products result in the serious injury or death of an aviation passenger, pilot, or crew member.

When investigating an aviation accident that results in serious injury, our Houston aviation accidents lawyers will always seek to understand if the accident could have been prevented. We will investigate a wide range of possible product defects when determining liability so that we can achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Common Causes of Texas Aviation Accidents

When investigating every aviation accident case, evidence will determine what factors contributed to the accident’s cause. On occasion, these factors will result in no injury, but frequently an aviation accident will result in serious personal injury, and even death, due to the following common causes:

Pilot Error

Pilot Error

One of the most common causes of aviation accidents is pilot error. It is the pilot who is largely responsibility for flying an aircraft. From maintaining proper fuel levels and proper altitude to performing an array of other procedures while in-flight, the slightest error could result in a tragedy.

Mechanical Error

Mechanical Error

Mechanical errors could occur because of a flaw inherent in the aircraft’s design or because a mechanical part was not properly installed or maintained. When mechanical errors cause a crash, devastating injuries may result.

Negligent Maintenance

Negligent Maintenance

When routine maintenance is delayed by operators trying to meet deadlines or different maintenance companies are working on a plane, accidents due to negligent maintenance can happen — but that is no excuse for causing a tragic accident.

Contact Our Houston Aviation Accident Lawyers Today

Texas aviation injury victims are faced with a number of important questions that determine their legal rights. At The Krist Law Firm, P.C, our team of highly skilled lawyers understand that the aftermath of an aviation accident is a difficult time for victims and their families. Decades of experience representing aviation accident victims have given us the knowledge that sets us apart from other law firms.

To learn more about the scope of our aviation accident practice and our approach to client service, contact the Houston aviation accident lawyers at .