WHAT IS AVIATION LAW?
- Aviation law includes aviation accident and tort law
- These laws govern aircraft design, testing, manufacture, overhaul, operation, and maintenance
- Encompasses both general and commercial aviation
- Also includes all types of aviation litigation
- Examples include airline crashes, small plane crashes, and helicopter crashes
The Law We Practice
Katzman Lampert specializes in all types of aviation litigation having successfully represented victims of all types of airplane and helicopter crashes. With a passion for aviation safety, our team of aviation attorneys and experts possess the necessary skills to effectively represent each client, no matter the nature of the aircraft or the accident.
EXPERTS IN… GENERAL AVIATION LAW
A Passion For Aviation Safety
As leaders in aviation law, the aviation attorneys at Katzman Lampert handle a wide variety of general aviation plane crash and aviation law cases. Because they are pilots themselves, our senior partners advocate aviation safety in both private aircraft manufacture and maintenance and are eager to represent those who have become victim to airplane crashes resulting from poorly-designed engines, fuel flow systems, autopilot systems, and other similar defects experienced by private airplane owners and their pilots.
Utilizing both technology and aeronautical engineering expertise, our aviation attorneys excel at discovering the actual cause of the plane crash for every aviation lawsuit that they take on.
Representation To The Fullest Extent
In 1994, Congress passed the General Aviation Revitalization Act (GARA). Under the terms of the Act, a plaintiff cannot sue the manufacturer of an aircraft or its component parts if the defective aircraft or component part is more than 18 years old. However, generally speaking, a claimant may sue if he or she can prove that the manufacturer withheld important information from the Federal Aviation Administration concerning an aircraft or component’s performance, maintenance, and/or compliance with airworthiness obligations. Also, GARA is retolled if a suspect component part is revised, replaced, or updated within the 18–year period.
With their extensive knowledge of GARA and its provisions, the aviation accident attorneys at Katzman Lampert analyze general aviation claims to determine whether a client is able to file a lawsuit despite the limitations imposed by GARA. Utilizing cutting edge aviation technology and top aviation experts, our aviation lawyers will stop at nothing to promote increased safety in the field of general aviation.