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The relationship of our law firm with our clients often begins in the midst of great human tradegy. When aviation goes wrong, it has the capacity to hurt and kill. With each death and injury, grief ripples through loving relationships, families and extended families, bringing terrible loss and sorrow.
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What is the first step to pursuing a legal claim?

The first step when pursuing a legal claim is to find lawyers who are right for you. Katzman Lampert & Stoll offers unmatched professional experience in aviation litigation and aviation technology. Founding partner, Richard F. Schaden, is an aeronautical engineer and attorney representing victims and their families in plane crash lawsuits for more than thirty-five years. As pilots and legal advocates, the aviation attorneys at Katzman Lampert & Stoll are committed to helping people in need of counsel for legal claims based on personal injury and wrongful death arising from general and commercial aviation disasters.

How much does it cost for an attorney at Katzman Lampert & Stoll to handle my case?

Our attorneys work on a contingent fee basis. That means you are not charged a fee unless you recover money for your injuries. The costs and expenses of the litigation are advanced by Katzman Lampert & Stoll and later deducted from the recovery. To receive a sample contingent fee agreement with our firm, please contact us.

Will my case go to trial?

At Katzman Lampert & Stoll, airplane crash victims and their families are given careful and thorough advice on the pros and cons of taking their case to trial. However, our aviation lawyers always leave the decision to the client. As aviation safety lawyers representing victims and their families, we believe that our role in the legal process is to zealously serve the needs of each client on an individual basis.

The attorneys at Katzman Lampert & Stoll are trial lawyers. The Firm has successfully taken hundreds of cases to trial and won millions of dollars in verdicts awarded by juries throughout the United States. Our background and experience in trial advocacy enhances our clients’ ability to achieve favorable and record setting resolutions.

Many cases settle before trial. As a result of our trial experience and advocacy, Katzman Lampert & Stoll has recently recovered settlements for our clients totaling over $25 million with the United States Government and $92.5 million against major manufacturers.

How long will I be involved in litigation?

Attorneys at Katzman Lampert & Stoll do everything in their power to ensure that the litigation process moves as quickly as possible for our clients without compromising quality of work for the sake of time. Cases involving general aviation accidents can generally take anywhere from one to three years to complete, while claims arising from commercial airline crashes like the TWA flight 800 air disaster and the US Air 427 plane crash may range from six months to five years to complete. We keep you well informed as your case progresses.

Where will my case be filed?

A plane crash lawsuit requires careful consideration of a variety of factors to determine the best possible city and state where a case should be filed. Many of these factors are particular to each client and the facts of each case. We consider factors such as:

  • the background and profiles of prospective jurors in an area
  • the law and any damage caps in a particular state
  • the location of witnesses and
  • the ability to recover the broadest range of damages for the individual injuries suffered by our clients.

With fully staffed offices in Michigan and Colorado, and a fleet of our own corporate aircraft, attorneys from Katzman Lampert & Stoll zealously represent clients no matter where the litigation takes place.

What is my role in the litigation process?

Our attorneys encourage client involvement and work hard to ensure that our clients know and understand their legal rights. While some clients choose to be more involved than others, there are times when your involvement is essential if you decide to pursue a plane crash case.We are committed to making certain you receive the necessary counseling throughout each phase of air accident litigation.

Why don't you post the awards you've won?

You’ve likely seen other lawyers posting the huge awards they have won on behalf of their clients. While we have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, we do not – and will never – post those award amounts.

There is one very simple reason. Our client’s privacy is of the utmost importance to us. As a part of virtually every settlement agreement we accept on behalf of a client, there is a non-disclosure clause. We’re not sure how other firms justify divulging these settlements, but we won’t. Your privacy is assured with Katzman Lampert & Stoll.

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