Seeking Answers and Accountability After Air Disasters

The U.S. has over 5 million square miles of domestic airspace, nearly 20,000 airports (5,000 public and nearly 15,000 private), and over 5,000 aircraft in the sky during peak operational times, according to the FAA. While the relatively low aviation accident rate is a testament to responsible aircraft manufacturers, owners, operators, maintenance and repair crews, pilots, and all the other personnel whose job it is to ensure a plane or helicopter is airworthy, when something does go wrong, it is almost always due to negligence by one or more parties. When serious injuries or deaths occur in a plane crash or helicopter accident, it is not the usual personal injury case. Because both general and commercial aviation are two of the most highly regulated fields of transportation, you will need an attorney who is experienced in aviation accident cases and well-versed in aviation law.

Why Partner with Presley & Presley after an Aviation Accident?

Referring attorneys, individual clients and their families come to Presley & Presley with aviation accident claims because they know our reputation for full dedication to a client and our award-winning results—we are always stronger together. Based in Kansas City, Mo., we have recovered millions in insurance bad faith, catastrophic injury, wrongful death and other injury cases in the specialized field of plane crashes and helicopter crashes regionally and nationwide. Presley & Presley is a boutique firm with the resources, experience and legal prowess to match or surpass any large firm. What makes us different is that our mission is to help people who have been victims of negligence and make communities safer by driving policy changes and changes in laws based off our wins so tragedy doesn’t strike someone else’s family. We have gained our skill and effectiveness as innovative litigators from the vanguards of personal injury law and we are active in helping fellow legal professionals increase their ability to protect the rights of plaintiffs. We’ve never flinched when it comes to facing off with big corporations and their insurers and that has earned us a reputation that makes insurance companies reconsider their position when they discover we are on a case.

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Consult with a Proven Expert Aviation Accident Lawyer on Our Team

Success in a personal injury or wrongful death claim associated with an aviation accident requires an attorney who is an expert in this field. Jill Presley was named Lawyer of the Year in Aviation Law by Best Lawyers and Kirk Presley is a specialist in aviation law as it applies to personal injury cases with decades of nationwide trial experience. Kirk served as lead discovery counsel for one of our clients who won a $12,000,000 settlement following a LifeNet helicopter crash in Clay County, Missouri, after the helicopter ran out of fuel while the pilot was texting during flight. Presley knows what to look for, where to look for precedent, and how to present a case to recover maximum damages in cases involving:

  • Helicopter Crashes
  • Plane Crashes
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Severe Burn Injuries 
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workplace Injuries 
  • Defective Products
  • And Others

We have developed excellent relationships and built a powerful team of expert witnesses in the many fields of specialization that go into building a case for a plane or helicopter accident claim including accident reconstruction, metallurgy, avionics and beyond. Schedule a one-on-on consultation to see what partnering with Presley & Presley can mean for your case.

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Investigating the Cause of an Aviation Accident

Investigating airplane and helicopter crashes can be very complicated because private aircraft usually do not have “black boxes.” This means employing all the powerful resources at our disposal to investigate and reconstruct the accident to prove liability and damages effectively. Our well-earned reputation as leaders and strong advocates for victims in this field is built on deep understanding and unyielding advocacy in aircraft accidents involving:

  • Defective equipment
  • Defective design
  • Negligent maintenance or repair
  • In-flight instrument or avionics failure
  • Pilot error
  • Fueling errors
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We’re Here to get Justice after an Aviation Accident Caused by Negligence

Contact our Kansas City firm today to schedule a personal consultation with an experienced aviation accident attorney who is an expert in the laws concerning aircraft and well-versed in all aspects of filing a claim against the negligent parties. From investigation to litigation, if necessary, the dedicated team at Presley & Presley is here to get justice for those who have been seriously injured or killed in a plane or helicopter crash. Make sure you have someone on your side who will stand up to the insurance company and make sure you obtain the actual compensation you will need to try to put the pieces of your life back together again.

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Helicopter Crashes

Helicopter Crashes

Though less frequent than plane crashes, helicopter crashes often result in severe consequences due to their typically lower altitudes and challenging terrain.

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Plane Crashes

Plane Crashes

Plane crashes are devastating events that often result in significant loss of life, serious injuries, and profound emotional trauma. 

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