Hammerberg’s legal team has over 30 years of litigation experience in aviation injury claims and in-depth knowledge of domestic and international aviation laws. We have represented victims of aviation accidents and wrongful deaths, and have achieved outstanding results.
The majority of aviation injury claims involve in-flight injuries, such as injuries sustained from falling baggage or rolling food carts. Other common injuries occur when the airplane is on the ground, or when passengers are embarking or disembarking from an aircraft. Such injuries may be the result of negligence on the part of the airline, the flight crew, the manufacturer of the aircraft, or the maker of any faulty equipment. Not all injuries sustained on airlines can be attributed to negligence, but you may still have a valid claim. One of our aviation accident lawyers will be able to consider your situation and explain your rights and options to you.
We are trial lawyers and in our experience, your interests are best served if we prepare your case as if it were going to court. This approach enables us to achieve the best possible results in either settlement discussions, or at trial.
Our legal team has access to BC’s top accident reconstruction engineers, aeronautical engineers, safety experts and investigative experts. We launch an investigation to determine the facts and build a strong case on your behalf. If injuries resulted from technology failure, or the failure of the airline or crew to meet applicable standards of care, then such injuries fall under Personal Injury law and filing a claim may be warranted. With decades of experience, our aviation lawyers take steps to ensure that fair compensation is awarded for future medical issues and other financial losses.
While airline crashes, mid-air collisions and crash landings are rare, unfortunately, they do occur and cause severe injuries or death. In these tragic events, we compassionately represent families pursuing wrongful death claims.
We’re one of BC’s largest groups of Personal Injury lawyers for a reason – we care deeply about the clients and families we represent. Our lawyers and staff genuinely want to make a positive difference in our clients’ lives. We are informal, relaxed and empathetic in our approach to client care, yet tough litigators in a courtroom.
Some in-flight injuries can have a devastating effect on daily living. Our role is to be your advocate and to be involved at every step of your progress, including coordinating access to medical equipment, occupational therapists, and programs to promote your financial, social, physical and emotional well-being. We deal with insurance companies, assist in securing your income replacement and disability benefits, and arrange for your medical care and therapy until your claim has settled, so you can focus on your recovery and move forward with confidence.
If a loved one has perished due to an airline collision or crash, we mobilize our significant resources to establish fault. While we understand that no amount of compensation can ease your grief, filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a carrier, private charter company, or individual, can help restore your sense of justice. Claims of this nature hold those responsible accountable and help prevent aviation accidents and tragedies from occurring in the future.
In British Columbia, you have two years from the date of the accident to commence legal proceedings, or your claim will be barred.
Injuries, and their resulting effects on work, social and recreational activities, can worsen over time – it’s important to know your rights and the strict time limits that apply.
Hammerberg’s aviation accident injury lawyers represent you on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay legal fees until your claim is resolved positively.
You do not have to live nearby to access our services. Our lawyers can travel to you from the outset. We offer a free no-obligation in person meeting before you hire us so you can best determine what we can offer you. We put your needs first and will meet with you, your family and your doctors, as needed.
Aviation injuries can occur on board and airplane or when disembarking from the aircraft. Injuries may be caused by negligence, such as poor maintenance, human error or other inadequate standards of safety. Accidents can occur when the airline and its employees do not take proper steps to protect passengers from harm. Possible causes for legal action include:
If you have been harmed during a flight, contact one of our aviation accident lawyers immediately.