Airline Accidents


We can help you in Madison, Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone Counties and the surrounding areas.

Plane crashes, whether of small private planes, large commercial jetliners, commuter planes or helicopters, may occur for many reasons: sometimes by pilot error, sometimes by weather, sometimes by improper maintenance, contaminated fuel, product flaws and even air controller negligence. Regardless of the reason for the disaster, the result is almost certain to be fatal for passengers and crew. The law firm of Ferguson and Ferguson has represented family members of victims of commercial, private, and military aviation accidents for over twenty years. We have also served as advocates for airplane crew members and their families. We offer no obligation, FREE CONSULTATIONS to all airplane accident victims and their family members. Home and hospital visits are available if you are unable to come to our Huntsville or Decatur office. Call 256-534-3435 or 256-350-7200. We are here to help.

Why Airline Experience Matters

With our years of experience, we have developed skills that enhance our ability to thoroughly and properly investigate and present aviation cases. Our team of Huntsville aviation accident attorneys will answer your questions and will look out for your best interests. We will help you through the many issues you are now confronted with in the face of this tragic situation. Fill out the free initial consultation form now or call 256-534-3435.

Types of Alabama Aviation Accidents

At Ferguson & Ferguson, our Huntsville aviation accident lawyers thoroughly investigate, analyze and prepare personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from all types of aircraft and causal factors, including:

  • U.S. commercial airline accidents
  • Private aircraft accidents
  • International carriers
  • Helicopter accidents
  • Sightseeing air tour accidents
  • Charter plane accidents
  • Air medical accidents
  • Airline negligence
  • Component failure
  • Design defects
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Military aircraft
  • Negligent supervision
  • Pilot or crew error
  • Willful misconduct

With over 20 years of handling mass disasters, the attorneys of our firm have been dedicated to helping the families affected by these tragedies get the answers they need and the justice they deserve. In order to determine and pursue all potential sources of liability, we analyze causes of the airplane or helicopter accidents and explore possible sources of negligence, such as corporate airline negligence, crew negligence, maintenance negligence and defective aircraft design. We will aggressively pursue compensation for the victims and families of commercial, general, domestic, and international aircraft accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation accident in Alabama, you want attorneys with a trusted reputation for providing experienced and effective representation in the specialized area of aviation law. Contact our experienced aviation attorneys for more information about our services or for a free case evaluation.

Causes of Aviation/Airline Accidents

As the victim of an airplane tragedy, the first thing you want to know is what caused the accident. When you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an aviation accident, you want to know if it could it have been prevented, and what are your rights. At the Huntsville airplane accident law firm of Ferguson & Ferguson, it’s our goal to find you the answers you need, and ultimately maximize your financial recovery. That’s why our Huntsville aviation accident lawyers approach every case as if it’s going to trial. We work hard to ensure our clients’ rights are protected and the people responsible are held accountable. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), air travel is expected to double over the next 20 years. As air traffic increases so does the risk of an aviation accident. Generally, air traffic is considered to be a safe means of transportation, but when accidents do occur they often result in fatalities. In 2009, there were 1,474 civil aviation accidents in the United States resulting in 272 fatalities. There are number of factors that could lead to or cause an aviation/airline accident. Aviation accidents can be caused by:

  • Malfunctioning, defective, or faulty equipment
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Engine failure
  • Fuel tank explosions
  • Mechanical error
  • Electrical failure
  • Pilot negligence or error
  • Airline negligence or error
  • Ground crashes
  • Wake turbulence
  • Runway accidents
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Negligent fueling operations

In the aftermath of an airplane accident, one of the critical issues for those left behind is to find out what happened. Large commercial airlines have black boxes that record everything that happened during the flight. However, most accidents involve small, general aviation aircraft that do not have block boxes. In these cases, only painstaking investigation can find out what caused the accident and who or what was at fault. Airline crashes are always highly traumatic, and frequently leave family members confused, stunned, and overwhelmed. We understand that the aftermath of an airline crash is a very difficult time for the victims and their families, and that’s why we are committed to helping you receive the financial compensation you need to move forward after such a tragic event. In flight accidents and airplane crashes are subject to a wide range of laws, treaties, and regulations, and it takes dedicated, experienced counsel to successfully bring a case. If you are looking for help, you don’t have to look any further.

Why Hire Decatur Airplane Accident Attorneys Ferguson and Ferguson

The law offices of Ferguson and Ferguson takes pride in giving each client individual and personal attention.

  • We are committed to excellent client service.
  • We care about our clients, and have patience.
  • Free phone consultation 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays
  • Free office consultation as late as 7 p.m. and Saturdays also
  • Locations near you
  • We answer all our clients calls, or return them promptly.
  • We keep our clients informed of the status of their case.
  • We make sure that our clients understand each step of their case.
  • We have great compassion for the physical, emotional, and financial problems that our clients suffered, and will do everything possible to get them through their difficult time.

Contact Aviation and Airline Accident Attorney

In the wake of an accident of this magnitude, many people don’t know where to turn or where to begin. Finding Huntsville, Alabama aviation accident legal advocates is a hard task. Huntsville, Alabama aviation/airline accident attorney Randy W. Ferguson can inform you of your rights, guide you through the legal process, and help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Our firm offers free consultations in all aviation accident cases, and we accept them on a contingent fee basis. In other words, we only recover attorneys fees if we collect compensation for our clients through settlement or trial. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in an aviation accident, contact us online or call us at 256-534-3435 or (256)-350-7200.

Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Suite 321
Huntsville, AL 35801

Decatur Office Location:
211 Oak Street NE
Decatur, AL 35601

Our personal injury attorneys serve every city and county in the State of Alabama.