Nashville Airplane Accident Lawyer
Injured in an Aviation Accident? Our Firm Is Here to Help.
Airplane and helicopter accidents can happen for a variety of reasons; pilot error, air traffic controller mistakes, and dangerous weather conditions are three of the most common. Due to the complex nature of any plane crash, an immediate and thorough investigation is necessary to uncover the cause and identify the responsible parties.
At Kinnard Law, we understand aviation accidents.
Immediately upon taking your case, we will set our team of independent investigators to work—which will help us build a strong personal injury or wrongful death case. If your accident was caused by negligent maintenance, equipment failure, or human error, our firm will work tirelessly to see to it that all liable parties are held accountable.
Request your free initial consultation today by calling our aviation accident attorneys in Nashville: (615) 933-2893.
Common Causes of Helicopter & Airplane Accidents
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board found that more than 140 civil helicopter accidents occurred in 2008, causing almost 30 deaths. When they do not cause death, helicopter and airplane accidents often cause extensive, catastrophic injuries. The most common causes of aviation accidents include:
Operational error refers to human errors that cause the accident. This can include pilot error or mistakes made by traffic control. Examples of operational errors include, but are not limited to:
- Flying while intoxicated
- Failure to properly plan a flight
- Inadequate training
- Failure to operate the aircraft in adherence to guidelines
Electrical malfunction means any failure in the electrical setup of the helicopter or airplane that causes an accident. Because the aircraft requires energy and various circuits to work, it is important that the craft is properly maintained. Some common examples of electrical malfunctions include:
- An electrical short
- Inadequate testing of the design
- Failure to check quality control
- The electrical source malfunctions
Mechanical malfunction occurs when a certain part of the helicopter or airplane malfunctions or fails to perform its intended function. This can happen at any point in the part’s lifespan. Common examples include:
- Improper design
- Poor maintenance
- Improper use
- Inadequate testing
- Faulty manufacturing
- Improper installation
If you or someone you love was injured in an airplane or helicopter accident, it is imperative that you act quickly. The aviation and insurance companies are probably already building their case. Allow our Nashville helicopter and airplane accident attorneys help you. We have over 150 years of collective legal experience and know how to handle all types of aviation accident cases. With our access to a nationwide network of investigators, we examine every detail.
Our attorneys have been recognized by organizations such as the Inner Circle of Advocates, have been included in the “Best Law Firms” list, and are AV Preeminent® rated. We do not rest until we have exhausted every avenue and angle to achieve our clients’ deserved outcome.
Handling Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases Since 1977
Since 1977, our firm's commitment has been to offer sound legal advice and powerful representation to injured clients and family members of fatal accident victims in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and throughout the region. If you are the victim of a plane crash or you’ve lost a loved one in an aviation accident, our team of legal professionals will go to work immediately to protect your rights to compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death action.
Act Quickly After an Airplane or Helicopter Accident
The official FAA investigation and insurance company inquiry may already have begun. The sooner we are able to take your case, the sooner we can ensure that your interests are represented. To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer knowledgeable about aviation accidents, call Kinnard Law.
Verdicts & SettlementsUnmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
Personal Injury - Erin Andrews Lawsuit Against Hotel $55 Million
Medical Malpractice - 62 Year Old Woman $22.2 Million
Medical Malpractice - Largest Verdict in Weakley County History $15.2 Million
Medical Malpractice - Davidson County $6.5 Million
Wrongful Death of 22 Month Old $5 Million
Medical Malpractice - 24 Year Old College Student $4 Million
Wrongful Death - Tractor-Trailer Wreck $3.25 Million
Wrongful Death - 16 Year Old Boy $3 Million
Auto Accident - Rutherford County $3 Million
Wrongful Death & Personal Injury - Auto Accident $2.9 Million
Client TestimonialsHelping the Injured Obtain Justice
Integrity, above and beyond- H.W.
In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support.- T.H.
Best law firm in Tennessee- T.M.
We are very grateful.- E.I.
They showed compassion and grit in a professional manner like no other law firm.- P.L. & L.W.
Awards & AccoladesHighly Respected in the Legal Community
Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.
Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
Mark Beveridge (since 2011),
Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.
The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.
Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.
Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.
Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.
Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.
Randall Kinnard has been voted to the list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers organization.
Attorney Mark Beveridge was named as "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the area of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN.
Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.
Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs.
Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation.
Randall Kinnard and Mark Beveridge have been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.
Randall Kinnard, Mark Beveridge, and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.
Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.
Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.
Randall Kinnard and Mark Beveridge have been named as 2020 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.