Hundreds of individuals are injured on commercial airlines or in airplane crashes every year. When a passenger or crew member suffers an aviation-related injury proving liability can often involve many complex issues, from air traffic control and radar readings, to witness interviews the state of other passengers and crew.

Below are examples of recent aviation accident verdicts and settlements our clients have been awarded.

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$2.5M Airplane Accident Settlement
A man was killed when the American Airlines aircraft he was traveling on suddenly crashed. As a result of expert negotiating skills, Howard Raphaelson was anointed chief negotiator by a panel of lawyers and quickly recovered a $2.5 million settlement on behalf of the deceased’s family.
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Confidential Airplane Injury Settlement
Raphaelson & Levine recently settled a case involving an elderly woman who suffered a serious injury on an airplane seat. The injury occurred just after she boarded the aircraft when she sat down on the seat she was assigned to and it collapsed. At the time of the accident, the international flight was still on the ground, but the airline personnel did not seek to...
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Confidential Luggage Injury Settlement
Our client was returning home to JFK Airport on an international flight. While the flight was in motion, the luggage compartment opened and caused a suitcase to fall on her. It struck her hard on the back of the neck. She had neck and back injuries from that point that required her to go through several months of physical therapy. The defendants in the case fought the settlement, which...
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