Los Angeles, California Aviation Accident Lawyers
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
601 So. Figueroa Street, Suite 2050
Los Angeles, California 90017
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP Overview
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, more than any other law firm, has successfully represented more victims and families injured in airplane and helicopter accidents in history. A Kreindler attorney has been leading counsel in almost every major aviation disaster. Our attorneys are leaders in international and complex personal injury claims in a variety of civil litigation contexts: airplane, helicopter, train, bus and automobile accident cases, maritime disasters, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, mass tort cases, including dangerous prescription drug cases, construction accidents and many other cases.
Founded in 1950, Kreindler has grown substantially in size, prestige and experience over the years. We’re the largest plaintiffs’ aviation law firm in the United States. We have well-established plaintiff transportation (maritime, train, bus, automobile) practices. We have a growing mass tort practice particularly in the pharmaceutical area. Kreindler tackles complex litigation challenges in many other personal injury, commercial or corporate contexts as well.
We accept almost all of our cases on a contingent fee basis, with no cost to our client until we achieve a successful result on their behalf. We also routinely advance litigation expenses, such as expert fees and court costs. Kreindler assumes the risk of success with respect to attorneys’ fees and must win our cases in order to earn our fees. Our record of success in complex cases has generated a significant number of referrals from other lawyers. In fact, lawyers refer most of our clients to the firm. We welcome the involvement of forwarding attorneys, who share in the contingent fee in proportion to their efforts and responsibilities. Of course, our consultation with you regarding a potential case is absolutely free.
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Major Commercial Airline Accidents; Accidents Involving Regional Carriers; International Aviation Disasters; Terrorist-Related Plane Crashes; Private, Charter or Corporate Aircraft Accidents; Military Contractor Air Crashes; Helicopter Accidents; September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Misdiagnosis; Delayed Diagnosis; Commercial Vehicle Accidents; SUV Rollovers; Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Claims; Automotive Defect Cases; Negligent Road Design; Public Transit Injury; Recreational Boating Accidents; Automobile Products Liability; Maritime Accidents; Train & Subway Accidents; Rideshare Accidents; Terrorism Litigation; Construction Injury; Pharmaceutical & Medical Injury; Travel & Tourism Accidents; Recreational Activity Injury; Consumer Product Injury; Toxic & Environmental Injury; Mass Torts.
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP Areas of Law Description
– Aviation Accidents
We advise and represent victims of aviation accidents against airlines, manufacturers, maintenance contractors, component suppliers or any other party responsible for the catastrophic consequences of a plane crash.
Examples of the kinds of cases our lawyers handle includes:
* September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
Led by Managing Partner Noah Kushlefsky, New York City-based Kreindler has been relentless in its dedication to this highly-specialized field of law. No law firm in the world has successfully represented more victims and their families following the September 11th terrorist attacks and their repercussions.
* Small Charter, Corporate and Private Airplane Accident
The lawyers of Kreindler & Kreindler LLP know that the safety of corporate, charter or private airplane operations can vary significantly from one operation to another. Some charter companies have outstanding safety records, while other private aircraft operations leave a great deal to be desired.
* Helicopter Accident
The attorneys of Kreindler & Kreindler LLP advise victims and surviving families about their rights in personal injury or wrongful death litigation related to helicopter accidents, regardless of where the crash occurred. To learn about our firm’s experience, methods and client service values, contact us in New York, Boston or Los Angeles for a free consultation.
* International Aviation Accident
With a 60-year track record of excellence in international aviation accidents, the attorneys of Kreindler & Kreindler LLP advise and represent people from anywhere in the world who have been injured or who have lost family members in airline disasters. Our law firm can protect the interests of clients in air accident litigation without regard to where the crash occurred. Our lawyers and staff speak several languages, and many clients can work with our firm without the need for translation services. For additional information about our experience with international airplane accident litigation, contact a lawyer at Kreindler & Kreindler.
* Major Airline Disaster Litigation
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP has a tradition of success in commercial aviation accident litigation that goes back to 1952, when our late founding partners Harry and Lee Kreindler took on the firm’s first airline accident case. Since that time, the firm has handled thousands of plane accident cases, including damages claims against practically every major domestic and international airline.
* Military Contractor Air Accident
Victims of military aviation accidents may have limited legal options. You can’t sue the federal government for damages related to a naval jet crash or an army helicopter accident when the pilot was on active service in any branch of the armed forces. Federal law may also prohibit negligence claims against contractors providing aircraft, components or maintenance services to the military.
* Regional Plane Accident
Takeoff and landing are generally recognized as the most dangerous stages of any commercial airline flight. It therefore stands to reason that regional airlines flying shorter trips account for more than their share of accidents based on number of flights rather than miles flown. At Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, our familiarity with the challenges of personal injury and wrongful death litigation related to smaller regional airlines can help victims and surviving families recover the compensation they need.
* Private Airplane Accident
Experienced aircraft accident lawyers understand that some of the most challenging litigation problems come up in cases involving small plane crashes. Federal legislation such as the General Aviation Revitalization Act immunizes aircraft manufacturers from products liability claims related to planes more than 18 years old — and most planes in service are considerably older than that.
* Terrorist Plane Attacks
For obvious reasons, it can be highly difficult to recover damages from terrorist cells in a tort lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death damages. Even assuming jurisdiction, service of process and obtaining a judgement, collecting damages will likely be impossible in most circumstances. Usually, service must be accomplished by publishing notice of the lawsuit in newspapers or magazines overseas and the terrorists organizations will not respond.
– Medical Malpractice
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP has successfully represented many clients in personal injury or wrongful death litigation related to medical malpractice. Some cases involved multimillion-dollar recoveries for catastrophic or fatal injuries, while others were resolved in lesser amounts that were still essential to the quality of life for those affected.
– Surgical Errors
If you need advice about your legal options in the aftermath of a surgeon’s error, contact Kreindler & Kreindler LLP for a free consultation with a New York City surgical errors attorney. Our experience with medical malpractice claims of all kinds can help you understand your legal options for recovering personal injury or wrongful death damages caused by negligence in surgery.
– Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our goal is to maximize the financial recovery available to accident victims in all cases, including those presenting special problems of liability coverage. When a negligent driver’s insurance falls far short of what it will take to fairly compensate the victim, we look for additional sources of compensation wherever we can find them. As a result, a relatively simple car accident case can turn into a products liability claim against a manufacturer or a negligent design claim against a public transportation agency.
– Railroad Accidents
In public transportation accident cases, we focus on personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from the most serious or catastrophic cases, especially those resulting in catastrophic brain or spinal cord injuries. We devote just as much attention to the development and presentation of evidence related to damages claims as we do to the facts necessary to establish the fault and liability of multiple defendants.
– Maritime Accidents
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP has represented hundreds of seamen and their families for personal injury or wrongful death damages related to accidents on tugs, barges, tankers and other commercial vessels. Our attorneys have also represented hundreds of passengers for negligence claims arising from cruise ship or recreational boating accidents.
– Products Liability
With a sophisticated personal injury practice focused on automobile accidents, aviation accidents, medical negligence, maritime claims and product failures, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP explores the possibility of a products liability lawsuit in a high percentage of the cases that we handle. Our ability to show that a defect in the design or production of a key component played a critical role in an accident has made the winning difference for many of our firm’s clients.
– Personal Injury
Our objective in any personal injury or wrongful death engagement is to maximize the value of our client’s claim. Kreindler & Kreindler is prepared to advance the investigation costs and expert expenses involved with the proper development and presentation of a complex injury claim, and we only recover these outlays if we successfully resolve the case through settlement or trial. We keep our clients fully informed and engaged through every stage of the case, and we’re prepared to serve as a resource whenever questions come up or special needs arise.
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP Affiliations
- Super Lawyers
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Public Justice