Shim & Chang, Attorneys at Law

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Compassionate Hawaii Legal Team Representing Victims of Airplane Crashes

In Hawaii, both small and large planes are used with frequency to travel around the Islands, but while ideal for efficient travel, airplanes are obviously dangerous if improperly equipped or maintained, or if pilots are careless or irresponsible in operating a plane. The airplane accident lawyers at Shim & Chang in Honolulu have experience helping people hurt in plane crashes, and can help you recover compensation after an accident.

Causes of Airplane Accidents in Hawaii

Too often general carelessness or an avoidable oversight or mistake causes airplane accidents when they do occur. Specific causes of airplane accidents include:

  • Weather-related pilot error
  • Mechanical-related pilot error
  • Mechanical failure resulting from design or structural issues with the airplane
  • Violations of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
  • Oversights or errors made by federal air traffic controllers
  • Failure to properly maintain or repair the airplane or a component of the airplane
  • Failure to properly fuel the airplane

An experienced Hawaii airplane accident lawyer understands how to investigate and prepare a plane accident case, identifying all liable parties and effectively linking certain behaviors and circumstances to an accident victim's injuries. The Honolulu attorneys at Shim & Chang readily take on challenging cases. For example, we represented one of the passengers injured in the Aloha Airlines midair accident between Hilo and Maui, where a portion of the cabin flew off the plane.

In addition to the FAA, air travel is also regulated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which determines the causes of airplane accidents. The lawyers at Shim & Chang know how federal rules and findings may affect a personal injury or wrongful death claim, and will call on experts to establish the standard of care owed by potentially liable parties to the victim of airplane accidents.

Seek Advice & Counsel from an Experienced Hawaii Airplane Accident Lawyer

Some personal injury attorneys have never handled an airplane accident case. If you come to Shim & Chang, you can be confident that an experienced lawyer who knows aviation law is working on your lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been involved in an airplane accident, please contact our offices in Honolulu to schedule a free initial consultation at a time convenient for you. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney's fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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