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If You or a Loved One Has Been Injured or Killed in a Massachusetts Plane Accident or a Massachusetts Helicopter Accident, Please Call Our Boston, MA Airplane Crash Lawyer Experts or Our Boston, Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawyers Today at 617-787-3700 or Email Our Massachusetts Plane Accident Attorney Specialists at

Massachusetts aviation accidents are some of the most tragic types of transportation personal injury cases. This is due to the increased probability of serious injury or wrongful death. Both major airlines and regional airlines experience aviation accidents, along with commercial and private helicopters. However, airplane accidents most frequently involve small, privately owned planes, rather than large commercial airlines.

The National Transportation Safety Board reported that, in 2008 alone, there were 1,649 civilian aviation accidents that resulted in 564 deaths. Pilots operating small privately owned planes generally lack the experience of pilots of large commercial aircrafts, and have greater difficulties with takeoffs and landings, the most dangerous stages of a flight. Additionally, there can be problems with the plane’s maintenance that may go unnoticed and create problems in the air which cause the plane to crash.

Proving the cause of a Massachusetts plane crash is as complex as the construction of an airplane itself. It requires a sophisticated knowledge of the engineering and operation of airplanes and helicopters.

Our Boston, MA Airplane Crash Lawyer Specialists Are Available 24/7. Please Call Our Massachusetts Plane Accident Attorney Specialists Now at 617-787-3700.

The Massachusetts plane crash lawyers and Massachusetts wrongful death lawyers at the Boston, MA Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have years of experience successfully handling Massachusetts aviation accident personal injury cases involving commercial airliners, private jets and helicopters. Our Boston plane crash accident injury attorneys and Massachusetts wrongful death attorneys have access to a network of specialists with expertise in highly technical issues involving the design, manufacture and assembly of aircrafts. Our Boston, MA personal injury lawyers work with pilots and aviation experts to understand the relevant pilot and maintenance issues pertaining to safe flights. Our Boston, Massachusetts aviation accident attorneys also work with aviation specialists to investigate the aerodynamics and physics that may have contributed to an accident.

Our Highly Skilled Boston, MA Aviation Accident Attorneys Will Thoroughly Investigate The Accident to Best Evaluate Your Claim. We Will Gather Information Regarding:

  • Pre-flight maintenance checks
  • Takeoff procedures
  • In-flight activities
  • Landing procedures

Our Boston helicopter crash accident lawyers and Boston wrongful death accident lawyers will also gather and carefully analyze: pilot, maintenance and flight records; witness statements; technical aircraft component part reports; the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records; and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) records and interviews with pilots, aviation personnel and aviation specialists.

The Boston, MA Aviation Accident Personal Injury Lawyers and Boston, MA Wrongful Death Lawyers at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates Have Handled Numerous Aviation Accident Cases Including Cases Involving:

  • Small, privately owned airplanes
  • Commercial helicopters
  • International commercial airlines
  • Regional airlines
  • Charter and corporate planes
Federal Aviation Law

Aviation law is overseen at the federal level. Two main agencies are responsible for overseeing the aviation industry—the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The FAA is responsible for airplane certification and safety regulations, as well as issuing licenses and certifications to pilots, among other things. The FAA cites the following as common causes of aviation accidents:

  • Bird hazards
  • Hazardous cargo
  • Flight deck layout confusion
  • Full tank ignition
  • Inclement weather, including icing
  • Incorrect piloting technique
  • Landing and takeoff excursions
  • Structural failure
  • Engine failure
  • Uncontrolled fire
  • Wind shear

In addition, the FAA cites a number of common themes that occur in aviation accidents,

  • Flawed Assumption: Assumptions are expected results that, if all goes as intended, a safe outcome is produced. However, if a human or mechanical part does not operate as assumed, a completely different, and in come cases, catastrophic outcome can result.

  • Human Error: This is the most common of all aviation accident themes, and exists to some extent in almost every aviation accident. Human error arises when humans make mistakes that are later shown to have caused, or substantially contributed, to the aviation accident. Oftentimes, if done correctly, human actions can result in a safe outcome, but incorrect action can ultimately lead to a fatal aviation accident.

  • Organizational Lapses: This is where a standard process, procedure or requirement that allows vital tasks or information to be transferred from one organization to another breaks down somewhere along the organizational chain. Sometimes, this breakdown is the result of a deficient activity, gap in information or the transmission of incorrect information.

  • Pre-existing Failures: This is a condition on a single airplane or sometimes an entire fleet of airplanes that exists either as a latent condition or an active fault. Sometimes, the pre-existing condition is not hazardous itself, but when combined with other failures, it can cause an aviation accident. The failure may also be a known condition, such as a part that is listed on the airplane’s Minimum Equipment List (MEL).

  • Unintended Effects: This is a situation where a change in activity, originally intended to improve something, produces an undesirable consequence. The undesirable outcome may not manifest itself for many years. Unintended effects highlight the complex interdependence that all actions have when assessing aviation safety concerns.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

The NTSB is another federal agency responsible for compiling an accident report for every civil aviation accident in the United States. There reports can often be useful when building a successful aviation accident lawsuit.

Our Massachusetts airplane accident personal injury lawyers have experience in both negotiating with Massachusetts insurance companies and litigating in Massachusetts courts.

We Have Tried Many Massachusetts Product Liability Cases, as Well as Cases Involving Crashes Caused by:
  • Pilot distraction, fatigue or inexperience
  • Failure to keep the plane in proper working order
  • Failure to conduct required aircraft inspections
  • Failure of the crew to follow proper safety procedures

In this emotionally stressful time, our Boston, Massachusetts personal injury lawyers understand that it can be difficult to begin to file a claim for money damages. However, for many reasons, it is in your best interests to hire one of our expert Massachusetts aviation accident lawyers or Massachusetts wrongful death personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after your or your loved one’s aviation accident. When you choose us to represent you in your Massachusetts plane crash accident claim, we will take immediate action to investigate your case, obtain all relevant documents, preserve all available evidence and interview witnesses before the details of their memories are lost. There is a statute of limitations in Massachusetts that limits the time you have to file a Massachusetts aviation accident claim. A statute of repose may also restrict the time you have to file a Massachusetts product liability claim directed against an aircraft manufacturer. Don’t wait until your rights expire! Call our Boston, MA aviation accident injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at

Our Massachusetts personal injury accident lawyers have seen first-hand the pain that is caused by Massachusetts aviation accidents to the severely injured survivors and the families who have lost a loved one. Our Boston, Massachusetts law firm always provides compassionate care catered towards your unique needs. If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation accident, our Boston personal injury lawyers will fight tirelessly to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. When a family member has died in a plane or helicopter crash, our expert Boston, Massachusetts wrongful death lawyers will assist their surviving beneficiaries in recovering additional monetary compensation for lost future benefits and earnings and loss of consortium.

Massachusetts aviation accident injuries often require extensive medical treatment, which frequently results in lost time at work, large medical bills and pain and suffering. More often than not, Massachusetts aviation accidents result in death. Depending on the particulars of your claim, you may be entitled to recover money damages for hospital and medical bills, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, future medical bills related to your injury, lost wages for both past and present time missed at work and loss of companionship in the event of a Massachusetts wrongful death.

While money damages alone can never erase the emotional and physical pain you have suffered as a result of a Massachusetts aviation accident, they can help you and your family maintain financial security now and in the future. Call our Massachusetts helicopter and plane crash accident lawyers today at 617-787-3700 or email us at to protect your rights. Your needs are our top priority!


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In the event that you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of a Massachusetts plane accident, the best thing that you can do is to hire one of our highly skilled Boston, MA airplane crash lawyer. If you select one of the knowledgeable and expert Massachusetts airplane crash attorneys at the Boston Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to represent you or your loved one, you can be assured that your needs will become our top priority. The Massachusetts airplane crash lawyers at our Boston, MA law firm will use all of their extensive legal expertise and experience to most effectively handle your unique situation. Our airplane crash law firm is distinguishable from many other Massachusetts law firms because our attorneys are genuinely compassionate and caring and will fight tirelessly and vigorously on your behalf to protect your rights. Our Boston, MA airplane crash law office has some of the highest quality and most respected Massachusetts lawyers.

The Boston airplane crash lawyers and Boston, MA wrongful death lawyer advocates at our Massachusetts law firm have represented many Massachusetts airplane crash victims and the families of Massachusetts wrongful death victims. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or wrongful death damages as the result of a Massachusetts airplane crash, please contact our experienced Massachusetts plane accident attorney experts and Massachusetts wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible to help you get full and fair compensation for your Massachusetts accident personal injuries.

The Boston, MA Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates is a group of Boston, MA attorneys from some of the best law offices in Massachusetts, including expert Massachusetts aviation accident personal injury lawyers, who have been personally selected by Attorney Hoy because of their skill, experience and expertise. Many of the Boston, MA aviation accident lawyers who are available to our Massachusetts clients through referral agreements have been repeatedly selected and recognized as among the very best lawyers in Massachusetts and, indeed, the country.

With an experienced group of some of the very best Massachusetts airplane accident lawyers that the Commonwealth offers, our Boston airplane accident law office is confident that our handling of your airplane accident claim will go beyond your expectations. Our over-riding goal is to provide you or your loved one with top of the line legal service and assistance with respect to your Massachusetts airplane accident, while earning your confidence, loyalty, trust and respect. Our Boston, MA airplane accident law office would be honored and pleased to represent you or your loved one, and we would be delighted to provide you with an initial free and confidential consultation with respect to your Massachusetts airplane accident claim.

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