Did Negligence Cause Your Aviation Accident?

At Trecker & Fritz, we have decades of experience representing victims and their families impacted by major aviation accidents. We have successfully resolved major cases against many of the largest airlines, including United and American Airlines among others. Our lawyers have advocated for victims against large commercial airlines, small tour plane companies and helicopter ride companies along with manufacturers after aviation accidents in Honolulu and throughout world.

Our Experience With Aviation Accidents

Our firm has a consistent track record of recovering compensation for victims and their families — a track record built over the years with the help of our extensive knowledge of aviation accidents and the law. We represent clients from Hawaii, tourists from out-of-state, international visitors, along with military members and their families. The vast majority of our aviation cases are referred by other personal injury lawyers because of our experience and record of success.

Partner Allen Williams is an experienced pilot and understands the skill it takes to safely operate aircraft. He has been involved in major helicopter and aviation cases for the last 38 years. His experience and knowledge of the complex issues involved in these cases is why clients and other firms continue to trust us to handle their claims. Allen started his legal career after seven years in the Honolulu Police Department working for a large aviation defense firm in Los Angeles. Allen knows both sides of aviation cases.

We are currently representing the families of people severely injured and killed in helicopter and fixed aircraft mishaps. Our firm recently obtained a significant recovery against a helicopter manufacturer arising out of a neighbor island crash and death.

Causes Of Accidents And Determining Negligence

All too often, aircraft accidents are referred to as "freak accidents" by airlines, helicopter tour companies and the media. But in the majority of plane and helicopter crashes, the accidents have common and preventable causes. Common causes of aircraft and helicopter accidents include:

  • Pilot error
  • Mechanical errors or equipment failure
  • Maintenance issues
  • Aircraft design flaws
  • Air traffic control errors or communication problems
  • FAA and other safety violations
  • Inclement weather

Early investigation is needed in order to determine the cause of the crash. We will work diligently to gather and preserve evidence and the facts of the case as quickly as possible. Our commitment to you is to provide personal attention and swift action to start helping you right away.

Filing A Wrongful Death Claim

Airplane and helicopter accidents often result in severe injuries and death. You may have the right to file a wrongful death claim if your loved one was killed in an accident. We will review your case to help you determine if pursuing legal action is in your family's best interests to help you move forward with your lives.

Military Aircraft Accident Victims — What Are Your Rights?

Do you have a case after a military member is injured or killed in an aviation accident? While military personnel themselves generally cannot sue the military, you may be able to sue the manufacturer of the aircraft if the plane or helicopter crash was caused by poor design, defective parts or maintenance problems. Military dependents may have a claim.

Contact Us To Review Your Accident

Do not wait to speak to us after an accident. We know this is a difficult time in your life, but we are here to help you every step of the way. Call 808-797-3363 to arrange a free consultation or send us an email.