Curran & Curran Law

A Boutique Employment Law Firm Representing San Diego

Navigating Aviation Law With The Help Of An Attorney-Pilot

Aviation law is exceedingly complex. Navigating its nuances requires a lawyer with a high degree of legal and industry knowledge. Whether you need guidance on an aviation contract or other aviation-related business matter, or you or a loved one was involved in a serious aviation accident, you deserve competent legal guidance.

At Curran & Curran Law in Carlsbad, California, we can handle your aviation case with skill and care. One of our founding attorneys, Michael Curran, is a certified flight instructor and licensed Airline Transport Pilot. He understands flying from every angle. His experience as both an attorney and pilot gives him unique insight into the aviation industry and the complex web of regulations that governs it.

Types Of Aviation Cases We Handle

Aviation law is typically a federal matter, overseen by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). These agencies primarily deal with accidents, regulation compliance and safety. We possess an in-depth understanding of these regulations and can advise clients on their nuances.

FAA violations, aviation-related business disputes and accidents all present unique challenges. Our aviation attorney can address all of them. He can:

  • Help your aviation business maintain compliance with federal regulations
  • Draw up contracts between aviation industry players, including pilots and other companies
  • Address contract disputes in the industry
  • Hold a responsible party accountable after an injurious and/or property damaging accident
  • Address complications arising from changes to aviation law that Congress passes and federal agencies use to audit pilots, owners and companies
  • Handle insurance disputes
  • Address employment issues on behalf of aviation workers
  • Address other aviation concerns like licensing, leasing and business litigation

We serve as legal representatives for both aviation and nonaviation businesses and for individuals involved in aviation cases.

What Makes Aviation Law Different?

Aviation law is very different from automotive transportation law. The requirements for owning and operating a plane or helicopter are rigorous, and the requirements for pilots and aviation professionals are just as strict. Likewise, after an accident or in the course of the regular aviation business, a pilot, company, owner or individual may need legal representation to address aviation concerns in civil court. Only qualified counselors can properly advise you on these issues.

Accidents in aviation are also handled differently. Plane crashes are very serious matters, which may take weeks to investigate properly. Machine malfunctioning, maintenance crews, piloting and operating factors may all play into why an aviation accident happened. Understanding how planes operate is the key to building a successful case for clients.

Regardless of your aviation-related situation, you can turn to us for an in-depth understanding of the practical and legal side of a case. Our firm can help protect your rights and pursue a positive outcome for any aviation case.

How Are Aviation-Related Injury Cases Different?

Aviation accidents frequently involve different legal standards and more complex factors than other types of injury cases. A general personal injury attorney may not have the experience or knowledge to adequately address the nuanced concerns at the heart of aviation accident cases. Proving liability in these cases may require an in-depth investigation with the help of experts. Solid knowledge of aviation regulations is also essential for pinpointing where the airline or other opposing party went wrong. Additionally, it takes a strategic and thorough approach to hold all the right parties accountable, ensuring that at-fault parties don’t get off scot-free.

We have the experience to accurately assess aviation-related accidents and pursue the most appropriate legal action.

What Not To Do After An Aviation Accident

If you or a loved one was involved in an aviation accident, you may hear from the airline or their insurance requesting a statement or offering a settlement. You should not agree to either without first consulting with a knowledgeable aviation lawyer. The airline or aviation company and their insurance company have a powerhouse team of lawyers committed to reducing the amount they have to pay you. They’re protecting their own interests, not yours. You need an equally skilled advocate to stand up for you and ensure that you don’t get shortchanged. We can do that at Curran & Curran Law.

We’re not afraid to stand up to powerful opponents like aviation companies and their insurance companies. Known as pit bulls for our aggressive stance in protecting clients’ rights, we will fight for you with the skill and determination it takes to get results.

Here, You Will Find The Experienced Aviation Law Guidance You Need

At Curran & Curran Law, our industry expertise allows us to communicate effectively with clients, third parties and inside the court. We only accept cases that we believe in. We commit wholly to each client we take on and provide one-on-one responsiveness and accessibility that only a smaller law firm can provide. Here, you will find a legal team that is dedicated to handling your case in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

We start each case by talking with prospective clients to get a thorough understanding of their situation. With an initial phone call, we can typically provide guidance on the strongest, most strategic options. Contact us today online or by phone at 760-372-3496 to learn more about how we can help you.