Aviation

Walker Wilcox’s aviation attorneys combine decades of experience successfully representing aviation insurers and insureds in complex matters across the U.S. Collectively, our attorneys have represented virtually every facet of the aviation industry, from the defense¬†of airlines, airline contractors, ground handling companies, airport operators, fixed-base operators, and public entities to the analysis of complex coverage issues arising from aviation-related insurance policies including:

  • Defense of an airfield operator in various wrongful death cases arising out of a plane crash;
  • Defense of a variety of personal injury claims involving disabled passengers and claims asserting violation of the Air Carriers Access Act;
  • Defending an international airline against a deep vein thrombosis wrongful death claim;
  • Analyzing coverage under an Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) on complex issues arising from the construction of an airport;
  • Obtaining summary judgment for a salvage parts dealer in multiple product liability lawsuits arising from a helicopter accident;
  • Negotiating a favorable settlement in a case involving property damage resulting from a taxiway incursion;
  • Successfully defending a helicopter component part manufacturer before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to our aviation attorneys, a number of Walker Wilcox attorneys have handled product liability, property, casualty and complex litigation matters.