Although many industry experts are jumping on the VIJ bandwagon, Don Maciejewski, a retired military pilot and air safety investigator in Florida, urges caution based on the jets' unproven safety record and difficulties air traffic control systems may have when handling an influx of additional flights. "Over time - I mean in the next 10 years, VLJs will be commonly used," Maciejewski says. "The longer the VLJ flies, the more we will discover about their safety and reliability. It takes time to debug a new program, no matter how precise and sophisticated the engineering."
With two of our law partners being FAA-certified pilots and former military aviators, our law firm is highly skilled in the investigation of aviation accidents. We have handled more than 100 personal injury and wrongful death cases around the world involving military jets, helicopters, major airlines, and general aviation accidents.
Airplane accidents are often caused by a confluence of factors such as weather, maintenance, defective products, and pilot error. A pilot may make a decision to fly into bad weather. An instrument may not work properly during the flight, or a pilot may not respond to the flying conditions correctly, and the plane crashes. Our lawyers work closely with investigators from the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) and also conduct our own investigations. We work with experts such as metallurgists, aeronautical engineers, expert pilots, meteorologists, and accident reconstructionists to determine why the accident happened and to testify in court.
Contact us to schedule a consultation. All of our cases are handled on a contingency basis so you owe us nothing unless we obtain compensation.
A partial list of general aviation crashes we have handled is provided below:
Our aviation accident lawyers travel throughout the U.S. and the world in to be responsive to our clients' needs when investigating air crashes anywhere they occur. We also handle crashes which occur in foreign countries, which are covered by the International Air Travel Agreement (IATA). Many firms in other states hire us to be lead counsel in air crash cases.
Our firm is proud of the compensation we have obtained for our clients in the highly specialized area of airplane and helicopter crashes. We handle all aviation accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay no attorney fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.
Don Maciejewski is a Board-Certified aviation law attorney, a professional pilot and an accident investigator who has litigated a wide variety of aviation accident cases. Prior to joining the firm, Don was a partner in another Jacksonville law firm, and before practicing law, he was a commissioned officer and helicopter pilot in the United States Army. He holds a commercial instrument rating in helicopters with extensive flight experience in UH1, OH58 and Hughes 300 aircraft. He is a retired Major in the United States Army Reserve. While in the military, MAJ Maciejewski became a certified aircraft accident investigator and attended advanced courses in Crash Survival & Investigation. He is also a graduate of the Aviation Safety Officer's Course.
Barry Zisser is a FAA-certified pilot and a former military aviator.
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Our lawyers serve clients in northern Florida and southern Georgia, including Jacksonville, Daytona, Orlando, Pensacola, Savannah, Brunswick and Augusta. We handle aviation accident cases throughout the southeastern United States and internationally, including South America.
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