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We’ve all heard that you are much more likely to get into a car crash (especially in busy Los Angeles) than an airplane crash. Usually this is to help ease any anxiety a nervous flier has and while that is certainly true that does not mean that other types of airplane accidents don’t happen all the time. Crashes are rare but airplane personal injuries and even deaths are not that rare and often the airline or airport is at least somewhat responsible for these injuries. If you are suffering from an airplane injury or death, do not hesitate to get in touch with Walch Law today to discuss the matter further.


Airplanes are getting more crowded and less customer-centric as airlines are often more concerned about the bottom line than the passengers on their planes. Delta, United, American and Alaska are just a handful of commercial airlines that have been in the news lately with passenger injuries and deaths. Governed by the Federal Aviation Act (FAA), airlines and their employees have an affirmative obligation to ensure that injuries are avoided during flights, take-off and landings. Common airplane injuries include:

  • Falling luggage
  • Burns from hot liquids
  • Getting hit by the beverage cart
  • Failure to keep a clear passage to the restrooms or exits
  • Turbulence-related injuries
  • Failure to properly respond during medical emergencies
  • Slip and fall


Not only are airplanes getting increasingly crowded, so too are airports, specifically during peak travel times like Thanksgiving, Christmas and long weekends. While the influx of travelers can be a lot for an airport to handle, it is their duty to keep the premises safe. Most airport personal injury lawsuits rest on a theory of premises liability, meaning that the owner of the property is held responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their premises (once negligence is proved, of course). Common airport injuries include:

  • Slip and fall due to a negligent/poorly supervised condition
  • Escalator and elevator injuries, usually as a result of overcrowding or maintenance issues
  • Injuries on jetway stairs and ramps
  • Poorly maintained seating and other rest areas
  • Construction and airport curbside accidents

We help those injured at any airport throughout California which includes:

  • Arcata Airport- Eureka, CA
  • Meadows Field, Bakersfield, CA
  • Bob Hope Airport- Glendale, CA
  • McClellan-Palomar Airport- Carlsbad, CA
  • Chico Municipal Airport- Chico, CA
  • Del Norte County Airport- Crescent City, CA
  • Fresno-Yosemite International Airport (FAT)- Fresno, CA
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB)- Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)- Los Angeles, CA
  • Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH)- Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Modesto Airport (MOD)- Modesto, CA
  • Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)- Monterey, CA
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)- Oakland, CA
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT)- Ontario, CA
  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)- Palm Springs, CA
  • Redding Municipal Airport (RDD)- Redding, CA
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF)- Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)- San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)- San Francisco, CA
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)- San Jose, CA
  • San Luis Obispo Regional Airport (SBP)- San Luis Obispo, CA
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)- Orange County, CA
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)- Santa Barbara, CA
  • Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX)- Santa Maria, CA
  • Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS)- Santa Rosa, CA
  • Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK)- Stockton, CA


What happens when you have been injured at an airport or during a flight? You have legal options. If you have been injured during a flight, it may be due to the negligence of the airline employees or the manufacturer of the offending part of the airplane. For instance, if you were seriously injured when luggage fell out of the overhead compartment during a flight it may be the fault of the flight attendant that failed to secure the overhead bins as is required or it may also be the fault of the manufacturer of those defective bins. If you had a serious fall at an airport, it may because the airport did not properly keep their walkways in safe conditions. Whatever your injury it is worth your time to give us a call and have a free review of your accident- we can tell you what we think your case might be worth, how long it will take and answer all your questions  about the legal process of suing an airport, airline or manufacturer. Let our 40 yeas and 95%+ success rate help maximize your recovery. We look forward to hearing from you.

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When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.


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