Lamothe Aircraft Accident Attorneys

New Orleans Aviation Accident Attorneys

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Frank Lamothe, a licensed instrument-rated pilot, is highly experienced in handling aviation accident cases.

He has tried significant and complex fixed wing and helicopter cases, including a case against Cessna, which was the first and only aileron flutter case ever won against the company.

He has also lectured on the subject of aviation accidents to the Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association and other lawyer groups.

If you have been injured in an aviation accident, it is important to have a skilled attorney handling your case and advising you on the best course of action.

“I have had occasion to be represented by Frank E. Lamothe III in connection with an aircraft casualty case as well as other aviation matters. I believe he is more than qualified to represent anyone in the aviation casualty field. His knowledge of aviation is excellent and his attention to detail is meticulous.

In conclusion, I have been extremely satisfied with Frank’s representation and would recommend him to anyone as counsel in an aviation related matter.”
— George G. Westfeldt, III, Aero Brokers, Inc.

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The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) expects air travel to double in the next 20 years. While air travel is one of the safest ways to travel, aviation accidents are devastating events that often result in serious injuries and death. If people are injured or killed in airplane or helicopter accidents, they or their loved ones may be eligible to recover compensation for their losses and suffering.

It is important to know that aviation accident cases may be subject to a statute of limitation. This limits the time a person has to file a personal injury claim. This time varies for different claims as well as from state to state.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an aviation accident, you may be able to seek compensation and recover your losses related to medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, disability, pain and suffering, and more.

Please contact us today to speak with an experienced and qualified attorney who will evaluate your case free of charge to determine the best way to protect your legal rights.


Some of the most common reasons for aviation accidents for both commercial and non-commercial carriers include non-compliance of FAA rules and regulations, pilot or flight crew error, design flaws, mechanical failure, weather conditions, and negligence of the Flight Service Station, Federal Air Traffic Controllers and/or third party selection of a carrier.

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Crash site of a commercial jet

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA are responsible for regulating air travel and investigating all aviation accidents whether they involve commercial, common or private aircraft. These agencies also set the safety standards for pilots, flight operation, airplane manufacturers and aviation repair facilities.

Aviation law is complex and involves many possible claims of liability under state, federal and even international law. When aviation accidents result in injury or death, an investigation may reveal that any of the following parties are responsible, due to negligence or some other wrongdoing:

  • The pilot or other aircrew
  • The repair or maintenance officials
  • The aircraft’s designer or manufacturer
  • The owners or operators of the aircraft or carrier service
  • The Federal government (i.e. air traffic control)

More than one party may be held liable in airplane accident lawsuits.

Usually, aviation accident claims are filed based on negligence or product liability. Negligence is one party’s failure to do something a reasonable person would have done under similar circumstances. Careless pilot error, for example, may justify a negligence claim in an aviation accident case. Product liability holds manufacturers, designers and sellers of defective products responsible for any injuries or fatalities caused by their product. In the case of a defective aircraft or craft part, a product liability claim may be appropriate to recover your losses.

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